The ongoing pandemic may have put a stop to the Call of Duty League’s ambitious world travelling plans for the year, but the competition is still going strong with a number of online events, and this weekend’s Paris Legion competition was once again worth watching.
The competition featured eight of the biggest names in the league competing for a share of the $100,000 prize pool. The teams were split into two groups of four, with the top two from each group advancing to the semi-final stage.
In group A it was the Florida Mutineers who were head and shoulders above the rest of the group, taking down hosts the Paris Legion 3-0 and then the Dallas Empire 3-1 to advance in first place.
The Empire then took down the London Royal Ravens 3-0, after already defeating them 3-2 to come second in Group A.
In Group B the Atlanta Faze pulled out two close 3-2 victories to take the top spot, one against the Toronto Ultra and another against the New York Subliners. The Subliners would then beat the Ultra 3-1 to advance in second place.
Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the tournament was the performance of fan favourites OpTic Gaming LA. The team lost both of their group stage matches, ending in last place and only picking up a single map win across both.
In the semi-finals, the Mutineers were given their toughest test of the entire event by the Subliners, but pulled through 3-2 to advance to the final, while Faze managed to beat the Empire with the same scoreline.
After such close semi-finals, the grand final was somewhat underwhelming, with the Mutineers putting on a clinic and taking down Faze 3-0, showing just how good they are right now. They walk away with $50,000 and more importantly bragging rights.