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The Toronto Ultra defeated the Paris Legion 3-0, ending the Stage 3 Major qualifiers undefeated, only losing one map. After winning the Stage 2 Major, the Ultra have been on a tear, proving that win was no fluke. Against the Minnesota RØKKR earlier this stage, they lost their first and only map of the qualifiers. With only one game left after the RØKKR, they swept the Legion and finished with the top seed in their group.
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) May 8, 2021
Toronto Ultra step up their game
To start these qualifying games, the Toronto Ultra faced the Florida Mutineers, sweeping them 3-0. The players who stepped up in the Stage 2 Major finals, Tobias “CleanX” Juul Jønsson and Jamie “Insight” Craven, continued their dominance. This also applied to their next two games against the Dallas Empire and Los Angeles Guerrillas. The Empire post-Huke have been on a downward trend as of late, and the Ultra capitalized. Against the Guerrillas, they continued to show exactly why they won the last Major.
When the Ultra faced the Minnesota RØKKR, they faced their first major challenge all stage long. After losing a map, they kept their composure and won the match, staying undefeated. Then, to end it all off, the Ultra won against the Paris Legion with their fourth sweep in five games. The Toronto Ultra achieved an undefeated stage, finishing with the best record in both groups.
The Ultra have earned the title of serious contender by their play since their recent Major win. The team went into the last Major tournament with a losing record. Toronto will not have the benefit of teams underestimating their talent this time around. A 2-3 squad is much less scary than a 5-0 squad, and every other team will be out to end the Ultra’s hopes of back-to-back majors.
The Call of Duty League Stage 3 Major start the week of May 10.
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