This article is part of our DraftKings Call of Duty series.
- 1:00 p.m. New York Subliners vs. Atlanta FaZe
- 2:30 p.m. Florida Mutineers vs. Dallas Empire
- 3:30 p.m. OpTic Gaming Los Angeles vs. Toronto Ultra
- 5:30 p.m. Paris Legion vs. London Royal Ravens
NYS (7-12) vs. ATL (19-3)
For what feels like the first time in forever, all four of the projected favorites enter Saturday's upper bracket against one another. That's a treat for Call of Duty fans, but not so much for DFS players, as both the NYS/ATL and FLA/DAL series are incredibly difficult to predict without any sort of information regarding map choices.
That's without factoring in how mind-numbingly inconsistent FaZe have been over the last two weeks, with yet another game against an inferior opponent (this time the Toronto Ultra) going down to a Game 5. I thought last week's struggles were merely a blip in the radar, but at this point we have to assume something might truly be off with Atlanta, whether it be the communication, connection or simply too much tape already available for everyone to see.
Whatever the answer, it's hard to suggest it'll simply disappear, particularly against a Subliners roster that looked gamey against OpTic Gaming on Day 1. New York's S&D was extra impressive, to the point where I feel confident saying we'll at least see four games, at minimum, from this matchup.
At least on DraftKings, you'll have to play a little strategy when it comes to the captain spot, however. Cellium, Simp and MackMelts all make for solid