Call of Duty League’s Third Major started in spectacular fashion and has now concluded the qualifying stage. There were some huge upsets across the board. It was an incredible few days. While it may have been a relaxing weekend, for some it was an enjoyable walk in the park. For others it was a testing, grueling period that will set the tone for the coming weeks.
We’ve seen two Majors and two champions this season. There are high expectations for the mix to continue in Major III. One could argue that this year there is no real “power squad”, and all the teams in the Call of Duty League top half seem capable of winning a championship. The story is different at the opposite end of the table…
Consistency is key
The New York Subliners are one of the strongest teams in the CDL since the start of its 2023 season. The team’s win at Major I was followed by positive results every week. Subliners were the only team to beat Rokkr as well as the Florida Mutineers. Florida lost a devastating match to Florida, despite roster changes.
Boston Breach, a strong force in Boston, remained even after the death of Methodz who took his retirement onstage at Major II. Beans is now the star player from the United Kingdom, with much to prove. Beans and his team beat Toronto Ultra and Royal Ravens without any problems.
While we are on the subject of Legion, let us not forget that the new side for 2023 was a huge success in the contest. The Legion defeated the LA Thieves last year, who were the world champions. This was a bold display that resulted in a huge win.
It is time to make changes
Recent weeks have seen a lot more movement among teams, with certain roster changes making a greater impact than others. Standy was recently removed from Ultra to make way for Hicksy. iLLey was also released from OpTic Texas to make room for Ghosty, the Challengers’ icon. FeLo and Capisdal joined Florida Mutineers.
Fans are desperate to see their team succeed as the season progresses and there is always the possibility of suggesting changes. Many Atlanta FaZe supporters are not pleased with Slasher’s signing and Arcitys being dropped. It seems like Arcitys has been robbed of all real opportunities, even this early in the season. This is especially true now that Slasher is flying the Los Angeles Guerrillas banner, and he sits at tenth overall.
Next week is full of interesting fixtures, particularly if Call of Duty betting interests you.
- Atlanta FaZe against London Royal Ravens (Feb. 24,th). – The top of the tables vs. bottom of the tableau
- Toronto Ultra vs. OpTic Texas (February 24th), – Two of the most exciting teams in the League at the moment, with both rookie talent.
- Seattle Surge vs. LA Thieves, February 25th – Surge broke a curse this week. Will that momentum continue into this difficult match?
- New York Subliners vs. Toronto Ultra (Feb. 25, 2015) – Only 15 points separate these teams. Will a switch up happen this week?
In the 2023 CDL Season, there’s plenty to be won.