Call Of Duty League Champs 2022: Everything You Need To Know

Call Of Duty League Champs 2022: Everything You Need To Know
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Coleman Hamstead

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3rd Aug 2022 10:30

Call of Duty League (CDL) Champs 2022 is right around the corner. This extravagant LAN event will determine which team takes the crown as the ultimate competitive Call of Duty champion. This guide will cover everything you need to know about CDL Champs 2022, including how to watch, schedule, bracket, format, prize pool, and more.

Call Of Duty League Champs 2022: How To Watch


The Call of Duty League Championship is a live event taking place at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. If you can't attend the event in person, all the action from CDL Champs Weekend will be broadcast live at YouTube.com/CODLeague. Alternatively, you can tune in via CallofDutyLeague.com or the CoD companion app.

Watching from home has its benefits, as all weekend long CDL Champs Viewership Rewards will be up for grabs. Alongside tons of exclusive rewards for Warzone and Vanguard, select lucky viewers will earn a Modern Warfare 2 beta code for tuning in on Championship Sunday.

Call Of Duty League Champs 2022: Schedule

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Thursday, August 4

  • 8pm BST: Seattle Surge vs. London Royal Ravens
  • 9:30pm BST: Boston Breach vs. Los Angeles Thieves
  • 11pm BST: Toronto Ultra vs. OpTic Texas
  • 12:30am BST: New York Subliners vs. Atlanta FaZe

Friday, August 5

  • 8pm BST: Elimination Round 1 – Match 1
  • 9:30pm BST: Elimination Round 1 – Match 2
  • 11pm BST: Winners Round 2 – Match 1
  • 12:30am BST: Winners Round 2 – Match 2

Saturday, August 6

  • 6:30pm BST: Elimination Round 2 – Match 1
  • 8pm BST: Elimination Round 2 – Match 2
  • 9:30pm BST: Winners Finals
  • 11pm BST: Elimination Round 3
  • 12:30am BST: Elimination Finals

Sunday, August 7

  • 8pm BST: Grand Finals

Call Of Duty League Champs 2022: Bracket Format

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CDL Champs 2022 features only the top eight qualifying teams. Seeds are determined based on the amount of CDL Points each team has earned throughout the year across the four Majors. The format is double elimination, so teams have the opportunity to battle back through the loser's bracket.

The eight franchises attending the 2022 Call of Duty League Championship include:

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • OpTic Texas
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Thieves
  • Seattle Surge
  • Toronto Ultra
  • Boston Breach
  • New York Subliners

The Florida Mutineers, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Minnesota RΓΈkkr, and Paris Legion did not make the cut for CDL Champs 2022.

Call Of Duty League Champs 2022: Match Format

Each match of Call of Duty League Champs 2022 is a best-of-five series until the Grand Finals, which is a best-of-nine. 

When it comes to game types, best-of-five series will play out as follows:

  • Map 1: Hardpoint
  • Map 2: Search and Destroy
  • Map 3: Control
  • Map 4 (if necessary): Hardpoint
  • Map 5 (if necessary): Search and Destroy

The Grand Finals are a best-of-nine format where the team coming out of the Winner's Bracket starts the series 1-0. The Grand Finals work as follows:

  • Map 1: Hardpoint
  • Map 2: Search and Destroy
  • Map 3: Control
  • Map 4: Hardpoint
  • Map 5 (if necessary): Search and Destroy
  • Map 6 (if necessary): Control
  • Map 7 (if necessary): Hardpoint
  • Map 8 (if necessary): Search and Destroy

Call Of Duty League Champs 2022:  Prize Pool


CDL Champs 2022 features an insane $2.55M prize pool, with $1.2M going to first place. The detailed price breakdown is as follows:

  • First Place: $1,200,000
  • Second Place: $650,000
  • Third Place: $320,000
  • Fourth Place: $160,000
  • Fifth Place: $80,000
  • Sixth Place: $80,000
  • Seventh Place: $30,000
  • Eighth Place: $30,000

This season of competitive Call of Duty has been one for the books. Parity is at an all-time high, made evident by the fact that each major has had a different winner. Will a frontrunner like Atlanta FaZe or OpTic Texas show out and back up the hype? Or will an underdog like the New York Subliners shock the world?

Tune into the 2022 Call of Duty League Championship starting Thursday, August 4 at 8pm BST to find out which team claims the throne.

With Vanguard on the way out, Modern Warfare 2 is next in line.

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