It was a surprising twist in Minnesota: The LA Guerrillas defeated Atlanta FaZe 5-2 to win their first CDL Major in organization’s history. FaZe was unable to capture another Major in Vanguard.
CDL Major winners have been crowned as the new best Call of Duty team. The “Los Angeles Guerrillas” defeated the Atlanta FaZe in the Major Two grand finals of the Call of Duty League tonight, completing their “miracle in Minnesota”—an implausible 29-map run through the lower bracket.
The Unexpected Upset
The “LA Guerrillas” punched their way to the grand final for the first time in the organization’s existence after beating the “Florida Mutineers” and “Boston Breach” in back-to-back game fives.
While the Guerrillas had just completed two matches before the finals, Atlanta had spent most of the day waiting for their rivals after eliminating the “Boston Breach” to secure a position in the final.
After losing in the 1st round of the L – bracket at the “Mystic Lake Event Center” in Minnesota on Friday, April 1, this was L.A.’s sixth series.
Despite the weather, Atlanta started the best-of-nine series with a 250-135 victory on Gavatu Hardpoint. That enthusiasm, however, did not last long. Bocage Search and Destroy was defeated 6-4, and Gavatu Control was defeated 3-2 in overtime.
With the series advantage, the Guerrillas kept their foot on the accelerator and stretched FaZe to their maximum on Tuscan Hardpoint, winning 250-227. Only two more map victories stood between L.A. and the organization’s first Major victory. Atlanta, on the other hand, was looking to resurrect this series, especially after taking the first Hardpoint in dominating way.
The Guerrillas found themselves in a great position within the series with a 6-1 victory over FaZe Clan on Desert Siege SnD, breaking the CDL record for consecutive SnD wins with nine in a row. FaZe had previously held the record.
All that stood in the way of Guerrillas winning their first title was a single Control map on Tuscan, a place that Los Angeles had been dominating since day one. Atlanta, on the other hand, selected the proper time to turn the tables and took one more map, bringing the matchup to 4-2 in L.A.’s favor.
The Guerrillas won the series by defeating Atlanta 6-4 on the series’ seventh map, Berlin Search and Destroy. They are now only the second team in Vanguard history to win a Major.
The Future For LA Guerrillas
After such an amazing performance, the whole esports world will look at LA Guerrillas with different eyes, which will place a new set of expectations on their shoulders while also changing the way they’ll be perceived by the betting websites and other bookmakers.
We will see how their recent success will affect their odds in the future since it is certain that they will not be regarded as the underdogs anymore.
In case you were supporting the LA Guerrillas before this tournament, and you’re an esports betting fan, chances are you had not one, but two reasons to celebrate. In case you did not place any bets, now would be a perfect time to consider doing so, because this team is showing no signs of slowing down.