CDL OpTic Texas Major Preview and Betting Odds

Who's the Favorite to Win it All?

This weekend, the third Major of the 2023 CDL season, the CDL OpTic Texas Major Betting Preview, will play out! It’s a perfect midpoint to the season so far. The CDL OpTic Texas Major Betting Preview will be held at the Esports Stadium in Arlington Texas. The Major 3 will be the last crowd-backed Major until the end of May.

Going into the CDL OpTic Texas Major, the Seattle Surge sit at the top of the stage’s standings, boasting a 4-1 record in qualifying. Following a relatively lackluster year, there are high expectations for the squad going into Major 3. Unfortunately, this tournament’s host, OpTic Texas, ended up sitting mid-table, having produced a 3-2 record in the Major 3 qualifiers and sitting in fifth place overall.

There are five Majors throughout this CDL season, and by the time the third is finished, more clear standing will be starting to develop. The teams who have thus far failed to make an impact will need to pull off a miracle to achieve their aim of reaching playoffs, and those at the top are ensuring they have as high a seeding as possible.

Can Seattle Surge continue their incredible run of form, or will the tournament favorites, Atlanta FaZe, come out on top? First, let’s see what the bookies say about their esports odds.

Participating Teams and Esports Odds

  • The same twelve teams that fans see weekly are in Texas for the CDL OpTic Texas Major Betting Preview. However, some teams’ esports odds have changed since the start of the qualifiers. Here are all the participating teams, along with their respective betting odds to win the Texas Major:

Participating Teams

Atlanta FaZe +225
Toronto Ultra +350
Seattle Surge +400
LA Thieves +500
OpTic Texas +500
New York Subliners +650
Boston Breach +1000
LA Guerrillas +5000
LV Legion +6600
Minnesota RØKKR +6600
London Royal Ravens +10000
Florida Mutineers +12000

CDL Boston Major Schedule and Stream

The CDL Boston Major kicks off Thursday morning with New York Subliners taking on Minnesota RØKKR in the first matchup in the upper bracket. All eyes will be on New York to see if they can pick up another Major title this season. It would be their second in a row, making them strong contenders for the rest of the year.

Here are the scheduled matches for the CDL OpTic Texas Major:

Thursday 3/9 – Upper Bracket

  • Boston Breach vs. OpTic Texas
  • Toronto Ultra vs. New York Subliners
  • Seattle vs. LA Guerrillas
  • Atlanta FaZe vs. LA Thieves

Friday 3/10 – Lower Bracket

  • Florida Mutineers vs. TBD
  • London Royal Ravens vs. TBD
  • Las Vegas Legion vs. TBD
  • Minnesota RØKKR vs. TBD

Saturday 3/11

  • Winner’s Round 2 – TBD
  • Elimination Round 2 – TBD
  • Elimination Round 3 – TBD

Sunday 3/12

  • Elimination Round 4 – TBD
  • Winner’s Final – TBD
  • Elimination Final – TBD
  • Grand Final – TBD

Where to Stream

The event will be live-streamed on the official Call of Duty Twitch channel since Twitch is the new home of the CDL as of this season. CDL fans can also find it on the official CDL website, where the Twitch stream is embedded.

Alternative viewing options have arrived, though. Former CDL GOAT, Scump will be streaming a watch party for the event, as will several different personalities in the community.

Prize Pool

Not only will the winners of the CDL OpTic Texas Major earn a bunch of CDL Points to solidify their place in the overall CDL standings, but they will take home the most significant share of the vast $500,000 total prize pool.

Here’s how prize pool distribution works at the CDL OpTic Texas Major:

  • First place: 65 CDL points and $200,000
  • Second place: 50 CDL points and $120,000
  • Third place: 40 CDL points and $80,000
  • Fourth place: 30 CDL points and $40,000
  • Fifth and sixth place: 20 CDL points and $20,000
  • Seventh and eighth place: 10 CDL points and $10,000
  • Ninth through Twelve places: NOTHING

CDL OpTic Texas Major Key Matchups

There are two massive games to watch right off the bat that every esports and Call of Duty fan should watch. Those two matches are the Seattle Surge vs. LA Guerrillas and Atlanta FaZe vs. LA Thieves.

Seattle Surge (-450) vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas(+350)

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 is too good at Respawn to lose such a lopsided matchup.

Atlanta FaZe (-190) vs. LA Thieves (+150)

Atlanta FaZe bested the LA Thieves to become Major 2 Champions, but then LA Thieves beat them in qualifiers not even a week later. The two teams always deliver classic matches and always leave fans wanting more. FaZe will have to figure out their respawn tactics if they’re going to beat the LA Thieves. In their last two games against the reigning World Champions, FaZe has yet to win a single Hardpoint.

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