CALLOFDUTY: FaZe earn fifth straight win at CDL Stage 4 Major qualifying

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The Atlanta FaZe improved to 5-0 in qualifying action for the Call of Duty League’s Stage 4 Major thanks to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Thieves on Sunday.

There’s now a clear top three in the qualifying standings with one week to go, as Atlanta is followed by the Toronto Ultra and the New York Subliners in second and third, respectively. Each of them picked up their fourth win of qualifying on Sunday, as the Ultra defeated the Minnesota Rokkr 3-1 and the Subliners edged OpTic Texas 3-2.

In other action, the Los Angeles Guerrillas swept the Vegas Legion 3-0.

All 12 teams taking part in qualifying will make the Major 4 bracket, to be held June 27-30 in Burbank, Calif. Seeding will be determined by the qualifying matches, which run through next Sunday.

The tournament will have a double-elimination format, with all matches best-of-five until the grand final, which is best-of-seven. The winner will get 100 CDL points and $150,000 of the $375,000 prize pool, while the runner-up will come away with 75 CDL points and $90,000.

On Sunday, Atlanta dropped a 250-140 decision to the Thieves on Vista Hardpoint before scoring wins of 6-1 on Karachi Search & Destroy, 3-2 on Highrise Control and 250-233 on 6 Star Hardpoint.

Toronto opened its match against Minnesota with a 250-79 thrashing on 6 Star Hardpoint, but the Rokkr came back to pull out a 6-5 win on 6 Star Search & Destroy. The Ultra then took it home with a 3-1 win on Highrise Control and a 250-247 squeaker on Vista Hardpoint.

The Subliners fell to OpTic, 250-184, on Karachi Hardpoint before moving ahead with a pair of close wins — 6-5 on Invasion Search & Destroy and 3-2 on Karachi Control. Texas tied the match with a 250-238 result on Rio Hardpoint, but the Subliners clinched it by prevailing 6-3 on 6 Star Search & Destroy.

The Guerrillas opened with a 250-232 victory on Vista Hardpoint, then took 6 Star Search & Destroy 6-4 and Highrise Control 3-2.

Week 4 of qualifying begins Friday with three matches:
–Miami Heretics vs. Seattle Surge
–Atlanta FaZe vs. Toronto Ultra
–Vegas Legion vs. Los Angeles Thieves

Stage 4 Major qualifying standings (point total, match record, game win-loss differential):
1. Atlanta FaZe, 50 points, 5-0, plus-10
2. Toronto Ultra, 40 points, 4-1, plus-8
3. New York Subliners, 40 points, 4-2, plus-1
4. Seattle Surge, 30 points, 3-2, plus-4
5. Miami Heretics, 30 points, 3-2, plus-2
6. Vegas Legion, 30 points, 3-2, minus-1
7. Los Angeles Guerrillas, 30 points, 3-3, even
8. Los Angeles Thieves, 20 points, 2-3, minus-1
9. Carolina Royal Ravens, 20 points, 2-4, minus-3
10. Minnesota Rokkr, 20 points, 2-4, minus-6
11. OpTic Texas, 10 points, 1-4, minus-1
12. Boston Breach, 0 points, 0-5, minus-13

–Field Level Media

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