Toronto Ultra Academy NA win the Boston Challengers Open
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Toronto Ultra Academy NA win the Boston Challengers Open

Toronto Academy NA are victorious on LAN

The biggest Call of Duty Challengers event of the season has concluded in Boston, Massachusetts, with Toronto Ultra Academy NA taking home the win; this was the most likely outcome at the event, as Toronto Academy NA has dominated this entire season in Challengers. The NA Academy team for Toronto defeated Electrify Steel in the grand finals to win the event. Toronto didn’t lose a series the entire weekend, displaying the dominance that fans have come to expect of the roster.

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Toronto Academy NA was already favored to win the Boston Challengers Open due to their placements this season. This is the roster’s second LAN win of 2022, the first coming at the Minnesota Open. They also finished second at the Toronto Open, losing to Shady Kings in the finals. While Toronto did make a roster change between the last event and now, adding former pro Adam “Assault” Garcia, it was the amateurs on the team that made all the difference.

Toronto cinches Boston Challengers Open

In the grand finals against Electrify Steel, Thomas “Scrap” Ernst and Javier “Vikul” Milagro were the heroes for Toronto. Not unlike the rest of the tournament, or the season for the matter, Scrap and Vikul dominated the competition on every front. If the Boston Open proved anything, it’s that perhaps this entire roster deserves a chance to compete in the Call of Duty League.

The same goes for the players on Electrify Steel; Kevin “Fame” Bonanno was especially spectacular for the team, carrying his teammates heavily at times. Earlier in the tournament against Boston Breach Academy, Fame finished with an incredible 85 kills across just three maps. While his electric performance wasn’t enough to best Toronto Academy NA, Fame certainly put his name on the CDL’s radar.

The last event for CDL Challengers in 2022 will be Champs in just under one month’s time. There will only be eight teams at Champs, which was — and still is — a controversial topic within the community. Many of the top NA squads won’t be able to compete due to the format; the CDL has included more teams from other regions, regardless of their overall Challenger Points. While this might put a damper on the competitiveness of Champs, it should still be a decent tournament to cap off the 2022 season.

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