Chicago Huntsmen are champions of the Seattle Home Series, taking down London Royal Ravens 3-1 in the Grand Final to become the third team to win multiple tournaments in the Call of Duty League.
There was a distinct theme in the Seattle Grand Final, as both the Huntsmen (Prestinni) and Royal Ravens (Zer0) featured a new face in their lineups, not to mention the twin vs twin battle for Arcitys/Prestinni and Skrapz/Wuskin.
But in the end, it was Chicago who displayed their superiority and claimed victory, their first championship since they lifted the trophy all the way back at CDL London. In fact, it was the first time they’d made a Grand Final since that event as well, having been stopped in the semifinal round at the previous three tournaments.
All in all, Huntsmen navigated through this Home Series without too much stress; none of their opponents – Paris, Minnesota, New York, or London – managed to push them to a game five.
The result means that they now have 50 more CDL Points under their belts, pushing them back atop of the 2020 season standings. Royal Ravens claimed 30 for their second-place effort, while Subliners and OpTic Gaming LA finished with 20.
CDL Seattle Home Series final placements
|1||Chicago Huntsmen||50||Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Arcitys, Prestinni|
|2||London Royal Ravens||30||Skrapz, Wuskin, Dylan, Seany, Zer0|
|3/4||New York Subliners||20||ZooMaa, Attach, Temp, Accuracy, Mack|
|3/4||OpTic Gaming LA||20||SlasheR, Dashy, TJHaLy, Kenny, Chino|
|5/6||LA Guerrillas||10||AquA, Blazt, Decemate, Spart, Vivid|
|5/6||Minnesota ROKKR||10||SiLLY, Alexx, Asim, GoDRx, Assault|
|7/8||Seattle Surge||0||Karma, Slacked, Apathy, Octane, Pandur/Enable|
|7/8||Paris Legion||0||Louqa, Shockz, Denz, KiSMET, Zed|
CDL Seattle Grand Final recap & highlights
The series began with Hardpoint on Rammaza, a contest that was played very well by both sides. However, Huntsmen always seemed to be one step ahead of their opponents from the get-go, which ultimately led them to a 250-202 victory and a 1-0 series lead.
Knowing that a 0-2 deficit against Huntsmen would be a nightmare to overcome, Royal Ravens put in an expert performance on the game two Arklov Peak Search & Destroy, winning the map 6-2 and tying up the series at one game apiece.
It looked like Royal Ravens were going to use their newfound momentum from the S&D to take their first lead in the series, as a fast start saw them leading at halftime. However, back-and-forth was the theme of the second half, and despite a furious London rally, Chicago held on to win by the slimmest of margins, 155-154.
With the Grand Final back under their control, the Huntsmen did not want the series to go to a game five and they didn’t let that happen. A masterclass showing on Hackney Yard Hardpoint, 250-160, sealed the match win and their second championship of the season.
CDL Seattle brackets & scores
Here are the results and schedule for the Seattle Home Series. Teams marked in red means that they were eliminated following the result of that match.
Friday, May 22 – Day 1 recap & highlights
|Group B R1||Chicago Huntsmen 3 – 1 Paris Legion|
|Group A R1||LA Guerrillas 2 – 3 London Royal Ravens|
|Group B R1||OpTic Gaming LA 2 – 3 Minnesota ROKKR|
|Group A R1||New York Subliners 3 – 1 Seattle Surge|
Saturday, May 23 – Day 2 recap & highlights
|Group B WR2||Chicago Huntsmen 3 – 0 Minnesota ROKKR|
|Group A WR2||London Royal Ravens 3 – 0 New York Subliners|
|Group B LR1||Paris Legion 1 – 3 OpTic Gaming LA|
|Group A LR1||LA Guerrillas 3 – 1 Seattle Surge|
|Group B LR2||Minnesota ROKKR 0 – 3 OpTic Gaming LA|
|Group A LR2||New York Subliners 3 – 1 LA Guerrillas|
Sunday, May 24
|Semifinal 1||London Royal Ravens 3 – 2 OpTic Gaming LA|
|Semifinal 2||Chicago Huntsmen 3 – 1 New York Subliners|
|Grand Final||London Royal Ravens 1 – 3 Chicago Huntsmen|
Group A Bracket
Group B Bracket
CDL Seattle coverage & recaps
- CDL Seattle Day 2 recap & highlights
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- ZooMaa hits out at ‘snaking’ allegations
- CDL Seattle Day 1 recap & highlights
- OpTic Gaming players blast CDL servers following ROKKR loss
- Call of Duty Power Rankings ahead of CDL Seattle
- 6 players to watch during CDL Seattle
With the Seattle Home Series now officially in the books, the Call of Duty League’s attention will turn to the Minnesota event, taking place June 5-7.
This has all the makings of a legendary weekend, as Atlanta FaZe, Dallas Empire, and Chicago Huntsmen, the top three teams in the league, will all be in attendance. What’s more, both Minnesota and Florida Mutineers, the fourth and fifth teams in the standings, will also be competing, along with Toronto Ultra and Seattle Surge, the former coming off their best event so far at CDL Florida.
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 the latest standings, full event schedule, latest roster changes, and more.