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How to watch CDL Championship Weekend: streams, schedule, brackets, scores

Published: 30/Aug/2020 20:40 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 9:31

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty League Playoffs and Championship Weekend have wrapped up with Dallas Empire being crowned champions. Check out our post-CDL Champs hub for the full final placements, highlights, prize winnings, and more.

After a long and grueling 13-event regular season that saw the sudden but necessary switch to an online format, the Call of Duty League’s inaugural postseason is now at its final stage.

The end-of-season tournament saw 12 teams competing for a spot in the Championship Weekend, to challenge for the $1.5 million first-place prize. Now, only four teams remain: Atlanta FaZe, Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, and London Royal Ravens.

Below, you can find everything you need to keep up with the matches, including streams for each day, the full schedule, brackets, results, a breakdown of the format, and more.

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Final Placements

To see where each team finished in this postseason tournament and their shares of the $4.6 million prize pool, make sure to check out our CDL Playoffs & Champs Final Placements hub.

Streams

As with all of the regular season Home Series events, the entire 2020 CDL postseason will be streamed live on YouTube, and we will include each day’s broadcast here.

 

Brackets

Now that only four teams remain, here’s how the bracket looks for the Championship Weekend.

Championship Weekend Bracket

Here are all of the brackets for the Playoffs portions of the event, so you can see the route to finals.

Winners Bracket

Losers Bracket

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Schedule & results

Full schedule for the CDL Championship Weekend, starting on August 29, with an elimination match between London and Chicago.

Championship Weekend

Saturday, August 29 – Day 1 recap & highlights

Round Match PDT EDT BST AEST (Aug 30)
Losers R5 London Royal Ravens 1 – 3 Chicago Huntsmen 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:00 AM
Winners Final Atlanta FaZe 2 – 3 Dallas Empire 12:30 PM 3:30 PM 8:30 PM 5:30 AM
Losers Final Chicago Huntsmen 1 – 3 Atlanta FaZe 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM

Sunday, August 30 – Grand Final recap & highlights

Round Match PDT EDT BST AEST (Aug 31)
Grand Final Dallas Empire 5 – 1 Atlanta FaZe 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 6:00 AM

Playoffs results

Here are all the scores from the Playoffs – teams marked in red were eliminated at that point in the tournament.

Wednesday, August 19

Round Match PDT EDT BST AEST (Aug 20)
Losers R1 Paris Legion 3 – 0 Seattle Surge 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 5:00 AM
Losers R1 OpTic Gaming LA 3 – 2 LA Guerrillas 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 6:30 AM

Thursday, August 20

Round Match PDT EDT BST AEST (Aug 21)
Winners R1 London Royal Ravens 1 – 3 Toronto Ultra 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 5:00 AM
Winners R1 New York Subliners 3 – 1 Minnesota ROKKR 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 6:30 AM

Friday, August 21

Round Match PDT EDT BST AEST (Aug 22)
Winners R2 Chicago Huntsmen 3 – 2 New York Subliners 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 5:00 AM
Winners R2 Florida Mutineers 1 – 3 Toronto Ultra 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 6:30 AM

Saturday, August 22 – Day 4 recap & highlights

Round Match PDT EDT BST AEST (Aug 23)
Losers R2 Paris Legion 1 – 3 London Royal Ravens 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 3:00 AM
Losers R2 OpTic Gaming LA 3 – 0 Minnesota ROKKR 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 4:30 AM
Winners R3 Atlanta FaZe 3 – 2 Chicago Huntsmen 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 6:00 AM
Winners R3 Dallas Empire 3 – 2 Toronto Ultra 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM

Sunday, August 23 – Day 5 recap & highlights

Round Match PDT EDT BST AEST (Aug 24)
Losers R3 New York Subliners 2 – 3 London Royal Ravens 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 3:00 AM
Losers R3 Florida Mutineers 0 – 3 OpTic Gaming LA 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 4:30 AM
Losers R4 Toronto Ultra 1 – 3 London Royal Ravens 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 6:00 AM
Losers R4 Chicago Huntsmen 3 – 2 OpTic Gaming LA 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM

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Format & prizing

The 2020 Call of Duty League postseason is a massive double-elimination tournament that’s split into two sections: the Playoffs, which run from August 19 to August 23, and the Championship Weekend, which takes place August 29 and 30.

Due to a midseason change to the format, all 12 teams are competing in the playoffs, with the top eight seeds from the regular season starting off in the winners bracket and the bottom four facing elimination right away in the losers.

CDLAtlanta FaZe, Dallas Empire, and Chicago Huntsmen all get to skip the first round of the CDL Playoffs thanks to their top-four finishes in the regular season.

The match format, as usual, is best-of-five, featuring two Hardpoints, two Search and Destroys, and one Domination. This will apply to all matches except the Championship Grand Final, which will be a best-of-nine with the team from the winners bracket starting off with a 1-0 lead.

  • Map 1—Hardpoint
  • Map 2—Search and Destroy
  • Map 3—Domination
  • Map 4—Hardpoint
  • Map 5— Search and Destroy
  • Map 6—Domination
  • Map 7—Hardpoint
  • Map 8—Search and Destroy
DexertoThe final standings for the 2020 Call of Duty regular season.

As for the prizing, the top 10 placing teams each earn at least a $100,000 share of the $4.6 million pool, meaning that the two sides that get eliminated in the first round will exit empty-handed.

  • League Champion—$1.5 million
  • Runner-up—$900,000
  • 3rd place—$600,000
  • 4th place—$450,000
  • 5th/6th place—$300,000 (2 teams)
  • 7th/8th place—$175,000 (2 teams)
  • 9th/10th place—$100,000 (2 teams)
  • 11th/12thplace—$0 (2 teams)

In addition to the $1.5 million, the champions will also receive a full-size throne, the 2020 championship trophy, and commemorative rings.

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Teams & Rosters

All of the teams except one are featuring the same roster that they finished the regular season with, the lone exception being the Minnesota ROKKR.

Following a very difficult last few months of their campaign, the ROKKR decided to bench GodRx for substitute player Exceed, who did already make his pro debut when subbing in for the injured Alexx on June 13.

CDLGodRx, an MVP-candidate during the first half of the season, has been benched by Minnesota ROKKR ahead of the CDL Playoffs.

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
  • Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson
  • Peirce ‘Gunless‘ Hillman (sub)
  • 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)

Florida Mutineers

  • Maurice ‘F3rocitys‘ Henriquez
  • Colt ‘Havok‘ McLendon
  • Joseph ‘Owakening‘ Conley
  • Cesar ‘Skyz‘ Bueno
  • Bradley ‘Frosty‘ Bergstrom
  • Chance ‘Maux‘ Moncivaez (Sub)

London Royal Ravens

  • Bradley ‘wuskin‘ Marshall
  • Matthew ‘Skrapz‘ Marshall
  • Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris
  • Dylan ‘Dylan‘ Henderson
  • Sean ‘Seany‘ O’Connor
  • Jordan ‘Jurd‘ Crowley (sub)
  • Rhys ‘Rated‘ Price (sub)
  • Dylan ‘MadCat‘ Daly (sub)

Los Angeles Guerrillas

  • Rasim ‘Blazt‘ Ogresevic
  • Ulysses ‘AquA‘ Silva
  • Jacob ‘Decemate‘ Cato
  • Renato ‘Saints‘ Forza
  • Reece ‘Vivid’ Drost
  • Kris ‘Spart‘ Cervantez (sub)
  • Andres ‘Lacefield‘ Lacefield (sub)
  • Patrick ‘ACHES‘ Price (sub)

Minnesota ROKKR

  • Justin ‘SiLLY‘ Fargo-Palmer
  • Adam ‘Assault‘ Garcia
  • Adam ‘GodRx‘ Brown
  • Alex ‘Alexx‘ Carpenter
  • Obaid ‘Asim‘ Asim
  • Adam ‘GodRx‘ Brown (sub)
  • Devin ‘TTinyy‘ Robinson (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)

Paris Legion

  • Luke ‘Louqa‘ Rigas
  • Conrad ‘Shockz‘ Rymarek
  • Denholm ‘Denz‘ Taylor
  • Matthew ‘KISMET‘ Tinsley
  • Zach ‘Zed‘ Denyer
  • Timothy ‘Phantomz‘ Landis (sub)
  • Paul ‘Breszy‘ Breszynski (sub)

OpTic Gaming LA

  • Thomas ‘TJHaly‘ Haly
  • Kenny ‘Kenny‘ Williams
  • Austin ‘SlasheR‘ Liddicoat
  • Darien ‘Hollow’ Chverchko
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
  • Martin ‘Chino‘ Chino (sub)
  • Brandon ‘Dashy‘ Otell (sub)
  • Jordan ‘JKap‘ Kaplan (sub)
  • Jevon ‘Goonjar‘ Gooljar-lim (sub)

Seattle Surge

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

Toronto Ultra

  • Nicholas ‘Classic‘ DiCostanzo
  • Anthony ‘Methodz‘ Zinni
  • Ben ‘Bance‘ Bance
  • Tobias ‘CleanX‘ Juul Jønsson
  • Cameron ‘Cammy‘ McKilligan
  • Carson ‘Brack‘ Newberry (sub)
  • Alejandro ‘Lucky‘ López (sub)
  • Daniel ‘Loony‘ Loza (sub)
  • Adrian ‘MeTTalZ‘ Serrano (sub)
  • Mehran ‘Mayhem‘ Anjomshoa (sub)

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Make sure to check out our 2020 Call of Duty League hub for more information about the regular season, including recaps of each event, all roster changes, and more.

You can also earn exclusive rewards by watching the matches. Not only can you get your hands on a CDL Knife Blueprint for Warzone and Modern Warfare, but also the chance to get a beta code for Black Ops Cold War.

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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale

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Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.