Yet another 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 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 9 (Season 1)
1. OpTic Gaming (96 total points; 8 first place votes)
OpTic Gaming once again hold the top spot in our power rankings for the tenth consecutive week, going 2-0 on the week with a 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming and a 3-0 sweep of Team EnVyUs. In Week 9, OpTic will look to continue their dominance when they play against Dream Team and H2k-Gaming.
2 . Team EnVyUs (84 total points)
Now with a record of 11-5, Team EnVyUs is tied for second place in the standings and remain in second place in our power rankings. EnVyUs went 1-1 in Week 8, defeating Team SoloMid 3-1, but losing 3-0 to OpTic Gaming. The boys in blue will get their chance to break the tie for second place when they face off against Rise Nation and Team eLevate in Week 9.
3. Rise Nation (81 total points)
Rise Nation was able to go 2-0 in Week 8 and hold onto their number three spot in our power rankings. Rise took down Team eLevate 3-1 and Counter Logic Gaming 3-2, moving them up to a tie with Team EnVyUs for second place at 11-5. In Week 9, Rise will get their chance to gain sole possession of second place when they go up against Team EnVyUs and Luminosity.
4. FaZe Clan (74 total points)
Despite going 1-1 in Week 8, FaZe Clan stays in fourth place in our power rankings, in part due to their win of the ESL 25K Online Tournament this past weekend. FaZe was able to sweep Dream Team 3-0 before getting swept 3-0 by the rejuvenated H2k-Gaming squad. Now with a record of 10-6, FaZe will get try to move out of a tie for third place when they play against compLexity Gaming and Team Kaliber.
5. compLexity Gaming (61 total points)
compLexity Gaming went 1-1 in Week 8 and hold onto their fifth spot in our power rankings. coL was swept 3-0 by H2k, but then responded with a 3-0 sweep of their own over Team Kaliber. In Week 9, coL will face off against CLG and battle FaZe Clan for sole possession of third place in the league.
6. H2k-Gaming (54 total points)
Moving into a team house was a smart and necessary move for H2k-Gaming, as they went 2-0 in Week 8 and moved up one spot in our power rankings. H2k did not drop a map on the week, defeating both compLexity Gaming and FaZe Clan 3-0. H2k’s new setup will be put to the ultimate test when they go up against OpTic Gaming and TSM in Week 9.
7. Team eLevate (44 total points)
Team eLevate went 1-1 in Week 8, but fell one spot in our power rankings. eLevate lost 3-1 to Rise, but responded with a 3-1 win over Luminosity, and they now have a record of 9-7, which is good enough for sole possession of sixth place in the league. In Week 9, eLv will play against Team EnVyUs and Dream Team.
8. Team SoloMid (38 total points)
Despite an 0-2 performance in Week 8, Team SoloMid is still in eighth place in our power rankings. TSM lost 3-1 to Team EnVyUs and 3-1 to Dream Team, seeing their record fall to 6-10 on the season. TSM will have their work cut out for them when the face off against H2k and Team Kaliber in Week 9.
9. Luminosity Gaming (33 total points)
Luminosity Gaming went 0-2 on the week but also remain in ninth place in our power rankings. Luminosity saw their record fall to 5-11 as they lost 3-1 to OpTic Gaming and 3-1 to Team eLevate. In Week 9, Luminosity will have some difficult matches when they go up against Rise and CLG.
10. Counter Logic Gaming (22 total points)
The most recent roster-change for Counter Logic Gaming did not pay off right away as they went 0-2 on the week, but remain in tenth place in our power rankings. CLG lost 3-1 to Team Kaliber and 3-2 to Rise Nation, but they will look to rebound when they play against compLexity Gaming and Luminosity in Week 9.
11. Team Kaliber (17 total points)
Team Kaliber has moved out of last place in our power rankings after a 1-1 performance in Week 8. Team Kaliber defeated CLG 3-1, but then lost 3-0 to compLexity, bringing their record to 5-11 on the season. In Week 9, tK will try to move out of the bottom of the league when they face off against FaZe Clan and TSM.
12. Dream Team (16 total points)
Despite going 1-1 in Week 8, Dream Team has dropped one spot into last place in our power rankings. Now with a record of 4-12, dT was swept 3-0 by FaZe Clan, but bounced back with a 3-1 win over TSM. Moving forward, dT has some very difficult matchups against OpTic Gaming and Team eLevate in Week 9.
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 .