The New York Subliners are champions of their own Home Series, taking down the Chicago Huntsmen in the Grand Final to become the fifth different team to win a Call of Duty League tournament this season.
Having clinched their fourth semifinal berth in a row, the Subliners finally broke through the wall and not only made it to their first-ever Grand Final, but also managed to win it, and in dominant fashion, no less.
A statement 3-0 sweep of Huntsmen, who had defeated them earlier in the tournament, confirmed what a lot of people were already thinking – that New York were a much-improved and powerful side compared to earlier in the season, before they had recruited Mack.
- Read More: CDL New York Day 2 recap & highlights
The Home Series victory earned them the maximum 50 CDL Points, catapulting them all the way up to fifth in the standings. Huntsmen got 30 points for their effort, moving up to second, and Toronto Ultra and Atlanta FaZe rounded off the top-four with 20 apiece.
CDL New York Home Series final placements
|Placement||Team||CDL Points||Prize Money||Roster|
|1||New York Subliners||50||$50,000||Attach, ZooMaa, Accuracy, Temp, Mack|
|2||Chicago Huntsmen||30||$30,000||Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Arcitys, Prestinni|
|3/4||Toronto Ultra||20||$10,000||Methodz, Cammy, Bance, CleanX, Classic|
|3/4||Atlanta FaZe||20||$10,000||Simp, Priestahh, aBeZy, Cellium, MajorManiak|
|5/6||London Royal Ravens||10||Skrapz, Wuskin, Zer0, Dylan, Seany|
|5/6||Paris Legion||10||Louqa, Shockz, Denz, KiSMET, Zed|
|7/8||Minnesota ROKKR||0||SiLLY, Assault, Asim, Alexx, GodRx|
|7/8||Los Angeles Guerrillas||0||Decemate, Blazt, AquA, Vivid, Saints|
CDL New York Grand Final recap & highlights
The series kicked off on Rammaza, which has historically been one of Subliners’ favorite maps, and it showed as they took the Hardpoint 250-238 for a 1-0 series lead.
Huntsmen had the advantage going into the final hill, but a huge late break from New York – their signature this weekend – saw them quickly turn the tables and it was too late for Chicago to recover in time.
The series stayed on Rammaza for the Search & Destroy, which was music to the Subliners’ ears as they were able to close out a 6-4 win and take a commanding 2-0 lead.
Down big, Huntsmen did make it interesting with a 2v4 clutch from the twins, Arcitys and Prestinni, but New York’s early lead and mastery of the map were too much for Chicago to overcome.
No Rammaza, no problem – New York proved that they’re not a one-trick pony with a convincing wire-to-wire 163-144 win on Hackney Yard Domination, clinching the series and their first Home Series victory.
Chicago were on the back foot from the start, and despite their late rally, were never really able to threaten the Subliners’ control of the map – a fitting end to a match that the hosts deserved to win.
CDL New York brackets & scores
Here are the Group A, B, and Playoff brackets and results for the New York Home Series.
Group A Bracket
Group B Bracket
CDL New York Home Series coverage & recaps
- CDL New York Day 2 recap & highlights
- CDL New York Day 1 recap & highlights
- FormaL explains how “new CDL meta” benefits Huntsmen
- Atlanta FaZe “blacklisted” from CDL scrims over new GA rules
- 6 players to watch at CDL New York
- Crimsix lashes out as GA list grows ahead of CDL NY
- CDL Power Rankings heading into New York Home Series
What’s next? – CDL London preview
Following the New York Home Series, the Call of Duty League will turn its attention to the UK, as London Royal Ravens will host their second tournament of the season on July 17-19. This will be the penultimate event of the regular season, which means it’ll go a long way to shaping the standings heading into the CDL Championship playoffs.
Featuring alongside the Royal Ravens will be some big names, three-time champions Florida Mutineers, Dallas Empire, and OpTic Gaming LA, who will be rolling out a revamped starting lineup following the benching of Dashy and Chino.
- Group A
- London Royal Ravens vs Seattle Surge
- OpTic Gaming LA vs Florida Mutineers
- Group B
- Paris Legion vs Dallas Empire
- New York Subliners vs LA Guerrillas
For more information about this event and the rest of the CDL season, check out our Call of Duty League 2020 hub, which includes the latest standings, full tournament schedule, Championship format, and more.