LA Guerrillas reverse sweep London Royal Ravens in 4-hour CDL match
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LA Guerrillas reverse sweep London Royal Ravens in 4-hour CDL match

The longest CDL match ever recorded

Even though the LA Guerrillas emerged victorious in their match against the London Royal Ravens, it feels like no one won; especially not the viewers. In both teams’ last qualifier match before Major IV, multiple delays with the Call of Duty: Vanguard servers caused the series to last just under four hours. Without even having to look at statistics, that is the longest Call of Duty League match ever recorded, online or on LAN. Still, the Guerrillas are happy with the end result, as they gain some much-needed CDL Points and strengthen their spot in the Major IV bracket.

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As for London, this match didn’t matter as much to them as it did for LA. The Royal Ravens still secured a top-two seed at Major IV, and could end up as the first seed depending on the result of the New York Subliners’ final match. Even though it didn’t feel like it, London was reverse swept in this match; they continued their horrid woes in Control, losing every round against LAG. They finish 0-5 in Control throughout the Major IV qualifiers. As for their other two map losses, it’s hard to add much weight to them; the last two maps took hours due to ongoing delays. Trei “Zer0” Morris of the Ravens said he felt “uninterested” in the match following the lengthy delays.

The LA Guerrillas, on the other hand, are likely okay with the delays to an extent, as it resulted in them earning the 3-2 victory. The win puts LA at 2-3 for these qualifiers, vaulting them ahead of the LA Thieves in the overall CDL standings. The Guerrillas now have 145 points while the Thieves sit at 140. If the Thieves lose to NYSL later today, then the Guerrillas would be in the top eight heading into Major IV.

The Guerrillas will still have some work to do at Major IV if they want to ensure their spot at Champs, though. Florida, LAT, and NYSL are all gunning for the final two spots in the top eight. As we’ve all seen this year, Vanguard is an extremely unpredictable game, so anything can happen moving forward.

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Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 7+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.