This article is part of our DraftKings Call of Duty series.
- 1:00 p.m. Dallas Empire vs. New York Subliners
- 2:30 p.m. London Royal Ravens vs. Florida Mutineers
- 4:00 p.m. Paris Legion vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas
- 5:30 p.m. Seattle Surge vs. OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
DAL (18-10) vs. NYS (13-15)
Friday played out essentially as we expected, which sets the stage for arguably one of the best Day 2 slates in recent memory. Call me crazy, but I'm more excited to watch these games play out as opposed to Chicago or Atlanta. We know who those teams are, but we're going to truly find out who Dallas and New York is following their Saturday matchup.
The Empire were scintillating in their series against the Legion, and probably should have swept them if they weren't obviously, and intentionally, trying out a few different Search and Destroy strats early in Map 2. Shotzzy was his usual dynamic self, but perhaps the biggest takeaway was the absolute emergence of Huke, who posted the second highest KD of Day 1 with a 1.43. The malleability of Empire's roster is easily one of the biggest advantages in the entire Call of Duty League, and it all hinges on what Huke can do in terms of first entries and rotation call outs. Shotzzy can do anything with his movement and gun skill, and Clayster and C6 are veteran presences who have seen, and done, everything possible in Call of Duty, but for Dallas to hang with any opponent, it all depends on Huke on making plays.