Call of Duty 2020: Florida Mutineers’ Top Plays, Prize Money

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The Florida Mutineers came into the Minnesota Rokkr Home Series with a free agent replacing one of their starters for the second time in just a few months. The Atlanta FaZe came into the weekend running the same lineup that has widely reigned as the Call of Duty League’s best, with 15 wins to just two losses. 

The FaZe head into next week with a third loss and the Mutineers with a new starting spot cemented, as Owakening helped his team beat the CDL’s three top-ranked teams, Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas, in his CDL debut.

Both teams faced adversity in their road to Championship Sunday. The Mutineers needed to outduel the Chicago Huntsmen 3-2 and an upsurging Los Angeles Guerrillas 3-1, while the FaZe had to pull off two reverse-sweeps, against the Seattle Surge and Dallas Empire, to secure their place in the finals bracket. 

Group Play

Friday, June 12

Toronto Ultra 2 – 3 Los Angeles Guerrillas

Atlanta FaZe 3 – 2 Seattle Surge

Florida Mutineers 3 – 2 Chicago Huntsmen

Dallas Empire 3 – 1 Minnesota Rokkr

Saturday, June 13

Florida Mutineers 3 – 1 Los Angeles Guerrillas

Dallas Empire 2 – 3 Atlanta FaZe

Chicago Huntsmen 3 – 0 Toronto Ultra

Minnesota Rokkr 2 – 3 Seattle Surge

Chicago Huntsmen 2 – 3 Los Angeles Guerrillas

Seattle Surge 0 – 3 Dallas Empire

Finals Bracket

Sunday, June 14 

Los Angeles Guerrillas 2 – 3 Atlanta FaZe

Florida Mutineers 3 – 2 Dallas Empire

Florida Mutineers 3 – 1 Atlanta FaZe

Full schedule and standings available here.

Florida’s team character inherently changed when fero replaced Prestinni, who left the team for personal reasons, in March. Following disappointing performances from Maux, the team shifted once again—this time with Owakening joining the fold.

And the midseason rookie made his mark, taking his MP5 out on a nice dinner date and chowing down with a quick four-piece against the Empire in the weekend’s semifinals.

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If you get in @Owakening’s crosshairs, it’s already too late. 🔥

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But it was longtime starter Skyz who had the performance of the day—rattling off 13 straight kills while earning a near-100-point lead over the Empire on Hardpoint. Swapping between his M4A1 and MP5, Skyz obliterated the formerly 15-7 Empire, helping set his team up for a championship match against the league’s most intimidating roster.

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13-0!

@CesarSkyz refused to go down in the Hardpoint! #FearTheDeep #CDL2020 https://t.co/kSEbp2CNvD

All season, the FaZe have dictated the Call of Duty’s meta by playing quickly, aggressively and relentlessly—forcing players to settle on Gentleman’s Agreements not to run mobility techs like the Auto Tac Sprint and hipfire-enabling attachments like the Merc Foregrip. Even with those banned by players (and Merc Foregrip now being officialized by the CDL), Atlanta’s fast-paced MP5 usage (along with Simp’s sniping prowess on Search and Destroy) has set the tone in win after win.

But Florida shut that down in dominant fashion, playing a consistent team-based game with its players comfortably switching between the M4A1 and MP5 while keeping pressure without overextending. It is only fitting that there was no clear individual highlight from their obliteration of Atlanta, but instead one spree in which the kill feed was all Mutineers.

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A 🔥 is ignited on the Florida @Mutineers with a commanding 45-point Domination win.

@ATLFaZe trailing 1-2 in the finals going into second Hardpoint: https://t.co/6Qg7vxuOH8

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Now, Florida sits at fourth in the league’s standings with 13 wins, eight losses and 150 CDL Points (50 behind Atlanta, 40 behind Chicago and 20 behind Dallas). If they can continue to build on this weekend’s chemistry, then they have a strong shot to come away with a large chunk of the CDL Championship, an August double-elimination playoffs that will award $4.2 million in total, with a fat $2 million going to the first-place squad.

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