This article is part of our DraftKings Call of Duty series.
- 1:00 p.m. Florida Mutineers vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas
- 2:30 p.m. Dallas Empire vs. Atlanta FaZe
- 4:00 p.m. Chicago Huntsmen vs. Toronto Ultra
- 5:30 p.m. Minnesota Rokkr vs. Seattle Surge
FLA (10-8) vs. LAG (4-11)
Well, for once recent scrims seemed to be a representative of the actual tournament itself. The new-look Mutineers roster was aggressive, going toe to toe in every round with arguably a top-3 team at the moment in the Huntsmen. Most of the credit will rightfully go to Owakening, who really shined in his debut, particularly during the team's two Hardpoints, but the synergy between the lineup top to bottom was impeccable.
I'm not positive Havok's 103 kills, which was second most overall Friday, is something that is repeatable, but the team-high 83 seconds of hill time is absolutely actionable and something to monitor with nominal objective man, Maux, now out of the lineup. I'm concerned about how many games will actually happen in this series, though. The Guerrillas play at a deliberate pace which is essentially counter to what this new version of the Mutineers want to do, and I'm not confident that when push comes to shove, they'll be able to keep up with their Floridian counterparts. Especially the way the Mutinners were playing their S&D, I just don't see where Los Angeles has an advantage. One of the three guys listed below will be worth their salary, but it's hard to envision more than one compiling enough to be relevant on DraftKings.