Legion overtake Surge as CDL Major II qualifying begins

The Seattle Surge, who finished as runner-up at the Call of Duty League’s Major I last month, dropped their opening match in qualifying for Major II on Friday.

The Vegas Legion came from behind to score a 3-2 win over the Surge.

In other action on the opening day of Major II qualifying, the Toronto Ultra swept the London Royal Ravens 3-0 and the Boston Breach downed the Minnesota Rokkr 3-0.

Major II, which will include all 12 Call of Duty League teams, is scheduled to be played in Boston from Feb. 2-5. Qualifying for the event continues through Jan. 29.

The Surge opened with a 250-241 win on Embassy Hardpoint before the Legion claimed El Asilo Search and Destroy 6-2. Seattle took Al Bagra Fortress Control 3-0, but Vegas stormed back to capture Mercado Las Almas Hardpoint 250-216 and Al Bagra Fortress Search and Destroy 6-3.

James “Clayster” Eubanks of the United States led Vegas with 88 kills and a 1.14 kill-death ratio. Australia’s Amer “Pred” Zulbeari topped Seattle with 88 kills and a 1.21 K-D ratio.

Toronto got past London 250-166 on Mercado Las Almas Hardpoint, 6-4 on Embassy Search and Destroy and 3-2 on Breenbergh Hotel Control.

Thomas “Scrap” Ernst of the United States posted 72 kills and a 1.38 K-D ratio for the Ultra. Canada’s Obaid “Asim” Asim had 69 kills and a 1.03 K-D ratio for the Royal Ravens.

Boston crushed Minnesota 250-144 on Al Bagra Fortress Hardpoint, 6-3 on El Asilo Search and Destroy and 3-0 on Breenbergh Hotel Control.

Reece “Vivid” Drost of the United States recorded 56 kills and a 1.30 K-D ratio for the Breach. Another U.S. player, Dillon “Attach” Price, topped the Rokkr with 43 kills and a 1.02 K-D ratio.

Action continues Saturday with four matches:
–Florida Mutineers vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas
–Minnesota Rokkr vs. London Royal Ravens
–Atlanta FaZe vs. Seattle Surge
–Los Angeles Thieves vs. New York Subliners

Call of Duty League Major II qualifying, with match win-loss record and game winning percentage
T1. Toronto Ultra, 1-0, 100 percent
T1. Boston Breach, 1-0, 100 percent
3. Vegas Legion, 1-0, 60 percent
T4. OpTic Texas, 0-0
T4. New York Subliners, 0-0
T4. Los Angeles Thieves, 0-0
T4. Los Angeles Guerrillas, 0-0
T4. Florida Mutineers, 0-0
T4. Atlanta FaZe, 0-0
10. Seattle Surge, 0-1, 40 percent
T11. Minnesota Rokkr, 0-1, 0 percent
T11. London Royal Ravens, 0-1, 0 percent

–Field Level Media

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