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Call of Duty League 2021 Stage 1: Atlanta FaZe Win First Major

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Call of Duty League 2021 Stage 1: Atlanta FaZe
Atlanta FaZe once again show their full strength. (Credit: Atlanta FaZe via Twitter)

This weekend the Stage 1 Major, the first Major of the Call of Duty League 2021, took place. How did Atlanta FaZe beat the reigning champions, how do the standings look after Stage 1 and when do we go on? You can find all the answers here!

At the end of Super Week, the first of a total of 5 Majors of the Call of Duty League 2021 was held. We summarize all the important info for you. Here we go!

CDL Stage 1 Major Brackets
Here is the schedule of the major with all matchups. (Credit: Call of Duty League)

Who Won the Stage 1 Major?

Atlanta FaZe won the final of the first major against Dallas Empire with 5-2.

Of the 8 teams that participated, the usual suspects stood out: all-time favorite Atlanta FaZe, CDL 2020 champion Dallas Empire, fan-favorite OpTic Chicago, and somewhat surprisingly, the New York Subliners.

Why surprising? Because no one expected the Subliners to knock OpTic Chicago out of the tournament with 3-0.

The final between Atlanta FaZe and Dallas Empire was surprisingly one-sided. FaZe took the first three maps before Empire won their first one.

After two more Search & Destroy matches, which went 6-1 and 6-2, it was over. Atlanta's Chris "Simp" Lehr won the title "Player of the Stage" and as you can see here, not undeservedly:

Here we have for you the prize money and points distribution of the first major:



Prize Money

CDL Points


Atlanta FaZe




Dallas Empire




New York Subliners




OpTic Chicago




LA Thieves, LA Guerrillas




Toronto Ultra, Florida Mutineers




Minnesota ROKKR, Paris Legion




Seattle Surge, London Royal Ravens



CDL 2021: Standings After Stage 1

After Stage 1, Atlanta FaZe is at the top with a 25-point lead and not a single defeat. Dallas Empire follows in second place with 100 points and third place is shared by OpTic Chicago and the New York Subliners with 80 points.

The London Royal Ravens are currently the only team that has yet to secure a single win, bringing up the rear of the table with 0 points.

CDL Stage 1 Major Standings
All rankings of the Stage 1 Major. (Credit: Call of Duty League)

When Does Stage 2 Start?

Don't worry CDL fans, it will continue soon! Stage 2 of the Call of Duty League 2021 will resume on March 18 with the Toronto Ultra Home Series. The second Major will take place at the beginning of April. Here we have the complete schedule for you:

CDL 2021 Timetable
The complete schedule for the Call of Duty League 2021. (Credit: Call of Duty League)

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Original article by EarlyGame's Lukas Ballat.