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After eleven tournaments, the Chicago Huntsmen will finally face the Atlanta FaZe. The Call of Duty League titans have yet to play each other in a tournament since the league’s beginning. When schedules were released back in January 2020, there was something fishy about the group stages for the year. It was revealed that Huntsmen and FaZe would not play each other in groups at any tournament. This information enraged Call of Duty fans, since Chicago and Atlanta were the most popular teams in the league. Additionally, some fans took the fairness of groups into consideration. With Huntsmen and FaZe being the most dominant two, fans wondered why they wouldn’t play against each other early. This would increase each team’s chances to compete in a final.

There have been multiple opportunities for the teams to play one another in the semi-finals. However, either Huntsmen or FaZe beat or lost to other teams, which prevented the matchup. Finally, the time has come for the two titans to face one another in a true match of skill. The New York Subliners home series featured the first match-up between Atlanta and Chicago. 

Chicago Huntsmen destroy FaZe

Throughout the Call of Duty League, fans have hotly debated which team would win if they matched up against each other. With names like Seth “Scump” Abner, Chris “Simp” Lehr, and Matthew “Formal” Piper competing, it seemed like there was no telling who would win. 

The Chicago Huntsmen started the series off hot with an impressive 250-160 point Hackey Yard Hardpoint. They then moved on to a St. Petrograd Search and Destroy, where the Huntsmen annihilated FaZe 6-1. Atlanta FaZe has been looking shaky in Search and Destroy lately, and Huntsmen certainly capitalized on it. With Chicago up 2-0 in the series, it moved to a Hackey Yard Domination for the final map. After an impressive performance from Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson, the Huntsmen took down FaZe 166-149.

The Atlanta FaZe will have one more opportunity to beat the Chicago Huntsmen during the Toronto Ultra home series at the end of July. However, both teams will have to make it to Sunday in order for a chance to match up once again. 

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Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, VALORANT and Halo.