New York Subliners make improbable run to win CDL Major 1

Jacob Hale
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Kismet put up an MVP performance, helping lead the New York Subliners to a CDL Major 1 victory.

Scrappy dug into his bag of tricks and pulled out the first 40-kill match of the 2023 CDL season. His performance helped Toronto send the defending world champion LA Thieves home packing. Clayster dialed back the clock, leading Vegas to a franchise-best top 6 finish.

New York shook off technical issues and bounced back strong with its new-look roster, while Atlanta and Seattle cruised into a highly anticipated winners final matchup. The Surge will be out for revenge after losing 3-0 to the FaZe in pool play.

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CDL Major 1 results


Placement Team Prize
1st New York Subliners  $200,000
2nd Seattle Surge  $120,000
3rd Atlanta FaZe  $80,000
4th Toronto Ultra $40,000
Top 6 LA Thieves  $20,000
Vegas Legion $20,000
Top 8 Florida Mutineers $10,000
Minnesota ROKKR $10,000
Top 12 Boston Breach
OpTic Texas 
Los Angeles Guerrillas
London Royal Ravens 

CDL Major 1 stream & schedule

Major 1 will be streamed live on the Call of Duty Twitch channel, as well as on the official CDL website. Players can choose between the Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta streams by selecting to view in the Twitch Command Center.

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The tournament started on Wednesday, December 14, with the Challengers qualifiers, as well as the tiebreaker match between LA Thieves and London Royal Ravens to decide which group they went into, as they finished their qualifying matches level. The Group Stage of the Pro-Am, with all 12 CDL teams and 4 amateur teams, started on December 15. The tournament will end on Sunday, December 18.

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CDL Major 1 Recap

Day 4

Seattle Surge (3-2) Atlanta FaZe 11.30 AM1.30 PM6.30 PM
Toronto Ultra (2-3) New York Subliners 12 PM3 PM8 PM
New York Subliners (3-1) Atlanta FaZe 1.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
Seattle Surge (1-4) New York Subliners 3 PM6 PM11 PM

Day 3

Florida Mutineers (0-3) LA Thieves 10.30 AM1.30 PM6.30 PM
Vegas Legion (3-2) Minnesota Røkkr10.30 AM1.30 PM6.30 PM
Atlanta FaZe (3-1) Toronto Ultra 12 PM3 PM8 PM
New York Subliners (1-3) Seattle Surge 1.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
LA Thieves (1-3) Toronto Ultra 3 PM6 PM11 PM
Vegas Legion (1-3) New York Subliners 4.30 PM7.30 PM12.30 AM

Day 2

LA Guerrillas (1-3) Minnesota Røkkr12.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
Florida Mutineers (3-2) OpTic Texas12.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
LA Guerrillas Academy (0-3) Seattle Surge12.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
Vegas Legion (3-2) Elevate 12.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
Toronto Ultra (3-0) Minnesota Røkkr3 PM6 PM11 PM
Atlanta FaZe (3-1) Vegas Legion3 PM6 PM11 PM
LA Thieves (1-3) Seattle Surge4.30 PM7.30 PM 12.30 AM
New York Subliners (3-1) Florida Mutineers 4.30 PM7.30 PM 12.30 AM

CDL Major 1 groups

After an intense first day of Major 1, here’s how all of the groups shook out.

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Minnesota Røkkr (1-1)Toronto Ultra (2-0)Atlanta FaZe (2-0)Boston Breach (0-2)
New York Subliners (2-0)OpTic Texas (1-1)Seattle Surge (1-1)Las Vegas Legion (1-1)
LA Guerrillas (1-1)Florida Mutineers (1-1)London Royal Ravens (0-2)LA Thieves (2-0)
Decimate Gaming (0-2)Pollodrom (0-2)LA Guerrillas Academy (1-1)Elevate (1-1)

Day 1

BPollodrom (2-3) Toronto Ultra10.30 AM1.30 PM6.30 PM
BOpTic Texas (3-2) Florida Mutineers10.30 AM1.30 PM6.30 PM
AMinnesota Røkkr (3-0) Decimate Gaming10.30 AM1.30 PM6.30 PM
ALA Guerrillas (0-3) New York Subliners10.30 AM1.30 PM6.30 PM
CLAG Academy (2-3) Atlanta FaZe1.30 PM3 PM8 PM
CSeattle Surge (3-0) London Royal Ravens1.30 PM3 PM8 PM
DElevate (3-2) Boston Breach1.30 PM3 PM8 PM
DVegas Legion (2-3) LA Thieves1.30 PM3 PM8 PM
AMinnesota Røkkr (0-3) New York Subliners13.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
BToronto Ultra (3-0) OpTic Texas 12.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
ADecimate Gaming (0-3) LA Guerrillas12.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
BPollodrom (1-3) Florida Mutineers12.30 PM4.30 PM9.30 PM
DElevate (1-3) LA Thieves3 PM6 PM11 PM
CAtlanta FaZe (3-0) Seattle Surge3 PM6 PM11 PM
DBoston Breach (2-3) Vegas Legion3 PM6 PM11 PM
CLAG Academy (3-1) London Royal Ravens3 PM6 PM11 PM

Be sure to tune into the tournament and check back here for full results and updates as they happen.

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