Paris Legion have set a new record for consecutive losses in the Call of Duty League. They lost 3-2 to Florida Mutineers in the last week of online play of the season.
It very nearly didn’t end up that way, with the series against Florida going all the way to a map five.
Paris stretched this series out longer than any other on their losing run.
Paris already knew that they didn’t have a chance of qualifying for Champs before the series but it seemingly lifted a weight off their shoulders.
The Legion came into the first map of the series on fire. Tuscan Hardpoint managed to finish in favour of Donovan “Temp” Laroda and co. An unusual position to find themselves in – leading a series.
It looked as though it was going to be even better for them after the first two rounds in map two. The SnD started out 2-0 to Paris.
Florida then quickly answered back with six straight rounds of perfect Search to level up the series at 1-1.
Paris then found themselves at match point after a storming effort on Control. They won 3-0 in the middle map of the series in order to put them within touching distance of getting their first CDL win since March.
They haven’t won a series since beating Toronto Ultra in the final week of qualifiers for Major 2.
The series went all the way to a Desert Siege SnD in map five after Mutineers turned things round in the second Hardpoint of the series.
Mutineers went into the map 0-6 on the season on Desert. Paris probably couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to finally break their losing run.
Florida ran out to a 4-1 lead and it looked dead to rights for the Legion. A quick fight-back and the game was level at 4-4 in a blink of an eye.
Florida then managed to turn the screw and win two rounds to see out the win with a 6-4 SnD victory.
The win puts Mutineers 15 points away from Qualification for Champs. Other results need to go their way between now and the end of Major 4.
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