Well, good news for the fans of Call of Duty as the franchise has seemed to have leaked the complete schedule for the League Majors 2021. Though the match fixtures weren’t to be released by February, the leaked schedule seemed to have proven a treat for the fans as the first month of 2021 ends.
At the Kickoff for the League, teams showcased their skills in the pre-matches, showing what the fans can expect from the upcoming season. OpTic Chicago, LA Thieves went head to head in the matches, giving fans a spark of what’s coming ahead. The season will officially begin on 11th February with Atlanta FaZe Home Series to welcome the fans.
The schedule that was revealed comprised of 5 stages of matches, including Home Series and Majors. The Atlanta FaZe Home Series is followed by Call of Duty League Home Series on 18th and 25th February, followed by Stage 1 Major on 1st March, completing Stage 1.
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Stage 2 will comprise of Toronto Ultra Home Series scheduled on 18th March, followed by CODL Home Series on 25th March and 1st April. Stage 2 is completed with Stage 2 Major on 5th April.
Stage 3 kicks off on 22nd April with London Royal Ravens Home Series. This will be followed by Paris Legion Home Series on 29th April and Dallas Empire Home Series on 6th May. Stage 3 Major is scheduled for 10th May.
Stage 4 schedules OpTic Chicago Home Series on 27th May, Florida Mutineers Home Series on 3rd June, and LA Thieves Home Series on 10th June. Stage 4 Major is scheduled for 14th June.
Stage 5 will kick off with Seattle Surge Home Series on 1st July, New York Subliners Home Series on 8th July, and Minnesota Rokkr Home Series on 15th July. The Stage 5 Major is scheduled on 19th July, completing the League.
The 12 teams are divided into two groups as follows:
|Group A||Group B|
|Dallas Empire Los Angeles Thieves Minnesota Rokkr London Royal Ravens New York Subliners Seattle Surge||Atlanta FaZe OpTic Chicago Florida Mutineers Toronto Ultra Los Angeles Guerrillas Paris Legion|
Though anything can be expected from the matches, Dallas Empire is a fan’s favorite to secure 1st from Group A. From Group B, OpTic Chicago seems to be the favorite for the 1st position whereas Atlanta FaZe and Florida Mutineers will go head to head for the second. The final stages will be played in July, which gives almost 6 months for the teams to prepare indefinitely.
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With the announcement of the League Schedule, some changes were also introduced in the gameplay. In the previous year, the League came up with plans similar to the Overwatch league to blend city-based teams. However, the pandemic forced the League and other major games in an online format.
This year, games will be featured with 4 vs. 4 gameplay as well as completely shifting to PC modes. Los Angeles Thieves will be replacing Optic Gaming Los Angeles. For the fans to enjoy every moment, the matches will be streamed live on YouTube.