The Toronto Ultra have defended their championship with a convincing sweep against the Florida Mutineers at the London Royal Ravens Home Series. In this game, Toronto proved their Major win was no fluke. They play Dallas next in the marquee matchup April 25.
Coming into Stage 3, some fans in the Call of Duty community weren’t convinced the Ultra would remain consistent. After all, their Major win came seemingly out of nowhere after a rocky performance throughout Stage 2. These doubts were put aside for the moment, though, as Toronto steamrolled through Florida in their first Stage 3 series.
Florida drops to Toronto at London Home Series
Both squads in this match were particularly interesting to watch for the first time in Stage 3. Toronto is coming off an unlikely championship, and Florida was playing its first match with Colt “Havok” McLendon. Havok replaced Josiah “Slacked” Berry after a rough performance through the first half of the season.
The match itself was fairly close, with two of the maps coming down to the last round. Unfortunately for Florida, this wasn’t a winning recipe and they failed to claim a map. No player performed particularly poorly, but Joe “Owakening” Conley was clearly the MVP for the team. The second-year pro finished with 40 kills in the Control, despite losing the map.
It’s far too early to tell whether Florida can turn things around with Havok on board. Of course, being on the wrong side of a sweep isn’t a great way to start a stage, but it’s how you finish that counts.
They're the best around, nothing's gonna ever keep them down!@TorontoUltra continue their Stage II success into the 3-0 series WIN over @Mutineers!#StrengthInTheNorth | #CDL2021 pic.twitter.com/N7nX45SXWQ
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) April 22, 2021
The team that would know that better than anyone is Toronto, who looked impressive in their first match of the stage. Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan, in particular, showed out, going for 29 kills in Hardpoint and 38 kills in Control.
No member of the Ultra seemed to show any signs of slumping after their monumental Stage 2 Major victory. It’s a great sign for Toronto fans, but a scary sight for the rest of the CDL.
Florida plays again on Saturday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m. ET against Minnesota. Toronto faces off in the marquee matchup of the home series against Dallas on Sunday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m. ET.