As quickly as it came, Stage 2 of the Call Of Duty League is almost in the books with the next big tournament in sight. We’ve had quite a few big changes in the group play for Stage 2, with some huge headlines. Here are just a couple of things that made this stage so interesting-
Atlanta Faze’s (1st) perfect season record was shattered by underdog Los Angeles Guerrillas (7th), shocking the CDL world with a win on Friday.
CDL Scouting Series prospect and 19-year-old rookie Eli Bentz (aka ‘Standy’) had an immediate impact in his first three games in the pros, pushing Minnesota Røkkr (6th) from mid-table to earning top seed at Major II.
General Managers across the League look to escape the bottom of the standings, with Los Angeles Thieves (5th), Toronto Ultra (9th), London Royal Ravens (12th) making significant roster changes during Stage II.
While Standy (Eli Bentz) was certainly a standout and a major reason the Minnesota Rokkr went from zero to sixty in a hurry, we’ve also seen several other rookies come to play, like Insight (Jamie Craven) with his nearly record-breaking 18-8 K/D in Miami S&D in his debut match, and PaulEhx (Paul Avila) leading the London Royal Ravens to their first wins of the season. The Los Angeles Thieves haven’t had everything come together as much as they’d hoped after a hot start to the season with rookie player Venom (Carlos Hernandez) still adjusting, but they’re making some moves, benching former champion SlasheR (Austin Liddicoat) for last season’s substitute Drazah (Zack Jordan). Los Angeles is anticipating better results with this shake up after losing four matches in a row. Below is a look at how all of the group play matches played out to set up the major-
For those interested in this weeks major, we have the schedule and bracket for you as well! You can also go to pickem.callofdutyleague.com/ and make your picks as to who’s coming away with the tournament. There may even be prizes on the line if you link your Activision account.
Another fun note to add, Viewers of CDL Sunday can earn new, exclusive in-game items for Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War by watching matches throughout the day on April 11th. Learn more online.
You can follow the league both live and after hours on the official Call Of Duty League YouTube channel right here. If you want to jump into the game, check out CallOfDuty.com, and if you want to know more about it first, check out our review right here.