The host Atlanta FaZe completed an unbeaten weekend with victories in a pair of matches, as the team won the Week 4 tournament of the Call of Duty League at Gateway Center Arena in College Park, Ga.
The triumph carried plenty of drama, especially in the semifinal match against the Minnesota ROslash;KKR, which led 2-0 on maps before FaZe pulled off the 3-2 comeback. Minnesota won 250-211 on Hackney Yard Hardpoint and 6-2 on Piccadilly Search and Destroy. But then FaZe took the last three maps, winning 169-140 on Hackney Yard Domination, 250-205 on Gun Runner Hardpoint and 6-4 on Gun Runner Search and Destroy.
FaZe then dispatched the Florida Mutineers 3-0, taking St. Petrograd Hardpoint 250-138, Gun Runner Search and Destroy 6-4, then winning 148-137 on St. Petrograd Domination for the Grand Final sweep.
The Group A champion FaZe went 4-0 over the weekend, losing just three total maps and earning 50 league points in the process. The Mutineers garnered 30 points as runners-up.
This weekend marks the second of 12 hosted eight-team tournaments during the league's inaugural regular season. Each eight-team tournament features two double-elimination groups, with the top two teams from each group advancing to Sunday's single-elimination playoff bracket.
Each of the league's 12 franchises will host a weekend tournament once, except London, which hosted last week and will host again in the penultimate week. The two Los Angeles franchises will host jointly on March 7-8.
Minnesota first had to defeat the Paris Legion 3-2 in a back-and-forth matchup in which neither team won consecutive maps, earning ROslash;KKR its semifinal berth against FaZe.
Florida qualified for the semifinals in similar fashion, sporting a 3-2 win over the London Royal Ravens. Then the Mutineers pulled off the upset, defeating the Group B champion Chicago Huntsmen 3-2 -- rallying after dropping the first two maps of the match.
In addition to FaZe earning 50 points and the Mutineers 30 for the weekend, ROslash;KKR and the Huntsmen each notched 20, with the Legion and Royal Ravens each adding 10.
--Field Level Media