The end of Week 4 in the Call of Duty World League for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III 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 5 (Season 1)
1. OpTic Gaming (94 total points; 6 first place votes)
OpTic Gaming did not lose a map in Week 4 as they remain at the top of our power rankings for the fifth consecutive week. OpTic swept both H2k-Gaming and Team Kaliber to get to 7-1 on the season. Looking ahead to Week 5, OpTic will be facing off against compLexity Gaming before playing against FaZe Clan in the most highly-anticipated match of the season.
2. FaZe Clan (88 total points; 2 first place votes)
Despite their match forfeit situation against compLexity, FaZe Clan is still at number two in our power rankings. FaZe originally defeated compLexity 3-2 after making the 0-2 comeback, but that ruling was overturned due to a “map exploit.” However, FaZe was able to defeat Counter Logic Gaming 3-0 in order to go 1-1 on the week. In Week 5, FaZe will go up against TSM and OpTic Gaming.
3. Team EnVyUs (81 total points)
Team EnVyUs remains at the number three spot in our power rankings after a 2-0 performance in Week 4. Just like OpTic, EnVy also did not lose a map in Week 4, sweeping Rise Nation and Luminosity Gaming. EnVy will look to continue this trend when they take on CLG and Dream Team in Week 5.
4. Rise Nation (72 total points)
Staying at number four in our power rankings is Rise Nation, despite a big 3-0 loss to Team EnVyUs. Rise was able to bounce back from that loss with a 3-2 win over Dream Team, putting Rise at 5-3 on the season. In Week 5, Rise faces off against two 3-5 teams in H2k-Gaming and Team Kaliber.
5. H2k-Gaming (56 total points)
Despite their recent struggles, H2k-Gaming is still fifth in our power rankings. Our staff continues to show confidence in this roster, even though they went 0-2 in Week 4 with losses to OpTic Gaming and Team eLevate. Looking ahead to Week 5, H2k will look to get back to their winning ways when they take on Rise Nation and Luminosity Gaming.
6. compLexity Gaming (54 total points)
The first team to move up since last week is compLexity Gaming, gaining one spot in our rankings. compLexity now find themselves at 5-3 after wins over FaZe and TSM in Week 4. coL will have their work cut out for them in Week 5 when they have to play against OpTic and Team eLevate.
7. Team SoloMid (52 total points)
Now known as Team SoloMid, this squad continues to make the most of this opportunity as they now sit in the middle of the pack at 4-4. Playing as Rush eSports last week, this team went 1-1, defeating Team Kaliber 3-2 before falling 3-2 to coL. These boys will look to stay consistent as they face off against FaZe and CLG when they make their TSM-debut in Week 5.
8. Team eLevate (43 total points)
Team eLevate seems to have a secure hold on the number eight spot in our rankings, even though they went 2-0 in Week 4, with wins over Dream Team and H2k. eLv will look to continue their win streak when they take on Team Kaliber and coL in Week 5.
9. Team Kaliber (30 total points)
Also staying put at the number nine spot in our rankings is Team Kaliber, who continue to struggle with consistency in the league. After an impressive Week 3, tK went 0-2 in Week 4 with a 3-2 loss to TSM and a 3-0 loss to OpTic. Team Kaliber will look to bounce back in Week 5 when they face off against eLv and Rise.
10. Dream Team (22 total points)
Dream Team lost two 3-2 series in Week 4 and remains at the tenth spot in our power rankings. dT was able to bring it to two consecutive game fives but just couldn’t seal the deal, losing to both eLv and Rise on the final map of the series. Looking ahead to Week 5, dT will need to have improved their Search and Destroy play as they go up against Luminosity and Team EnVyUs.
11. Luminosity Gaming (20 total points)
Luminosity Gaming was able to move up one spot and out of last place in rankings after taking down CLG in Week 4. Luminosity defeated CLG 3-1 before being swept 3-0 by Team EnVyUs. In Week 5, Luminosity has some important matches against other teams in the bottom half of the league as they play against Dream Team and H2k.
12. Counter Logic Gaming (10 total points)
Finally, Counter Logic Gaming rounds out our rankings for this week as they drop down one spot to last place. CLG struggled in Week 4, losing 3-1 to Luminosity before getting swept by FaZe. CLG felt that a roster move was necessary, so they decided to drop Aaron “CMPLX” Vetelino. Their new fourth has yet to be announced, but whoever it is will need to have an impressive debut when CLG takes on Team EnVyUs and TSM in Week 5.
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 .