Call of Duty League Major Tournament 3

Call of Duty League Major Tournament 3

The Call of Duty League Major 3 Tournament kicks off in Toronto, Canada. The first games are scheduled for Thursday at the historic Mattamy Athletic Center. With limited time and opportunities for the main Call of Duty Championships, this weekend’s in-person event is showing all the signs of drama, and with drama comes some important things to watch out for.

The competitive Call of Duty scene has a lot of experience with LAN producing crazy results throughout history and even recently when the Los Angeles Guerillas won Major 2 with a substitute. The current CDL points standings coupled with this weekend’s bracket will almost certainly bring drama.

All the teams that currently sit 4th to 11th in the standings may see a significant change after the weekend. On top of that, three of the top five teams are starting the Major in the losing bracket and are almost certainly destined for matchups with big foot implications.

Here are some of the most important things to keep in mind:

The Rokkr has LAN left to try

The Minnesota Rokkr finished #1 in the top 3 online qualifying matches with a 5-0 record and 15-3 map count overall. After drafting long-time pro Havok and starting 4-0, Rokkr had something to prove in their final pool match against the Atlanta Faze.

Heading into the match, the Rokkr faced some doubts despite their record, due to the strength of the schedule. They closed those opinions and they did it in a historical way.

The Rokkr swept the Atlanta Faze pretty quickly. This marked the first time all four Atlanta Fazes players, Chris “Simp” Lehr, Tyler “Abezy” Pharris, McArthur “Cellium” Jovel and Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson, were swept while playing together.

This new and improved Rokkr squad has a lot to prove heading into this major as it’s their first time in this current form on LAN. They will take on the Los Angeles Thieves on Thursday at 9 pm EST in the first round of the winners bracket.

Sib and Pred get Surge into the best form yet

Throughout the Call of Duty League season the story about the Seattle Surge has been the same, they are very inconsistent but have the potential to contend for titles.

In online qualifying matches for Major 3, the Seattle Surge posted a 4-1 record. The only loss came in a 3-2 loss in their first matchup against Optic Texas. Since then, the Surge has been fantastic.

They are 12-2 in the map count in their last four series and have been led by dominant performances from their young rookies, Daunte “Sib” Gray and Amer “Pred” Zulbeari. ‘Pred’ boasts one of the best K/D among SMG players during qualifying matches and ‘Sib’ has posted the best K/D among all Flex players and one of the best throughout their matches .

The Surge looks to finally prove its consistency among the top games on LAN this weekend and have a great first matchup to do so. In their first round winners bracket matchup on Thursday, Seattle will take on the red-hot New York Subliners. This matchup will be the first on Thursday.

Breach, Ravens, Guerillas will start in the losing bracket

Call of Duty Vanguard has proven to be a very inconsistent game and these teams are just early examples. Ranked third, fourth, and fifth in the CDL points standings, these three teams have been near the top of the game in points throughout the year, with the Guerrillas even winning one. But, that form has fallen.

All three of these teams, whether due to roster building issues or in-game intra-team issues, have all been bad lately. The fan bases of these teams should start to worry a bit. Currently, everyone is inside a CoD Champs spot, but that’s subject to change quickly.

Teams win: 65 for First, 50 for Second, 40 for Third, 30 for Fourth, 20 for Fifth/Sixth and 10 for Seventh/Eighth.

Current CDL Points Ranking
  1. Atlanta Phase (210)
  2. Texas Optical (205)
  3. London Royal Ravens (140)
  4. Boston Gap (130)
  5. Los Angeles Guerrillas (125)
  6. Seattle Surge (110)
  7. Minnesota Rockkr (100)
  8. Toronto Ultra (100)
  9. LA Thieves (90)
  10. Florida Rioters (90)
  11. New York Subliners (90)
  12. Paris Legion (20)

Looking at these rankings shows the potential chaos that could ensue this weekend. These three teams are also likely to play a first-round underdog matchup against another team with a lot on the line, in terms of CDL points.

The London Royal Ravens will meet the loser of the Surge/NYSL matchup in the first round losers game on Friday at 1:30 pm EST.

Boston Breach will try to shake off their recent losing streak against the Rokkr/LAT underdog on Friday at 6 pm EST.

Finally, The Los Angeles Guerrillas will meet the loser of the Mutineers and Optic on Friday at 3 pm EST.

New York subliners look to stay red hot

The 11th-ranked New York Subliners head into the Major 3 Tournament desperate for CDL points. The Major 3 and Major 4 stages are the only remaining opportunities to earn points to enter the Call of Duty Championship.

Although the NYSL needs a big performance this weekend to shoot the CDL, there is hope.

The Subliners went 3-2 in the Major 3 Qualifier Matches after winning the Pro-Am Classic with a new player, KiSMET. New York has found much more success in the game as a team since they changed their roster.

In the Major 3 Qualifier Matches, both of the NYSL’s losses came against the Atlanta Faze and an equally red-hot Toronto Ultra. They also took down Optic Texas 3-1 in their final matchup of the weekend, proving at least online, that they can hang out with the best teams.

This weekend, the Subliners will play in possibly the most exciting first-round matchup of the winner’s bracket against the Seattle Surge.

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