Atlanta FaZe Call of Duty League team star Preston ‘Priestahh’ Griener has revealed who he believes to be the top five teams in Modern Warfare ahead of the opening event in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
There have been hotly-contested debates regarding which team is the best since the game released in October 2019. Chicago Huntsmen were tipped to be the team to beat with the raw firepower on the squad, but Dallas Empire were dominant in online tournament in the opening few weeks.
While at first, it seemed that Dallas were the undisputed number one, Priestahh has given an alternative top five, suggesting that some teams might have started to catch up with the Envy-owned team.
When a viewer in Twitch chat asked Priestahh who he believes the top five teams are, he started off fairly quickly saying “Us [Atlanta], Dallas, Chicago…” before a few moments where he couldn’t quite decide.
Perhaps this is because the next few teams are so close in terms of skill, or because they’re so far off where his top three are, but after looking a little stumped for a couple of seconds he named his fourth and fifth respectively.
“Minnesota… and New York,” he said, but without sounding too convinced that they were the correct teams.
Priestahh did go on to say that there are some teams they haven’t really scrimmed yet, such as London Royal Ravens, LA Guerillas or Toronto Ultra, so he may not be up to date with how good they are, and where they rank in terms of other squads.
While ranking his own team at number one might seem a bit of an obvious choice as competitors won’t want to rank other teams above them, he’s not the only pro player that believes Atlanta is the best team in Modern Warfare right now.
On January 6, Seattle Surge’s Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry tweeted out saying “ATL FaZe is the best team in MW and it’s not even close,” a sentiment echoed in the replies by top Call of Duty caster Clint ‘Maven’ Evans who called the team "absurd".
I am spectating their scrim vs Florida rn. Ya...they're absurd lol
— Clint Evans (@Maven) January 6, 2020
There’s no way to know for sure which teams are the best until the events start playing out, but it looks like Dallas’ initial dominance in the game is going to be heavily challenged by the young stars on Atlanta FaZe.
The first event of the Modern Warfare Call of Duty League season takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota from January 24-26 at the Minneapolis Armory.