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CDL Stage 3 Groups & match schedule announced: FaZe, OpTic, NYSL in Group of Death

Published: 16/Apr/2021 18:24 Updated: 16/Apr/2021 18:52

by Albert Petrosyan

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Groups A and B have been officially finalized for Stage 3 of the 2021 Call of Duty League season, along with the full schedule of matches for all three weeks of group play before the next $500,000 Major.

This year’s CDL regular season features a new type of format that includes five Stages – each consisting of three weeks of regular matches followed by a $500,000 Major tournament.

Each of the five Stages features two groups — A and B — and the teams that make up these groups are determined by a selection process immediately following the previous Stage’s Major.

CDL Stage 3: Groups A & B

The groups for Stage 3 were revealed on April 16:

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CDL Stage 3 Groups
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Groups A and B are set for Stage 3 of the 2021 CDL season.

GROUP A:

  • Toronto Ultra (10-9)
  • Dallas Empire (11-7)
  • Minnesota ROKKR (7-7)
  • Florida Mutineers (6-9)
  • Paris Legion (4-8)
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas (5-9)

GROUP B

  • Atlanta FaZe (14-2)
  • OpTic Chicago (10-7)
  • Los Angeles Thieves (9-8)
  • New York Subliners (10-7)
  • Seattle Surge (4-9)
  • London Royal Ravens (2-10)

How do the CDL Groups get determined?

One representative from each of the 12 teams — either player or coach — attends a selection show where they get to make a decision about which teams they want in their group vs who to send to the opposite group.

CDL Stage 3 full match schedule

As usual, Stage 3 is divided into three weeks of group play matches, with each week being a Home Series hosted by a specific team.

  • Week 1: Royal Ravens Home Series (Apr 22-25)
  • Week 2: Legion Home Series (Apr 29-May 2)
  • Week 3: Empire Home Series (May 6-9)

Here are the detailed match schedules for all three Home Series:

CDL Stage 3 – Week 1 schedule (Royal Ravens Home Series)

CDL Stage 2 Week 1 schedule
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Full schedule for the Royal Ravens Home Series in CDL Stage 3.

CDL Stage 3 – Week 2 schedule (Legion Home Series)

CDL Stage 3 Week 2 schedule
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Full schedule for the Legion Home Series in CDL Stage 3.

CDL Stage 3 – Week 3 schedule (Empire Home Series)

CDL Stage 3 Week 3 schedule
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Full schedule for the Empire Home Series in CDL Stage 3.

CDL Stage 3 Preview

Ahead of what should be an exhilarating third stage of the 2021 season, our very own Reverse Panel experts Pacman and Enable gave a breakdown of how they expect things to unfold in the upcoming three weeks.

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For more information about this season, including the latest standings, full event schedule, the latest competitive ruleset and more, make sure to visit our 2021 CDL season page here.