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CDL Championship Final Shatters Call of Duty Esports Viewership Record

The Championship final between Dallas Empire and Atlanta FaZe reached a peak viewership of over 330K viewers, becoming the most-watched match in Call of Duty esports history.
Fans from around the world watched the inaugural season come to a thrilling end across the Call of Duty League and Call of Duty franchise YouTube channels, as well as alongside influencers co-streaming the Championship match on their own YouTube channels.
The Dallas Empire (ranked 2nd in the regular season) becomes the first championship team in the history of the Call of Duty League, dominating a best-of-9 series 5-1 versus Atlanta FaZe (ranked 1st in the regular season)! Aside from bragging rights as the FIRST EVER Call of Duty League Champion, the Dallas Empire earned possession of the CDL Trophy until the 2021 season, a CDL Championship Throne, and a $1.5 million prize. 
“What an epic finale to an amazing Call of Duty League Championship Weekend. Congratulations to the Dallas Empire as the League’s first-ever champions, to the entire Envy Gaming organization, and to the great city of Dallas. You all earned the glory with a dominating performance today. Thanks as well to all of our 12 CDL team franchises for making this inaugural season so successful, exciting, and memorable.” – Johanna Faries, Commissioner, Call of Duty League
Showcasing leadership and pure dominance in the final showdown, Ian “C6” Porter of the Dallas Empire has been named the Championship MVP. No stranger to esports victory, C6 has been the winningest player in Call of Duty history since May 2015. The CDL Championship marks his 34th major championship win.

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