Royal Ravens, FaZe get first wins in CDL Stage 3

The London Royal Ravens and the Atlanta FaZe each earned their first victory in Stage 3 of the Call of Duty League season Thursday, pulling out 3-2 wins at the start of the Paris home series.

In a pair of Group B matches, London (1-2) edged the New York Subliners (1-1) before Atlanta (1-1) got past the Los Angeles Thieves (2-1). OpTic Chicago (2-0), who didn’t play Thursday, now sit alone atop Group B.

In Stage 3, the 12 Call of Duty League teams are divided in two groups for three weeks of round-robin play through May 9. The teams’ group standings will determine their seeding for the Stage 3 Major, scheduled for May 10-16.

On Thursday, New York opened with a 250-181 win on Moscow Hardpoint before London claimed Express Search and Destroy 6-2 and Checkmate Control 3-0. The Subliners forced a decisive fifth map by winning Garrison Hardpoint 250-192, but the Royal Ravens sealed the match with a 6-4 decision on Raid Search and Destroy.

The FaZe and the Thieves alternated wins and losses throughout their five-map match. Atlanta took Raid Hardpoint 250-160, Raid Control 3-1 and Checkmate Search and Destroy 6-3. In between, Los Angeles won Express Search and Destroy 6-1 and Moscow Hardpoint 250-224.

Week 3 of Stage 3 action continues Friday with two Group A matches:
–Los Angeles Guerrillas vs. Toronto Ultra
–Paris Legion vs. Minnesota Rokkr

Call of Duty League Stage 3 group standings
Group A:
1. Toronto Ultra, 2-0, 6-0, +6
2. Los Angeles Guerrillas 1-0, 3-0, +3
T3. Dallas Empire, 1-1, 3-4, -1
T3. Florida Mutineers, 1-1, 3-4, -1
5. Minnesota Rokkr, 0-1, 1-3, -2
6. Paris Legion, 0-2, 1-6, -5

Group B:
1. OpTic Chicago 2-0, 6-1, +5
2. Los Angeles Thieves 2-1, 8-6, +2
T3. New York Subliners 1-1, 5-5, 0
T3. Atlanta FaZe, 1-1, 5-5, 0
5. London Royal Ravens, 1-2, 5-8, -3
6. Seattle Surge 0-2, 2-6, -4

–Field Level Media

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