London Royal Ravens finish 4th in CDL Championship Weekend and take home $450,000

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UK Call of Duty side London Royal Ravens reached the top 4 in the Call of Duty League (CDL) Championship Weekend 2020.

The Ravens had an impressive run in the playoffs last weekend. After falling 3-1 to Toronto Ultra, they managed to pull off a string of victories in the losers’ bracket, beating Paris Legion 3-1 and New York Subliners 3-2 before seeking revenge on Toronto to beat them 3-1.

Unfortunately for the UK side, the Ravens fell 3-1 to the Chicago Huntsmen yesterday, ending their run but securing them 4th place in the 2020 Champs and $450,000 in prize winnings.

4th is not a bad result for the London Royal Ravens’ first year together, considering they finished 6th in the regular 2020 Call of Duty League standings.

Atlanta FaZe beat the Huntsmen 3-1 in the semi-final and will now face Dallas Empire in the grand final today (Sunday August 30th 2020) at 9pm BST.

London Royal Ravens MD and Rektglobal chief gaming officer Michael ‘ODEE’ O’Dell tweeted the following:

It’s not been all plain sailing. The Ravens and other CoD teams have seen some controversy this year. Last weekend there were issues of players being booted offline, with Ravens player Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris posting his frank thoughts on Twitter.

Another time, a match started without Ravens player Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall being present due to him filling up a Mountain Dew bottle with water (further context provided here).

The Ravens consist of a mix of top UK and Ireland CoD players.

Further reading: ‘A landmark event in UK Call of Duty history’ – what it was like attending London Royal Ravens’ first CoD League home matches

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