The Call of Duty League Playoffs concluded with a bang after the Chicago Huntsmen took down OpTic Gaming Los Angeles in a thrilling Game 5 Round 11 to secure a Championship Weekend spot.
Chicago joins the London Royal Ravens in the Eliminations Bracket with the top two seeds Atlanta FaZe and Dallas Empire facing off in the Winner’s Final. After months of competition, these four teams have a shot to walk away with $1.5 million and the honor of being Call of Duty League Champions.
That being said, certain players have stepped up to get their teams to this point. Here are the four MVP candidates for the Call of Duty League Postseason.
4 MVP Candidates for the Call of Duty League Postseason
Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro — Dallas Empire
Shotzzy was a notable signing for the Dallas Empire at the start of the year. Shotzzy’s move from Halo to Call of Duty raised some questions, but he quickly proved his talent was legit. He won the regular season MVP award and is a favorite to do the same during Championship Weekend.
Dallas has only played one series so far in the postseason, defeating the Toronto Ultra in a Game 5. Shotzzy posted a 1.32 K/D with 33 kills in Game 1 and led the team in kills in Game 5 with a 2.33 K/D
Sean “Seany” O’Conner — London Royal Ravens
After a tough year, the Royal Ravens secured a Championship Weekend spot defeating the dark horse Ultra. European players, no matter how highly regarded they are at any point, play with a chip on their shoulder. London bounced back from an early Winner’s Bracket loss with Seany leading the way. Mr. Construction has stepped up and is the player to watch for London as their championship bid continues
Seth “Scump” Abner — Chicago Huntsmen
Scump is one of — if not the — most popular Call of Duty League players in the world. Taking on a new task this year with the Huntsmen, Scump has won everything there is to win in his career, but that hasn’t derailed his will to win.
In Chicago’s opening series against the New York Subliners, Scump posted a 1.19 K/D or better in four of the five maps played including a 12 kill performance in Game 5. He nearly got the team across the finish line against Atlanta as well with a 30-18 performance on St. Petrograd Hardpoint, but his most important play of the postseason so far came against OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
In Game 5 during a Round 11 with Chicago’s tournament life on the line, Scump managed to stay alive long enough at B and pick up a crucial kill to even the numbers and stabilize the defense. If not for Scump staying alive, that round might’ve gone completely different.
Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris — Atlanta FaZe
Atlanta FaZe came into the playoffs as the number one seed and only had to win one series to secure a top-three placing. It’s tough to pull an MVP favorite from the team based on the small sample size, but aBeZy shined as a consistent threat through a tough series against Chicago.
Every player on FaZe has the ability to perform at an MVP level, but aBeZy is the one to watch as the team pushes for a world championship.
The Call of Duty League Championship Weekend runs August 29-30 and will be streamed exclusively on YouTube.com/CODLeague.
This article was the result of a partnership between DBLTAP and Activision Blizzard.
Are you a Call of Duty fan? Tune in Aug. 29-30 to watch the exciting conclusion of the Call of Duty League postseason and see who takes home the Championship, exclusively on YouTube.com/CODLeague