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How to watch CDL Kickoff Classic 2022: stream, schedule, teams, more

Published: 20/Jan/2022 16:13 Updated: 20/Jan/2022 16:14

by Jaret Kappelman


The 2022 Call of Duty League Vanguard season is set to begin with the Kickoff Classic. This preseason, single-elimination tournament will feature all 12 teams that are battling it out on LAN for $30,000. Here’s everything to know from the stream and schedule to the format and teams.

  • Preseason, single-elimination bracket tournament
  • First Vanguard LAN event with crowd attendance
  • Grand Finals winner gets $30,000

This Kickoff Classic marks the preseason of the 2022 CDL Vanguard season and gives fans a glimpse at what it has to offer. Even though the CDL season doesn’t officially start until February 4, we finally get a look at some competitive action three months after Vanguard’s release.


The tournament will be single elimination with the winner getting $30,000. The matches will follow CDL rules with the exception of Control. Due to the mode being broken in many ways, it is reported that they will not be showcasing it at the classic.

Teams like Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Texas, and Toronto Ultra all enter as favorites, but we will need to see the matches play out as upsets could be on the horizon. Let’s take a look at where you can watch the action unfold and who is matching up against who.

CDL Kickoff Classic stream

The Call of Duty League 2022 Kickoff Classic is set to begin on January 21, with the first match starting at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST. You can catch all the action live from the official CDL YouTube page.


Now that we know when the preseason event is happening, let’s take a look at the format and matchups.

CDL Kickoff Classic schedule & format

The CDL preseason event will feature all 12 teams in a predetermined bracket. The seeding was based on each team’s placement in the 2021 season.

Here’s a look at the full schedule for the weekend tournament with the event running from January 21 to January 23. You can also view the bracket here.

Friday, January 21

Florida Mutineers vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 8 AM (Jan. 22)
Seattle Surge vs. London Royal Ravens 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 9:30 AM (Jan. 22)
New York Subliners vs. Boston Breach 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM (Jan. 22) 11 AM (Jan. 22)
Los Angeles Thieves vs. Paris Legion 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM (Jan. 22) 12:30 PM (Jan. 22)

Saturday, January 22

Atlanta FaZe vs. Winner of Surge/Ravens 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 8 AM(Jan. 23)
Toronto Ultra vs. Winner of Mutineers/Guerrillas
2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 9:30 AM (Jan. 23)
Minnesota ROKKR vs. Winner of Subliners/Boston
4 PM 7 PM 12 AM (Jan. 23) 11 AM (Jan. 23)
OpTic Texas vs. Winner of Thieves/Legion 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM (Jan. 23) 12:30 PM (Jan. 23)

Sunday, January 23

Semi-Final 1
1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 8 AM (Jan. 24)
Semi-Final 2
2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 9:30 AM (Jan. 24)
Grand Finals
4 PM 7 PM 12 AM (Jan. 24) 11 AM (Jan. 24)

CDL Kickoff Classic teams

The newest franchise, Boston Breach revealed their roster on January 13. This will be the first time we get to see this squad in action.

On top of that, we have a full list of the other teams competing in this preseason classic.


Team Roster
Atlanta FaZe Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Arcitys
OpTic Texas Shotzzy, iLLeY, Dashy, Scump
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Davpadie, Owakening, Vivid
New York Subliners HyDra, Clayster, Neptune, Crimsix
London Royal Ravens Afro, Gismo, Nastie, Zer0
Toronto Ultra Bance, Insight, Cammy, CleanX
Minnesota RØKKR Priestahh, Attach, MajorManiak, Standy
Los Angeles Thieves Drazah, Kenny, Octane, Envoy
Paris Legion Temp, Decemate, FeLo, John
Seattle Surge Accuracy, Mack, Sib, Pred
Los Angeles Guerrillas SlasheR, Asim, Huke, Gunless
Boston Breach
TJHaly, Methodz, Nero, Capsidal