CDL Major IV qualifying closes with 3 sweeps

The Seattle Surge, Los Angeles Thieves and New York Subliners all cruised to 3-0 sweeps on Sunday during the final day of qualifying action for the Call of Duty League’s Major IV.

Seattle took down the Los Angeles Guerrillas, Los Angeles beat the Minnesota Rokkr and New York defeated the Boston Breach. The Surge, Thieves and Subliners were all able to lock down a spot in the winners bracket for the first round of Major IV, which begins Thursday and runs through next Sunday.

Qualifying included all 12 Call of Duty League teams, with each victory worth 10 CDL points. The top eight teams moved on to the winners bracket, while the bottom four landed in the elimination bracket.

On Sunday, Seattle opened with a commanding 250-146 victory on Embassy Hardpoint before taking Al Bagra Fortress Search & Destroy 6-4. The Surge then clinched the sweep with a 3-2 win on El Asilo Control. Australia’s Amer “Pred” Zulbeari and American Daunte “Sib” Gray paced Seattle with 55 kills apiece.

The Thieves just got past Minnesota on the opening map, winning 250-245 on Al Bagra Fortress Hardpoint. But Los Angeles coasted from there, prevailing 6-1 on Embassy Search and Destroy and 3-0 on Himmelmatt Expo. Kenneth “Kenny” Williams shined for the all-American Thieves, recording 65 kills and a plus-1.41 kills-deaths ratio.

New York claimed Breenbergh Hotel Hardpoint (250-183), Breenbergh Hotel Search & Destroy (6-4) and Breenbergh Hotel Control (3-2) in its rout of the Breach. Cesar “Skyz” Bueno of the U.S. carried the Subliners, racking up 61 kills while posting the only positive K-D ratio for New York (plus-1.17).

Bracket play begins Thursday with four matches:
–OpTic Texas vs. Boston Breach
–New York Subliners vs. Las Vegas Legion
–Los Angeles Thieves vs. Minnesota Rokkr
–Seattle Surge vs. Atlanta FaZe

Final standings for Call of Duty League Major IV qualifying, with match win-loss record and game-winning percentage:
1. OpTic Texas, 5-0, 83.3 percent
2. Los Angeles Thieves, 4-1, 72.2 percent
3. Seattle Surge, 4-1, 68.4 percent
4. New York Subliners, 4-1, 65 percent
5. Las Vegas Legion, 4-1, 59.1 percent
6. Atlanta FaZe, 3-2, 50 percent
7. Minnesota Rokkr, 2-3, 47.4 percent
8. Boston Breach, 2-3, 40 percent
9. Toronto Ultra, 1-4, 45.5 percent
10. London Royal Ravens, 1-4, 27.8 percent
11. Los Angeles Guerrillas, 0-5, 21.1 percent
12. Florida Mutineers, 0-5, 21.1 percent

–Field Level Media

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x