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Syndication: The Columbus DispatchA victory screen flashes during the Call of Duty League Pro-Am Classic esports tournament at Belong Gaming Arena in Columbus on May 6, 2022. Call Of Duty Esports Tournament

The Boston Breach finally broke through in qualifying action for the Call of Duty League’s Stage 4 Major, rallying for a 3-2 victory over OpTic Texas on Saturday.

Boston opened qualifying with a five-match losing streak, and it looked like it was headed for a sixth straight setback when OpTic sandwiched victories on 6 Star Hardpoint (250-172) and Karachi Control (3-2) around a 6-4 loss on 6 Star Search & Destroy.

But the Breach took over from there, edging Texas 250-233 on Rio Hardpoint before taking Rio Search & Destroy 6-1 to get into the win column.

All 12 teams taking part in qualifying will make the Major 4 bracket, which begins Thursday in Burbank, Calif., and runs through June 30. Seeding will be determined by the qualifying matches, which conclude Sunday.

The tournament will have a double-elimination format, with all matches best-of-five until the grand final, which is best-of-seven. The winner will get 100 CDL points and $150,000 of the $375,000 prize pool, while the runner-up will come away with 75 CDL points and $90,000.

Unlike Boston, the Atlanta FaZe have had plenty of success in qualifying, and they didn’t slow down on Saturday.

Atlanta beat Miami 3-1, opening up a 2-0 lead against the Heretics before dropping Highrise Control 3-1. However, the Miami rally was short-lived, and the FaZe earned a 250-195 win on 6 Star Hardpoint to snuff any chance of a comeback.

The Seattle Surge followed the exact same path to victory as Atlanta, and it was their 250-139 drubbing of the Los Angeles Guerrillas on Rio Hardpoint that completed a 3-1 win.

In the final match of the night, the Vegas Legion swept the Minnesota Rokkr 3-0.

Qualifying action concludes on Sunday with three matches:

–OpTic Texas vs. Toronto Ultra

–Carolina Royal Ravens vs. Boston Breach

–Los Angeles Thieves vs. New York Subliners


Stage 4 Major qualifying standings (point total, match record, game win-loss differential):

1. Atlanta FaZe, 60 points, 6-1, plus-11

2. Toronto Ultra, 50 points, 5-1, plus-9

3. New York Subliners, 40 points, 4-2, plus-1

4. Seattle Surge, 40 points, 4-3, plus-5

5. Miami Heretics, 40 points, 4-3, plus-1

6. Vegas Legion, 40 points, 4-3, even

7. Los Angeles Thieves, 30 points, 3-3, plus-1

8. Los Angeles Guerrillas, 30 points, 3-4, minus-2

9. Carolina Royal Ravens, 20 points, 2-4, minus-3

10. Minnesota Rokkr, 20 points, 2-5, minus-9

11. Boston Breach, 10 points, 1-5, minus-12

12. OpTic Texas, 10 points, 1-5, minus-2

–Field Level Media

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