Field Level Media
23 Aug 2021, 09:05 GMT+10
The Atlanta FaZe are Call of Duty League champions.
The FaZe bested the Toronto Ultra 5-3 successful Sunday's best-of-nine expansive last of the CDL Championship astatine the Galen Center successful Los Angeles.
It wraps up a stellar play for Atlanta, which besides claimed 3 of the season's 5 majors (Stages 1, 3 and 4).
The FaZe won a $1.2 cardinal expansive prize and the Ultra received $650,000 for 2nd spot astatine the tournament, which featured a $2.5 cardinal wide prize pool.
Toronto opened the expansive finals with a 250-175 triumph connected Moscow Hardpoint, but Atlanta responded with 3 consecutive wins. The FaZe took Express Search and Destroy 6-5, Raid Control 3-0 and Raid Hardpoint 250-78.
Behind 3-1, the Ultra fought backmost with a beardown 6-2 effect connected Miami Search and Destroy.
Atlanta won Garrison Control 3-2 to determination wrong 1 representation of a finals victory. The adjacent map, Raid Search and Destroy, went to the Ultra 6-5 earlier the FaZe finished the job, 250-147 astatine Apocalypse Hardpoint.
The FaZe and Ultra were the tournament's apical 2 seeds and enjoyed first-round byes erstwhile play began Thursday. The teams that finished 3rd done sixth successful the regular play opened play Thursday successful the winners bracket, portion the seventh- and eighth-place squads began Thursday successful the losers bracket.
The FaZe didn't suffer a representation until Sunday. They swept the New York Subliners successful the 2nd circular of the winners' bracket and did the aforesaid to the Dallas Empire successful the winners' bracket finals.
The Ultra emerged from the losers' bracket aft a second-round decision to Dallas sent them there. Toronto pushed done with wins implicit OpTiC Chicago (3-1) and the Minnesota Rokkr (3-2) earlier getting revenge against the Empire with a 3-2 triumph successful the losers' bracket final.
Until Sunday, each matches successful the double-elimination lawsuit were best-of-five.
Call of Duty League Championship prize pool:
1. $1,200,000 -- Atlanta FaZe
2. $650,000 -- Toronto Ultra
3. $300,000 -- Dallas Empire
4. $150,000 -- Minnesota Rokkr
5-6. $75,000 -- OpTic Chicago, New York Subliners
7-8. $25,000 -- Florida Mutineers, Los Angeles Thieves
--Field Level Media