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Esports: Call of Duty League Championship outright

This weekend marks the pinnacle in the Call of Duty League season - the Call of Duty League Championship.

With the season having started back in December 2022, this year's Call of Duty League has featured five Major events across North America and all roads have led to this weekend.

The top eight teams from the Call of Duty League season are about to compete in the end-of-season Championship with $1,000,000 and a place in the Esport's hall of fame on the table for the winners.

Taking place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas with an overall prize pool of $2,380,000, the Call of Duty League Championship takes place in a double-elimination bracket with all matches played in a best-of-five format.

Last year's final was won by Los Angeles Thieves against Atlanta FaZe and both sides are in the mix again this season.

WhatCall of Duty League Championship
WhereThomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
WhenThursday June 15th 2023 - Sunday June 18th 2023
How to watchTwitch / Youtube
OddsTo win outright - Atlanta FaZe +200, Toronto Ultra +350, OpTic Texas +350, New York Subliners +450, LA Thieves +500

Atlanta FaZe looking to make amends for last year

Despite topping the regular-season standings with 330 points, Atlanta FaZe had to settle for second best in the Call of Duty League Championship final last year.

FaZe went down 5-2 after seven maps against Los Angeles Thieves in last year's final but they are expected to make amends for slipping up last season.

At +200, FaZe are favourites to win the Call of Duty League Championship and that is no surprise given their experience.

Atlanta FaZe have actually performed better than they did last year in the regular season, amassing 385 Call of Duty League points in 2023 and recording 31 match wins in the process.

They were edged 4-3 by New York Subliners in the final of the fifth Major of the season and are always there or thereabouts, so do not be surprised to see them come out on top this year.

Toronto and Texas lead chasing pack

Toronto Ultra and OpTic Texas are the next sides fancied in the betting for the Call of Duty League Championship at +350 and both have decent claims to the title.

OpTic rank second in the overall Call of Duty League standings for 2023, only 65 points adrift of leaders FaZe, although they failed to win any of the five Majors this year.

They have often shown themselves to be more dangerous in qualifying than in main events and that was particularly evident in Major Five in which OpTic won all five of their qualifiers but crashed out in the first round of the tournament.

As for Toronto Ultra, they are down in fourth spot in the overall Call of Duty League standings this year but won Major Three and reached the fourth round of the lower bracket in Major Five.

Subliners could offer the best outside value at Championship

That said, when it comes to assessing Atlanta FaZe's closest competitors for the Call of Duty League Championship title, New York Subliners look the best bet at +450.

The Subliners are wedged between OpTic Texas and Toronto Ultra in the overall Call of Duty League standings with 320 points and have been consistent performers throughout the year.

Most notable, New York Subliners are the only team in this year's Call of Duty League to have won two Major titles, prevailing at Major One and Major Five.

Major One was in Raleigh in North Carolina while Major Five took place in Toronto, so New York Subliners showed they can perform outside of their comfort zone by winning both of those events.

Having won the most recent Major should also play into their hands when it comes to confidence and they offer terrific value to cause a stir and win their maiden Call of Duty League Championship title.

Defending champions LA Thieves are next in the betting at +500, having won the Major Four title this year, while there is quite a jump to the next big hitters Boston Breach who are +2500 to win.

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