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The first legitimate LAN tournament of the 2022 Call of Duty League season, Major I, is over, so you know we have to put out our next edition of Call of Duty (CDL) League power rankings. The OpTic Texas shut up the doubters by winning their first championship in more than a 1,000 days, beating Atlanta in an exciting grand final.

The Esports Stadium in Arlington was rocking as the top teams in the League — London, Toronto, Texas and Atlanta — fought to secure a $200,000 payout for first place. Other teams, including Paris and Boston, pulled off some upsets that could point to a brighter future for each team for the rest of the season.

CDL post-Major I power rankings

Call of Duty League qualifiers for Major 2 kick off this upcoming weekend. Catch all the action on the official Call of Duty League YouTube Channel.

Here are our Call of Duty league post-Major 1 power rankings:

New York Subliners
The Subliners went through a coaching change ahead of Major I. | Provided by New York Subliners

12. New York Subliners

  • Season Record: 1-5
  • Major I Record: 0-1
  • Movement: -1

James “Clayster” Eubanks said he and the squad had been putting more hours into Vanguard ahead of this major, but the results still aren’t there. “Still dogshit,” he tweeted after losing in the first round. New York has come out of the gates in the worst way possible and they’ll need to turn it around in a few days before Stage 2.

Aron Garst

11. Paris Legion

  • Season Record: 1-6
  • Major I Record: 1-1
  • Movement: +1

Thomas “GRVTY” Malin did what we thought he’d do and helped Paris to their first win of the season. It came on the big stage against one of the top teams in the league, too. Now this squad will have to prove they have much more in the tank.

Garst

10. Florida Mutineers

  • Season Record: 2-4
  • Major I Record: 0-1
  • Movement:

The Florida Mutineers just don’t seem like a team that has what it takes to win any given match that’s on their schedule. While they managed two wins in Stage 1, their Major performance didn’t instill any hope that they can compete with the likes of Texas, Atlanta and London.

Reece “Vivid” Drost hasn’t had a stellar season so far and rookie David “Davpadie” Maslowski has yet to have a true coming out party, like many first-year players before him. A roster change might be what the Mutineers need to turn the ship around.

Joey Carr

9. LA Guerrillas

  • Season Record: 2-5
  • Major I Record: 0-2
  • Movement: -2

The LA Guerrillas’ woes continue as they failed to make any sort of progress with their team. Despite having a star-studded roster, this LAG team looks as lost as the previous iterations have. They couldn’t get anything going at the Major despite taking two maps off of the Royal Ravens, who finished third at the Texas Major.

Danny Appleford

8. Seattle Surge

  • Season Record: 3-4
  • Major I Record: 0-2
  • Movement: -3

Seattle Surge struggled to find their footing at the OpTic Texas Major. The OpTic Texas knocked them into the lower bracket early and then the Paris Legion eventually eliminated the Surge from the Major altogether. The team just doesn’t appear to be clicking after their explosive success during Stage 1 and at the Kickoff Classic.

Appleford

7. Minnesota RØKKR

  • Season Record: 3-4
  • Major I Record: 1-1
  • Movement: +2

Practicing in the same room they had for the Minnesota Miracle didn’t help much. This squad may have secured their first shut out of the season, but they still feel far from the top of the pack where teams like the Thieves roost.

Garst

Methodz
Boston put up an average, somewhat impressive run at Major I. | Provided by Boston Breach

6. Boston Breach

  • Season Record: 4-5
  • Major I Record: 2-1
  • Movement: +2

This Boston squad did exactly what Kenyen “Capsidal” Sutton said they would do by finishing top six at Major I. They could have finished higher if one or two rounds of Search & Destroy went their way. This is a promising start for Anthony “Methodz” Zinni and company.

Garst

5. LA Thieves

  • Season Record: 6-3
  • Major I Record: 2-2
  • Movement: -2

The LA Thieves did their best to replicate their 2019 Call of Duty Champs run, however they failed to close their match out against the Atlanta FaZe, who went on to beat both the Toronto Ultra and the London Royal Ravens to make it to the grand final. The team, overall, is looking solid, but individual players have bad maps or series that cost the entire team a win.

Appleford

Toronto Ultra
Every analyst picked the LA Thieves to win over Toronto in the first round of the winner’s bracket. | Provided by Toronto Ultra

4. Toronto Ultra

  • Season Record: 4-5
  • Major I Record: 2-2
  • Movement: +2

Toronto gained some ground in trying to get the team’s 2021 mojo back on track, but there is still a lot of work ahead of them. The European squad finished in the top four at Major I with wins against the LA Thieves and Boston Breach. Jamie “Insight” Craven and crew couldn’t handle London or Atlanta this time around.

Garst

London Royal Ravens
The Ravens are a whole new team in 2022, as they’ve built around Marcus “Afro” Reid. | Provided by London Royal Ravens

3. London Royal Ravens

  • Season Record: 6-3
  • Major I Record: 2-2
  • Movement: -1

London continues to surprise the CDL. After a terrific Stage 1, the Royal Ravens proved their success online was no fluke.

They made it all the way to the winners finals before dropping to OpTic Texas and Atlanta FaZe in back-to-back matches. They played these teams extremely close, however, showing promise in every game mode. This was even with a down event from Joey “Gismo” Owen.

The roster needs some help on Berlin Search and Destroy as well as their Control maps, but London should remain a top five team for the foreseeable future.

Carr

2. Atlanta FaZe

  • Season Record: 9-2
  • Major I Record: 4-2
  • Movement: -1

The favorites to win Major I fell just short of their goal, as the Atlanta FaZe placed second to the OpTic Texas. Atlanta had a shaky tournament overall, getting reverse swept by the OpTic and then needing to complete a reverse sweep of their own to get past the LA Thieves.

The roster didn’t experience the same level of consistency fans have grown accustomed to. The FaZe should be able to get back on track during Stage 2, though, and perhaps secure an anticipated rematch with Texas.

Carr

OpTic Texas
It’s been 1,183 days since the OpTic franchise has hoisted a trophy. | Provided by OpTic Texas

1. OpTic Texas

  • Season Record: 7-2
  • Major I Record: 4-0
  • Movement: +3

To the victors go the spoils. It had been 1,183 days since the OpTic Gaming franchise won a championship, but the OpTic Texas broke that streak with a dominant tournament win at their own Major.

Every member of the team was humming in sync with one another and each had their moment to shine. If this version of OpTic Texas sticks around for the long haul, it’s hard to envision a team beating them with any consistency.

Carr