OpTiC outlast FaZe to take Group A lead in CDL Stage 5

OpTiC Chicago took down the Atlanta FaZe 3-2 for Group A supremacy and the Paris Legion picked up their first victory of Stage 5 as Week 2 concluded Sunday in the Call of Duty League.

In the last game of the day, the Dallas Empire beat the Minnesota Rokkr to take over third place in Group B.

Chicago and Atlanta entered Sunday’s showdown undefeated, and OpTiC only prevailed after an evenly-matched battle. OpTiC began with a 250-177 win on Moscow Hardpoint, but the FaZe answered by winning 6-4 on Miami Search and Destroy.

Chicago then won 3-2 on Raid Control before Atlanta tied the match 250-172 on Apocalypse Hardpoint.

OpTiC secured the victory with a 6-5 triumph on Standoff Search and Destroy.

In its 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Thieves, Paris dropped the opening map 250-230 on Raid Hardpoint. It was all Legion from that point on, with victories of 6-5 on Raid Search and Destroy, 3-0 on Raid Control and 250-178 on Apocalypse Hardpoint.

Dallas started off with a 250-170 win on Garrison Hardpoint before Minnesota’s 6-3 response on Miami Search and Destroy. The Empire then held the Rokkr off in two tight rounds, 3-0 on Raid Control and 250-239 on Checkmate Hardpoint, to win 3-1.

The 12 teams are split into two groups of six across three weeks of action to determine seeding for the Stage 5 major, which begins July 29. All group-stage matches and playoff matches are best-of-five except for the August 1 grand final, which will be best-of-nine.

Stage 5, Week 3 begins Thursday with two matches:

New York Subliners vs. Paris Legion
OpTic Chicago vs. London Royal Ravens

Call of Duty League Stage 5 group standings, with match win-loss record, map win-loss record and map differential:

Group A

1. OpTic Chicago, 3-0, 9-2, +7
2. Atlanta FaZe, 3-1, 11-4, +7
3. Los Angeles Thieves, 2-2, 8-9, -1
T4. London Royal Ravens, 1-2, 4-8, -4
T4. Paris Legion, 1-2, 3-7, -4
6. New York Subliners, 0-3, 4-9, -5

Group B

T1. Florida Mutineers, 3-0, 9-3, +6
T1. Toronto Ultra, 3-0, 9-1, +8
3. Dallas Empire, 2-1, 7-4, +3
4. Minnesota Rokkr, 2-2, 8-7, +1
T5. Los Angeles Guerrillas, 0-4, 2-12, -10
T5. Seattle Surge, 0-3, 1-9, -8

–Field Level Media

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