Tonight the Call of Duty League action finally kicks off. With two matches tonight, we take a look at Thursday’s Opening matches.
Minnesota Rokkr vs Los Angeles Thieves
Minnesota Rokkr looked great in their Kickoff Classic match. While they lost both Hardpoints to a very strong Toronto, and mainly Bance. They dominated the Search and Destroys long with the Control. MajorManiak keeps his record of the highest SnD K/D in the first matches of the season with a solid 2 K/D in SnD in the Kickoff Classic.
The Los Angeles Thieves took a hard loss against OpTic Chicago in the Kickoff Classic. While this was a dominant display from OpTic, this may cause a reaction from the Thieves. With such a stacked roster, the Thieves have a great chance to be a top 4 team in the game, and Minnesota are their main competitors.
This is set to be one of the most important matches of Stage 1, and being the first game makes it very hard to call. We’re starting off the year with two bets for this match. Firstly, we’re backing Minnesota Rokkr to win Map 2 at 1.80. This is because of their great SnD performance in the Kickoff Classic. Secondly, we’re backing LA Thieves to win the match. This is because the match set up to be very close, and those 2.55 odds look too good to resist.
Pick: Minnesota Rokkr Map 2 ML, 1.75 @ Betway & LA Thieves ML, 2.55 @ Betway
Seattle Surge vs Dallas Empire
Seattle Surge sits bottom in our expectations for the 2021 Call of Duty League season. Following their disappointing performance at the Kickoff Classic, it can’t really get any worse for the Surge. While they have the talent, they had some issues in their first match. However, coming up against Dallas Empire, they can’t afford to make any mistakes.
Dallas Empire were clinical in their Kickoff Classic match against the New York Subliners. While they were playing a new team with little experience, they didn’t stoop to their level and they played a perfect game. We expect to see this again, and this should be an easy win for the Empire.
This match should be nothing less than a 3-0 win for Dallas Empire. They look like one of the best teams in the game once again, and should dominate this matchup.