Florida Mutineers are champions of the Minnesota Home Series, becoming the fourth team to win multiple tournaments in the Call of Duty League's inaugural season.
Mutineers cast aside any doubts about their consistency as they took down the vaunted Atlanta FaZe in the Grand Final 3-1, looking like the better team for most of the series.
Their road to the promised land was the hardest out of any team; Florida clutched up for Game 5 victories against Chicago Huntsmen and Dallas Empire prior to beating FaZe, which means they defeated the league's top three teams in a single Home Series weekend.
It was the perfect ending to what was the most intense and exciting CDL tournament so far, one that featured eight matches that went to a Game 5, three reverse sweeps, and four upsets.
- Read More: CDL Minnesota Day 2 recap & highlights
The Mutineers' championship effort earned them the maximum 50 CDL Points, which means they've now leapfrogged ahead of Minnesota ROKKR in the 2020 standings. Atlanta earned themselves 30 points to add to their league-leading tally, while Empire and LA Guerrillas came away with 20 points to round off the top-four.
CDL Minnesota Home Series final placements
|Placement||Team||CDL Points||Prize Money||Roster|
|1||Florida Mutineers||50||$50,000||Skyz, Havok, Frosty, Fero, Owakening|
|2||Atlanta FaZe||30||$30,000||Simp, Priestahh, aBeZy, Cellium, MajorManiak|
|3/4||Dallas Empire||20||$10,000||Crimsix, Clayster, Huke, Shotzzy, iLLeY|
|3/4||Los Angeles Guerrillas||20||Decemate, AquA, Blazt, Vivid, Saints|
|5/6||Seattle Surge||10||Slacked, Apathy, Octane, Pandur, Proto|
|5/6||Chicago Huntsmen||10||Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Arcitys, Prestinni|
|7/8||Minnesota ROKKR||0||Alexx, SiLLY, Assault, GodRx, Asim|
|7/8||Toronto Ultra||0||Methodz, Classic, Cammy, Bance, MettalZ|
CDL Minnesota Grand Final recap & highlights
Thanks to their momentum from upsetting Empire in the semifinals, Mutineers came out hot and struck first with a 250-146 win on Gun Runner Hardpoint. The win was relatively stress-free, thanks to strong performances from Fer0 (33-24) and their new man Owakening (29-22)
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) June 14, 2020
As they'd done all weekend, Atlanta responded to the early adversity quickly and relentlessly, taking the Arklov Peak Search & Destroy 6-1 to tie up the series at one map apiece. ABeZy really stood out this game, putting in 12 kills, including three in the victory-clinching seventh round.
[#CDL2020 Minnesota | Final]@ATLFaZe with the QUICK response as they take Arklov Peak S&D 6-1 to tie up the series 1-1 vs @Mutineers!
Next up, St. Petrograd Domination.
📺 Watch live - https://t.co/DPjxvZtDoX pic.twitter.com/qbgijXSDGq
— DEXERTO Call of Duty #Warzone (@DexertoIntel) June 15, 2020
With the series shifting back to the respawn modes, Mutineers returned to their winning ways, absolutely smoking FaZe on St. Petrograd Domination 177-132. It was a total team effort from Florida, spear-headed by Skyz's monstrous 27-11 line, while no one on the Atlanta side managed to break positive in the extremely one-sided affair.
A 🔥 is ignited on the Florida @Mutineers with a commanding 45-point Domination win.@ATLFaZe trailing 1-2 in the finals going into second Hardpoint: https://t.co/6Qg7vxuOH8#FearTheDeep | #CDL2020 pic.twitter.com/L7MNfZAdpr
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) June 15, 2020
As one-sided the first three maps were, the fourth and final one was anything but. It looked like it might end up that way at first, as Florida maintained a healthy lead for most of the way before Atlanta staged a massive comeback to go up top. However, the frantic finish went the way of Mutineers, who got the 250-231 win and secured the Home Series victory.
🏆 IT'S ALL OVER!@Mutineers are your #CDL2020 Minnesota Home Series champions!
Congrats to @CesarSkyz, @FrostyBB, @ColtHavok, @f3rocitys, @Owakening, and coach @RickyAtura!#FearTheDeep pic.twitter.com/sSCeN8gK2S
— DEXERTO Call of Duty (@DexertoIntel) June 15, 2020
CDL Minnesota Home Series scores and brackets
Here are all of the scores and brackets from this weekend; teams marked in red were eliminated at that stage of the tournament.
Friday, June 12 - Day 1 recap & highlights
|Group B R1||Toronto Ultra 2 - 3 LA Guerrillas|
|Group A R1||Atlanta FaZe 3 - 2 Seattle Surge|
|Group B R1||Florida Mutineers 3 - 2 Chicago Huntsmen|
|Group A R1||Dallas Empire 3 - 1 Minnesota ROKKR|
Saturday, June 13 - Day 2 recap & highlights
|Group B WR2||LA Guerrillas 1 - 3 Florida Mutineers|
|Group A WR2||Atlanta FaZe 3 - 2 Dallas Empire|
|Group B LR1||Toronto Ultra 0 - 3 Chicago Huntsmen|
|Group A LR1||Seattle Surge 3 - 2 Minnesota ROKKR|
|Group B LR2||LA Guerrillas 3 - 2 Chicago Huntsmen|
|Group A LR2||Dallas Empire 3 - 0 Seattle Surge|
Sunday, June 14
|Semifinal 1||Atlanta FaZe 3 - 2 LA Guerrillas|
|Semifinal 2||Florida Mutineers 3 - 2 Dallas Empire|
|Grand Final||Atlanta FaZe 1 - 3 Florida Mutineers|
Group A Bracket
Group B Bracket
CDL Minnesota coverage & recaps
- CDL Minnesota Day 2 recap & highlights
- Octane angry over "nonexistent" competitive integrity after FaZe loss
- CDL Minnesota Day 1 recap & highlights
- 6 players to watch at CDL Minnesota
- Seattle Surge announce Karma replacement for CDL Minnesota
- CDL postpones Minnesota Home Series
With the Minnesota Home Series now wrapped up, the Call of Duty League turns to the Paris Legion's event, which will be taking place on June 19-21.
While not stacked with as many top teams as this weekend's tournament was, CDL Paris is still set to feature some top sides, including three that are currently in the top-five of the 2020 standings.
- Group A:
- Paris Legion vs Florida Mutineers
- London Royal Ravens vs Dallas Empire
- Group B:
- New York Subliners vs OpTic Gaming LA
- Atlanta FaZe vs Toronto Ultra
For more information about this tournament and the entire CDL season, make sure to check out our Call of Duty League 2020 hub, which includes updated standings, full event schedule, latest roster changes, and more.