The Call of Duty League made its debut in Paris for the fourth Challengers Open Bracket event of the year on February 29 in La Seine Musicale.
Only a week after fans got to witness the incredible action at CDL Atlanta, competitors made the trip to Paris for the first, exclusively, Challenger event of the year.
Atlanta FaZe managed to complete the Double at their home event, winning both the Challenger and Pro tournament, although the academy roster decided not to take part in the Paris Challenger event.
Instead, Team Singularity came into the tournament as the heavy favorites after their back to back performances at the start of the season, winning both challenger events in Minnesota and London.
As many would have predicted the top two seeds, Team Singularity and Team WaR both found themselves matching up in the grand finals, after first clashing in the Winner Bracket finals where Singularity managed to pull off a clean 3-0 sweep earlier in the event.
The rematch between the top two teams was not as clear cut, however, as Team WaR clutched up in a back and forth game 5, round 11 to force a bracket reset against the favorites.
Although the second best-of-5 series was equally as close throughout, WaR managed to close it out 3-1, upsetting the number one seed after an incredible comeback on Hackney Yard domination with a score of 163-162.
WE WON OUR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP!!! ?
— Team WaR (@OfficialTeamWaR) March 1, 2020
Team WaR’s roster, which features many familiar European faces such as Dqvee and Vortex, managed to secure their first championship of the year and the majority of the $10,000 prize pool.
The final placements for the top 24 teams who competed can be found below, with each team having their respective prize pool split and ranking points rewards noted.
Challenger teams will be back in action as the Call of Duty League heads to Los Angeles, California on March 7 to see which teams can prove their worth once again.
CDC Paris Challengers final placements
|Placing||Challenger Points||Prize Money||Team|
|9-12||2,200||TwoFace Gaming Black|
|The Atlas Lions|
|Provr & Co|
|TwoFace Gaming Red|
|Milo’s Guinea Pigs|