Call of Duty League New York Home Series Results: New York Subliners Take the Win


by in Call of Duty | Jul, 13th 2020

The Call of Duty League is nearing the end of the inaugural season and it is ensuring that fans and players have some unforgettable moments to enjoy that will stay in our minds long past this season. Such was the case with the Call of Duty League New York Subliners Home Series Weekend.

Call of Duty League New York Home Series Was Predictable Until the End


The Call of Duty League New York Subliners Home Series Weekend took place this past weekend from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12, where eight of the 12 teams battled it out. This was the third-to-last event of the first season, and it didn’t disappoint.

What seemed like a pretty predictable event at first was largely the case. The matches mostly went the way that we thought they would from our preview last week. That said, the event suddenly took a major shift at the very end and shocked us with some surprising upsets.

As such, the leaderboard for the Call of Duty League is now a good bit different than it was before this weekend’s event. More major changes could come soon, as there are only two more events left until the championship weekend.

New York Home Series Groups and Teams


Like previous events this season, the New York Home Series Weekend tournament had eight of the 12 teams in attendance. Notably, this event marked the second-to-last tournament of the main season for all of the teams there.

Here are the eight teams that were in attendance this past weekend:

  • Toronto Ultra
  • Paris Legion
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Minnesota Rokkr
  • New York Subliners: Hosts of the event

Those eight teams were further divided up into two groups for the first two days of the competition. Group A notably did not have the hosts of the event, as it had Paris Legion, Toronto Ultra, Atlanta FaZe, and Los Angeles Guerrillas.

On the other side, there was Group B with the hosts New York, London Royal Ravens, Chicago Huntsmen, and Minnesota Rokkr. These eight teams competed in three days of competition, beginning with group play’s first two days.

Home Series Results: Day 1


On Friday, two groups battled it out with two matches per group. The first match of the day was Toronto Ultra versus Paris Legion, two teams that are middle of the road with Toronto, in particular, being near the bottom of the leaderboard.

That said, Ultra has been giving it their all lately. In our initial predictions, we said that they would be able to pull off a win here and they didn’t let us down as it was nearly a sweep against Paris. The final results of this match were three rounds to one in favor of Toronto.

Next up was another easy to predict match: Chicago Huntsmen and London Royal Ravens. The latter is a team with something great hidden inside of them. However, they were unable to show it at this event as Chicago won this one three rounds to one.

Another predictable match of the event followed this as Atlanta FaZe battled against the Los Angeles Guerrillas. If you haven’t picked up on the trend, this battle went in favor of Atlanta, who won the third match in a row in this event whose results were three rounds to one.

Last but not least, the night ended with the marquee match of the hosts New York Subliners versus the Minnesota Rokkr. In our predictions, we noted that Minnesota would not be able to take down the hosts. We were right. The final match ended the same way as the others with New York winning three rounds to one.

Day 2 Goes Largely Predictable


Saturday almost went as we would have expected, but there was quite the curveball that came out of nowhere on this final day of the group stage. The first match was the leaders of the first group: Toronto Ultra versus Atlanta FaZe.

In our initial predictions, we saw nothing off about this match and put it in favor of Atlanta, who would be the first to make it to the finals of the event as usual. But that didn’t turn out to be the case as Toronto Ultra gave it their all and won this match in a very close three to two rounds game.

Toronto became the first team to make it to the finals. Atlanta found itself in a strange situation where it wasn’t automatically in the finals and had to earn its way there. On the other side, Chicago Huntsmen and New York had a close match, but ending predictably three to two with Chicago winning.

The following match was Paris Legion versus Los Angeles Guerrillas. We had our first blowout of the weekend as Paris easily won this one three rounds to nothing, followed by Minnesota Rokkr and London Royal Ravens. Minnesota failed once again to make a comeback, losing in a close match three rounds to two.

This led to our first tiebreaker match of the day as Paris Legion faced off against Atlanta FaZe. Hot off their upsetting loss, Atlanta showed up finally here and won this one easily three rounds to nothing, securing their place in the finals yet again.

The last match was the final tiebreaker and featured New York versus London. This one was pretty easy and resulted in New York defeating London Royal Ravens three rounds to one.

Day 3: The Mighty Have Fallen


This led to a third and final day of the Home Series Weekend event where the teams that we would have expected to be there, but the lineup shifted around considerably. Not only that, but the results of these finals matches were quite unpredictable.

The four teams in the finals were Atlanta FaZe, Chicago Huntsmen, New York Subliners, and Toronto Ultra. But what was crazy about this was the fact that we got to see Chicago and Atlanta face off against one another for the first time in this long-awaited rivalry showdown.

The two juggernaut teams never faced off against one another until now, so this was a highly anticipated matchup. However, the match ended up not going in the direction we expected. It wasn’t nearly as entertaining as we would have wanted it to be.

Chicago Huntsmen proved (for now) that it is the better team of the two when it comes to battling as it not only won against Atlanta FaZe but devastated the team in a no-contest match three rounds to zero. This put Chicago as the first team in the grand finals for the weekend.

The other match on the third day was Toronto Ultra versus the hosts of New York. The Subliners showed off here that they were ready to win it all and easily decimated Toronto three rounds to nothing. This led to a rather unexpected grand finals match of Chicago versus New York.

The two teams had previously fought in the same event. It was a close one for sure. But New York had built up some momentum and confidence from making it this far in its event. It came out of nowhere and destroyed Chicago in an unbelievable three to nothing sweep of a match.

New York Subliners Win Their First Event


With this decisive comeback victory against Chicago Huntsmen, who had previously defeated them, New York won their first-ever Home Series Weekend event. And they became one of the very few teams in the league who successfully defended their own Home Series.

This was an unpredictable and surprising victory that very few likely saw coming from this event. Seeing New York in the finals wasn’t too shocking as they have been building up a team of powerful wins and matches lately, but to see them take down Chicago in the process was impressive.

As you might expect, this changes the Call of Duty League considerably as this now means that the Subliners are a strong contender for that championship trophy at the end of the season. This is especially interesting, as they are more of a late game entry at this point in the season.

Call of Duty League Standings After New York Event


With such a surprising Home Series Weekend tournament this past weekend, you might want to know about the updated Call of Duty League leaderboard for Season 1. Given that there are only two more events left at this point, the final leaderboard begins to take shape.

Here are the current standings at this point in the season from first place to last place:

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Dallas Empire
  • New York Subliners
  • Minnesota Rokkr
  • London Royal Ravens
  • OpTic Gaming LA
  • Paris Legion
  • Toronto Ultra
  • Seattle Surge
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas

Yes, you read that right. For nearly the first time since the beginning of the season, the top five places on the leaderboard have shifted and knocked one team out for another one. After New York’s impressive performance this weekend, they have now become the fifth-placed team.

This was a long time coming. The Minnesota Rokkr has been faltering for the last several events, which was inevitable but is a surprising change. And interestingly enough, Atlanta is still holding onto the first place spot despite losing not once but twice in this event.

It looks like Atlanta could still be the team at the top at the end of the season. But there is one more event left for the eight who participated here this past weekend. Despite Toronto doing well, the team has still yet to shake off some of the lower-tier teams around it.

Only time will tell what will change for these teams soon. Also, this weekend seems to be the culmination of the downward spiral that Atlanta has been on. Despite still being at the top, is this finally a wake-up call for what was once considered the best team in the league?

Second London Home Series Is Next


The Call of Duty League is gearing up for two more events this season. The beginning of the end happens not two weeks from now, but on Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19. It will be the London Royal Ravens Home Series 2.

London will become the first team in the league to host a second Home Series Weekend tournament. For half the teams, it is their second-to-last event. For the other half, it is their last hurrah before the end of the season.

Here are the eight teams that will battle it out this weekend:

  • Dallas Empire
  • Paris Legion
  • Seattle Surge
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • New York Subliners
  • Florida Mutineers
  • OpTic Gaming LA

Group A will have the hosts London, Seattle Surge, OpTic Gaming LA, and Florida Mutineers. Group B will have Paris Legion, Dallas Empire, New York, and Los Angeles Guerrillas. This will be the final place to earn some points for New York, London, Paris, and the Guerrillas, so it is an important one.

We will have our full breakdown of this upcoming event and what we think will happen there. But it is shaping up to be much more interesting than it initially seemed. After all, New York will be hot off of its Home Series win and has a chance to battle against fellow top five teams Dallas and Florida, the latter of which is on a current winning streak as well.

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