The Call of Duty League wrapped up another home series this weekend; this time it was hosted by the New York Subliners. With plenty of wild matches and expectations beaten, New York came out on top, taking away their very first title.
Aside from the Subliners first ever victory, there was another squad that came out swinging and surprised everyone! That team is the Toronto Ultra. With Toronto having a history of being… an underperformer in the league, nobody expected them to beat the Atlanta FaZe. Somehow, someway, the squad figured out how to best FaZe 3-2.
Toronto is actually the first squad to go to game five with FaZe and actually come out on top. The two stars of that matchup were, without a doubt, Tobias “CleanX” Juul Jønsson and Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan. These two players slayed with the best of them on respawn maps and outplayed FaZe on the Search and Destroy maps.
Despite the good run that the Ultra had, it was put to an end by New York in the playoffs with an easy 3-0. Following that match, NY was up against Chicago for the finals. The Subliners lost against this squad 2-3 in the group stage, but this was an entirely new matchup with entirely new Subliners. New York came out and played a fantastic series and swept the Huntsment 3-0.
The Subliners Final Series
The first map played was Hardpoint on Rammaza. In a back and forth game, Chicago and New York were constantly trading points. But with an effective flank by ZooMaa and a great hold by the rest of the squad in Ruins, NY was able to squeeze a win out of the first map.
Map 2 was a close enough matchup, but Chicago just couldn’t make it work either. NY has a solid track record with Rammaza, and it shined through. This time around, Attach was the top fragger and playmaker for NY. The Subliners, with a few hiccups, won map 2, 6-4.
Map 3 is where New York showed why they deserve the title of champion. On Domination on Hackney Yard, NY held it down with a 24-point lead, ending the first half. Chicago almost came back and destroyed the composure of the Subliners with a team wipe on A and B. Unfortunately, they could not hold onto the double cap that they earned. The Subliners took back control of the map and won the final round 163-144.
This series came to a surprising finish with NY claiming a victory for themselves and leapfrogging to 5th place in the leaderboard. The Subliners have 130 CDL points and aren’t too far behind the 4th place Dallas Empire. If you want to catch the next home series, it will be hosted by the London Royal Ravens on July 17th.