Call of Duty League 2022-23 Format And Dates Announced

Call of Duty League 2022-23 Format And Dates Announced
Call of Duty League

Written by 

Jack Marsh


20th Sep 2022 20:43

The fourth season of the Call of Duty League is on the horizon, and going into a double-header of Modern Warfare 2 campaigns, a restructured format has come with it. Introducing, the Call of Duty League 2022-23.

CDL 2023-23 Season Dates Announced

Having seen seasons gone by launch the CDL in the wake of a new year, fans have pleaded with the league to bring forward the calendar and strike while the popularity iron is hot; it appears ears have been on the ground for the CDL, as the season is set to kick off on December 2, 2022.

In a renewed structure, the CDL 2022-23 season will ditch the 'Kickoff Classic' style of opening and instead opt for online qualifiers for a December 15 Major I in Raleigh, North Carolina. The qualifiers will start just 35 days after Modern Warfare 2 comes out on October 26, with some teams *cough Vegas Legion cough* yet to have settled on a starting roster.

The new format will see the CDL host five Majors throughout the year, all of which will build up to the pinnacle of CDL action: Champs.


Six cities will play host to the CDL 2022-23 season events, with four having already been revealed as so:

  • Major I (Pro-AM): Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
    • Hosted by the Call of Duty League
      • December 15-18
  • Major II: Boston, Massachusetts, USA 
    • Hosted by Boston Breach
  • Major III: Texas, Dallas, USA
    • Hosted by OpTic Texas
  • Major IV: New York, New York State, USA
    • Hosted by New York Subliners
  • Major V: TBD
  • World Championships: TBD

Raleigh will host CDL action for the first time, having long been a fixture of Call of Duty esports before the formation of the franchised league, especially during the CWL and MLG eras. Boston will also be a CDL stop for the first time, despite Breach helping out with the New York Major of last season.

The first Major in Raleigh will also play host to a Challengers Open, a military esports tournament named C.O.D.E Bowl, and the Call of Duty: Mobile World Champions which will be held on LAN for the first time.

With two events to be detailed later in the year (with hopes of a European venture), fans can finally get some CDL action before Christmas and bask in the hype of Modern Warfare 2.

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