Las Vegas Legion vs Minnesota RØKKR is a very important match, as it can be the decider of who gets the last CDL Champs 2023 spot.
The Bounty Matches of the Call of Duty League Stage 5 Qualifiers start today! London Royal Ravens will face Atlanta FaZe, Los Angeles Thieves clash with the Florida Mutineers while New York Subliners are having a showdown against the Los Angeles Guerrillas. But there’s not just one day of Bounty Matches, as Sunday kicks off with the match between Las Vegas Legion and Minnesota RØKKR – which is a far more important derby than it would first seem.
Las Vegas Legions vs Minnesota RØKKR Preview
Las Vegas Legion
The Legion had a half and half first week of Stage 5: they narrowly got defeated by OpTic Texas, but still managed to take one of the strongest teams of the last 2 Majors to the 5th match in the series – but on the next day, James “Clayster” Eubanks was able to exert his revenge on his former team, the New York Subliners, as LVL beat the black and yellow squad 3-2.
Sadly, they couldn’t keep that tempo up, as on Friday, Atlanta FaZe blew them out of the water with a 3-0 victory – but nothing is set in stone yet.
RØKKR are on the brink of greatness – or the brink of failure. The representatives of Minnesota have the 8th spot on the overall standings of the year, meaning that they have a clear shot of making it to Champs.
However, they need to step up if they want to be a real threat to bigger teams when the Call of Duty League Championship starts. While they were the best team in the Stage 1 Qualifiers, and got to the 3rd place in the Stage 2 Major, they didn’t really show anything big other than these two performances. Nevertheless, they have made it to the top 6 in the Stage 4 Major, and beat London Royal Ravens in the first week of Stage 5, so maybe they gained enough momentum.
Las Vegas Legion vs Minnesota RØKKR Predictions
But why is this match more important than it would first seem? It’s not because it’s a Bounty Match with $10,000 on the line, but because Minnesota RØKKR is 8th, while Las Vegas Legion is 9th in the overall standings. This match could be one of the deciding factors in who makes it to the Championship at the end of the year – and history is on Las Vegas Legion’s side, as they beat Minnesota RØKKR every single time they met Marcus “Afro” Reid and his team this year.