Despite some connection issues, another week in the Call of Duty World League for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III is in the books, which means that it is time for an updated edition of GAMURS’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 GAMURS 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 8 (Season 2)
1. OpTic Gaming (60 total points; 5 first place votes)
OpTic Gaming remains in the number one spot of our power rankings once again after going 1-0 in Week 7 to bring their Stage Two record to 9-2. OpTic defeated Rise Nation 3-0, and they will try to continue their win streak when they face off against Team EnVyUs and H2k-Gaming in Week 8.
2. Rise Nation (55 total points)
Once again, Rise Nation stays at the number two spot in our power rankings, despite going 1-1 in Week 7. Rise took down Team eLevate 3-0 before losing decisively to OpTic Gaming 3-0. In Week 8, Rise will put their 8-4 record to the test when they take on Team SoloMid and Cloud9.
3. Team EnVyUs (48 total points)
Team EnVyUs was able to move up one spot in our power rankings after going 1-0 in Week 7. EnVyUs defeated H2k in convincing 3-0 fashion and now hold a 7-4 record in Stage Two. EnVyUs will look to continue climbing the standings when they play against OpTic and TSM in Week 8.
4. FaZe Clan (47 total points)
Dropping down one spot in our power rankings is FaZe Clan, who went 1-1 in Week 7. FaZe began the week with a shocking 3-2 loss to Cloud9, but they responded with a strong 3-0 win over Luminosity Gaming. In Week 8, FaZe will try to improve their stellar 8-4 record when they go up against Dream Team and compLexity Gaming.
5. Dream Team (34 total points)
Dream Team moved up one spot in our power rankings, even though they went 0-1 in Week 7. dT lost 3-1 to C9, bringing their record to 6-5 on the season. With so many teams extremely close to one another in the standings, dT will look to keep fighting their way to the top when they face off against Luminosity and FaZe in Week 8.
6. Team eLevate (32 total points)
Despite a 0-1 performance in Week 7, Team eLevate has moved up one spot in our power rankings. eLv now has a record of 6-5 following their 3-0 loss to Rise. In Week 8, eLv will look to get back on track when they take on H2k and coL.
7. H2k-Gaming (31 total points)
H2k-Gaming has dropped down two spots in our power rankings due to a 0-2 showing in Week 7, losing 3-0 to Team EnVyUs and 3-1 to coL. With their Stage Two record now sitting at 6-6, H2k will try to get back to their winning ways when they play against eLv and OpTic in Week 8.
8. Cloud9 (29 total points)
Following a superb 2-0 performance in Week 7, Cloud9 was able to move up one spot in our power rankings. C9 began the week with a great 3-2 upset win over FaZe, and followed that up with a 3-1 win over dT. In Week 8, C9 will try to stay hot when they go up against Hundred Thieves and Rise.
9. compLexity Gaming (20 total points)
compLexity Gaming also played well in Week 7, going 1-0 and moving up two spots in our power rankings. coL took down H2k 3-1, and will now have their 4-7 record put to the test when they face off against eLv and FaZe in Week 8.
10. Luminosity Gaming (18 total points)
A 3-0 loss to FaZe means that Luminosity Gaming went 0-1 in Week 7 and have dropped down two spots in our power rankings. In Week 8, Luminosity will strive to get their 4-7 record closer to the .500 mark when they take on dT and Hundred Thieves.
11. Hundred Thieves (11 total points)
- Matthew “Royalty” Faithfull
- Patrick “ACHES” Price
- Brandon “Nelson” McKinney
- Remington “Remy” Ihringer
Hundred Thieves moved down one spot in our power rankings after their 3-1 loss to TSM brought their season record to 2-9. This remodeled Hundred Thieves roster will look to make some quick adjustments when they play against C9 and Luminosity in Week 8.
12. Team SoloMid (5 total points)
Finally, Team SoloMid is still in last place of our power rankings despite going 1-0 in Week 7, taking down 100T 3-1 and improving their record to 2-9. In Week 8, TSM will try to break out of their tie for the last place when they go up against Rise and EnVyUs.
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 @GAMURScom.