OpTic Texas vs New York Subliners Preview and Predictions: Call of Duty League 2023 Stage 4 Major

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OpTic Texas vs New York Subliners Preview and Predictions: Call of Duty League 2023 Stage 4 Major

Can the strongest team of the Qualifiers, OpTic Texas seal the deal, and make it to the Winner’s Final of Major IV of the CDL?

The 4th Major of the 2023 Call of Duty League just began, but the 4 teams of the Winner’s Bracket are already playing their second matches to decide which 2 teams will proceed to the last match of the bracket: OpTic Texas, Atlanta FaZe, New York Subliners or Los Angeles Thieves?

OpTic Texas vs New York Subliners Preview

OpTic Texas

Brandon “Dashy” Otell and his teammates were the absolute best of the Stage 4 Major Qualifiers, as they were the only ones to beat each and every one of their opponents: they 3-0-d London Royal Ravens, defeated 2022 Champions Los Angeles Thieves, and won against Los Angeles Guerrillas and Boston Breach as well – and to top it all off they only let New York Subliners take 1 match against them in Week 2 of the Qualifiers.

OpTic Texas vs New York Subliners OpTic player Huke
Source: @OpTicTexas

They doubled down against Breach in the first round of the Upper Bracket, beating them 3-1, forcing them to compete in the Lower Bracket. While the newest team of the Call of Duty League have won the Embassy SnD and gave OpTic a run for their money on the Hotel Control, but ultimately couldn’t deal with one of the strongest in Hardpoints.

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New York Subliners

But OpTic’s next opponent, NYSL are a bit more adept in terms of Hardpoint, so it won’t be as easy to beat them. The winners of the Stage 1 Major have ranked fairly high in the Stage 4 Qualifiers, finishing in 5th place and only dropping one match in the 3 weeks leading up to the Major. Sadly, that loss was against OpTic Texas, against whom they only found success in the Hotel Search and Destroy.

OpTic Texas vs New York Subliners The lineup of Subliners
Source: @Subliners

Nevertheless, they beat Minnesota RØKKR, London Royal Ravens, Boston Breach and Atlanta FaZe in the qualifiers, then went on to blow Las Vegas Legion out of the water with a 3-0 victory. But it was not enough for Cesar “Skyz” Bueno to beat LVL without letting them score, they didn’t even let them win a round on either El Asilo Search and Destroy or El Asilo Control, which shows just how dominant the squad can get if they are in form.

OpTic Texas vs New York Subliners Predictions

Two extremely strong teams, but only one of them can stay in the Winner’s Bracket. New York Subliners beat OpTic Texas 3-0 in the Stage 3 Major Qualifiers, and in return, Dashy and co. defeated them 3-1 in the first half of Stage 4. That being said, the whole of OpTic Texas is doing amazing stats wise according to BreakingPoint.gg: all players were above  20 Kills per 10 Minute in the Stage 4 Qualifiers, and only Cuyler “Huke” Garland slowed down against Breach. If OpTic keeps an eye out for Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez, the current best player of NYSL, they should be able to get the W.

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How to watch OpTic Texas vs New York Subliners

Tune in to one of the most interesting matches of the CDL Stage 4 Major this Saturday at 7:30PM ET or 22:30 CEST on the official Call of Duty League broadcast on YouTube and Twitch! Also, check out ESTNN’s other Previews and Predictions!

OpTic Texas vs New York Subliners Preview and Predictions: Call of Duty League 2023 Stage 4 Major
Bence Loksa
Bence "Atreus" Loksa is a freelance journalist and League of Legends shoutcaster, covering all things esports and gaming, also yelling loudly at big plays happening on the Summoner's Rift. While his main focus is Riot Games' hit MOBA, he also dabbles in Call of Duty, VALORANT, and as of recent, the tabletop wargame Warhammer 40,000 - where he looks to make some grudges with his Leagues of Votann army.