The Chicago Home Series has now wrapped up, with Dallas Empire claiming victory! Check out our full CDL Chicago recap for the final placements, Grand Final highlights, and more.
The current ongoing global health crisis has forced some adversity upon the Call of Duty League's very first season, forcing Activision to restructure the format and schedule so that all remaining Home Series are played online.
CDL Chicago will be the second event in such way, following the Dallas Empire's Home Series that saw underdogs Florida Mutineers surprisingly claim first place.
Aside from it being online, the tournament will work the same way it would on LAN; as per usual, only eight of the league's 12 teams will participate over the course of three days.
There will be some heavy hitters in attendance – Huntsmen, Empire, and Atlanta FaZe, who most fans will agree are the top-three teams in the CDL, will all be competing.
Everything you need to know about the Chicago Home Series can be found below, including the official streams for each day, schedule, results, brackets, rosters, and more.
Despite the switch to an online format, all Call of Duty League events will continue to be livestreamed on YouTube with a team of casters/analysts, and almost all of the usual broadcasting tools.
DAY 1 - APRIL 24
DAY 2 - APRIL 25
DAY 3 - APRIL 26
Teams will play a double-elimination bracket within their respective groups, and of the eight sides, only four will advance to the playoff bracket.
Group A Bracket
Group B Bracket
Friday, April 24 - Day one recap & highlights
|Round||Match||PST||EST||BST (April 24/25)||AEST (April 25)|
|Group A R1||London Royal Ravens 0-3 Atlanta FaZe||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||6:00 AM|
|Group B R1||Seattle Surge 3-0 Los Angeles Guerrillas||2:30 PM||5:30 PM||10:30 PM||7:30 AM|
|Group B R1||Dallas Empire 3-1 OpTic Gaming LA||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||12:00 AM||9:00 AM|
|Group A R1||Chicago Huntsmen 2-3 New York Subliners||5:30 PM||8:30 PM||1:30 AM||3:00 AM|
Saturday, April 25 - Day two recap & highlights
|Round||Match||PST||EST||BST (April 25/26)||AEST (April 25)|
|Group B WR2||Seattle Surge 1-3 Dallas Empire||10:00 AM||1:00 PM||6:00 PM||3:00 AM|
|Group A WR2||Atlanta FaZe 3-2 New York Subliners||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||7:30 PM||4:30 AM|
|Group B LR1||Los Angeles Guerrillas 3-1 OpTic Gaming LA||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||6:00 AM|
|Group A LR1||London Royal Ravens 1-3 Chicago Huntsmen||2:30 PM||5:30 PM||10:30 PM||7:30 AM|
|Group B LR2||Seattle Surge 3-1 Los Angeles Guerrillas||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||12:00 AM||9:00 AM|
|Group A LR2||New York Subliners 1-3 Chicago Huntsmen||5:30 PM||8:30 PM||1:30 AM||10:30 PM|
Sunday, April 26 - Final placements & Grand Final highlights
|Round||Match||PST||EST||BST||AEST (April 27)|
|Semifinal 1||Dallas Empire 3-0 Chicago Huntsmen||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||6:00 AM|
|Semifinal 2||Atlanta FaZe 3-1 Seattle Surge||2:30 PM||5:30 PM||10:30 PM||7:30 AM|
|Grand Final||Atlanta FaZe 1-3 Dallas Empire||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||12:00 AM||9:00 AM|
Like all CDL events, the Chicago Home Series will operate a tournament format featuring eight of the league's 12 teams in attendance.
The squads will be split into two groups of four, in which they will play a double-elimination bracket. Two series wins will guarantee a spot in the playoffs while two losses will mean elimination.
Two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs, which will be a single-elimination bracket consisting of two semifinal matches and the Grand Final.
As always, there will be some valuable CDL Points on the line at this tournament, with each win being worth 10 points and an additional 10 going to the champion.
- 1st – 50 CDL Points
- 2nd – 30 CDL Points
- 3rd/4th – 20 CDL Points
- 5th/6th – 10 CDL Points
- 7th/8th – 0 CDL Points
Here are the attending teams and their rosters for the Chicago Home Series. Not every organization has confirmed its starting lineup, so these could change by the time the tournament begins.
- Atlanta FaZe
- Chicago Huntsmen
- Dallas Empire
- Los Angeles Guerrillas
- London Royal Ravens
- New York Subliners
- OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
- Seattle Surge
- Tyler 'aBeZy' Pharris
- Chris 'Simp' Lehr
- McArthur 'Cellium' Jovel
- Michael 'MajorManiak' Syzzmaniak
- Preston 'Priestahh' Greiner
- Juan 'JurNii' Antonio González (Sub)
- Thomas 'GRVTY' Malin (Sub)
- Seth 'Scump' Abner
- Matthew 'FormaL' Piper
- Alec 'Arcitys' Sanderson
- Dylan 'Envoy' Hannon
- Peirce 'Gunless' Hillman
- Jordon 'General' General (Sub)
- Marcus 'MBoZe' Blanks (Sub)
- James 'Clayster' Eubanks
- Ian 'Crimsix' Porter
- Anthony 'Shotzzy' Cuevas-Castro
- Cuyler 'Huke' Garland
- Indervir 'iLLeY' Dhaliwal
- Thomas 'Tommey' Trewen (Sub)
- Paul 'Tisch' Tischler (Sub)
- Rasim 'Blazt' Ogresevic
- Ulysses 'AquA' Silva
- Jacob 'Decemate' Cato
- Kris 'Spart' Cervantez
- Reece 'Vivid' Drost
- Andres 'Lacefield' Lacefield (Sub)
- Renato 'Saints' Forza (Sub)
- Patrick 'ACHES' Price (Sub)
- Bradley 'wuskin' Marshall
- Matthew 'Skrapz' Marshall
- Jordan 'Jurd' Crowley
- Dylan 'Dylan' Henderson
- Sean 'Seany' O'Connor
- Rhys 'Rated' Price (Sub)
- Dylan 'MadCat' Daly (Sub)
- Thomas 'ZooMaa' Paparatto
- Donovan 'Temp' Laroda
- Lamar 'Accuracy' Abedi
- Makenzie 'Mack' Kelley
- Dillon 'Attach' Price
- Doug 'Censor' Martin (Sub)
- Nick 'Happy' Suda (Sub)
- Trei 'Zer0' Morris (Sub)
- Thomas 'TJHaly' Haly
- Brandon 'Dashy' Otell
- Kenny 'Kenny' Williams
- Austin 'SlasheR' Liddicoat
- Jordan 'JKap' Kaplan
- Martin 'Chino' Chino (Sub)
- Jevon 'Goonjar' Gooljar-lim (Sub)
- Damon 'Karma' Barlow
- Casey 'Pandur' Romano
- Sam 'Octane' Larew
- Josiah 'Slacked' Berry
- Bryan 'Apathy' Zhelyazkov
- Ian 'Enable' Wyatt (Sub)
- Nicholas 'Proto' Maldonado (Sub)
For more information about the current campaign, make sure to visit our Call of Duty League 2020 season hub, which includes the latest standings, event schedule, and more.