COD Champs 2020: Dates, Schedule, Format, Bracket, Prize Pool, Teams And Everything You Need To Know About Call of Duty League Championship
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COD Champs 2020: Dates, Schedule, Format, Bracket, Prize Pool, Teams And Everything You Need To Know About Call of Duty League Championship

Jonno Nicholson
31 July 2020

Champs is right around the corner. Find everything you need to know about the event here.

The inaugural season of the Call of Duty League (CDL) is nearing its conclusion. Rounding out the Modern Warfare season is the 2020 CDL Championship and it will be the first time that all 12 franchise teams will be battling it out in the same tournament.

The event marks the end of the first season of the geo-located franchised league which marked a brand-new era for Call of Duty esports.

Find all the information you need to know about the tournament, including the format, prize pool and those all-important seeds heading into the biggest tournament of the year!

Dates And Times

COD Champs 2020's dates have been confirmed - playoffs will take place on the 19th-23rd August with the Championship Weekend taking place on the 29th-30th August 2020.

While no official statement has been made, it has been confirmed to be an online event.

The prize pool on the graphic is actually inaccurate, meaning it could be a mistake. According to these dates, the event is supposedly going to be finished in a shorter period of time than a Home series.

The final CDL event of the year is the Toronto Ultra Home series, taking place on the 24th-26th July.

Meaning we can expect COD Champs 2020 to take place sometime during August.

The CDL will be providing all players participating with the necessary equipment to avoid cheating.

Schedule

Here's the schedule for the Call of Duty League Playoffs.

 

Format

COD Champs 2020

HISTORY MAKING: This will be the first COD Champs held since the new franchise format and the first hosted online

Throughout the season, the teams have been earning CDL Points through winning matches and placing in the top six at Home Series events.

The points earned will determine where the teams begin the double-elimination tournament.

Find out where all teams will be placed below.

  • 1st and 2nd place teams will receive a two-round bye – Will start the tournament in winner’s bracket round 3.
  • 3rd and 4th place teams will receive a one-round bye – Will start the tournament in winner’s bracket round 2.
  • 5th-8th place teams will start the tournament in winner’s bracket round 1.
  • 9th-12th place teams will start the tournament in loser’s bracket round 1.

For the first time this season, teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket to determine the winner of the tournament.

All playoff matches will follow the traditional best-of-5 format. All Finals matches will best best-of-9 with the Winner's Bracket team starting the match 1-0 up.

Here's the map structure

  • 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

Play-Off Brackets

We finally know who will be facing who. Check out the full bracket breakdown below courtesy of COD Gamepedia.

Which team will go all the way?

Prize Pool

Champs is going to feature the biggest prize pool in the history of competitive CoD, with a total of $4.6 million up for grabs.

The prize money breaks down as follows:

  • League Champion - $1.5 million
  • Runner-up - $900,000
  • 3rd place - $600,000
  • 4th place - $450,000
  • 5th place - $300,000 (2 teams)
  • 7th place - $175,000 (2 teams)
  • 9th place - $100,000 (2 teams)

Teams

COD Champs 2020 Teams

TIME TO SHINE: All 12 franchise teams will compete in COD Champs

As mentioned earlier, all 12 teams will be competing in order to crown the first CDL champion. Find additional information on the teams below.

 

Current Standings

As we move closer to Champs, here is how the table stands so far. The table will be updated after the conclusion of each remaining Home Series event.

1stAtlanta Faze21-4230 Points
2ndFlorida Mutineers17-8200 Points
=3rdChicago Huntsmen17-6190 Points
=3rdDallas Empire17-10190 Points
5thMinnesota RØKKR 12-12120 Points
6thLondon Royal Ravens9-1190 Points
7thNew York Subliners8-1480 Points
8thOpTic Gaming Los Angeles7-1370 Points
9thParis Legion6-1260 Points
=10thToronto Ultra5-1250 Points
=10thSeattle Surge5-1450 Points
=10thLos Angeles Guerrillas5-1350 Points

 

Tickets

As this event is being held online, due the global pandemic that COVID-19 has caused, there will be no tickets on sale.

COD Champs 2020 Pack

The official COD Champs 2020 pack is now available for players to purchase in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Play like a pro with 3 CDL blueprints with pro-approved attachments and many more items to celebrate Champs.

The pack contains M4/HDR/M19 Blueprints, 2 charms, 55 player signatures (from 11 teams), 3 calling cards, 3 emblems, and 3 sprays.

The pack costs $14.99.