CDL Major 5: 3 Storylines to Follow

Call of Duty League Major 5 is full of storylines to follow.
Call of Duty League Major 5 is full of storylines to follow. / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

Call of Duty League Major 5 is packed with exciting storylines as the twelve CDL teams get ready to play the last Major of the 2023 Season.

Major 5, hosted by Toronto Ultra, is the last chance for CDL teams to improve their Champs seeding as they battle for a share of the $500,000 total prize pool. The tournament will even determine the remaining team heading to Champs.

Here's a breakdown of the three biggest stories heading into Major 5.

CDL Major 5: 3 Storylines to Follow

The Race for Champs Qualification

Throughout Stage 5, Minnesota Rokkr and Vegas Legion have been battling to gain sole possession of the eighth and final seed heading into Champs. Both teams have gone through a myriad of roster changes, and now, they have one last chance to make a run on LAN.

Not only does Rokkr sit 20 points ahead of Legion in the overall standings, but they also secured an easier first round Winners Bracket match. Rokkr will play an inconsistent Boston Breach while Legion must face Atlanta FaZe. The team who makes a deeper run at Major 5 will earn their spot at Champs.

OpTic Texas Remain Undefeated

Just like Major 4, OpTic Texas are heading into the tournament without dropping a series in online qualifiers. In their last 15 matches, the dominant roster has only lost two matches.

Although their defeats to LA Thieves cost them Major 4, OpTic Texas still are the overwhelming favorite to win Major 5, especially with LA Thieves starting the tournament in the Losers Bracket. Coming off two second places, OpTic Texas look poised to take their first championship of the season.

Major 4 Champions Start in Losers Bracket

After winning Major 4 without losing a series, LA Thieves will begin Major 5 in the Losers Bracket. The roster went 1-4 in Stage 5 Qualifiers, only managing to beat a winless London Royal Ravens.

The team, who broke OpTic Texas' record-tying Hardpoint Streak at Major 4, has struggled in respawns. A squad known for their Hardpoint and Control dominance can now only seem to win Search and Destroy maps online.

The reigning World Champs will have to figure out their respawn issues if they want to make another Losers run to Grand Finals.

Major 5 kicks off on May 25 as Vegas Legion take on Atlanta FaZe at 1:30 p.m. ET.