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The final stage of the CDL is in full swing with teams beginning to secure their places in CoD Champs while others have already been eliminated. With roster spots for 2022 still to play for and new rosters looking for a late-season boost, here’s a look at some players to target and fade into Stage 4 Week 2 of the Call of Duty League.
Players to target
OpTic Texas began Stage 4 with two upset losses, one to Minnesota and one to Boston, but despite those losses, Dashy has been putting up some of the strongest numbers in the CDL. So far in Stage 4, Dashy has an overall KD of 1.32 and a simply unthinkable KD of 1.69 in Control, putting him on track to continue his MVP chances in the final stage. OpTic Texas takes on Paris and NYSL in Week 2, two games they should win without breaking a sweat and two games where Dashy can absolutely beat his stats.
London was the team to watch to start the year building an exciting roster around the Zero veteran. A variety of issues scuttled midway through the season for London, but heading into Stage 4 and CoD Champs they seem to be back and it’s Zer0’s veteran presence that carries this team. In Stage 4, Zer0 has posted 2.10 KD on Hardpoint and 1.58 KD overall. Let me repeat that Hardpoint KD – 2.10. Those kinds of numbers are certainly not sustainable, but the beautiful thing is that he could go back by a huge margin and still be the best KD in the CDL. Zer0 is on fire and London faces two teams in the bottom five, Minnesota and Florida.
The Stage 3 MVP is certainly not resting on his laurels. Pred came out fried against Paris in Stage 4, Week 1, racking up a total of 1.54 KD en route to quickly sweeping the future Las Vegas Legion. Seattle has been inconsistent all year, but if ever there was a time to find form, it would be right now at the end of the season, and Pred and Sib are doing just that. Pred faces Boston and New York in Week 2, two games Seattle hopes to win comfortably if it wants to stay in the top four of the CDL standings.
players to disappear
Another week, another appearance in red for Jimbo. Paris entry SMG is playing the toughest role in the CDL and doing so for the worst team in the league. Fantasy value isn’t much worse than that. Paris faces two of the best teams in the game in Week 2, OpTic Texas and LA Thieves, and Jimbo will likely be in the mix from the initial Hardpoint. Jimbo isn’t a bad player by any means, but playing as the entry SMG for Paris is a thankless task and one that constantly ruins his individual stats.
Speaking of SMG players on struggling teams, enter 2Real, the newest member of the Florida Mutineers. Called up from the Challengers, 2Real was brought in to replace one of the best entry-level SMG players in the league, Vivid. It’s been a mixed bag so far for 2Real as he was absolutely awful against NYSL but showed some flashes of brilliance to help lead the Minnesota sweep. Florida only plays once in Week 2, taking on a high-flying London team looking for blood to prove they can compete with the best, should be a massive test for 2Real.
The king has fallen off a cliff since Major 1. OpTic Texas came out red hot in Major 1 and took the title looking like one of the best teams in the game, but it’s been tough ever since. Injury issues with iLLeY combined with inconsistency from substitutes Prolute and General have left Scump and company. with consecutive sixth-place finishes at Major 2 and 3. Scump has started Major 4 on an equally terrible note, ending Week 1 with an overall KD of 0.91 and a 0.89 Control. iLLeY is back for week 2, so there’s always a chance OpTic Texas will trade him, but even if they do, the fantasy value would come from Shotzzy and Dashy, not Scump.
Stats courtesy of Breakingpoint.gg