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How to watch CDL Chicago: stream, schedule, results, brackets, more

Published: 26/Apr/2020 21:00 Updated: 1/May/2020 14:07

by Albert Petrosyan


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.

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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

Playoff Bracket

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Schedule & results

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

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Format & rules

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

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Teams & Rosters

Call of Duty LeagueFaZe, Empire, and Huntsmen will all be competing in the CDL’s Chicago Home Series.

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

  • Tyler ‘aBeZy‘ Pharris
  • Chris ‘Simp‘ Lehr
  • McArthur ‘Cellium‘ Jovel
  • Michael ‘MajorManiak‘ Syzzmaniak
  • Preston ‘Priestahh‘ Greiner
  • Juan ‘JurNii‘ Antonio González (Sub)
  • Thomas ‘GRVTY‘ Malin (Sub)

Chicago Huntsmen

  • Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner
  • Matthew ‘FormaL‘ Piper
  • Alec ‘Arcitys‘ Sanderson
  • Dylan ‘Envoy‘ Hannon
  • Peirce ‘Gunless‘ Hillman
  • Jordon ‘General‘ General (Sub)
  • Marcus ‘MBoZe‘ Blanks (Sub)

Dallas Empire

  • James ‘Clayster‘ Eubanks
  • Ian ‘Crimsix‘ Porter
  • Anthony ‘Shotzzy‘ Cuevas-Castro
  • Cuyler ‘Huke‘ Garland
  • Indervir ‘iLLeY‘ Dhaliwal
  • Thomas ‘Tommey‘ Trewen (Sub)
  • Paul ‘Tisch‘ Tischler (Sub)

LA Guerrillas

  • 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)

London Royal Ravens

  • Bradley ‘wuskin‘ Marshall
  • Matthew ‘Skrapz‘ Marshall
  • Jordan ‘Jurd‘ Crowley
  • Dylan ‘Dylan‘ Henderson
  • Sean ‘Seany‘ O’Connor
  • Rhys ‘Rated‘ Price (Sub)
  • Dylan ‘MadCat‘ Daly (Sub)

New York Subliners

  • 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)

OpTic Gaming LA

  • Thomas ‘TJHaly‘ Haly
  • Brandon ‘Dashy‘ Otell
  • Kenny ‘Kenny‘ Williams
  • Austin ‘SlasheR‘ Liddicoat
  • Jordan ‘JKap‘ Kaplan
  • Martin ‘Chino‘ Chino (Sub)
  • Jevon ‘Goonjar‘ Gooljar-lim (Sub)

Seattle Surge

  • Damon ‘Karma‘ Barlow
  • Casey ‘Pandur‘ Romano
  • Sam ‘Octane‘ Larew
  • Josiah ‘Slacked‘ Berry
  • Bryan ‘Apathy‘ Zhelyazkov
  • Ian ‘Enable‘ Wyatt (Sub)
  • Nicholas ‘Proto‘ Maldonado (Sub)

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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.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.