Another week of action in the Call of Duty World League for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III has come to an end, 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 8 (Season 1)
1. OpTic Gaming (96 total points; 8 first place votes)
Back-to-back UMG 25K Online Tournament champions OpTic Gaming once again hold the top spot in our power rankings for the ninth consecutive week. OpTic also went 2-0 on the week in the CWL, defeating Team eLevate 3-1 and Rise Nation 3-0. In Week 7, OpTic will have some tough matches against Luminosity Gaming and Team EnVyUs.
2 . Team EnVyUs (86 total points)
Team EnVyUs hang onto the number two spot in our power rankings despite going 1-1 in Week 7, with a 3-2 win over compLexity Gaming and a 3-0 loss to FaZe Clan. Team EnVyUs will look to get back on track when they face off against Team SoloMid and OpTic Gaming in Week 8.
3. Rise Nation (79 total points)
A 1-1 Week 7 was enough for Rise Nation to remain the number three team in our power rankings. Rise was able to defeat TSM 3-1 before losing 3-0 to OpTic Gaming. In Week 8, Rise will try to break their three-way tie for third in the standings when the go up against Team eLevate and Counter Logic Gaming.
4. FaZe Clan (75 total points)
FaZe Clan also remain in fourth place in our power rankings after an impressive 2-0 performance in Week 7. FaZe defeated Luminosity 3-2 and Team EnVyUs 3-0, and will try to continue their win streak when they play against Dream Team and H2k-Gaming in Week 8.
5. compLexity Gaming (64 total points)
Also tied for third place in the standings is compLexity Gaming, who are 9-5 and hold onto their fifth spot in our power rankings. coL lost 3-2 to Team EnVyUs before they were able to defeat Dream Team 3-2. In Week 8, coL faces off against H2k and Team Kaliber.
6. Team eLevate (50 total points)
Team eLevate played well in Week 7, going 1-1 and moving up to the sixth spot in our power rankings for this week. eLv lost 3-1 to OpTic Gaming but bounced back with a 3-2 win over CLG. Team eLevate has some difficult matches ahead of them as they play against Rise Nation and Luminosity in Week 8.
7. H2k-Gaming (45 total points)
An 0-2 performance in Week 7 puts H2k-Gaming‘s record at 5-9 and drops them one spot in our power rankings. H2k suffered two tough losses to other teams in the bottom half of the league when they lost 3-0 to CLG and 3-2 to Team Kaliber. In Week 8, H2k will try to turn things around when they go up against coL and FaZe.
8. Team SoloMid (44 total points)
Team SoloMid was also able to go 1-1 in Week 7 and hold onto their eighth spot in our power rankings. TSM lost 3-1 to Rise but then responded with a 3-2 win over Luminosity. TSM will now try to improve on their 6-8 record when they face off against Team EnVyUs and Dream Team in Week 8.
9. Luminosity Gaming (33 total points)
Despite going 0-2 on the week, Luminosity Gaming remains in the ninth spot of our power rankings. Luminosity suffered two 3-2 losses in Week 7, first to FaZe and then to TSM. In Week 8, Luminosity will try to get back to their winning ways when they play against OpTic Gaming and Team eLevate.
10. Counter Logic Gaming (22 total points)
Counter Logic Gaming was able to go 1-1 in Week 7 but still hold onto the tenth spot in our power rankings. CLG defeated H2k 3-0 but then lost 3-2 to Team eLevate. Even though they have played better lately, CLG still felt another roster change was needed, so Lamar ” Accuracy” Abedi will be replacing Mikhail “ Blfire” Glushenok. Accuracy will get to make his CLG-debut in the CWL when his new team goes up against Team Kaliber and Rise in Week 8.
11. Dream Team (16 total points)
In the debut week of Adam”KiLLa” Sloss, Dream Team went 1-1 but are still ranked eleventh in our power rankings. Dream Team was able to defeat Team Kaliber 3-2 but then they lost 3-2 to coL. In Week 8, dT has their work cut out for them as they will play against FaZe and TSM.
12. Team Kaliber (14 total points)
Finally, Team Kaliber is once again last in our power rankings, despite going 1-1 in Week 7. Team Kaliber suffered a 3-2 loss to Dream Team but were able to bounce back and defeat H2k 3-2. Team Kaliber will try to climb their way out of the bottom of the standings when they face off against CLG and coL in Week 8.
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