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The Call of Duty League Challengers scene saw another incredible tournament on Wednesday. With teams fighting for every spare point in order to try and make it to Champs, the matches in the Stage 4 Elite Playoffs were incredible from top to bottom. In the North American region, it was a group of former pros from 705 Esports taking on amateur players from Toronto Ultra Academy NA in the finals.
This was by far the most competitive final out of all of the regions. Toronto Academy NA were able to pull out the victory for their second Elite win in a row.
— Ultra Scrap (@ScrappyNJ) June 30, 2022
Toronto Academy NA have been arguably the best Challengers team in the world for most of the 2022 season. Consisting of some of the top amateur players in North America, the roster has gone on to win several events, including the Minnesota ROKKR Challengers Open and the Elite Stage 3 Playoffs. They also got second place at the Toronto Ultra Challengers Open this past month.
On Wednesday night, though, the roster added another victory to their accolades this year. They were took down 705 Esports in two best of fives. 705 Esports won the first one to get to a second best of five but weren’t able to complete the underdog story. Even though 705 consists of former pros and champions, like Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson and Nick “Classic” DiConstanzo, Toronto Academy NA was considered the favorite.
In the finals, it was Thomas “Scrappy” Ernst who carried the Toronto Academy roster. This has been a common trend this season, as Scrappy is considered by many to currently be the top amateur player in the world. Scrappy also had some help from Javier “Vikul” Milagro in the finals. The pair consistently outslayed 705 Esports to earn a hard-fought win.
Toronto Academy NA will try to keep the momentum going at the Boston Breach Challengers Open later in July.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.