It’s the final day of qualifiers going into Major II of the Call Of Duty League, and all the storylines look to be insane. The top four teams in the current Major II standings are facing each other, and what ensues could be a huge jumble that resets it all. What will happen? We don’t know. But here’s some thoughts on what’s going on with our three stage-ending matchups.
London Royal Ravens vs Boston Breach
- Why London Royal Ravens will win: They want that 2 or 3 seed. London has a lot to play for in this one, especially with only one loss at the hands of Faze. If they can take down Boston, they’ve got a chance to stick at 3 or shoot up to 2 depending on the kind of win they make it. Otherwise, with all four top teams playing tomorrow, you never know who takes this one. London want it to be them.
- Why Boston Breach will win: Similar intentions, higher goals. Boston is sitting in the drivers seat for the 1 seed, and if they can make it a 3-0 or 3-1 there’s a good chance they keep it. I can’t tell you all the tie-breaker scenarios here, but that Control coinflip would come in handy versus some strong teams coming after their weakest link.
- X-Factor: Methodz. He’s playing so strong right now, if he can continue to own his parts of the map London is going to have a tough time. I think this mainly revolves around the Hardpoints, and London is extremely good here. Shut them down in both and you can almost guarantee they’ll grab at least one Search and Destroy.
- Prediction: 3-2 London Royal Ravens
"Oi Byron, that's a VIO"
— London Royal Ravens (@RoyalRavens) March 23, 2022
Atlanta Faze vs Optic Texas
- Why Atlanta Faze will win: Something to prove and a legacy on the line. First, Atlanta Faze is certainly not Optic’s best friend after losing to them twice at Major I. I’m sure they feel like their crown has been stolen, and they want it back. Second, Optic is on an 11 game winning streak. Atlanta owns the longest one at 13 games. Lose here and you almost guarantee Optic take that away from you. With both in play, Atlanta will roll out their A game.
- Why Optic Texas will win: They still carry a chip on their shoulder when it comes to Faze. Optic similarly feels like they’re positioning in the Call Of Duty League has been somewhat stolen the last two seasons by Faze. Maybe it’s not true in the fans hearts, but I doubt Optic are over the losses at the hands of Atlanta. One Major doesn’t do it, they want to grind them into dust.
- X-Factor: aBeZy. Last tournament he had the audacity to make a gesture at the crowd up 2-0, and Optic reverse swept them to make a statement, which they followed through with to a 5-2 Major I win over Faze in the rematch. He wants to be better, and he’s their best chance at shutting down Shotzzy.
- Prediction: 3-2 Atlanta Faze (I still believe in them!)
New York Subliners vs Toronto Ultra
- Why New York Subliners will win: They want to start in winners. Sure, they’ve beaten two teams that are going to start in the loser’s bracket, but you know they aren’t going to just roll over versus Toronto. This team is finally gaining confidence, and that’s a major boost going against a team that might have lost all of theirs.
- Why Toronto Ultra will win: To show everyone they’re better than their record. I know that Toronto isn’t this bad. Blame all the things you want, being uncomfortable in Vanguard, COVID catching them at the worst time, etc. But this team wants to prove they aren’t the squad that lost to Paris Legion. They’ll make sure they’re playing on their best maps and look to grab a spot in winners.
- X-Factor: Search and Destroy. I could see New York taking both Hardpoints and Toronto breezing through the Control. Whoever manages to take an S&D first probably comes away with the win, and even with their previous prowess I’m not sure if I trust Toronto’s 13-10 record counting the Kickoff Classic.
- Prediction: 3-2 New York Subliners (I love chaos)
— NYSL (@Subliners) March 26, 2022
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