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:
- 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)
- 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 3 – Week 2 schedule (Legion Home Series)
CDL Stage 3 – Week 3 schedule (Empire Home Series)
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.
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.