This article is part of our DraftKings Call of Duty series.
- 4:00 p.m. Atlanta FaZe vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas
- 5:30 p.m. Dallas Empire vs. Florida Mutineers
ATL (17-2) vs. LAG (5-12)
The biggest storyline entering this matchup is "what could of been", as Saturday's early-slate results seemed to set the stage for 2020's first matchup between FaZe and the Chicago Huntsmen, only for the latter to completely choke away the opportunity, losing the lower-bracket matchup to the Guerrillas.
Instead we get two overwhelming favorites in a two-game slate, starting first with the side of FaZe. From a DFS standpoint, it's quite possible both of these contests end up being 3-0. However, let's play out the logic that at least this one makes it to a fourth game. We know Atlanta is a merciless band of slayers, with Cellium and Simp playing at a different level of pace than what feels like the rest of the CWL. But the Guerrillas tactical approach can be a bit of a buzzkill when it comes to slaying – look no further than Friday's matchup against the Ultra for affirmation of that point – which would hinder FaZe's output in a four-game series. That, of course, would also apply in the event this winds up being an Atlanta sweep.
Of course, there's the faint possibility the Guerrillas are competitive against FaZe. After all, it's taken two reverse sweeps for Atlanta to get to this point. But even in a five-game series, the lack of intentional engagements by the side of the Los Angeles ultimately