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CDL Stage 1 Major – How to Watch: teams, schedule, streams, predictions

CoD

1 Mar 2021

Gabriel Sciberras

Following three weeks of exciting gameplay, we’re drawing near to the major. Indeed, the Call of Duty League is gearing up for the first of five Stage Majors across the season. Accordingly, the CDL Stage 1 Major is simply days away and we’re here to divulge all the details. Read on to learn How to Watch!

Event Background

Starting all the way back on 11th February, the Atlanta Home Series kicked off everything. Three weeks later, both Groups A and B have concluded and we have our seeds for the first Major. Accordingly, the event will take place across four days, from the 3rd-7th March All of the 12 teams will be competing to figure out who stands on top right now for the $500,000. Here are the 12 franchised teams:

  • Dallas Empire
  • LA Thieves
  • New York Subliners
  • Minnesota ROKKR
  • Seattle Surge
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Atlanta FaZe
  • OpTic Chicago
  • LA Guerrillas
  • Paris Legion
  • Toronto Ultra
  • Florida Mutineers

For context, here is how the final standings of the season have concluded:

Credits: Call of Duty League

Format

The 12 teams have been placed in the bracket as follows:

Credits: Gamepedia

Indeed, each series will be a best of 5 series within this double elimination bracket. It’s quite simple really: teams in the Lower Bracket have one chance before they pack their bags.

Schedule for CDL Stage 1 Major (CET)

With regards to the schedule, we’ve got the first three days listed below for the time zone of CET:

3rd March 2021

  • 21:00 – Toronto Ultra vs London Royal Ravens
  • 22:30 – Seattle Surge vs Florida Mutineers

4th March 2021

  • 21:00 – Los Angeles Thieves vs Los Angeles Guerillas
  • 22:30 – Chicago Huntsmen vs New York Subliners
Credits: Call of Duty League Twitter

5th March 2021

  • 21:00 – Atlanta FaZe vs TBD
  • 22:30 – Dallas Empire vs TBD
  • 00:00 – Paris Legion vs TBD
  • 01:30 – Minnesota Rokkr vs TBD

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Predictions

In terms of predictions, the competition has never been so stacked. Indeed, the community continues to support the phrase ‘the most competitive season of competitive Call of Duty ever’ and that has reigned true.

Credits: Call of Duty League Twitter

Regardless, I’ll be trying to split the competition into several tiers of threat. Let us know if you agree with them.

The Top Dogs

Overall, I’d say there are 4 clear teams which anyone would agree are some of the obvious threats. Here they are:

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Dallas Empire
  • Los Angeles Thieves
Credits: Call of Duty League Twitter

These four teams had the best record in the group stages. However, I’ll emphasis the fact that none of them are entirely ‘dominating’ the competition – yet, showing off the consistency to close out series. Expect these four teams to brawl whenever they meet in the bracket.

Inches Away from the Top

The next tier I would consider as teams that still have a small amount of work to do, taking better teams to the distance without being able to close it out. Here they are:

  • New York Subliners
  • Minnesota ROKKR
  • Paris Legion
  • Los Angeles Guerillas
Credits: Call of Duty League Twitter

Out of these four, I’m obliged to point out that New York Subliners and Paris Legion are on the rise and are looking very deadly heading into the bracket. Both have played teams tough together with ROKKR and Guerillas. While they aren’t expected to entirely win, it won’t be a surprise if they steal a series or two.

The Underdogs

The remaining four teams simply need to work on a few thing – for the most part, finishing on the sour side of 3-2 map counts against top teams consistently:

  • Toronto Ultra
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Seattle Surge
  • London Royal Ravens

Notably, the presence of Florida Mutineers is a massive surprise – yet, they continue to struggle and struggle. Otherwise, the other three are just simply at the bottom end, yet have the ability to take a series should they captivate on the mistakes of others.

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