In the team’s first ever victory at a major Call of Duty event, the Florida Mutineers secured four straight wins in elimination matches to take home first prize at this weekend’s CDL Dallas Home Series. And although the team looked solid back at the Atlanta Home Series back in late February – where they ultimately fell in the Grand Finals to the Atlanta FaZe – the Mutineers were finally able to come out on top and secure the top prize at a major CDL tournament.
After a devastating loss to the Toronto Ultra in the tournament’s first round, Florida had its back pushed against the wall almost immediately, as the team faced elimination right off the bat. However, with an impressive run to the Grand Finals – one that included enormous 3-1 wins over the Los Angeles Guerrillas and the Chicago Huntsmen (as well as a rematch against Toronto) – the Mutineers were able to secure a matchup with the Minnesota Rokkr in the tourney’s final round.
Most impressively, the Mutineers’ Semifinal win over the Huntsmen proved to be Chicago’s 2nd series loss of the year. Both of those defeats came at the hands of Florida, whose roster is quickly proving to be an immense obstacle for the team that’s otherwise widely noted as the strongest in the CDL. If anything, Florida’s consistency over Chicago could be a sign of further growth for the Mutineers, who are quickly climbing up the CDL standings after an impressive performance this weekend.
As for the Rokkr, who finished 2nd at the event, the team still walked away from Dallas with 30 league points in tow – enough to remain afloat near the top of the standings in 4th place. The Mutineers, on the flip side, picked up a whopping 50 points with their win, skyrocketing them from 6th place in the league all the way up to 3rd in just one weekend. Regardless of the poor showing at the Dallas Home Series, Chicago remains at the top of the CDL with 110 league points.
The Huntsmen will have the opportunity to pad that lead in just a few weeks at the Chicago Home Series, which is set to kick off later in the Spring.
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