Iron Blood Gaming wins $250K CoD Challengers Finals 2022: Full results

Challengers 2022Activision

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

PlacementTeamPrize
1Iron Blood Gaming$100,000
2Ultra Academy NA$60,000
3Team WaR$40,000
4AYM Esports$20,000
Top 6Ultra Academy EU$10,000
Top 6Team Xposed$10,000
Top 8PointBlank$5,000
Top 8D1 Gaming$5,000

CoD Challengers Finals 2022 Matches & Results

Day One

SeriesMatchDate & Time
Winners Bracket Round 1Ultra Academy NA 3-0 PointBlankSaturday, August 8 -10:30AM PT
Winners Bracket Round 1Iron Blood Gaming 3-2 AYM EsportsSaturday, August 8 -10:30AM PT
Winners Bracket Round 1Team WaR 3-0 D1 GamingSaturday, August 8 – 12PM PT
Winners Bracket Round 1Ultra Academy EU 3-0 Team XposedSaturday, August 8 – 12PM PT
Winners Bracket Round 2Ultra Academy NA 3-0 Iron Blood GamingSaturday, August 8 – 1:30PM PT
Winners Bracket Round 2Team WaR 3-0 Ultra Academy EUSaturday, August 8 – 1:30PM PT
Losers Bracket Round 1PointBlank 0-3 AYM EsportsSaturday, August 8 -3PM PT
Losers Bracket Round 1D1 Gaming 1-3 Team XposedSaturday, August 8 -3PM PT
Losers Bracket Round 2Ultra Academy EU 0-3 AYM EsportsSaturday, August 8 -4:30PM PT
Losers Bracket Round 2Iron Blood Gaming 3-1 Team XposedSaturday, August 8 -4:30PM PT

Day Two

SeriesMatchDate & Time
Winners Bracket FinalsUltra Academy NA 3-0 Team WaRSunday, August 9 -10:30AM PT
Losers Bracket Round 3AYM Esports 1-3 Iron Blood GamingSunday, August 9 -10:30AM PT
Losers Bracket FinalsTeam WaR 1-3 Iron Blood GamingSunday, August 9 -12PM PT
Grand FinalsIron Blood Gaming 3-2 Ultra Academy NAIron Blood Gaming 3-1 Ultra Academy NASunday, 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.

PlacementPrize
1$100,000
2$60,000
3$40,000
4$20,000
5$10,000
6$10,000
7$5,000
8$5,000

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.

RegionTeamPlayers
North AmericaUltra Academy NAVikul, Hicksy, Scrappy, Assault
North AmericaIron Blood GamingBrack, Classic, Exceed, MohaK
North AmericaTeam ExposedFeLonY, Clayster, Prestinni, Venxm
EuropeUltra Academy EUBeans, Furiious, Vortex, Weeman
EuropeTeam WaRDenza, Maple, WarDy, Harry
EuropeAYM EsportsJurNii, EriKBooM, YaKo, SupeR
Latin AmericaD1 GamingAaron, Traixx, Couti, ZooNer
Asia PacificPointBlankJazhn, CronusKun, Immense, Lymax
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