Paris Legion set record for consecutive losses in the CDL
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Paris Legion set record for consecutive losses in the CDL

A historic losing streak for both the team and league

In a season where nothing has gone right for the Paris Legion, things have only gotten worse. Earlier today, the Legion faced off against the Florida Mutineers in a CDL Major IV qualifier match. While the match was closer than Paris is used to, going all five maps, they still managed to lose to the Mutineers 2-3. With this loss, Paris cemented itself as the most unsuccessful team the Call of Duty League has seen yet. That loss was Paris’ 11th consecutive defeat, which marks a new CDL record; they’ve also gone over 105 days without a win.

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Previously, the record for most consecutive losses in the CDL was held by both the Minnesota ROKKR and Seattle Surge. Minnesota accomplished the feat during the Modern Warfare season after the matches switched to online play, and the Surge made their mark last season during Black Ops Cold War. The Surge famously defeated OpTic Chicago in a qualifier match to avoid losing their 11th straight, which would have broken the record set by the ROKKR the year before.

This year, it’s the Paris Legion’s turn to lose 10 consecutive matches. However, unlike Minnesota and Seattle, Paris actually lost that 11th match. This continues an atrocious year for the Paris Legion; as of right now, the team has only won two matches the entire year. They’ve also been eliminated from making the CDL Champs bracket entirely; even if they were to win every single match left in Stage IV, they wouldn’t have a shot at Champs. The team has one more qualifier for Major IV against the Minnesota ROKKR, then it’s off to New York for the major, where they’ll likely be the last seed in the tournament.

Paris’ last win was March 25 against the Toronto Ultra in a Major II qualifier match. They also managed one win at Major I in Dallas. Aside from that, and perhaps the breakout season from Donny “Temp” Laroda, the Legion’s season has been of the worst in professional esports history. Their only hope now is to maybe go out with a bang and shock the world with a loser’s bracket win at Major IV. Temp will need to be the catalyst for Paris to pull something like that off; if he makes some plays like he did against Florida today, maybe the team has a chance.

After the major, the Legion will move to Las Vegas for the 2023 season. Hopefully, they’ll be able to put together a stronger team for the Modern Warfare II season. That will involve spending above the minimum player salary, though, which management has so far been reluctant to do in the CDL.

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