Minnesota RØKKR win inaugural ‘Battle of the North’ against Toronto Ultra

Minnesota secure some bragging rights.

Photo by Jordan Reed via EsportsNation

In front of many of their fans at The Armory in Minneapolis, the Minnesota RØKKR emerged victorious against the Toronto Ultra in the first edition of the ‘Battle of the North.’

Since both teams were announced as a part of the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League, the Ultra and RØKKR social media accounts have traded jabs about who is the true team of the north. And while the teams will still probably poke fun at each other, Minnesota fans can be a little louder than their Toronto counterparts for the time being.

Related: Results for the 2020 Call of Duty League Launch Weekend

Coming into the match, which was the final one of the weekend, each team boasted a 1-0 record. And it was evident neither squad was ready to relinquish their undefeated record as the opening map, Hackney Yard Hardpoint, finished with both teams exceeded the 225-point mark. But Minnesota proved to be too tough for Toronto on Launch Weekend.

With a 3-1 series win, RØKKR are one of only four teams to escape the first weekend with an undefeated record. They join the Chicago Huntsmen, Atlanta FaZe, and Paris Legion.

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Preston Byers

Associate editor. Co-host of the Ego Chall Podcast. Since discovering esports through the 2013 Call of Duty Championship, Preston has pursued a career in esports and journalism, most notably with Dot Esports. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2021.