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Call of Duty League Major 5 Preview: PrizePicks and Predictions Elimination Round 1

Previewing the second day of the CDL Major 5 with PrizePicks.
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The second day of the Call of Duty League Major 5 starts May 26 at 1:30 pm est. Five matches will decide who moves on in the Losers Bracket and who falls out of the tournament and is headed home.

To get us started, the Boston Breach will look to bounce back from a tightly fought battle yesterday. They get the struggling London Royal Ravens, who look to play spoiler for the rest of the League. Despite being eliminated from Champs contention, the Los Angeles Guerrillas will try and keep their season going against the New York Subliners. Next up will be two surprising teams in the Losers Bracket, the Los Angeles Thieves and OpTic Texas. 

After a mind-blowing loss to the Florida Mutineers, OpTic will attempt to rebound against the Thieves, who have struggled after their Major 4 Championship. In a battle to see who will be going to Champs, the Seattle Surge look to clinch their spot, while the Vegas Legion push to make a deep run to dethrone the Surge from the Postseason. To end the evening, the winners of the Boston/London game will take on the winners of the Guerrillas/Subliners.

Who should you place your bets on today? We don't bet, but this is who we'd be looking at if we did.

All betting lines are courtesy of PrizePicks. Esports Illustrated is in no way affiliated with PrizePicks.

Sib Seattle Surge Less Than 52.5 Maps 1-3 Kills

Seattle is in a must-win situation to clinch a spot in Champs, but they're playing a team more desperate than Seattle. With how much they've struggled through this Stage, it could be a long night for Seattle. Sib hasn't played up to his standards and is averaging just 46.6 kills through the first three maps. 52.5 is a tall task for how Sib and the team are performing as of late.

Asim London Royal Ravens Less Than 50.5 Maps 1-3 Kills

London is in a no-stress situation. They're out of Champs and can focus on what's in front of them. However, the team looks like they're playing for themselves as individuals rather than as a team. Asim, who's been a star for the team, is averaging 49.0 kills in the first three maps.While that's close to what the line is, he's going against a Boston Breach team that's coming off a tough loss to Minnesota. It will be a long night for Asim and the Royal Ravens.

Owakening Boston Breach More Than 49.5 Maps 1-3 Kills

In the same game but on the other side, Owakening and the rest of Boston should feel motivated to put London away after a devastating loss to Minnesota. This line feels perfect to lock in, as Owakening is averaging 51.3 kills in the first three maps through Stage 5 and had 48 kills in maps 1-3 against Minnesota yesterday. Boston should come out firing, and Owakening will have himself a phenomenal game against London.

How to Watch the Call of Duty League

Viewers can watch the 2023 Call of Duty League through the Call of Duty Twitch and YouTube channels. If you are watching on Twitch, be sure to link your Activision and Twitch accounts to receive Twitch Drops during eligible events. The CDL will take place every Friday-Sunday over the course of four weeks.

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