CDL London: 5 Takeaways From the London Royal Ravens Home Series

Photo Courtesy of the Call of Duty League
Photo Courtesy of the Call of Duty League

CDL London, one of the most highly anticipated events of the season, has come to an end. Here are the five biggest takeaways from the London Royal Ravens home series.

1. Chicago Huntsmen are the CDL London Champions

The Chicago Huntsmen are in first place after a dominant weekend at CDL London. On championship Sunday, the team had a close call against the Paris Legion when it went to a fifth game. In the end, the Huntsmen were able to close out, earning them a spot in the finals against the Dallas Empire where they won 3-0.

2. Dallas Empire Reverse Sweep

The London Royal Ravens had a hot start but couldn’t keep the momentum going. They faltered in both respawns as Dallas was able to claw their way back and knock out the hometown favorites after a close game 5.

Despite their loss, London had a great weekend. They took out Toronto Ultra 3-1 and New York Subliners 3-2 and proved they are a team that can go the distance this season.

3. COD Caster Makes Monumental Improvements

The COD Caster in Modern Warfare has made immense strides these past couple of weeks. Fans have voiced their opinions about their expectations and the Call of Duty League has (so far) been listening.

While there have been lot of mishaps and missed plays, COD caster continuously improves with every match. There still needs to be better stat implementation, but that will come with time.

4. LA Guerrillas Tough Loss

The LA Guerrillas had a pretty forgetful weekend. Their first match was against the Chicago Huntsmen and while there was a glimmer of hope in the domination, Chicago scraped by with the win and the 3-0 sweep.

Their next series was more evenly matched against the Seattle Surge. Both searches went to a round 11 and both Hardpoints were within 40 points of each other. Ultimately Seattle was able to secure the win and LA was the first team to be eliminated.

5. Envoy had an MVP Performance

There was not one game this weekend that didn’t see Dylan “Envoy” Hannon of the Chicago Huntsmen make some kind of game changing play. Next to Seth “Scump” Abner, Envoy’s search performance was one for the books. He dominated all weekend long and was finally able to secure his first major championship win.