The reunion of twins Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson and Preston "Prestinni" Sanderson proved to be just what the Chicago Huntsmen needed this weekend, as they won their second Call of Duty League home series on Sunday, less than a week after making a splash in picking up Prestinni.
Chicago became the third team in the league to win a second home series, after the Dallas Empire and Atlanta FaZe did it too. A case can be made for either of those three teams as the best in the league, and this week's coaches poll was a closely contested affair between that trio. All three teams feature players with championship pedigrees. If you look at the roster of last year's Call of Duty champion eUnited, you'll see the five starters from that team now spread across these three: Arcitys and Prestinni with the Huntsmen, Chris "Simp" Lehr and Tyler "ABeZy" Pharris with the FaZe, and James "Clayster" Eubanks with the Empire.
Among other teams in the league, the London Royal Ravens reached the Sunday final this weekend and made a big jump in the poll, and the New York Subliners and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles fortified their place in the poll as they both showed that their better play of late is no fluke.
So how did the coaches around the league make sense of all the results this weekend? Below is how they think the teams stack up. The ranking was determined based on an aggregate of votes from participating coaches.
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1. Atlanta FaZe
Season record: 15-2 | Week 8 record: DNP | Change from last poll:1
2. Dallas Empire
Season record: 13-6 | Week 8 record: DNP | Change from last poll:1
3. Chicago Huntsmen
Season record: 16-4 | Week 8: 4-0 | Change from last poll:
4. New York Subliners
Season record: 6-12 | Week 8 record: 2-2 | Change from last poll:1
5. London Royal Ravens
Season record: 8-9 | Week 8 record: 3-1 | Change from last poll:4
6. OpTic Gaming LA
Season record: 7-11 | Week 8 record: 2-2 | Change from last poll:1
7. Minnesota RØKKR
Season record: 12-10 | Week 8 record: 1-2 | Change from last poll:3
8. Florida Mutineers
Season record: 9-8 | Week 8 record: DNP | Change from last poll:2
9. Toronto Ultra
Season record: 4-8 | Week 8 record: DNP | Change from last poll:1
10. Los Angeles Guerrillas
Season record: 3-11 | Week 8 record: 1-2 | Change from last poll:2
11. Paris Legion
Season record: 6-10 | Week 8 record: 0-2 | Change from last poll:1
12. Seattle Surge
Season record: 4-12 | Week 8 record: 0-2 | Change from last poll:2