CDL 2021 Stage 2 Ultra Home Series has begun, with some significant changes and real surprises keeping fans on their toes.
London Ravens finally got their first win of the CDL 2021 season
The London Royal Ravens finally got their first win of the Call of Duty 2021 League season, a 3-0 victory over the LA Guerrillas, while Seattle Surge were less than a second away from a major upset over the Dallas Empire.
Here is our player of the Week and MVP for CDL 2021 Stage 2‘ Toronto Ultra Home Series, whether it be high killstreaks, insane clutch plays, or simply a lights out all-around performance.
CDL 2021 Stage 2, Week 1. Player Of The Week and MVP
To begin CDL 2021 Stage 2, London finally broke their losing streak, while Atlanta FaZe remained undefeated. Seattle Surge nearly pulled off a major upset by defeating Dallas Empire, while New York Subliners completed an incredible reverse sweep of LA Thieves.
With new rosters, rookie debuts, and other factors, here’s how we selected our Player of the Week and MVP:
MVP — James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks of the New York Subliners
It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago, Clayster seemed doomed to never win again. But it’s all he knows now, and he looked as young and fresh as ever when he pulled off the reverse sweep against LA Thieves. He has been instrumental and crucial in the win, posting a 1.24 K/D in the series. This is his best game since Advanced Warfare, and he’s not slowing down.
Sean ‘Seany’ O’Connor — London Royal Ravens
London has finally won a game! In a very convincing manner, too. While Seany isn’t exactly known for being the main attraction, often just doing whatever is required on the map, he put in a significant shift against the LA Guerrillas.
Seany was putting in work in both Search & Destroy and Control with a 1.19 K/D. He had a 1.26 in the third and final map of the series, while his closest teammate had a 0.88. It’s safe to say that if Sean hadn’t been there, this series might not have been as clean as it was.
Sam ‘Octane’ Larew — Seattle Surge
Seattle came perilously close to defeating Dallas, displaying a side of themselves that is rarely seen. While each player had his or her moments, Octane is, without a doubt, the standout.
Given a rough first map, Octane put his team in the backpack and fired for the rest of the series, with his 14-7 performance in Game 5 but not quite enough to secure the victory. Needless to say, when Seattle performs well, it only serves to highlight Octane’s incredible abilities.
Jamie ‘Insight’ Craven — Toronto Ultra
Despite a 0-2 start to CDL 2021 Stage 2, Toronto came dangerously close to defeating a star-studded LA Thieves team. Throughout the series, Insight sought to demonstrate that Toronto made the correct decision in selecting him over Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni. With a 1.33 K/D and nearly 30 kills in Search & Destroy alone against the Thieves, he’s one to watch in the coming months.
The players that we chose, on the other hand, were the true game changers. Whether it was merely going above and beyond to keep their team in contention, or demonstrating that they belong on the main stage.