Call of Duty League Championship Weekend Heads for Los Angeles

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Call of Duty League Championship Weekend Heads for Los Angeles

The city of angels host the Championship Weekend once again.


The Call of Duty League is heading towards the end of the season, and this year the Championship Weekend will be hosted in Los Angeles on August 4-7th. With Los Angeles being the hosts of the Championship Weekend for almost every single year, it's no surprise that the CDL returns to the city of angels once again.

Format

Only the top eight teams from the regular season will attend the Championship Weekend, this means that all teams except Atlanta FaZe and OpTic Texas who have already qualified, will need to put in all into their matches in the coming weeks. 

  • Eight teams will enter Playoffs
  • Unlike in 2021, the top two seeds will no longer get byes and the bottom two seeds will no longer start in the Losers Bracket. 
  • All eight teams will start in Winners Round 1.

This makes for a much more exciting event, with all teams starting in Winners Round 1 and having the chance to drop down to the lower bracket and still make a run at the tournament.

Challengers

Eight Challenger Teams will qualify to participate in the Challenger Finals event with $250,000 on the line to conclude the 2022 Season. The two-day eight team double elimination bracket will consist of four Teams from the Global Challengers Leaderboard & four Teams from Last Chance Qualifiers (one from each Region: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America).

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This format for Challengers has been debated online since its announcement, with Daniel Tsay, General Manager of the Call of Duty League recently telling ESTNN that he wants to “highlight the amateurs more”. Having just eight teams at Champs most definitely does not highlight the amateurs more, so many Challengers players are frustrated with this decision.

The COD League begins the final qualifiers for Major 4 in just two weeks, where teams have their final chance to rack up points and qualify for Champs.

For more CDL news, game guides and even Call of Duty betting tips, stay tuned to ESTNN.

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Charlie Cater
Charlie "MiniTates" Cater has been an esports writer since May 2020, specialising in Call of Duty. He is also a University Student studying esports.