Toronto ULTRA Academy NA and EU headed to the states to compete in the Call of Duty Challengers Major II – Minnesota Open. It proved to be an eventful event for both teams as they look to retain the Team Singularity Minnesota Title following our victory from a few years prior. Team Singularity and Toronto ULTRA have a partnership where we look to build upon the academy teams, taking over both the European and North American region.
Competing for a $75,000 prize pool, with expectations of a Top 4 finish, the event proved to be a huge success for both teams. With high expectations, the Toronto Ultra EU academy looked to perform well, as we took on ForTheFamily with a swift 2-0 victory to head into the next round. We then saw the team take on AccessionGG, before taking on our regular opponents, StrikeX in a winning effort.
We then found ourselves with the Toronto Ultra Showdown where the Toronto ULTRA EU Academy and the Toronto ULTRA NA Academy would take on each other in a battle for the ages. A competitive affair saw Toronto ULTRA NA Academy head through the winners bracket, whilst the EU Academy would fall to the lower bracket to continue their run. The European team would go onto defeat Electrify x M7, Alpha Esports, Stallions and StrikeX to secure a Top 3 finish before falling to M7 x Electrify. This result would see the Toronto ULTRA EU team qualify for the Pro/AM tournament later in the month, with a final placement of third at the Call of Duty Challengers Major II – Minnesota Open.
For the North American academy, the journey was slightly different following early victories and the Toronto ULTRA Showdown. The Toronto ULTRA Academy NA would take on the teams of Destroy the Odds, UYU, the Toronto ULTRA EU Academy, and the tournament favourites, Texas Nation to book their place in the Winner’s Final. We would then see a clean sweep over M7 x Electrify to secure a Top 2 finish which would see us face off against M7 x Electrify once again as they complete their lower bracket run.
The Grand Finals of the Call of Duty Challengers Major II – Minnesota Open was a hard-hitting affair as M7 x Electrify would take the first series 3-1, forcing a bracket reset and a second best-of-five to determine the best challengers team in the world. Toronto ULTRA Academy NA clearly decided that they wanted it more, taking the series 3-1, and showing exactly why they are in the position that they are in.
With a Top 4 position from both Toronto ULTRA Academy NA and Toronto ULTRA Academy EU, this result means that the teams will go on to compete in the Pro/AM Tournament with three Toronto ULTRA teams competing in the event.
Following a very busy weekend, we are very proud of both teams as Toronto ULTRA Academy EU finished third and Toronto ULTRA Academy NA reclaimed our crown, and are now the Call of Duty Major II Minnesota Champions.
About Team Singularity:
Team Singularity, recently acquired by Rightbridge Ventures, launched in 2016 as a grassroots operation and has grown into a premier esports organization with professional teams competing in Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, League of Legends, FIFA22, Apex Legends and more.
The company is focused on talent development and is the leading player talent incubator in esports. Team Singularity has the largest path2pro esports academy in the world with over 10,000 active amateur players making their way to become the next pro player in esports.
Team Singularity is home to more than 100 players and staff members from more than 30 different countries.