CALLOFDUTY: FaZe sweep match, move atop CDL Major 4 qualifying

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The unbeaten Atlanta FaZe moved into first place in the standings in qualifying for the Call of Duty League Major 4 on Sunday.

The FaZe won all three maps in their match against the Los Angeles Guerrillas.

The Toronto Ultra moved into third place with a 3-1 win over the Miami Heretics, and the Minnesota Rokkr outlasted OpTic Texas 3-2.

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 June 23.

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 the runner-up gets 75. The prize money has not been announced.

The FaZe survived a close call in their first map, Sub Base Hardpoint, winning 250-247. They then wrapped up the match with victories on 6 Star Search & Destroy (6-3) and Highrise Control (3-0).

Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris of the U.S. led the winners with 53 kills, and teammate and countryman McArthur “Cellium” Jovel had a plus-10 kills-deaths differential. Conor “Diamondcon” Johst of Canada had 59 kills and a plus-8 differential for the Guerrillas.

The Ultra began their match with a 250-203 win on 6 Star Hardpoint, but the Heretics bounced back to take Karachi Search & Destroy 6-1. Toronto took it from there, winning 3-2 on Highrise Control and 250-188 on Karachi Hardpoint.

Thomas “Scrap” Ernst of the U.S. posted 88 kills and a plus-17 differential for the Ultra, while Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano of Spain paced the Heretics at 80 and plus-6.

OpTic and the Rokkr traded victories through the first four maps. OpTic won 250-170 on 6 Star Hardpoint, but the Rokkr answered 6-5 on Rio Search & Destroy. Texas again went ahead with a 3-2 win on Invasion Control, but Minnesota came back with a 250-144 decision on Vista Hardpoint. The Rokkr claimed the match with a 6-5 win on Karachi Search & Destroy.

Thomas “Lyynnz” Gregorio of France piled up 95 kills for the winners, and teammate Peirce “Gunless” Hillman of Canada led his team with a plus-4 differential (89 kills). Amer “Pred” Zulbeari of Australia amassed 97 kills and a plus-12 differential for OpTic.

Qualifying resumes Friday with three matches:
–Minnesota Rokkr vs. New York Subliners
–OpTic Texas vs. Carolina Royal Ravens
–Boston Breach vs. Atlanta FaZe

Stage 4 Major prize money and CDL points
1. Atlanta FaZe, 30 points, 3-0, plus-5
2. Seattle Surge, 30 points, 3-1, plus-5
3. Toronto Ultra, 20 points, 2-1, plus-4
4. Los Angeles Thieves, 20 points, 2-1, plus-3
5. Vegas Legion, 20 points, 2-1, plus-1
6. Miami Heretics, 20 points, 2-2, even
7. New York Subliners, 20 points, 2-2, minus-1
8. Minnesota Rokkr, 20 points, 2-2, minus-3
9. Los Angeles Guerrillas, 10 points, 1-3, minus-6
10. OpTic Texas, 10 points, 1-2, plus-1
11. Carolina Royal Ravens, 10 points, 1-3, minus-2
12. Boston Breach, 0 points, 0-3, minus-7

–Field Level Media

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