Week two of the online league is here and will be hosted by the Chicago Huntsmen. Atlanta Faze are set to face off against the London Royal Ravens first thing April 24, at 1:00 PM PST for the second time this season. The last time these two teams met was in CDL Atlanta, where Atlanta took the series 3-1 and ended up winning the entire event.
CDL Chicago is a three-day online event, April 24-26, that will host eight teams – Chicago Huntsmen, Atlanta Faze, London Royal Ravens, Optic Gaming LA, LA Guerrillas, Dallas Empire, Seattle Surge and New York Subliners. Here is a look at the Atlanta Faze ahead of CDL Chicago.
Atlanta Faze: Week 6 Preview
CDL Points: 90
Season Record: 8-1 | League Standing: 5th Place
1st Week: 2-0 | Map Count: 6-1
2nd Week: Bye Week
3rd Week: 4-0 | Map Count: 12-3
4th Week: 2-1 | Map Count: 8-3
5th Week: Bye Week
The Atlanta Faze have dropped one series the entire season to the Minnesota Rokkr back at CDL Los Angeles. They remain a dominant search team and will join Minnesota, Dallas and Florida in second place if they beat London.
Atlanta will face off against London in Group A at 1:00 PM PST on Friday, April 24.
Group A consists of:
Group B consists of:
- Dallas Empire
- Los Angeles Guerrillas
- Optic Gaming LA
- Seattle Surge
Match times are subject to change. CDL Chicago will be streamed exclusively on YouTube.
Prediction – Atlanta wins 3-1
Atlanta will beat London 3-1. They faced off against the London Royal Ravens early on in CDL Atlanta, dropping only a St. Petrograd Domination, their worst game mode, for a 3-1 victory. If London want to have any chance of victory, they need to strike early and take the map one Hardpoint off them. FaZe are the best Search and Destroy team in the league right now, so, for the series to go the distance, London should focus on the respawns and hope for a fifth map Piccadilly or Arklov Peak.
Atlanta is a run and gun team capable of punishing any team that comes off slow. The twins Bradley “Wuskin” Marshall and Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall will be the players to watch. In Search and Destroy, Skrapz consistency paired with Wuskin’s snipes will give London a fighting chance against Chris “Simp” Lehr’s sniper. In Hardpoint, especially on a map like Gun Runner, it will be very difficult for London to secure a win. FaZe have had some close calls but would almost always come out on top. London will need to play smart and be wary of rotating too early as that has costed teams like Minnesota in the past.
The last time the Call of Duty community saw London in action was at CDL Atlanta. Both teams have had their fair share of off time, and while it is unlikely London will take the series from Atlanta, fans can expect the matchup to be a close one. For FaZe fans, a victory here means that FaZe will advance to second place.
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