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Florida Mutineers win CDL Minnesota: results, final placements, highlights

Published: 15/Jun/2020 2:15 Updated: 15/Jun/2020 2:17

by Albert Petrosyan

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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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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

Round Match
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

Round Match
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

Round Match
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

Playoff Bracket

CDL Minnesota coverage & recaps

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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.

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FaZe Blaze’s 153-round Cold War Zombies run ends in disaster – again

Published: 23/Nov/2020 22:16

by Alan Bernal

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FaZe Clan’s Lucas ‘Blaze’ Mosing’s title run in Black Ops Cold War Zombies was clicking and flowing incredible well until it all came crashing to a halt – marking the second time in one week a promising run collapsed on him.

Blaze has been gunning through Zombies with the world-record for Duos fixed in his sights. The target is currently 309 rounds; while completely plausible for players like Blaze, the world hasn’t been on his side during recent attempts.

One of the biggest factors of a successful Zombies run comes down to getting into the right flow with your teammate to grind past the later rounds.

His Ring of Fire-centric run with Twitch streamer GhostzyTV successfully got them over 150 rounds with their setup between the Penthouse and the levels below mowing rows of the undead as they came up.

The game was clicking, the rounds were rolling past, and the streamer as well as his chat were hyped on the progression that was unfolding. Then it all ended.

Shortly after, Blaze took to Twitter to reveal what had happened that suddenly made the Twitch stream shut down.

“My internet just went out.. we were at round 153,” he said. That quickly concluded all the synergy that he and Ghostzy built up in the round.

Shortly before the internet when out, Blaze was really impressed with the communication between the two streamers that made the rounds fly by.

Though it was all for naught, with the duo just needing a few more levels to tie up their personal-best of 164 rounds they notched just days before. However, unlike that attempt which ended in a game crash, this time it only took them two days to get to that ballpark instead of five.

That probably added a bit more salt to the wound since the two streamers were breezing through some of the rounds en route to the coveted 309-mark.

Blaze is nothing if not persistent in Black Ops Cold War Zombies, so there’s no doubt he’ll be able to replicate those numbers again – though hopefully without any game crashes or internet outages.