5 Storylines for the Call of Duty League’s Return

Photo by Ben Pursell/Activision
Photo by Ben Pursell/Activision /

The Call of Duty League is back! The league is set to return Friday, April 10, with the Dallas Home Series. 

Starting this week, the league is shifting all regular season matches to an online competition and broadcast format. For the Dallas Home Series, eight teams will compete online — including the Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, Florida Mutineers, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Minnesota Røkkr, Paris Legion, Seattle Surge, and Toronto Ultra. 

Here are five storylines to track during the Call of Duty League’s return.

5. Which Toronto Will We See?

The Toronto Ultra struggled through the first three weeks of competition, netting just 10 CDL Points. The lineup still hasn’t come close to reaching its potential, but there’s plenty of talent to go around. An opening matchup against the Florida Mutineers, a team dealing with their own inconsistency, favors Toronto. Will Anthony “Methodz” Zinni lead a rebound or will Toronto fall down again?

4. Time for LA Guerrillas’ New Players to Perform

The Los Angeles Guerrillas have been one of the most disappointing teams in the league. The team got 10 CDL Points at Launch Weekend, but hasn’t managed to net any since. The Guerrillas made roster changes, notably adding Reece “Vivid” Drost, but the pressure is on for the team to get into gear before the season slips away. 

3. Is Paris For Real?

The Paris Legion is 20 CDL Points off a top four spot, but the jury is still out on their mixed roster. Featuring players from the APAC, United Kingdom, and United States, Paris’ lineup is one of the more diverse in the league. The Legion has a tough group with Chicago and Minnesota, but making the bracket would be a big statement.

2. Another Potential Chicago vs. Dallas Showdown

It feels like every CDL home series leads to a Chicago Huntsmen vs. Dallas Empire showdown. Another meeting between two of the top teams in the league won’t be possible unless both make it to the single-elimination bracket, advancing from their groups — but it’s a very possible outcome. 

1. Minnesota’s Chance to Cement Its Place

Many considered the Minnesota Røkkr to be a struggling team before the season started. The team has proven they’re a legitimate contender, currently sitting fourth in the league standings. The Røkkr face the Chicago Huntsmen on Friday, so they have an immediate chance to remind the competition what they’re capable of.

The Call of Duty League returns Friday, April 10, at 4 p.m.ET. All matches will broadcast live on YouTube.com/CODLeague.

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