How to watch CDL Chicago: stream, schedule, results, brackets, more - Dexerto
Call of Duty

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.

Jump to Section:



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

[Return to top]


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

[Return to top]


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

[Return to top]


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)

[Return to top]

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.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War is reportedly bricking PS5s

Published: 3/Dec/2020 17:40

by Michael Gwilliam


Call of Duty players may want to avoid playing Black Ops Cold War on their next-gen PlayStation 5s as reports are surfacing that the game is bricking consoles.

While the latest entry in the long-running CoD series had been met with praise, there have been some notable issues with the game, especially when it pertains to new hardware.

Aside from the issues players may be having with maps such as Miami or camo challenges the community deems unfair, there is a major problem with the game breaking PS5s.

In a now-viral post on Reddit, one user described their experience with the FPS and how it damaged their system.

BOCW NukeTown
You can’t play Nuketown if your console is bricked.

“Game has hard crashed the entire console, only game that had been crashing for me on the PS5,” WillHar270 wrote. “Now when I turn it on none of my games will load without crashing and when games do start to load up the screen fills up with flickering and glitching pixels before the console goes dead.”

“If Cold War is crashing your PS5, DO NOT PLAY IT, it will damage your system, in particular for me my GPU,” they further warned.

According to the gamer, after trying everything from a factory reset to even installing system software off a USB drive, nothing worked to fix the console.

Cold War has bricked my PS5 from blackopscoldwar

Luckily, after contacting Sony, the company reportedly explained that this issue has been happening for others, always with BOCW serving as the lone culprit. As such, the player was able to send their PS5 back and will receive a replacement in a fortnight.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing the issue or if Activision or Sony is to blame, but it should be noted that bricking isn’t limited to just PS5s.

As Dexerto previously reported, Cold War was also causing Xbox Series X bricking problems, which were addressed by the devs.

car on fire in BOCW
Dreams of playing next-gen consoles are going up in flames.

“We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres claimed. However, no further update was made.

Hopefully, a patch is released soon that can prevent these fatal crashes from occurring so players can enjoy the game without worrying about their console bricking.