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College Call of Duty Preseason: First 2K Bracket Reveal

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The College Call of Duty Preseason kicks off with the first 2K tournament. The bracket for this event was revealed on Thursday night. Randomized seeding was used, and as a result, future events will be seeded based off the placings in this tournament. Defending champions Georgia Southern will not be present and other universities will look to capitalize in their absence.

Bracket

College Call of Duty Preseason
Courtesy of College Call of Duty

Analysis

The randomized seeding used for this preseason tournament determined what match-ups would start off Season One. Some teams must be enjoying the bracket more than others. Newcomers Finger Lakes Community College can’t be thrilled after matching up against the experienced Grossmont College in round one.

The top storylines heading into the event were the potential semi-finals. For instance, Ohio State University could face Grossmont College while the University of Toronto could face Ole Miss Red (the core of Season Zero’s CCL Red). Whichever team takes home first place and 2,000 CCL points would have to go through two strong opponents.

Upsets could happen all throughout the event as many of the new teams still get used to Black Ops 4. The amount of control a less experienced team can establish throughout a map could boost their chances for success.

Stream

The CCL will be streaming seven matches for this event. They will go as follows:

  • East Carolina University vs University of Utah
  • Ole Miss Red vs Liberty University
  • Match #10
  • Match #11
  • Semi-Final #1
  • Semi-Final #2
  • Final

Prediction

  • 1st: University of Mississippi (Red) or Ole Miss Red
  • 2nd: Ohio State University
  • 3rd-4th:
    • Grossmont College
    • University of Toronto
  • 5th-8th
    • East Carolina University
    • University of Akron
    • Butler University
    • Saint Peter’s University
  • 9th-16th
    • Mississippi State University (White)
    • University of Utah
    • Finger Lakes Community College
    • Eastern New Mexico University
    • Mississippi State University (Maroon)
    • West Texas A&M
    • University of Mississippi (White) or Ole Miss White
    • Liberty University

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The first College Call of Duty pre-season tournament begins on November 3, 2018, at 4:00 PM EST. All series will be best of 5 matches following COD World League rule-set. Tune in LIVE at the College COD Twitch.

CCL Season One general information, rules, brackets, participants and results can be all found on College COD Esportspedia. You may follow College Call of Duty on Discord and Twitter.

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Featured Image courtesy of College Call of Duty

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