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Surprising SnD stats from CDL prove which pro team is the most clutch

Published: 26/May/2020 16:34

by Jacob Hale


The Call of Duty League has crossed the halfway mark of the first season, and we’ve seen some teams flourish while others look to be crumbling before our very eyes. But when it comes to a team’s clutch factor in Search and Destroy, the standings look a little different.

At the time of writing, Chicago Huntsmen top the CDL Standings following their second Home Series win, closely followed by Atlanta FaZe and Dallas Empire.

As such, you would think these teams are the most clutch in Search and Destroy, able to pull out the win when it’s most necessary… but the stats say otherwise.

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Chicago Huntsmen have two event wins under their belt, but are they more clutch than the rest of the competition?

Search and Destroy has been a staple Call of Duty mode for years, and some of the most iconic plays in the history of the franchise come from a player or team’s ability to perform when a match hits its peak intensity.

New stats suggest that, while teams such as Chicago and Dallas are adept at Search and Destroy, they might not actually be the most clutch team in the game.

Posting to Reddit, Dxngles compiled statistics for every team in the Call of Duty League, ranking them by their win percentage in Round 11 – the final, decisive round of Search and Destroy games, when tied 5-5.

Every team has played several Search and Destroy round 11s thus far, and the team that tops the round 11 win percentage leaderboard is actually the New York Subliners, who have won each of the five round 11s they’ve played so far.

Following them are Chicago and Atlanta, at 83.33% and 80% respectively. Meanwhile, two-time winners Dallas Empire actually find themselves in 11th place winning just 20% of their SnD round 11s.

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New York top the round 11 leaderboards, while teams like Minnesota and Dallas clearly have some work to do.

Minnesota RØKKR currently sit dead last, having won just one of their seven round 11s, while surprisingly, Los Angeles Guerrillas have a 75% win record in round 11s despite sitting dead last in the overall standings.

While these statistics aren’t necessarily the be-all and end-all of a team’s Search and Destroy ability – take a look at Dallas’ 63% win record overall in Search for example – it’s definitely interesting to look at and see which team can really hold their nerve and pull out the must-win clutch rounds.

In the most intense cases, a round 11 victory could be the difference between a championship and a runner-up medal, and by the looks of it, no team will want to face New York Subliners in that scenario.

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Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale


Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

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The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.