Another exciting week of action in the Call of Duty World League for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III is in the books, which means that it is now 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 4 (Season 1)
1. OpTic Gaming (118 total points; 8 first place votes)
Despite suffering their first loss of the season, OpTic Gaming remains at the top of our power rankings for the fourth consecutive week. OpTic was able to come up with a big 3-2 win over Team EnVyUs before being upset 3-1 by Dream Team. The Green Wall is hoping that OpTic will be able to bounce back from this loss when they take on H2k-Gaming and Team Kaliber this week.
2. FaZe Clan (112 total points; 2 first place votes)
FaZe Clan also suffered their first loss of the season last week, but that did not impact their standings in these power rankings as they still hold the number two spot. FaZe got off to a hot start with a 3-1 win over H2k-Gaming, but then they shockingly lost 3-0 to Team Kaliber. This team will look to rebound when they go up against compLexity Gaming and Counter Logic Gaming in Week 4.
3. Team EnVyUs (95 total points)
Once again holding onto the number three spot in our power rankings is Team EnVyUs, who went 1-1 on the week. After a great matchup with OpTic Gaming that resulted in a 3-2 loss, nV responded with a 3-0 sweep of Team eLevate. The boys in blue will look to build off that win when they take on Rise Nation and Luminosity Gaming this week.
4. Rise Nation (93 total points)
On paper, Rise Nation had relatively easy matchups in Week 3, and they were able to go 2-0 on the week to move up one spot in our power rankings. Rise started off the week with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Counter Logic Gaming, followed by a 3-0 sweep of Luminosity Gaming. In Week 4, Rise has some more difficult matchups as they face off against Team EnVyUs and Dream Team.
5. H2k-Gaming (82 total points)
H2k-Gaming struggled in Week 3, going 0-2 and moving down one spot in our power rankings. H2k started off the week with a difficult matchup against FaZe, resulting in a 3-1 loss. They then faced off against the Rush eSports, who shockingly swept H2k 3-0. H2k will look to get back to their winning ways when they go up against OpTic Gaming and Team eLevate in Week 4.
6. Rush eSports (56 total points)
The re-named Question Mark squad, Rush eSports, continues to surprise people as they now find themselves at 3-3 in the league and have moved up two more spots in our power rankings. Rush fell 3-1 to Dream Team but they were able to secure the 3-0 sweep of H2k. Moving forward, Rush will look to keep up their consistent play this week when they go up against Team Kaliber and compLexity Gaming.
7. compLexity Gaming (55 total points)
compLexity Gaming went 1-1 in Week 3 and have now dropped one spot in our power rankings. After an impressive showing in Week 2, coL got off to rocky start in Week 3 with a 3-1 loss to Team Kaliber. However, the coL boys were able to bounce back and respond with a 3-2 win over Counter Logic Gaming. In Week 4, coL has their work cut out for them as they will face off against FaZe Clan and Rush eSports.
8. Team eLevate (53 total points)
Despite earning their second win of the season, Team eLevate still fell one spot in our power rankings. eLv began the week with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Luminosity, but then they were swept 3-0 by Team EnVyUs. Team eLevate will try to get back to a .500 record when they go up against Dream Team and H2k-Gaming in Week 4.
9. Team Kaliber (51 total points)
Team Kaliber shocked a lot of people last week when they went 2-0 with two impressive upset victories, which helped them move up three spots in our power rankings. tK was able to take down compLexity Gaming 3-1 and then they completely dominated FaZe Clan, sweeping the series 3-0. Looking ahead to Week 4, tK will face off against Rush eSports and OpTic Gaming.
10. Dream Team (28 total points)
Moving up one spot in our power rankings is Dream Team, who pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season thus far when they defeated OpTic Gaming. dT went 2-0 on the week, first taking down Rush eSports 3-1 before they were able to upset OG 3-1 as well. Dream Team will look to stay hot in Week 4 when they go up against Team eLevate and Rise Nation.
11. Counter Logic Gaming (21 total points)
Even though they keep pushing their matchups to the last map, Counter Logic Gaming continues to struggle as they drop down two spots in our power rankings. CLG lost both of their matchups 3-2 in Week 3, first to Rise Nation and then to compLexity Gaming. This is somewhat surprising as CLG has appeared to be one of the better Search and Destroy teams, but hopefully they have been able to make some adjustments to their SnD game prior to Week 4 when they take on Luminosity and FaZe.
12. Luminosity Gaming (16 total points)
Finally, Luminosity Gaming find themselves at the bottom of our power rankings, falling two spots from last week. Luminosity went 0-2 on the week, losing 3-2 to Team eLevate before being 3-0 swept by Rise Nation. Luminosity will look to climb out of the cellar when they face off against Counter Logic Gaming and Team EnVyUs in Week 4.
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 .