Subliners & Ultra win Stage 3 Groups – CDL Dallas Home Series results, highlights, recap

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The Dallas Empire Home Series – the third and final week of the Call of Duty League season’s Stage Three – has wrapped up! Catch up on all the action with full scores, highlights, daily recaps, and more.

  • Subliners & Ultra clinch top seeds in Groups for $500,000 Stage 3 Major.
  • FaZe rip OpTic apart, Chicago finishes season-worst 4th in Group B.
  • Mutineers, Empire, FaZe & Thieves all secure top-three finishes in Groups.

The group-play phase of CDL Stage 3 is now in the books after yet another excited Home Series, which has now determined where all 12 teams will start in the upcoming $500,000 Stage 3 Major.

Group A was decided in the weekend’s final match, as Empire toppled ROKKR to secure top-three and the final spot in the Major’s Winners Bracket. As for Group B, a hugely dominant victory for FaZe over OpTic ensured them a top-three finish, while Chicago ended up in the bottom three for the first time this season.

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CDL Stage 3 Group standingsThe final group standings for CDL Stage 3.

CDL Dallas Home Series: Results, highlights, recap


 Group Match Hardpoint S&D Control Hardpoint S&D
B Royal Ravens 3-1 Surge LON 250-112 (Moscow) SEA 6-2 (Express) LON 3-2 (Garrison) LON 250-75 (Apocalypse) N/A
B OpTic 0-3 FaZe ATL 250-88 (Raid) ATL 6-2 (Moscow) ATL 3-0 (Raid) N/A N/A
A ROKKR 1-3 Empire DAL 250-232 (Moscow) DAL 6-4 (Miami) MIN 3-2 (Raid) DAL 250-177 (Apocalypse) N/A

Match 1: Royal Ravens pile on struggling Surge

Royal Ravens ensured they’d be the fifth seed in Group B after defeating the Surge, who finished Stage 3 winless at 0-5 and have now lost six in a row. London dominated the two Hardpoints, one of them being a 100-point club, as Surge keep looking for their first win since adding Decemate.

Match 2: FaZe way too much for OpTic to handle

In one of the most dominant victories of the season overall, FaZe handed OpTic their third straight loss with an extremely one-sided sweep. 100-point club to start, a four-round margin on S&D, and a perfect Control, the Atlanta stuffed the Green Wall at every turn, not allowing them to even think about a victory.

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Match 3: Empire get past ROKKR for key Group A win

Group A all came down to one final match between Empire and ROKKR, and despite being considered underdogs, Dallas flexed their championship experience for a huge 3-1 win. Minnesota got a chance to start a reverse sweep effort after coming back from 0-2 down in the Control, but the defending champs were able to close it out in game four.


 Group Match Hardpoint S&D Control Hardpoint S&D
A Legion 0-3 Ultra TOR 226-210 (Garrison) TOR 6-3 (Raid) TOR 3-1 (Garrison) N/A N/A
B Subliners 3-1 Thieves NY 250-93 (Garrison) NY 6-5 (Miami) LAT 3-2 (Raid) NY 250-219 (Raid) N/A
A Guerrillas 2-3 Mutineers FLA 250-155 (Checkmate) LAG 6-5 (Express) FLA 3-1 (Garrison) LAG 250-139 (Garrison) FLA 6-4 (Moscow)

Match 1: Ultra finish perfect Stage 3 with Legion sweep

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Having already clinched the top seed in Group A, Ultra took care of business vs Legion to ensure that they’d be the only team in the CDL to finish Stage 3 undefeated. The series was pretty routine for the unstoppable Ultra, who won their ninth match in a row going back to the Stage 2 Major.

Match 2: Subliners spoil Huke’s Thieves debut & clinch Group B

Subliners will begin the Stage 3 Major in the second round of the Winners Bracket after they finished off Thieves 3-1 in Huke’s first match since arriving from Empire. The warning signs were there right from the get-go as NY 100-point clubbed LA in the first HP, although the series was pretty tight the rest of the way.

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Match 3: Mutineers’ tight victory of LAG secures Winners Bracket spot

A very tight and back-and-forth match ended up going the way of Mutineers, who will finish Group A in second and start the Stage 3 Major in the Winners Bracket. Big plays from both sides extended the series all the way to game five, but Florida just did enough to gain the final edge once the dust settled.


Group Match Hardpoint S&D Control Hardpoint S&D
B Surge 1-3 FaZe SEA 250-188 (Apocalypse) ATL 6-4 (Checkmate) ATL 3-1 (Garrison) ATL 250-158 (Moscow) N/A
A Mutineers 3-0 Empire FLA 230-198 (Moscow) FLA 6-3 (Express) FLA 3-1 (Checkmate) N/A N/A

Match 1: FaZe spoil Decemate’s debut in routine win

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They say “when it rains, it pours,” and it’s raining a lot in Seattle right now after FaZe handed Surge their fifth loss in a row. Decemate’s addition to the lineup was enough to spark an impressive opening Hardpoint victory, but nothing much after that as Atlanta finished off another win by taking the final three maps.

Match 2: Mutineers upset Empire in dominant fashion

Empire fell to 1-2 since dropping Huke out of their lineup after Mutineers tore them apart in a surprisingly one-sided match. It felt as though Dallas never really got close to winning any of the three maps, and it doesn’t help with the opponents are pulling off 1v3 clutches in S&D.

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Group Match Hardpoint S&D Control Hardpoint S&D
A Guerrillas 2-3 ROKKR MIN 250-198 (Apocalypse) LAG 6-5 (Moscow) MIN 3-0 (Raid) LAG 250-145 (Checkmate) MIN 6-4 (Miami)
B Subliners 3-1 OpTic NY 250-92 (Apocalypse) NY 6-2 (Express) CHI 3-1 (Checkmate) NY 250-230 (Moscow) N/A

Match 1: ROKKR survive Guerrillas for key Group A win

ROKKR ensured themselves at least a fighting chance of finishing in the top three of Group A after muscling out a big 3-2 win over Guerrillas. The series was the definition of back and forth, with the two teams trading blows before Priestahh dropped a whopping 17 kills in game five to clinch the important victory.

Match 2: Subliners beat OpTic to clinch Winners Bracket spot

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Subliners secured a spot in the Stage 3 Major Winners Bracket after taking care of OpTic with a statement 3-1 win. Not wanting to give the Green Wall a potential reverse sweep opportunity after dominating them in the first two maps, New York clutched up in the final moments of game four to grab the victory.

CDL Dallas Home Series: Format & info

  • Location: Online
  • Prize Pool: N/A
  • CDL Points: 10 per win
  • Maps & Modes:
    • Hardpoint: Apocalypse, Checkmate, Garrison, Moscow, Raid
    • Search & Destroy: Checkmate, Express, Miami, Moscow, Raid
    • Control: Checkmate, Garrison, Raid
  • Matches are best-of-five (HP, S&D, Control, HP, S&D)

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CDL Dallas Home Series: Teams & lineups

Despite it already being past the halfway mark of the season, there were a few more big-time roster changes before this event. Seattle Surge dropped Loony and picked up Decemate for their starting lineup, followed by the bombshell transfer of Huke to LA Thieves to replace TJHaLy.


Team (Record coming in) Lineup
Dallas Empire (13-8) Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
Toronto Ultra (14-9) Insight, Bance, Cammy, CleanX
Minnesota RØKKR (7-8) Accuracy, Attach, Priestahh, Standy
Florida Mutineers (7-11) Skyz, Owakening, Havok, Neptune
Los Angeles Guerrillas (6-11) SiLLY, Assault, Apathy, Cheen
Paris Legion (5-11) AquA, Classic, Skrapz, Temp


Team (Record coming in) Lineup
Atlanta FaZe (16-3) Simp, Cellium, aBeZy, Arcitys
OpTic Chicago (12-8) Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
New York Subliners (12-8) Clayster, Asim, Mack, HyDra
Los Angeles Thieves (12-9) Kenny, Huke, Venom, Drazah
Seattle Surge (4-12) Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Decemate
London Royal Ravens (3-13) Seany, Zaptius, Zed, PaulEhx

Check out our CDL 2021 Season hub for everything you need to know about this season, including a full event schedule, the latest standings, and more.

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