- The Call of Duty League kicks off the Minnesota Rokkr Home Series Friday at 4 pm EST.
- Eight of the top CDL teams will compete in the tournament with massive bragging rights on the line.
- The Atlanta Faze (-4000 odds) are huge favorites in their first match against the Seattle Surge (+1000 odds.)
- Another tournament powerhouse Dallas Empire (-265 odds) matches up with the host, Minnesota Rokkr (+195 odds).
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Call of Duty League will get ready to kickstart the Minnesota Home Series this weekend, putting eight of the best teams in the world against each other in a high-octane tournament.
Esports betting has been a huge player in the currently barren sports landscape, and that continues this weekend with the Minnesota Home Series.
Due to the coronavirus, the Call of Duty League has instituted these so-called “home series”, where teams will compete from their homes over the internet, with one team virtually “hosting” the tournament.
This is the ninth home series of the year so far, and will be a three-day tournament with 50 CDL points on the line.
This Minnesota Home Series is building up to be one of the best events of the year largely due to the fact that this is the first home series to feature each of the top five teams in the CDL standings.
League leaders Chicago Huntsmen are coming off a home series victory in the Seattle series that saw them take first place in the CDL standings.
They match up against the Florida Mutineers on Friday at 7 p.m. EST.
CDL – Florida Mutineers vs Chicago Huntsmen
- Florida Mutineers +195
- Chicago Huntsmen -280
Earlier in the day, second place Atlanta Faze will take on the Seattle Surge. Atlanta is being given massive odds on legal sports betting apps to destroy Seattle in the first round.
CDL – Atlanta Faze vs Seattle Surge
- Atlanta Faze (-4000)
- Seattle Surge (+1000)
The nightcap of the first round of action puts tournament hosts Minnesota Rokkr against the Dallas Empire in a match of the third and fourth-place teams in the CDL standings.
Dallas is pegged as the favorite, but Minnesota could sneak in an upset in what is sure to be a great first-round match.
CDL – Dallas Empire vs Minnesota Rokkr
- Dallas Empire (-265)
- Minnesota Rokkr (+195)
Catch all of the Call of Duty League action being streamed live on their YouTube channel, as esports betting action takes the focus of bettors for the day.
Jimmy began his journalistic journey as a stat recorder and PA announcer for his middle school baseball team. Full of experience across print, broadcast, and sports radio, he brings his knowledge and toolkit to the LegalSportsBetting team. You can find him watching sports, making parlays, and listening to music on any day ending in Y.