Dallas Empire has won its third Call of Duty League title of the inaugural season after a textbook weekend at the second London Home Series.
Empire, who dropped just a single map the entire event and swept Paris Legion comfortably in the final, now joins Florida Mutineers as the second team to have won three Home Series this season. The 50 CDL points Empire earned also sees them jump into second spot in the standings, just 10 points short of top dogs Atlanta FaZe.
In what was arguably the most dominant showing at a Home Series yet, Empire went on an 11 map winning streak, with its only defeat coming in the first Search and Destroy of its group stage match against Paris Legion. Empire’s veteran CoD pro Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter likened his team’s exemplary display to that of “an actual German swat team unit.” Rookie Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro – who just before the London event was chosen as a nominee for the CDL 2020 MVP award – went huge in the final against Paris Legion with a 1.73 K/D ratio, while James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks set a new CDL record for the most hill time in a game of Hardpoint with 3:02 spent in the objective.
The event also saw the home team London Royal Ravens come within touching distance of the final, only to be taken down by Paris Legion in Round 11 of Game 5.
CDL London HOME SERIES CHAMPS!! Proud of the how we played like an actual German swat team unit today. Teamwork was on point. GG’s to Paris/NY/FL/Paris! #CrownedVictorious
— Empire C6 (@Crimsix) July 19, 2020
This was the last chance saloon for Royal Ravens, as well as Paris Legion, New York Subliners, and LA Guerrillas to get some CDL points on the board before the Call of Duty League Championship next month, as all four teams don’t feature in the final event, the Toronto Home Series.
Another winless event confirms LA Guerrillas’ place as the bottom seed for Champs in 12th position. New York, London, and Paris currently sit in fifth, sixth, and eighth place, respectively, but all three teams could drop positions depending on the results of other teams in the midfield.
All of the current top four CDL teams (Atlanta Faze, Dallas Empire, Chicago Huntsmen, and Flordia Mutineers) will also be doing battle at the Toronto event, and all four positions could chop and change depending on results.