Call of Duty Vanguard closed out with a $250,000 amateur tournament as eight teams from around the world locked horns in the CoD Challengers Finals 2022 event. While Iron Blood Gaming ultimately closed out the win, here’s a full recap of how it all played out.
The Vanguard era ihas finally drawn to a close. As the CDL wound down with its annual Champs event, so too did the Challengers scene below it.
$250K was up for grabs in the final amateur tournament of the year as eight teams from four different regions clashed on LAN.
With action now in the books, here’s a full rundown of how the CoD Challengers Finals 2022 event unfolded.
CoD Challengers Finals 2022 Placements
|1||Iron Blood Gaming||$100,000|
|2||Ultra Academy NA||$60,000|
|Top 6||Ultra Academy EU||$10,000|
|Top 6||Team Xposed||$10,000|
|Top 8||D1 Gaming||$5,000|
CoD Challengers Finals 2022 Matches & Results
|Series||Match||Date & Time|
|Winners Bracket Round 1||Ultra Academy NA 3-0 PointBlank||Saturday, August 8 -10:30AM PT|
|Winners Bracket Round 1||Iron Blood Gaming 3-2 AYM Esports||Saturday, August 8 -10:30AM PT|
|Winners Bracket Round 1||Team WaR 3-0 D1 Gaming||Saturday, August 8 – 12PM PT|
|Winners Bracket Round 1||Ultra Academy EU 3-0 Team Xposed||Saturday, August 8 – 12PM PT|
|Winners Bracket Round 2||Ultra Academy NA 3-0 Iron Blood Gaming||Saturday, August 8 – 1:30PM PT|
|Winners Bracket Round 2||Team WaR 3-0 Ultra Academy EU||Saturday, August 8 – 1:30PM PT|
|Losers Bracket Round 1||PointBlank 0-3 AYM Esports||Saturday, August 8 -3PM PT|
|Losers Bracket Round 1||D1 Gaming 1-3 Team Xposed||Saturday, August 8 -3PM PT|
|Losers Bracket Round 2||Ultra Academy EU 0-3 AYM Esports||Saturday, August 8 -4:30PM PT|
|Losers Bracket Round 2||Iron Blood Gaming 3-1 Team Xposed||Saturday, August 8 -4:30PM PT|
|Series||Match||Date & Time|
|Winners Bracket Finals||Ultra Academy NA 3-0 Team WaR||Sunday, August 9 -10:30AM PT|
|Losers Bracket Round 3||AYM Esports 1-3 Iron Blood Gaming||Sunday, August 9 -10:30AM PT|
|Losers Bracket Finals||Team WaR 1-3 Iron Blood Gaming||Sunday, August 9 -12PM PT|
|Grand Finals||Iron Blood Gaming 3-2 Ultra Academy NAIron Blood Gaming 3-1 Ultra Academy NA||Sunday, August 9 -3PM PT|
CoD Challengers Finals 2022 format
After a year of mostly online play around the globe, eight teams from four regions descended upon Los Angeles for the LAN Finals.
A double elimination bracket was locked in, with each series being a best of five. No different from usual, just Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and Control were in focus with the standard mix of Vanguard maps.
$250,000 was up for grabs making it one of the biggest amateur events of the Vanguard cycle. Below is a quick breakdown of how the prize pool was split.
CoD Challengers Finals 2022 YouTube stream & schedule
The 2022 CoD Challengers Finals tournament got underway on Friday, August 5, and run through until Saturday, August 6.
Rather than featuring on the main Call of Duty League YouTube channel, this year’s event was instead be streamed on the smaller Challengers channel.
This was the only way to watch the action unfold live as players were not able to share their own POVs directly.
CoD Challengers Finals 2022 teams & players
With eight teams from around the world all competing, the 2022 Challengers Finals featured a mix of international talent that used to be commonplace at major events prior to franchising.From EU’s finest to the top APAC squad, below is a full look at every team that flew in for the Challengers Finals.
|North America||Ultra Academy NA||Vikul, Hicksy, Scrappy, Assault|
|North America||Iron Blood Gaming||Brack, Classic, Exceed, MohaK|
|North America||Team Exposed||FeLonY, Clayster, Prestinni, Venxm|
|Europe||Ultra Academy EU||Beans, Furiious, Vortex, Weeman|
|Europe||Team WaR||Denza, Maple, WarDy, Harry|
|Europe||AYM Esports||JurNii, EriKBooM, YaKo, SupeR|
|Latin America||D1 Gaming||Aaron, Traixx, Couti, ZooNer|
|Asia Pacific||PointBlank||Jazhn, CronusKun, Immense, Lymax|