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CDL Call of Duty League 2020 season: standings, schedule, format, more

by Albert Petrosyan
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The inaugural 2020 season of the newly-formed CoD League is now underway and we've got everything you need to know, including updated standings, the full tournament schedule, the official format and ruleset, and more.

2020 might go down as the most important year for competitive CoD, as the esport debuted its new home-and-away franchise-based Call of Duty League.

Featuring 12 teams based in 11 cities, the CDL represents the new era of CoD esports, made up of three important pillars: the pro circuit, amateur Challengers division, and the fans.

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Starting from January and continuing until well into August, the CDL will host events at some of the biggest cities in the world, both in the United States and abroad.

Below, you can find everything you need to know about the inaugural 2020 campaign.

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Standings

Here are the current live standings for the CDL 2020 season, last updated following the CDL London event on February 9. For information about how points work and the playoff structure, read the Format & Point Structure section below.

PLACE TEAM CDL POINTS EVENTS PLAYED SEASON RECORD TOURNAMENT WINS
1 Chicago Huntsmen 90 3 8-1 1 (London)
2 Atlanta FaZe 70 2 6-0 1 (Atlanta)
3 Paris Legion 50 3 5-4 0
T4 Florida Mutineers 40 2 4-2 0
T4 Minnesota ROKKR 40 2 4-2 0
T4 London Royal Ravens 40 3 4-4 0
7 Dallas Empire 30 2 3-4 0
T8 Los Angeles Guerrillas 10 2 1-3 0
T8 New York Subliners 10 2 1-4 0
T8 Seattle Surge 10 2 1-4 0
T8 Toronto Ultra 10 3 1-5 0
12 OpTic Gaming LA 0 2 0-4 0

Legend: Green = Playoff berth & first-round bye; Blue = Playoff berth; Yellow = Wild Card; Red = miss Playoffs

Max Points = The maximum number of CDL points a team could have earned based on the events they've attended.

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Event Schedule

The 2020 CDL season is made up of 13 regular-season events — the Launch Weekend and 12 other tournaments that will be hosted by the different franchises.

A full schedule for all of these events can be found below, including the teams that have been chosen to compete at each. For your convenience, for the tournaments that have already taken place, we have linked our full coverage hubs, which include rebroadcasts of all the action, scores, top plays, interviews, and more.

LAUNCH WEEKEND - MINNESOTA RØKKR - COVERAGE HUB

Dates: January 24-26

The first-ever event of the CDL was also the only one that didn't feature a tournament-style format. All 12 teams participated and each played two matches against pre-determined opponents.

Four teams (FaZe, Huntsmen, ROKKR, and Legion) finished the weekend 2-0 while another four (Empire, Subliners, OpTic, and Surge) went winless at 0-2. Each win was worth 10 points, setting up the undefeated teams as early leaders in the season standings.

Full event recap and scores

Teams: 

  • Atlanta FaZe (2-0)
  • Chicago Huntsmen (2-0)
  • Dallas Empire (0-2)
  • Florida Mutineers (1-1)
  • London Royal Ravens (1-1)
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas (1-1)
  • Minnesota RØKKR (2-0)
  • New York Subliners (0-2)
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles (0-2)
  • Paris Legion (2-0)
  • Seattle Surge (0-2)
  • Toronto ULTRA (1-1)

ROKKR - Twitter
ROKKR - Twitter
The Minnesota ROKKR hosted the CDL's first-ever event - the 2020 Launch Weekend.

LONDON ROYAL RAVENS HOME SERIES - COVERAGE HUB

The first tournament-style event of the 2020 CDL season saw Chicago Huntsmen crowned champions. Their 3-0 domination of the Empire in the grand final was their third win over Dallas just at this event alone and their fourth consecutive victory in the rivalry to start the season.

The top-four was rounded off with the two European sides - hosts London Royal Ravens and Paris Legion - who both crashed out in the semifinals after making it out of Group B.

Full event recap and scores

Dates: February 8-9

Final placements: 

  1. Chicago Huntsmen (+50 points)
  2. Dallas Empire (+30 points)
  3. London Royal Ravens (+20 points)
  4. Paris Legion (+20 points)
  5. Seattle Surge (+10 points)
  6. New York Subliners (+10 points)
  7. Los Angeles Guerrillas (+0 points)
  8. Toronto ULTRA (+0 points)

CoD League
CoD League
CDL London was the season's first overseas event.

ATLANTA FAZE HOME SERIES - COVERAGE HUB

The CDL World Tour stopped at Atlanta, Georgia for its third event, and the Atlanta FaZe became the first franchise in the league's young history to win as the hometown team.

As expected, they made it all the way to the Grand Final, however, contrary to most predicted, their opponents ended up not being the Chicago Huntsmen, who were stunningly upset in the semifinals and handed their first-ever loss by the Florida Mutineers.

FaZe took care of business in the final against the Mutineers, destroying them in 3-0 fashion. The top-four was rounded off by Minnesota ROKKR, who too were an underdog coming out of the group stage.

Full event recap, scores, brackets, and more

Dates: February 22-23

Final Placements: 

  1. Atlanta FaZe (+50 points)
  2. Florida Mutineers (+30)
  3. Chicago Huntsmen (+20)
  4. Minnesota ROKKR (+20)
  5. London Royal Ravens (+10)
  6. Paris Legion (+10)
  7. Toronto Ultra (+0)
  8. OpTic Gaming (+0)

CoD League
CoD League
Atlanta FaZe successfully defended their first-ever homestand.

LOS ANGELES GUERRILLAS & OPTIC GAMING LA HOME SERIES

Dates: March 7-8

Teams: 

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Dallas Empire
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • New York Subliners
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • Seattle Surge

OpTic Gaming - Twitter
OpTic Gaming - Twitter
OpTic Gaming LA will show off their new-look roster in front of their Los Angeles fans on March 7.

DALLAS EMPIRE HOME SERIES

Dates: March 28-29

Teams: 

  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Dallas Empire
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • Paris Legion
  • Seattle Surge
  • Toronto ULTRA

CHICAGO HUNSTMEN HOME SERIES

Dates: April 4-5

Teams: 

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Dallas Empire
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • New York Subliners
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • Seattle Surge

FLORIDA MUTINEERS HOME SERIES

Dates: April 11-12

Teams: 

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Florida Mutineers
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • New York Subliners
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • Paris Legion
  • Toronto ULTRA

SEATTLE SURGE HOME SERIES

Dates: April 18-19

Teams: 

  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • New York Subliners
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • Paris Legion
  • Seattle Surge

MINNESOTA RØKKR HOME SERIES

Dates: May 9-10

Teams: 

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Dallas Empire
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • Seattle Surge
  • Toronto ULTRA

PARIS LEGION HOME SERIES

Dates: May 16-17

Teams: 

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Dallas Empire
  • Florida Mutineers
  • London Royal Ravens
  • New York Subliners
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • Paris Legion
  • Toronto ULTRA

Wiki Images
Wiki Images
The Paris Legion will be hosting their CDL tournament at the iconic La Seine Musicale.

NEW YORK SUBLINES HOME SERIES

Dates: June 6-7

Teams: 

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • New York Subliners
  • Paris Legion
  • Toronto ULTRA

CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE ALL-STAR WEEKEND

Dates: TBA

Details coming soon


LONDON ROYAL RAVENS HOME SERIES

Dates: June 20-21

Teams: 

  • Dallas Empire
  • Florida Mutineers
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • New York Subliners
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • Paris Legion
  • Seattle Surge

TORONTO ULTRA HOME SERIES

Dates: June 27-28

Teams: 

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Dallas Empire
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • Seattle Surge
  • Toronto ULTRA

CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

Dates: TBA

Details coming soon

CDL
CDL
The 2020 CDL season will culminate with Championship Weekend in August.

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Format & Point Structure

The Call of Duty League 2020 season features 13 regular-season events and Championship Weekend, where the World Champions for the inaugural campaign will be decided.

With the exception of Launch Weekend, which all 12 teams attended and played two matches each, all of these events are tournaments with a straight-up winner and placements.

CDL 2020 TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Each of the 12 regular-season tournaments will feature eight of the 12 franchises competing, so not every team will attend each event.

At each tournament, the eight teams will be split into two groups of four. The teams will play each other and the two squads that win two matches in each group will advance to the single-elimination bracket, from which the event's champion will be determined.

Each victory a team gets at these tournaments will be worth 10 points, with an additional 10 points going to the overall winner. This means that teams can earn up to 50 points by winning an event.

  • 1st Place – 50 CDL Points
  • 2nd Place – 30 CDL Points
  • 3rd/4th Place – 20 CDL Points
  • 5th/6th Place – 10 CDL Points
  • 7th/8th Place – 0 CDL Points

CDL
CDL
The CDL is a star-studded league, so getting into the playoffs is not a sure-thing for most teams.

CDL 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

At the end of the regular season, after all 13 events have been played, the eight teams with the highest point totals will earn a spot in Championship Weekend. The top four advance directly into the main phase while the next four get in as Wild Cards.

The Wild Card teams will then play a single-elimination bracket to determine the two sides that advance to the next stage. The two victorious teams then play the third and fourth place sides in the first round of a double-elimination bracket. The top two seeds get a bye in this round.

The Grand Final will feature the team that made it out of the Winners Bracket against the Losers Bracket champion, with the latter needing to win two separate series to be crowned champions.

MLG
MLG
In August, one of the 12 teams will be crowned champions of the CDL's first-ever season in 2020.

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Competitive Ruleset

The CDL's competitive ruleset lists the maps, modes, game settings, and restricted items at official competitions and online tournaments. The latest version of the ruleset, v1.6, can be found below.

Latest changes (February 17)

  • Search & Destroy – Round Time Limit: 1:30 (from 2:00)
  • Domination – Round Time limit: 5 minutes (from 6 minutes)

Maps & Modes List

Search & Destroy
  • Arklov Peak
  • Gun Runner
  • Piccadilly
  • Rammaza
  • St. Petrograd
Domination
  • Gun Runner
  • Hackney Yard
  • St Petrograd
Hardpoint
  • Azhir Cave
  • Gun Runner
  • Hackney Yard
  • Rammaza
  • St. Petrograd

Search & Destroy Settings

Category Settings Requirement
Game Settings
  • Round Time Limit: 1:30
  • Round Win Limit: 6 Rounds
  • Win By Two Rule: Disabled
  • Win By Two Max Rounds: N/A
  • Round Switch: Every Round
  • Match Start Time: 15 Seconds
  • Round Start Time: 10 Seconds
  • Skip Infil: Enabled
  • Practice Round: Disabled
  • Input Swap Allowed: Disabled
  • Codcaster: Enabled
Advanced Settings
  • Bomb Timer: 45 Seconds
  • Plant Time: 5 Seconds
  • Defuse Time: 7.5 Seconds
  • Multi Bomb: Disabled
  • Silent Plant: Enabled
  • Reset Plant/Defuse Progress: Enabled
Player Settings
  • Number of Lives: 1 Life
  • Max Health: 100 (Normal)
  • Health Regeneration: Normal
  • Tactical Sprint: Enabled
  • Allow Revives: Disabled
  • Show Enemy Death Location: Disabled
  • Downed Health: N/A
  • Downed Revive Health: N/A
  • Downed Bleedout Timer: N/A
  • Downed Revive Time: N/A
  • Downed Give Up Time: N/A
  • Weapon Mounting: Disabled
Team
  • Spectating: Team Only
  • 3rd Person Spectating: Disabled
  • Killcam: Enabled
  • Final Killcam: Final Kill
  • Enable Mini Map: Yes
  • Radar Always On: Disabled
  • Weapon Pings on Minimap: Enabled
  • Weapon Pings on Compass: Enabled
  • Enemy on Compass: Disabled
  • Respawn Delay: None
  • Wave Spawn Delay: None
  • Suicide Spawn Delay: None
  • Force Respawn: Enabled
  • Team Assignment: Enabled
  • Friendly Fire: Enabled
  • Team Kill Punish Limit: Disabled
Gameplay
  • Spawn Camera: Disabled
  • Hardcore Mode: Disabled
  • Spawn Ammo Mags: 3 (Normal)
  • Realism Mode: Disabled
  • Headshots Only: Disabled
  • Health Steal: Disabled
  • Allow Field Upgrades: Enabled
  • Field Upgrade Charge Rate: Normal
  • Field Upgrade Score Modifier: Normal
  • Perks: Enabled
  • Killstreaks: Enabled
  • Round Retain Streaks: Enabled
  • Retain Streaks on Death: Enabled
  • Equipment Delay: Disabled
  • Equipment Protection: 7.5 Seconds
  • Battle Chatter: Disabled
  • Announcer Dialogue: Enabled

Domination Settings

Category Settings Requirement
Game Settings
  • Round Limit: 2 Rounds
  • Round Switch: Every Round
  • Round Time Limit: 5 Minutes
  • Round Score Limit: Unlimited
  • Match Start Time: 15 Seconds
  • Round Start Time: 10 Seconds
  • Skip Infil: Enabled
  • Input Swap Allowed: Disabled
  • Codcaster: Enabled
Advanced Settings
  • Points Per Kill: 0 Points
  • Points Per Death: 0 Points
  • Headshot Bonus Points: 0 Points
  • Killstreak Kill Bonus Points: 0 Points
  • Time to Capture Zone: 10 Seconds
  • Zones Required to Score: 1 Zone
  • Points Per Zone: 1 Point
  • Zone Neutralization: Enabled
  • Objective Scaler: x4
  • Flags Enable Kill Scoring: Disabled
  • Starting Flags Captured: Disabled
Player Settings
  • Number of Lives: Unlimited
  • Max Health: 100 (Normal)
  • Health Regeneration: Normal
  • Tactical Sprint: Enabled
  • Allow Revives: Disabled
  • Show Enemy Death Location: Disabled
  • Downed Health: N/A
  • Downed Revive Health: N/A
  • Downed Bleedout Timer: N/A
  • Downed Revive Time: N/A
  • Downed Give Up Time: N/A
  • Weapon Mounting: Disabled
Team Settings
  • Spectating: Team Only
  • 3rd Person Spectating: Disabled
  • Killcam: Enabled
  • Final Killcam: PotG
  • Enable Mini Map: Yes
  • Radar Always On: Disabled
  • Weapon Pings on Minimap: Enabled
  • Weapon Pings on Compass: Enabled
  • Enemy on Compass: Disabled
  • Respawn Delay: 5 Seconds
  • Wave Spawn Delay: None
  • Suicide Spawn Delay: None
  • Force Respawn: Enabled
  • Team Assignment: Enabled
  • Friendly Fire: Enabled
  • Team Kill Punish Limit: Disabled
Gameplay
  • Spawn Camera: Disabled
  • Hardcore Mode: Disabled
  • Spawn Ammo Mags: 3 (Normal)
  • Realism Mode: Disabled
  • Headshots Only: Disabled
  • Health Steal: Disabled
  • Cranked Timer: Disabled
  • Allow Field Upgrades: Enabled
  • Field Upgrade Charge Rate: Normal
  • Field upgrade Score Modifier: Normal
  • Perks: Enabled
  • Killstreaks: Enabled
  • Round Retain Streaks: Enabled
  • Retain Streaks on Death: Enabled
  • Equipment Delay: Disabled
  • Equipment Protection: 7.5 Seconds
  • Battle Chatter: Disabled
  • Announcer Dialogue: Enabled

Hardpoint Settings

Category Settings Requirement
Game Settings
  • Time Limit: 5 Minutes
  • Score Limit: 250 Points
  • March Start Time: 15 Seconds
  • Skip Infil: Enabled
  • Input Swap Allowed: Disabled
  • Codcaster: Enabled
Advanced Settings
  • Points Per Kill: 0 Points
  • Points Per Death: 0 Points
  • Headshot Bonus Points: 0 Points
  • Killstreak Kill Bonus Points: 0 Points
  • Time to Capture Zone: Instant
  • Zone Lifetime: 1 Minute
  • Initial Activation Delay Time: 15 Seconds
  • Activation Delay Time: Disabled
  • Location Order: Linear
  • Scoring: Constant
  • Pause Time: Enabled
  • Objective Team Spawn Delay: Disabled
  • Spawn Delay Timer: 2.5 Seconds
Player Settings
  • Number of Lives: Unlimited
  • Max Health: 100 (Normal)
  • Health Regeneration: Normal
  • Tactical Sprint: Enabled
  • Allow Revives: Disabled
  • Show Enemy Death Location: Disabled
  • Downed Health: N/A
  • Downed Revive Health: N/A
  • Downed Bleedout Timer: N/A
  • Downed Revive Time: N/A
  • Downed Give Up Time: N/A
  • Weapon Mounting: Disabled
Team Settings
  • Spectating: Players Only
  • 3rd Person Spectating: Disabled
  • Killcam: Enabled
  • Final Killcam: PotG
  • Enable Mini Map: Yes
  • Radar Always On: Disabled
  • Weapon Pings on Minimap: Enabled
  • Weapon Pings on Compass: Enabled
  • Enemy on Compass: Disabled
  • Respawn Delay: 2.5 Seconds
  • Wave Spawn Delay: None
  • Suicide Spawn Delay: None
  • Force Respawn: Enabled
  • Team Assignment: Enabled
  • Friendly Fire: Enabled
  • Team Kill Punish Limit: Disabled
Gameplay
  • Spawn Camera: Disabled
  • Hardcore Mode: Disabled
  • Spawn Ammo Mags: 3 (Normal)
  • Realism Mode: Disabled
  • Headshots Only: Disabled
  • Health Steal: Disabled
  • Cranked Timer: Disabled
  • Allow Field Upgrades: Enabled
  • Field Upgrade Charge Rate: Normal
  • Field Upgrade Score Modifier: Normal
  • Perks: Enabled
  • Killstreaks: Enabled
  • Round Retain Streaks: Enabled
  • Retain Streaks on Death: Enabled
  • Equipment Delay: Disabled
  • Equipment Protection: 7.5 Seconds
  • Battle Chatter: Disabled
  • Announcer Dialogue: Enabled

Restricted Items

Category Restricted Item
Primary Weapons
  • Assault Rifles
    • FAL
  • LMG (All)
    • M91
    • PKM
    • MG34
    • L86A2
  • Shotgun (All)
    • Model 680
    • R9-0 Shotgun
    • 725 Origin
    • 12 Shotgun
  • Marksman Rifles (All)
    • EBR-14
    • MK2 Carbine
    • kar98k
  • Melee
    • Riot Shield
Secondary Weapons
  • Launchers (All)
    • RPG-7
    • PILA
    • JOKR
    • Strela-P
Attachments
  • Underbarrel
    • M203 40mm Concussive
    • M203 40mm Smokescreen
    • M203 40mm Recon
    • M203 40mm High-Explosive
    • M203 40mm Flash
    • M203 40mm Incendiary
    • 12 Gauge Deputy
  • Laser (All)
    • 1mW Laser
    • 5mW Laser
    • Tac Laser
  • Perks
    • Frangible - Wounding
    • Frangible - Disabling
Kill Streaks 3 Kill
  • Personal Radar
  • Shield Turret

4 Kill

  • Counter UAV
  • UAV
  • Care Package

7 Kill

  • IAV
  • Sentry
  • Wheelson

8 Kill

  • Emergency Airdrop

10 Kill

  • White Phosphorous

12 Kill

  • Advanced UAV

15 Kill

  • Juggernaut
Perks
  • Perk 1
    • Overkill
    • Quick Fix
  • Perk 2
    • Hardline
    • High Alert
    • Kill Chain
    • Restock
  • Perk 3
    • Shrapnel
    • Tracker
  • Perks
    • Specialist
Equipment
  • Lethal
    • Claymore
    • C4
    • Molotov Cocktail
    • Proximity Mine
  • Tactical
    • Decoy Grenades
    • Gas Grenade
    • Heartbeat Sensor
    • Snapshot Grenade
    • Stim
Field Upgrades
  • Recon Drone
  • Stopping Power
  • Weapon Drop
  • Tactical Insertion
  • Deployable Cover

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Teams & Rosters

CDL
CDL
12 teams represent 11 cities in the inaugural 2020 season of the CDL.

There are 12 total franchises representing 11 cities in the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League. Each team is required to have at least seven players signed to their active roster, with a maximum of ten, meaning that every roster has a starting five and at least two substitutes.

In addition, teams have also brought on coaches, analysts, and specialists to help supplement their roster, with some on the coaching staff also doubling up as subs.

Franchise Roster / Staff
Atlanta FaZe aBeZy, Simp, Cellium, MajorManiak, Priestahh, GRVTY (sub), JurNii (sub) / C: Crowder, RJ (assistant coach), EasyMac (analyst)
Dallas Empire Clayster, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY, Crimsix, Tommey (sub), Tisch (sub)
Los Angeles Guerrillas ACHES, AquA, Decemate, Saints, Lacefield, Blazt (sub), Ricky (sub) / C: Bevils, Ricky (assistant coach), Doug Liebe (analyst)
OpTic Gaming Los Angeles Dashy, TJHaLy, SlasheR, Kenny, JKap, Goonjar (sub), Chino (sub) / C: Pacman
Minnesota RØKKR Silly, Assault, GodRx, Alexx, Asim, Exceed (sub), TTinyy (sub) / C: Saintt, REPPIN (lead analyst & assistant coach)
Paris Legion Louqa, Shockz, Denz, KiSMET, Zed, Phantomz (sub), Breszy (sub) / C: Joshh, Op2 (coach), NovusVita (analyst)
New York Subliners ZooMaa, Temp, Accuracy, Zer0, Attach, Censor (sub), Happy (sub) / C: Revan, JP Krez (analyst)
Toronto Ultra Methodz, Loony, Classic, Cammy, MeTTalZ, Brack (sub), Lucky (sub), CleanX (sub), Bance (sub), Mayhem (sub) / C: MarkyB
Florida Mutineers Frosty, Skyz, Maux, Havok, Prestinni, Atura (sub) / C: Atura
Chicago Huntsmen Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Arcitys, Gunless, General (sub), MBoZe (sub) / C: Sender, 2Pac (analyst)
London Royal Ravens Jurd, Wuskin, Dylan, skrapz, Rated, Seany (sub), MadCat (sub) / C: Joee, ShAnE (strategic coach), Dominate (strategic coach)
Seattle Surge Karma, Apathy, Octane, Enable, Slacked, Pandur (sub), Proto (sub) / C: JoeyNubzy, TeddyRecKs (analyst & SnD specialist)

For a closer look at all of the player signings, team changes, and roster news, make sure to check out our CDL RosterMania hub.

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