This article is part of our DraftKings Call of Duty series.
- 4:00 p.m. Atlanta FaZe vs. Chicago Huntsmen
- 5:30 p.m. Toronto Ultra vs. New York Subliners
ATL (23-5) vs. CHI (19-6)
We finally have it. It's been nearly seven months since the start of the Call of Duty World League, but we'll finally see the first match between Atlanta and Chicago, two of the premier franchises in the Call of Duty World League, and arguably two of the most well known post-franchise brands in all of first-person shooter games at the moment.
It took a surprising FaZe upset loss to the Ultra on Saturday to set the stage for this matchup between the goliaths, as the Canadian unit finally did what others couldn't do before them and secured a Game 5 victory. Early rotations in the Round 4 Hardpoint on Gun Runner helped set the stage for Toronto stealing the pivotal respawn, but it was FaZe's lackadaisical effort in Search and Destroy that was particularly troubling in that matchup. Yes, they blew aside Paris Legion in the lower-bracket bout later Saturday, but they've won just one of their four S&Ds this tournament after previously being among the best in the game mode. I'm sure it's just a matter of FaZe picking unconventional maps in order to get some quality practice time heading into Champs, but to be unable to count on their Search game is exactly how you'd map out an underdog win for someone else.
I'm not sure we can really call FaZe the favorites Sunday, though, given