Everything You Need to Know About the CDL Kickoff Classic

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Everything You Need to Know About the CDL Kickoff Classic

The Kickoff Classic takes place this weekend, so here's everything you need to know, plus some special tips for the weekend

This weekend is the Call of Duty League Kickoff Classic. Marking exactly a year since the first Call of Duty League event last year in Minnesota, fans were able to vote on the matches they wanted to see before the regular season kicked off. We’ll be taking a look at the fan-voted matchups and some special tips from our friends over at CodBets.


Firstly, this event is perfectly made to create the storylines we all want to see from the CDL. Starting with Dallas Empire vs New York Subliners, we instantly see Clayster against his old team. We see the European derby of London vs Paris, the battle of the north between Toronto and Minnesota. Before closing out the weekend with OpTic vs LA Thieves. What more could you ask for?


Saturday, January 23

  • Dallas Empire vs New York Subliners (3 PM ET)
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas vs Seattle Surge (4:30 PM ET)
  • Atlanta FaZe vs Florida Mutineers (6:00 PM ET)

Sunday, January 24

  • London Royal Ravens vs Paris Legion (3 PM ET)
  • Toronto Ultra vs Minnesota Rokkr (4:30 PM ET)
  • OpTic Chicago vs Los Angeles Thieves (6 PM ET)


As it's the first set of matches, these can be very hard to predict. Teams will still be trying out new things, and may not be ready to compete yet. However, our friends over at CodBets have put together their Preview for the Day One matches of the Kickoff Classic. They have a proven track record, winning 70% of their tips for the CDL Playoffs last year.

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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.