CDL Major 3 Bracket Breakdown

Call of Duty League Major 3 kicks off in two days.
Call of Duty League Major 3 kicks off in two days. / Call of Duty League

The Call of Duty League Major 3 kicks off on Mar. 9 with four Winners Round 1 matches.

After three weeks of online qualifier matches, the twelve CDL teams have been seeded into a bracket for the upcoming LAN tournament. The eight teams with the best records in Stage 3 secured their spots in the Winners Bracket, while the four worst performing teams will have to start in Losers.

Here's a breakdown of the bracket heading into the Texas Major.

CDL Major 3 Bracket Breakdown

Seattle Surge vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas

Seattle Surge earned the first seed for Major 3. After starting 0-3 in online qualifiers, the LA Guerrillas managed to sneak into Winners after winning their remaining two matches.

Amer "Pred" Zulbeari should have no issues leading his team to victory against a recently formed roster. Although they had a disappointing showing in Major 2, Surge are too good at respawn to lose such a lopsided matchup.

Atlanta FaZe vs. Los Angeles Thieves

Atlanta FaZe bested the Los Angeles Thieves to become Major 2 Champions, but then LA Thieves beat them in qualifiers a week later.

The two teams always deliver classic matches on LAN. FaZe will have to figure out their respawn if they want to beat the LA Thieves. In their last two matches against the reigning World Champions, FaZe have not managed to win a single Hardpoint.

Boston Breach vs. OpTic Texas

Boston Breach have had a lot of success online, but they have yet to truly translate it to LAN. Playing OpTic Texas in front of an OpTic crowd will certainly be a challenge for the Breach.

Coming off a big win against Atlanta FaZe, OpTic must continue to improve. Cuyler "Huke" Garland has been unstoppable in Search and Destroy, and as long as OpTic keeps their composure in respawn, they should be able to give the Arlington crowd something to cheer about.

Toronto Ultra vs. New York Subliners

Both teams finished Stage 3 with a 3-2 record, and are equally matched in almost all areas. Toronto Ultra might have the Rookie of the Year in Thomas "Scrappy" Ernst, but the New York Subliners have arguably the best SMG in the game in Paco "HyDra" Rusiewiez.

Kicking off the major, this match will be full of tight maps and a lot of smack talk.

The remaining four teams will wait for their opponents in the Losers Bracket.