The start of Stage 2 of the Call of Duty World League for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III is upon us, which means that it is time for an updated edition of eSportsNation ’s power rankings for the North American teams participating in this league.
Just as a reminder, the point system for these power rankings will be calculated based on the rankings submitted by any of the eSportsNation staff members. These staff members were asked to rank the 12 teams in order from best to worst, with No. 1 being the best and No. 12 being the worst. Points will be rewarded to mirror a team’s ranking; for example, the first place team will receive 12 points, while the twelfth place team will receive one point.
After every week of action, we will be releasing another power rankings article where the teams will either move up or down based on how they perform in their matches, so don’t forget to check back here each week for the latest power rankings.
Without further ado, here are your power rankings for this week.
NA Power Rankings – Week 1 (Season 2)
1. OpTic Gaming (60 total points; 5 first place votes)
OpTic Gaming was the top team for all of season one, so it is no surprise to see them right back at the top of our list for the start of Stage 2. OpTic will try to pick up right where they left off when they play against Team EnVyUs and Rise Nation to begin the new season.
2 . Rise Nation (55 total points)
After finishing second at the CWL Season 1 Playoffs, Rise Nation has clearly earned their number two spot in our power rankings. In Week 1 of this season, Rise will face off against Team SoloMid and OpTic Gaming.
3. FaZe Clan (50 total points)
FaZe Clan is coming off a top-four finish at the Season 1 Playoffs and have secured the number three spot in our power rankings to begin Stage 2. FaZe will look to start the season on a high note when they take on Luminosity Gaming and compLexity Gaming.
4. Team eLevate (43 total points)
After a strong showing in Season 1, Team eLevate has proven that they are one of the top teams in the game and hold the number four spot in our power rankings. In Week 1 of the new season, eLv will have their work cut out for them when they play against Team EnVyUs and H2k-Gaming.
5. Team EnVyUs (42 total points)
Team EnVyUs had a rough end to Season 1 and a quick exit from the Season 1 Playoffs prompted a few roster changes heading into the new season. Fans of Team EnVyUs will get to see this new roster make it’s debut when the team faces off against Team eLevate and OpTic Gaming in Week 1.
6. compLexity Gaming (31 total points)
After a first round loss in the Season 1 Playoffs, compLexity Gaming made a small roster change but still earned the number six spot in our power rankings. In Week 1, coL’s new lineup will be tested when they take on H2k and FaZe.
7. H2k-Gaming (28 total points)
H2k-Gaming is coming off a great comeback win in the relegation tournament to keep their spot in the CWL and secure the number seven spot in our power rankings. H2k will try to show the world that they deserve to be in the CWL when they play against compLexity and Team eLevate in Week 1.
8. Cloud9 (23 total points)
After an impressive performance in the relegation tournament, Cloud9 appear at the number eight spot in our power rankings. In Week 1, the boys on C9 will make their CWL debut against Dream Team and 100Thieves.
9. Team SoloMid (22 total points)
Team SoloMid played well at the Season 1 Playoffs, but still sit at number nine in our power rankings. TSM will look to start the new season off right when they play against 100Thieves and Rise in Week 1.
10. Luminosity Gaming (20 total points)
With an incomplete roster at this moment, Luminosity Gaming find themselves in the tenth spot of our power rankings. In Week 1, Luminosity will face off against FaZe and Dream Team.
11. Dream Team (9 total points)
Dream Team has the eleventh spot in our power rankings, partily due to the fact that they only have two players on their roster at the moment. Despite this, the new dT roster will try to improve on their Season 1 performance when they take on C9 and Luminosity in Week 1.
12. 100Thieves (7 total points)
- Matthew “Royalty” Faithfull
- Brandon “Nelson” McKinney
- John “Johnny” Cookson
- Alex “Examples” Hartlaub
Formerly known as King Papey, 100Thieves are the underdogs of Season 2 as they are in last place in our power rankings. In Week 1, this team of unexperienced players will try to prove everyone wrong and show that they belong in the CWL when they play against TSM and C9.
What do you think about our Power Rankings for this week? Are there any teams that you would rank higher or lower? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us @eSportsNation .