Call of Duty League: OpTic in Danger as Major III Approaches

Posted on May 6, 2021

We’re just one week from the third Major Tournament of the Call of Duty League 2021 season, and it’s heating up once again. In the last Major Tournament, we all witnessed Toronto Ultra tear the top teams to shreds to claim the $200,000 grand prize.

Can the northernmost team in the Call of Duty League repeat that performance, or will another team take the top spot? There’s plenty of competition stacking up the odds as we move into the major, making for some interesting Call of Duty betting.

How does this week look, though?

OpTic On The Way Out?

OpTic Chicago has a hard week ahead, facing off against both NYSL and FaZe. It’s a punishing finale to an average Stage for the Chicago side, which has struggled to gain any real traction in recent weeks. Although the team opened the Stage by defeating London and Seattle (both flat-bottom teams), they subsequently fell short against the LA Thieves.

Furthermore, OpTic was pushed out of the top three in the Call of Duty League standings by a dominant Toronto Ultra. Now, OpTic is tied with the Subliners at 160 points total – if they lose, they’ll drop yet again.

Could the next Major Tournament turn OpTic into a mid-table team?

Battle Of The Bottom

We’ll also see the London Royal Ravens scrap it out against Seattle Surge this week. Now, on paper, it’s not a very exciting match, but it could decide who sits at the very bottom of the table as we go into the Major.

Seattle is also facing FaZe this week, a fight the team isn’t likely to win. Although Surge has just dropped Loony in favour of Decemate, the change almost certainly won’t be enough to overcome Atlanta. Therefore, if the London Royal Ravens put on a good show against Surge (and Surge are 3 – 0’d by FaZe), the Ravens will finally move away from the bottom.

It’s a tense situation.

Call of Duty League Major Incoming

As the graphic above shows, there are some pretty remarkable numbers on the board ahead of Major III. In the undisputed top spot is Toronto Ultra, which stands a fair chance of notching that up to a 5 – 0 record this week. At the other end of the spectrum is Seattle Surge, who could go the other way with a 0 – 5 record.

There are several teams on the board that need to put in some serious work to regain lost points. After a dominant run, Minnesota Rokkr is now lacking slightly, as are the Guerrillas. Paris Legion seems to be constantly struggling to gain ground and may finish this Stage with a 1 – 4 record overall.

Let’s wait and see what happens as we close the distance to the Major III Tournament.

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