With UMG South Carolina and Week 5 of the Call of Duty World League for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III now in the rear-view mirror, 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 6 (Season 1)
1. OpTic Gaming (102 total points; 4 first place votes)
OpTic Gaming narrowly edged out Team EnVyUs to remain the top team in our power rankings for the seventh consecutive week. Despite their shocking 3-2 loss against compLexity Gaming, OpTic’s win against FaZe Clan was enough for our staff to still consider them the best team in the league at this time. After a disappointing showing at UMG South Carolina this past weekend, OG will try to recover and move on when they face off against Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming in Week 6.
2 . Team EnVyUs (101 total points; 4 first place votes)
Now holding onto the No. 1 seed in the CWL, Team EnVyUs earned as many first place votes as OpTic and came just one point behind them for the first spot in our power rankings. Team EnVyUs has been dominant lately, taking down CLG 3-0 and Dream Team 3-1 in Week 5. In Week 6, nV will try to keep their win streak going when they go up against H2k-Gaming and Team Kaliber.
3. Rise Nation (88 total points; 1 first place vote)
Fresh off their championship at UMG South Carolina, Rise Nation has moved up one spot in our rankings. In Week 5 of the CWL, Rise brought their record up to 7-3 with a 3-0 win against H2k-Gaming, followed by a 3-1 win over Team Kaliber. Rise has some tough matches ahead of them, as they face off against compLexity Gaming and FaZe Clan in Week 6.
4. FaZe Clan (85 total points)
FaZe Clan went 0-2 for the first time in Week 5 and have now dropped two spots in our power rankings. FaZe started the week with a shocking 3-2 loss to TSM, and then they lost 3-1 to OpTic Gaming in the most anticipated match of the CWL to date. In Week 6, FaZe looks to get back on the right track when they take on Team eLevate and Rise Nation.
5. compLexity Gaming (68 total points)
compLexity Gaming has moved up yet another spot in our power rankings after going 2-0 in Week 5. coL was able to pull off the 3-2 upset win over OpTic Gaming and then kept their win streak going with a 3-1 win over Team eLevate. Now sitting at 7-3 in the league, coL will try to remain in the upper echelon of the league when they play Rise Nation and Luminosity in Week 6.
6. H2k-Gaming (55 total points)
Despite their recent struggles, H2k-Gaming drops only one spot to remain in the top half of our power rankings. H2k continues to have issues online after their hot start in the league, losing 3-0 to Rise Nation and 3-1 to Luminosity before heading to UMG South Carolina, where they placed third/fourth. H2k will look to get back to their winning ways when they take on Team EnVyUs and Dream Team in Week 6.
7. Team SoloMid (51 total points)
Team SoloMid had somewhat of a weird Week 5 with both a quality win and a disappointing loss. TSM started the week with a shocking 3-2 upset win over FaZe Clan, but then got swept 3-0 by Counter Logic Gaming. In Week 6, TSM will face off against OpTic Gaming and Team eLevate.
8. Luminosity Gaming (48 total points)
After a strong showing at UMG South Carolina and two wins in Week 5, it’s no shock to see that Luminosity Gaming has moved up three spots in our power rankings. Luminosity finished second at UMG South Carolina this past weekend, right after they were able to defeat Dream Team 3-2 and H2k-Gaming 3-1 in the CWL. Luminosity will look to continue their winning ways when they go up against Team Kaliber and compLexity Gaming in Week 6.
9. Team eLevate (46 total points)
Even though they went 1-1 in Week 5, Team eLevate has dropped down one spot in our rankings. Team eLevate started Week 5 with a 3-1 win over tK before dropping their second match of the week 3-1 to compLexity Gaming. In Week 6, eLv will try to separate themselves from the middle of the pack when they play against FaZe Clan and TSM.
10. Dream Team (24 total points)
Dream Team remains in tenth place for our power rankings once again, despite going 0-2 in Week 5 with loses to Luminosity and Team EnVyUs. The boys on dT will look to turn things around when they take on CLG and H2k-Gaming in Week 6.
11. Team Kaliber (19 total points)
The struggles continue for Team Kaliber, who have dropped two spots in our power rankings as they are currently on a four game losing streak. Team Kaliber dropped both of their matches in Week 5, losing 3-1 to both Team eLevate and Rise Nation. Looking ahead to Week 6, tK has some difficult matchups against Luminosity and Team EnVyUs.
12. Counter Logic Gaming (15 total points)
Finally, Counter Logic Gaming rounds out our rankings for this week as they remain in last place for the second consecutive week. Brian ” PRPLXD” Ladd, who was recently picked up to replace Aaron “ CMPLX” Vetelino, made an immediate impact for CLG, helping them go 1-1 in Week 5 as they lost 3-0 to Team EnVyUs but swept TSM 3-0. CLG will have their work cut out for them yet again in Week 6 when they face off against Dream Team and OpTic Gaming.
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 .