The Call of Duty League has revealed how Groups A and B are structured heading into Stage Four of the 2021 campaign, along with the full schedule of matches for all three weeks of Home Series group play events before the season’s first $500,000 Major on LAN.
The 2021 CDL season format features five different Stages; at the start of each, the 12 teams are separated into two groups and then play three weeks of regular league matches before battling it out in a $500,000 double-elimination Major tournament.
With Stage 3 wrapping up following Atlanta FaZe’s victory at the last Major, it’s time once again to shuffle Groups A and B and see which sides will be pit against each other in the upcoming weeks of group play.
CDL 2021 Stage 4: Groups A and B
The groups for Stage 4 were revealed on May 21:
- Atlanta FaZe (22-4)
- OpTic Chicago (15-11)
- LA Thieves (13-12)
- Minnesota ROKKR (9-11)
- Paris Legion (5-13)
- Seattle Surge (4-15)
- New York Subliners (16-9)
- Toronto Ultra (17-11)
- Dallas Empire (14-11)
- Florida Mutineers (10-13)
- LA Guerrillas (7-14)
- London Royal Ravens (6-14)
How the CDL Groups get chosen
Following the Stage 3 Major, the two Grand Finalists – FaZe & Subliners – were placed in Groups A and B, respectively. Then, in order of the Major’s final placements, each team got to decide whether to keep the next one within their group or assign them to the other, until all 12 teams were placed in one of the two groups.
CDL 2021 Stage 4 full match schedule
As usual, there are going to be three weekly Home Series events for the group-play phase of Stage 4, followed by the fourth $500,000 Major. As previously announced, the Major will be the first CDL event held on LAN since the league was forced to go online in early 2020.
- Week 1: Chicago OpTic Home Series (May 27-30)
- Week 2: Florida Mutineers Home Series (June 3-6)
- Week 3: LA Thieves Home Series (June 10-13)
- Stage 4 Major (June 17-20)
CDL Stage 4, Week 1 schedule (Chicago OpTic Home Series)
CDL Stage 4, Week 2 schedule (Florida Mutineers Home Series)
CDL Stage 4, Week 3 schedule (LA Thieves Ravens Home Series)
CDL Stage 4 Preview
With what should be another exciting and intense several weeks of competitive Call of Duty action, our own Reverse Sweep experts Pacman and Enable gave their analysis of how they expect things to unfold in Stage 4.
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.