Chicago Huntsmen’s first Call of Duty League Home Series is next on the CDL calendar, and with plenty to play for, we’ll see the cream of the crop go head-to-head for top honors.
Florida Mutineers made history by becoming the first team in the Call of Duty League’s history to win an online event, as they defeated Minnesota RØKKR in convincing fashion which propelled them just 10 points shy of the top.
The reigning champs will have to sit out of the next event, however, as Atlanta FaZe, New York Subliners and OpTic Gaming LA are all welcomed back into the fold. With a new team destined to take home all the spoils, here’s everything you need to know ahead of CDL Chicago.
When is CDL Chicago?
CDL Chicago will take place between April 24-26, where the Huntsmen will host their first ever Call of Duty League event. With the league moving to online tournaments for the foreseeable future, the schedule is extended to pan across three days.
Utilizing the same format as previous offline events, the first team from each group to secure two wins will book their place in the semifinals on April 26. Both semi-finalists will be shortly followed by teams who managed to scrape through their group with two wins and one loss — something which Mutineers proved to count for nothing after their initial Group Stage loss to Toronto Ultra at CDL Dallas.
Who is playing in CDL Chicago?
All eight teams have been split into two groups. Two from each group will make it to the single-elimination bracket, while two will suffer an early exit on Saturday. Here’s how both groups weigh up.
- London Royal Ravens
- Atlanta FaZe
- Chicago Huntsmen
- New York Subliners
- Seattle Surge
- Los Angeles Guerrillas
- Dallas Empire
- OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
In Group A, the Royal Ravens have a tall order as they will face-off against Atlanta FaZe in their opening match — can they redeem themselves from their 3-1 loss at CDL Atlanta? Meanwhile, Huntsmen will go toe-to-toe with the Subliners for the first time during this inaugural season to kickstart their home series campaign.
On the other side of the fence in Group B, Surge will be looking to repeat their 3-0 bombardment of the Guerrillas at CDL Los Angeles in their opening match, and end their three match loss streak, while Empire will most definitely be looking to strike back against OGLA after falling short in their home series event.
Here are the CDL points that are up for grabs at CDL Chicago. With both Mutineers and RØKKR out of the equation, can FaZe, Huntsmen and Empire set themselves apart from the rest of the pack?
- 1st Place – 50 CDL Points
- 2nd Place – 30 CDL Points
- 3rd/4th Place – 20 CDL Points
- 5th/6th Place – 10 CDL Points
- 7th/8th Place – 0 CDL Points
CDL Chicago schedule
Three days of jam-packed Call of Duty action are locked in, where thirteen matches will determine the CDL Chicago champions and could potentially see the Huntsmen pull further from the field at the top of the standings.
Friday, April 24
|Round||Match||PST||EST||GMT (April 24/25)||AEDT (April 25)|
|Group A R1||London Royal Ravens vs Atlanta FaZe||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||7:00 AM|
|Group B R1||Seattle Surge vs Los Angeles Guerrillas||2:30 PM||5:30 PM||10:30 PM||8:30 AM|
|Group B R1||Dallas Empire vs OpTic Gaming Los Angeles||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||12:00 AM||10:00 AM|
|Group A R1||Chicago Huntsmen vs New York Subliners||5:30 PM||8:30 PM||1:30 AM||11:30 AM|
Saturday, April 25
|Round||Match||PST||EST||GMT (April 25/26)||AEDT (April 26)|
|Group B WR2||TBD vs TBD||10:00 AM||1:00 PM||6:00 PM||4:00 AM|
|Group A LR1||TBD vs TBD||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||7:30 PM||5:30 AM|
|Group B WR2||TBD vs TBD||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||7:00 AM|
|Group A LR1||TBD vs TBD||2:30 PM||5:30 PM||10:30 PM||8:30 AM|
|Group B LR2||TBD vs TBD||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||12:00 AM||10:00 AM|
|Group A LR2||TBD vs TBD||5:30 PM||8:30 PM||1:30 AM||11:30 AM|
Sunday, April 26
|Round||Match||PST||EST||GMT (April 26/27)||AEDT (April 27)|
|Semifinal 1||TBD vs TBD||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||7:00 AM|
|Semifinal 2||TBD vs TBD||2:30 PM||5:30 PM||10:30 PM||8:30 AM|
|Grand Final||TBD vs TBD||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||12:00 AM||10:00 AM|
For more information about the 2020 CDL season, visit our Call of Duty League 2020 hub, which includes the latest standings, full season schedule, official format, ruleset and more.