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

Jonno Nicholson
31 August 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.

After an eventful playoff, we were down to the final four teams heading to the COD Champs finals.

Atlanta FaZe, Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire and London Royal Ravens featured in a dedicated weekend of action to decide the Call of Duty League 2020 Champion.

The winner was ultimately Dallas Empire!

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!

Click the links to find the information you're looking for:

Livestream

Catch the action on the Call of Duty League YouTube channel right here.

After competing during the 19th-23rd August, four teams remain to compete in the grand finals.

Catch all of the action here:

Live Blog - Finals Day 2

Dallas Empire 5-1 Atlanta FaZe - 22:40 BST

AND THERE IT IS! The Dallas Empire are your 2020 Call of Duty League champions! They take the series 5-1.

What a year of Call of Duty esports. Same again next season?

Dallas Empire 4-1 Atlanta FaZe - 22:15 BST

Atlanta stays ALIVE! They take Gun Runner Hardpoint to prevent the sweep. Is this the momentum switch the FaZe needs? Can aBeZy keep making it look easy?!

Dallas Empire 4-0 Atlanta FaZe - 21:58 BST

The Empire come in clutch in the closing stages of St. Petrograd Domination to secure match point! Is there any way back from Atlanta?

Dallas Empire 3-0 Atlanta FaZe - 21:38 BST

Some innovative sightlines from the Dallas Empire helps them secure Gun Runner S&D to take a 3-0 lead! How can the FaZe respond to such a hot start from the Empire?

Anyone for Zork? - 21:23 BST

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Dallas Empire 2-0 Atlanta FaZe - 21:18 BST

The Dallas Empire extends their lead with an opening victory on Azhir Cave Hardpoint. All eyes on the FaZe as they look to answer back in the S&D.

Grand Finals Time! - 21:02 BST

HERE WE GO! After eight months of competition, it all comes down to one game against the Dallas Empire and the Atlanta FaZe. Dallas begin with a one map lead after coming through the winner's bracket. We are all set for a classic!

 

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.

The first day will begin at the following times:

  • 12pm PT
  • 3pm ET
  • 8pm BST
  • 9pm CEST

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 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.

Wednesday 19th August

  • Paris Legion 3-0 Seattle Surge (3pm ET/8pm BST)
  • Los Angeles OpTic Gaming 3-2 Los Angeles Guerrillas (4.30pm ET/9.30pm BST)

Thursday 20th August

  • London Royal Ravens 1-3Toronto Ultra (3pm ET/8pm BST)
  • New York Subliners 3-1 Minnesota RØKKR (4.30pm ET/9.30pm BST)

Friday 21st August

  • Chicago Huntsmen 3-2 New York Subliners (3pm ET/8pm BST)
  • Florida Mutineers 3-1 Toronto Ultra (4.30pm ET/9.30pm BST)

Saturday 22nd August

  • London Royal Ravens 1-3 Paris Legion (1pm ET/6pm BST)
  • Minnesota RØKKR 0-3 OpTic Gaming LA (1pm ET/7.30pm BST)
  • Atlanta FaZe 3-2 Chicago Huntsmen (1pm ET/9pm BST)
  • Dallas Empire 3-2 Toronto Ultra (5.30pm ET/10.30pm BST)

Sunday 23rd August

  • New York Subliners 2-3 London Royal Ravens (1pm ET/6pm BST)
  • Florida Mutineers 0-3 OpTic Gaming LA (1pm ET/7.30pm BST)
  • Toronto Ultra 1-3 London Royal Ravens (1pm ET/9pm BST)
  • Chicago Huntsmen 3-2 OpTic Gaming LA (5.30pm ET/10.30pm BST)

Saturday 29th August

  • Chicago Hunstmen 3-1 London Royal Ravens (2pm ET/7pm BST)
  • Atlanta FaZe 2-3 Dallas Empire (3.30pm ET/8.30pm BST)
  • Chicago Huntsmen 1-3 Atlanta FaZe (5.30pm ET/10.30pm BST)

Placements

  1. Dallas Empire
  2. Atlanta FaZe
  3. Chicago Huntsmen
  4. London Royal Ravens
  5. OpTic Gaming
  6. Toronto Ultra
  7. Florida Mutineers
  8. New York Subliners
  9. Minnesota ROKKR
  10. Paris Legion
  11. Los Angeles Guerillas
  12. Seattle Surge
  13. 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

    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

    Here are the CDL standings for 2020.

    1stAtlanta Faze26-7280 Points
    2ndDallas Empire23-12260 Points
    =3rdFlorida Mutineers20-12230 Points
    =3rdChicago Huntsmen21-9230 Points
    5thNew York Subliners13-17140 Points
    =6thLondon Royal Ravens12-14120 Points
    =6thToronto Ultra11-13120 Points
    =6thMinnesota RØKKR12-16120 Points
    =9thOpTic Gaming Los Angeles10-17100 Points
    =9thParis Legion10-16100 Points
    =11thSeattle Surge5-1650 Points
    =11thLos Angeles Guerrillas5-1550 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.

    Live Blog - Day 1

    Day One Comes To An End - 23:42 BST

    Well, what an eventful ending to the first day of CDL Playoffs! Congratulations to OpTic Gaming LA and Paris Legion who advance into the next round of the loser's bracket. Commiserations to the Seattle Surge and the LA Guerrillas who fall at the first hurdle. You'll be back stronger next year.

    Day two of Playoffs gets underway tomorrow at 8PM BST. 

    OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 3-2 Los Angeles Guerrillas

    Bruce saves the day! Superstar sub Dashy keeps the Green Wall alive as they take Piccadilly S&D 6-4 and the series 3-2. The Los Angeles Guerrillas are eliminated from CDL Champs. What a mad ending to day one!

    BRUUUUCE - 23:13 BST

    Due to connectivity issues, Kenny will not be taking part in map five. Taking his place will be Dashy. Let's hope he's been shooting bots in a private lobby...

    The Final Showdown - 23:05 BST

    Despite the issues, it all comes down to a single game of Search & Destroy. One team leaves empty-handed while the other guarantees $100,000. 

    OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 2-2 Los Angeles Guerrilas - 23:00 BST

    The series is going the distance in controversial circumstances as the Guerrillas take St. Petrograd Hardpoint to force a fifth and final map. 

    It Happens AGAIN! - 22:59 BST

    During game four, it appears Kenny has disconnected from the game! The Guerrillas quickly race away with the lead as OGLA continue to play a man down...

    OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 2-1 Los Angeles Guerrillas - 22:46 BST

    2-1 to the Green Wall! OpTic LA secure St. Petrograd Domination to take the series lead. The Guerrillas managed to put up a fight but it wasn't enough. Can they bounce back in game four to avoid an early exit?

    OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 1-1 Los Angeles Guerrillas - 22:24 BST

    All tied up! The Green Wall manages to bounce back after an unfortunate situation to secure Gun Runner S&D 6-4 to level the series. It's all to play for!

    OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 0-1 Los Angeles Guerrillas - 21:55 BST

    First blood goes to the Guerrillas! They take Gun Runner Hardpoint 250-217 to take the early lead. A shame about Kenny lagging out during the game, the result could well have been different.

    BREAKING: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War CONFIRMED! - 21:35 BST

    After several hours of deciphering the numbers, the first teaser trailer for the latest Call of Duty game has been found. A full reveal is taking place on August 26th in VERDANSK.

    A Digression - 21:28 BST

    While we wait for the final match of the day to begin, a HUGE congratulations to TimTheTatman who has FINALLY won a game on Fall Guys.

    OpTic Gaming Los Angeles v Los Angeles Guerrillas - 21:12 BST

    UP NEXT: We are about to see the last battle for Los Angeles this season! Who is going to walk away with the second W of the night?

    Paris Legion 3-0 Seattle Surge - 21:10 BST

    And it's GG! Seattle comes within inches of turning the tides on Hackney Yard Domination but the Legion manage to hold on to sweep the series 3-0. Paris advances into the next round while Seattle falls at the first hurdle.

    Paris Legion 2-0 Seattle Surge - 20:50 BST

    Despite the best efforts from Octane and the AX-50, Paris manage to take Arklov Peak S&D 6-4 to secure a 2-0 lead in the series. Is there any way back for the Surge? Or is Paris going to complete the sweep and move into the money?

    Paris Legion 1-0 Seattle Surge - 20:25 BST

    Well, that was clinical from Paris! They kick off the series with a dominant 250-110 win to take the early lead in the series. At points, it looked like Seattle hadn't even practised. 

    The Hype Builds - 20:08 BST

    We are edging closer to the first game of the day. Who is going to be the star of the show?

    Paris Legion v Seattle Surge - 19:50 BST

    TEN MINUTE WARNING! Kicking off day one will see the Paris Legion take on the Seattle Surge in the first elimination match of the tournament.

    Early Predictions - 19:05 BST

    We are under an hour away before CDL Playoffs begins! I think OpTic LA and Paris have a good chance at making it into the next round. Can Seattle or the LA Guerrillas cause an upset? Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments!

    Livestream Start Time - 16:00 BST

    The opening day of COD Champs 2020 begins today, 19th August, with the playoffs.

    Today's matches feature:

    • Paris Legion vs Seattle Surge (3pm ET/8pm BST)
    • Los Angeles OpTic Gaming vs Los Angeles Guerrillas (4.30pm ET/9.30pm BST)

    The livestream begins at 7.55pm BST - be sure to tune in!

    Live Blog - Day 2

    Day 2 Summary - 22:55 BST

    Day two of CDL Playoffs is done and dusted. Another two teams have advanced into the next round while two have fallen into the loser's bracket.

    The first game of the day saw the Toronto Ultra take on the London Royal Ravens in a hotly contested match. The series ended in controversial fashion, as Zer0 appeared to experience connection issues, leaving the four remaining London players to salvage a game five. Toronto capitalised and took the series 3-1.

    Game two of the day saw no connection issues for the players. New York struck first with an opening map win but the RØKKR weren't done yet. New signing Exceed excelled with the sniper in game two to level the series. The Subliners responded with a convincing win in game four, and managed to keep the momentum rolling into Hackney Yard Hardpoint, where they managed to mount a late comeback to secure a 3-1 win.

    London drops down to play the Paris Legion on Saturday, while Minnesota will face OpTic Gaming Los Angeles where the loser of both matches will be eliminated from the tournament. New York and Toronto both advance, setting up clashes with the Chicago Huntsmen and the Florida Mutineers.

    Let's do it all again tomorrow! Day three of Playoffs begins at 8PM BST.

    Minnesota RØKKR 1-3 New York Subliners - 22:51 BST

    GGWP! Attach makes two crucial kills on the middle Hardpoint to mount the late charge for New York. They take Hackney Yard Hardpoint and wrap up the series 3-1. Minnesota drop to the loser's bracket while the Subliners advance to the next round.

    Minnesota RØKKR 1-2 New York Subliners - 22:35 BST

    The Subliners extend their lead with a 170-130 win on St. Petrograd Domination to secure match point. Can Minnesota win the next game to take the series all the way to a game five?!

    Minnesota RØKKR 1-1 New York Subliners - 22:15 BST

    The RØKKR exceeds expectations as the new recruit dominates with the sniper rifle. Minnesota take Arklov Peak S&D 6-1 to level the series. Another Domination to follow, and we still have all 10 players in the lobby!

    Chance for MVP - 21:59PM

    Early call for Chance to be crowned Champs MVP after that solo cast. 

    Minnesota RØKKR 0-1 New York Subliners - 21:53 BST

    WHAT A CAST FROM CHANCE. New York Subliners take Rammaza Hardpoint 250-228 to strike first in the series. Casting that solo is no mean feat!

    Minnesota RØKKR v New York Subliners - 21:28 BST

    UP NEXT: The Minnesota RØKKR and the New York Subliners get their Playoffs campaign underway. Let's hope we get all 10 players staying in the lobby for the duration of the series. 

    London Royal Ravens 1-3 Toronto Ultra - 21:16 BST

    That's it! Toronto Ultra take Hackney Yard Hardpoint to secure the series 3-1. Yet another case of a player being booted offline during the biggest tournament of the season. Something needs to change and quickly.

    London Royal Ravens 1-2 Toronto Ultra - 21:00 BST

    Toronto bounce straight back with a win on Gun Runner Domination. They move to match point. What do London have left in the playbook?

    London Royal Ravens 1-1 Toronto Ultra - 20:41 BST

    London equalise with a fairly comfortable 6-3 win on Rammaza S&D. Cammy ALMOST scored the ace but the Royal Ravens managed to flock to the finish line. Domination up next!

    London Royal Ravens 0-1 Toronto Ultra - 20:21 BST

    Toronto strike first! They secure Gun Runner Hardpoint 250-158 to take the early lead. CleanX and Methodz in fine form while London struggled to keep up with the fast pace and slaying superiority.

    London Royal Ravens v Toronto Ultra - 20:04 BST

    Here we go! We are just moments away from the first game of the day. Can London beat the most recent Home Series winners? Or is Chef Zinni going to cook up a storm?

    Early Predictions - 18:45 BST

    We are just over an hour away before the second day of CDL Playoffs gets underway. The London Royal Ravens take on the Toronto Ultra while the New York Subliners takes on the Minnesota RØKKR in the second game of the day. 

    I think London v Toronto can easily go the distance while New York have the chance to take down an out of sorts Minnesota team. Let us know your predictions in the comments!

    Livestream Start Time - 15:00 BST

    The second day of COD Champs 2020 begins today, 20th August, with the playoffs.

    Today's matches feature:

    • London Royal Ravens vs Toronto Ultra (3pm ET/8pm BST)
    • New York Subliners vs Minnesota RØKKR (4.30pm ET/9.30pm BST)

    The livestream begins at 7.55pm BST - be sure to tune in!

    Day 1 Summary - 14:00 BST

    Day 1 of the playoffs saw a clinical performance from Paris Legion, putting Seattle Surge to the sword.

    While both squads had even performances in the league, there was nothing even about this 3-0 fixture.

    The second match was a Los Angeles showdown in which OpTic Gaming narrowly edged out the Guerrillas in controversial fashion. Kenny was subject to connection issues that saw substitute Dashy get drafted in for the final map and pull off a jaw-dropping performance to take the win.

    Live Blog - Day 3

    Day 3 Summary

    Day three of CDL Playoffs is done and dusted. Another four teams battled it out to avoid dropping into the loser's bracket.

    First up, Chicago Huntsmen began their Playoffs campaign against the New York Subliners. The series went all the way down to a game five finale, with King Scump coming in clutch for the Huntsmen to take a hard-fought series 3-2. 

    The second game was just as close. The Toronto Ultra faced off against the Florida Mutineers. Florida unleashed the kraken to take the first game but the Ultra responded well in game two to level the series. Hackney Yard Domination played host to another close game, with Toronto extending their lead with a five-point win. Game four was incredible. The whole game came down to a mad scramble for control of the final hill but Toronto managed to secure spawns to win the game 250-249 to wrap up a convincing 3-1 win.

    New York and Florida drop into the loser's bracket while Chicago set up an almighty clash with Atlanta and Toronto face off against the Dallas Empire.

    Day four of CDL Playoffs at the slightly earlier time of 6PM BST. You won't want to miss it!

    Toronto Ultra 3-1 Florida Mutineers - 23:20 BST

    WHAT AN ENDING TO GAME FOUR OH MY.... Toronto Ultra take St. Petrograd Hardpoint by a SINGLE POINT to secure the series 3-1. The Mutineers drop into the loser's bracket while Toronto continue in the winner's bracket.

    Game 4 is LIVE - 23:08 BST

    Here we go. It's all or nothing for Florida as they attempt to halt Toronto advancing into the next round. 

    Toronto Ultra 2-1 Florida Mutineers - 23:06 BST

    Toronto HOLD ON! They secure Hackney Yard Domination to move to match point. Florida are more than capable of forcing a game five, will we get the second of the day?

    Hackney Halftime - 22:59 BST

    At the end of the first half, Toronto hold a slender lead over a Florida team now armed with the good side.

    Hackney Domination is LIIIVE! - 22:53 BST

    Here we go! It feels like almost every Domination is on Hackney Yard. Nonetheless, we can expect a chaotic battle between these two sides!

    Toronto Ultra 1-1 Florida Mutineers - 22:44 BST

    ALL TIED UP! Florida Mutineers answer back on Piccadilly S&D to level an extremely close series. 

    Toronto Ultra 1-0 Florida Mutineers - 22:20 BST

    And we are BACK! After a technical issue, Toronto Ultra manage to take Azhir Cave Hardpoint to open up the series. 

    Toronto Ultra v Florida Mutineers - 21:56 BST

    UP NEXT: We have a spicy encounter between the Toronto Ultra and the Florida Mutineers! The Mutineers have been the standout team during the online phase of the CDL while Toronto are fresh off a victory against the London Royal Ravens. 

    Chicago Huntsmen 3-2 New York Subliners - 21:55 BST

    Hello and welcome to day three of CDL Playoffs! Chicago Huntsmen have just come off a thrilling victory against the New York Subliners. King Scump showing he isn['t done yet. They move on to play Atlanta FaZe.

    Livestream Start Time - 15:00 BST

    The third day of COD Champs 2020 begins today, 21st August, with the playoffs.

    Today's matches feature:

    • Chicago Huntsmen vs New York Subliners (3pm ET/8pm BST)
    • Florida Mutineers vs Toronto Ultra (4.30pm ET/9.30pm BST)

    The livestream begins at 7.00pm BST - be sure to tune in!

    Day 2 Summary - 15:00

    Day two of CDL Playoffs is done and dusted. Another two teams have advanced into the next round while two have fallen into the loser's bracket.

    The first game of the day saw the Toronto Ultra take on the London Royal Ravens in a hotly contested match. The series ended in controversial fashion, as Zer0 appeared to experience connection issues, leaving the four remaining London players to salvage a game five. Toronto capitalised and took the series 3-1.

    Game two of the day saw no connection issues for the players. New York struck first with an opening map win but the RØKKR wasn't done yet. New signing Exceed excelled with the sniper in game two to level the series. The Subliners responded with a convincing win in game four and managed to keep the momentum rolling into Hackney Yard Hardpoint, where they managed to mount a late comeback to secure a 3-1 win.

    London drops down to play the Paris Legion on Saturday, while Minnesota will face OpTic Gaming Los Angeles where the loser of both matches will be eliminated from the tournament. New York and Toronto both advance, setting up clashes with the Chicago Huntsmen and the Florida Mutineers.

    Let's do it all again tomorrow! Day three of Playoffs begins at 8PM BST.

    Live Blog - Day 4

    Day 4 Summary

    The fourth day of action from the CDL Playoffs has concluded. We have the first two teams qualified for Championship weekend while others have fallen and some dropped out of the tournament altogether. 

    Kicking off proceedings was the London Royal Ravens taking on the Paris Legion in the first elimination match of the day. London managed to hold strong against the Legion in the respawn modes to secure a 3-1 win and move on to the next round of the loser's bracket. The second game of the day saw OpTic Gaming LA battle the Minnesota RØKKR in a series where the Green Wall stood tall against the incoming invasion. OGLA swept aside Minnesota 3-0 to advance, sending the RØKKR out of the tournament, rounding off a disappointing end to the 2020 season.

    Game three of the day was a showdown between the Atlanta FaZe and the Chicago Huntsmen. As expected, the game was decided by the narrowest of margins, with Atlanta coming out on top, sending the Huntsmen down into the loser's bracket. Last and by no means least, the Dallas Empire kicked off their Playoffs run with a tough encounter against the Toronto Ultra. Dallas started off on the front foot before the Ultra responded with two map victories, putting them on the verge of a huge upset. Dallas weren't having any of it. A ruthless display on Gun Runner Hardpoint forced the game five and with the momentum fully in their favour, a clinical 6-2 victory to advance to Championship Weekend. 

    The fifth and final day of CDL Playoffs is filled with plenty of elimination matches with everything on the line. Tune in at 6PM BST for all the action.

    Dallas Empire 3-2 Toronto Ultra - 00:41 BST

    GG! Dallas Empire DOMINATE Piccadilly S&D to secure the win. Toronto drop to the loser's bracket while Dallas advance to face Atlanta in Championship Weekend. 

    Dallas Empire 2-2 Toronto Ultra - 00:23 BST

    The switch has been flicked! Dallas Empire dominate Gun Runner Hardpoint to send the series to a game five. How are the Ultra going to bounce back from that beating?!

    Dallas Empire 1-2 Toronto Ultra - 00:10 BST

    Toronto manage to hang on despite a late charge from the Empire. They take Gun Runner Domination to take the lead for the first time! Do they have what it takes to send Dallas to the loser's bracket?!

    Halftime - 00:04 BST

    An unorthodox A-C hold for Toronto gives them a solid lead heading into the final five minutes. 

    Dallas Empire 1-1 Toronto Ultra - 23:54 BST

    Toronto respond in emphatic fashion with a 6-4 win on St. Petrograd S&D with Classic going huge throughout the series. Who is going to grab the advantage in the Domination?

    Dallas Empire 1-0 Toronto Ultra - 23:34 BST

    Although the 250-182 scoreline looks close, the Dallas Empire were in full control throughout the map. They take the early lead. Shotzzy switching up the meta with the GRAU?!

    The Start Awaits... - 23:15 BST

    While we wait for the game to get underway, who are the players to watch this series? Cammy has been immense in Search & Destroy while Shotzzy has been one of the best players throughout the season in all modes. 

    Predictions Time - 22:39 BST

    Considered to be one of the very best teams in the league, the Dallas Empire have shown signs of total brilliance throughout the regular season. As for Toronto, they have hit form at the perfect time and look to destroy the Empire on their way to Championship Weekend. 

    Toronto have a great chance of causing an upset, but Dallas have been clinical several times when the pressure is on. I'm calling a 3-1 win to the Empire.

    Dallas Empire v Toronto Ultra - 22:32 BST

    UP NEXT: The final match of the day will see the Dallas Empire begin their Playoffs run with a tricky encounter against an in-form Toronto Ultra!

    Atlanta FaZe 3-2 Chicago Huntsmen - 22:25 BST

    ATLANTA TAKE IT. The FaZe move onto the next round while Chicago fall into the loser's bracket. Can they make a run to the finals?! What a series.

    Level AGAIN - 22:13 BST

    Which of these two teams is going to get a breakthrough?!

    Atlanta FaZe 2-2 Chicago Huntsmen - 21:58 BST

    WE'RE GOING TO A GAME FIVE! Chicago wrap up St. Petrograd Hardpoint to take the series to a deciding S&D. One of these teams is dropping to the loser's bracket, who is it gonna be?!

    Atlanta FaZe 2-1 Chicago Huntsmen - 21:47 BST

    Advantage Atlanta! They take Gun Runner Domination to regain the lead in this extremely close series. No room for error for the Huntsmen as they look to force a second S&D of the series. 

    Atlanta FaZe 1-1 Chicago Huntsmen - 21:27 BST

    All tied up! Chicago Huntsmen make a decisive call to eliminate the remaining Atlanta players to take the round 11. A HUGE Domination is next!

    So close... - 21:18 BST

    Nothing is separating these two teams... It could go either way.

    Atlanta FaZe 1-0 Chicago Huntsmen - 21:02 BST

    Early rotations pay off for Atlanta as they take Rammaza Hardpoint 250-177 to kick off proceedings. Who is going to step up for the Huntsmen to mount a response?

    Predictions! - 20:49 BST

    This match is too close to call. I honestly cannot decide who is going to win this game. Who is walking away with the W? Let us know in the comments!

    Atlanta FaZe v Chicago Huntsmen - 20:24 BST

    UP NEXT: We have an almight showdown! The Huntsmen face off against the FaZe for a spot in the next round of the winner's bracket.

    Minnesota RØKKR 0-3 OpTic Gaming LA - 20:23 BST

    GG! The Green Wall stand tall as they secure the sweep over the Minnesota RØKKR. They are eliminated from the competition while OGLA move on into the next round. 

    Minnesota RØKKR 0-2 OpTic Gaming LA - 20:04 BST

    It's a domination on Piccadilly! OGLA take game two 6-1 thanks to a sublime double kill from Kenny in the final round. What does Minnesota have left in the tank?

    Minnesota RØKKR 0-1 OpTic Gaming LA - 19:50 BST

    WHAT AN OPENING GAME! OpTic Gaming LA snatch Azhir Cave Hardpoint from the grasp of Minnesota to kick off the series!

    Prediction Time! - 19:33 BST

    Like the last series, there's plenty of potential for this series to go the distance. If SlasheR and the Green Wall are firing on all cylinders, this could well be a very quick series against an out of sorts Minnesota team. 

    Minnesota RØKKR vs OpTic Gaming LA - 19:20 BST

    UP NEXT: The Minnesota RØKKR take on OpTic Gaming Los Angeles in the second elimination match of the day.

    London Royal Ravens 3-1 Paris Legion - 19:15 BST

    GG! The London Royal Ravens take Rammaza to halt the Paris comeback. They win the series 3-1 sending the Legion packing. The Royal Ravens advance to play the New York Subliners tomorrow!

    London Royal Ravens 2-1 Paris Legion - 19:00 BST

    Paris hold on. They put on a clinical performance on Hackney Yard Domination to secure their first map win on the board. Can they keep the ball rolling and take the series to a game five?

    London Royal Ravens 2-0 Paris Legion - 18:44 BST

    2-0 LONDON! They take Arklov Peak S&D 6-2 to take a commanding 2-0 lead. Paris are on the back foot now. They're going to have to come out swinging in Domination to avoid elimination.

    London Royal Ravens 1-0 Paris Legion - 18:25 BST

    An impressive comeback from the London Royal Ravens secures Gun Runner Hardpoint and a 1-0 lead! Back and forth throughout the game but it's London and their superior rotations that make the difference. 

    Prediction Time! - 18:09 BST

    This has all the makings of a classic series. Last time out, it went all the way down to a game five, round eleven and it could well happen again given how evenly matched these teams are. 

    It is too close to call... but I have to go with the hometown team #6thRaven

    London Royal Ravens v Paris Legion - 18:00 BST

    Hello and welcome to day four of CDL Playoffs! Kicking off the day we have the London Royal Ravens taking on the Paris Legion in the first elimination match of the day. Who is going to emerge the kings of Europe?

    Livestream Start Time - 12:30 BST

    The fourth day of COD Champs 2020 begins today, 22nd August, with the playoffs.

    Today's matches feature:

    • London Royal Ravens vs Paris Legion (1pm ET/6pm BST)
    • Minnesota RØKKR vs OpTic Gaming LA (1pm ET/7.30pm BST)
    • Atlanta FaZe vs Chicago Huntsmen (1pm ET/9pm BST)
    • Dallas Empire vs Toronto Ultra (5.30pm ET/10.30pm BST)

    The livestream begins at 5.45pm BST - be sure to tune in!

    Day 3 Summary - 12:30 BST

    Day three of CDL Playoffs is done and dusted. Another four teams battled it out to avoid dropping into the loser's bracket.

    First up, Chicago Huntsmen began their Playoffs campaign against the New York Subliners. The series went all the way down to a game five finale, with King Scump coming in clutch for the Huntsmen to take a hard-fought series 3-2. 

    The second game was just as close. The Toronto Ultra faced off against the Florida Mutineers. Florida unleashed the kraken to take the first game but the Ultra responded well in game two to level the series. Hackney Yard Domination played host to another close game, with Toronto extending their lead with a five-point win. Game four was incredible. The whole game came down to a mad scramble for control of the final hill but Toronto managed to secure spawns to win the game 250-249 to wrap up a convincing 3-1 win.

    New York and Florida drop into the loser's bracket while Chicago set up an almighty clash with Atlanta and Toronto face off against the Dallas Empire.

    Day four of CDL Playoffs at the slightly earlier time of 6PM BST. You won't want to miss it!

    Live Blog - Day 5

    Day Five Summary

    The CDL Playoffs has concluded. Four teams have booked their place in Championship Weekend while some fall at the final hurdle.

    Kicking off the day, the New York Subliners faced off against the London Royal Ravens. The series went all the way down to a fifth and final map, with the Royal Ravens overcoming the Subliners to book their place in the top four. 

    Next up, the Florida Mutineers looked to make their way through OpTic Gaming LA for a chance at making it into Championship Weekend. Unfortunately, the Green Wall had other ideas, as they swept aside the Kraken with ease to move on and send the Mutineers packing. 

    The third match of the day saw a rematch between London and the Toronto Ultra. The Royal Ravens avenged their loss from earlier in the tournament to send the Ultra out of the tournament while London make it to Championship Weekend.

    Last and by no means least was a battle of the ages. The Chicago Huntsmen took on OpTic Gaming LA. With so much at stake in this storied rivalry, the series went all the way to a game five, round eleven, 1v1 situation... Chicago's Envoy managed to win the gunfight to secure a top-four finish. 

    WHAT A WEEKEND OF CALL OF DUTY! Same again next weekend?!

    OpTic Gaming LA 2-3 Chicago Huntsmen - 00:07 BST

    ROUND 11, 1v1! THE CHICAGO HUNTSMEN EMERGE VICTORIOUS! What a series to round out the evening. OGLA's run ends here while the Huntsmen advance to Championship Weekend. 

    So Evenly Matched! - 23:58 BST

    These two sides are not giving an inch. What an incredible series.

    OpTic Gaming LA 2-2 Chicago Huntsmen - 23:41 BST

    We are going the distance! Chicago Huntsmen hold on to take Rammaza Hardpoint 250-218 to take the series to a deciding map. It couldn't end any other way.

    OpTic Gaming LA 2-1 Chicago Huntsmen - 23:27 BST

    The Green Wall stand tall on St. Petrograd Domination and take a 2-1 lead against the fan-favourites. Are Chicago about to drop out of the tournament?!

    Halftime! - 23:22 BST

    Just six points separate the two sides as we head into the final five minutes!

    OpTic Gaming LA 1-1 Chicago Huntsmen - 23:10 BST

    WOW TJHALY WITH THE PLAY! OpTic Gaming LA tie up the series with a solid showing on Gun Runner S&D. We head to Domination with all to play for!

    OpTic Gaming LA 0-1 Chicago Huntsmen - 22:51 BST

    What a way to kick off the series! Chicago take Gun Runner Hardpoint by NINE POINTS to win game one. We are in for a cracker.

    OpTic Gaming LA v Chicago Huntsmen - 22:20 BST

    To wrap up CDL Playoffs, we have an extremely spicy encounter between OpTic LA against Chicago. Old OpTic against the new OpTic? Who have you got?!

    London Royal Ravens 3-1 Toronto Ultra - 22:15 BST

    GG! The London Royal Ravens have done it! They take St. Petrograd Hardpoint to take the series 3-1! Toronto Ultra have been eliminated after a great run throughout the post-season. London qualify for Championship Weekend! Who'd have thought it?!

    London Royal Ravens 2-1 Toronto Ultra - 22:00 BST

    Despite the frantic ending to Gun Runner Domination, it's the London Royal Ravens that manage to hold on to take a 2-1 lead! They're just one game away from booking their place in Championship Weekend!

    Halftime - 21:55 BST

    After starting on the bad side, it is London with a solid lead. Toronto are going to have to come out swinging if they are to score the win. 

    London Royal Ravens 1-1 Toronto Ultra - 21:42 BST

    All square! The London Royal Ravens take Gun Runner S&D 6-4 to get their first map on the board. Impressive performance from Seany once again. How is the Domination going to play out?

    London Royal Ravens 0-1 Toronto Ultra - 21:32 BST

    Toronto kick off the clash against the Royal Ravens with a Hardpoint victory. Can they bounce back in game two?

    London Royal Ravens - Toronto Ultra - 21:20 BST

    Both teams were fairly contested, with London edging them out. It looked like Cammy's 4 piece, a double nade and double M4 kill, gave Toronto the edge they needed going into the containers hardpoint.

    Their 30 points lead quickly evaporated and it was all square going into P2, with the scored tied at 221-221.

    Cammy locked down the front door, thwarting any entry from trains while Methodz went on a 5 kill spree to win 250-231.

    Florida Mutineers 0-3 OpTic Gaming LA - 21:00 BST

    The Greenwall easily dispatch of the Mutineers, sending them out of the competition.

    Map 1 saw OpTic hold a comfortable 50-60 points lead for large parts of the game, which eventually extended to 90. But the Mutineers didn't give up, they rallied back to within 20 points. However, after losing the middle Hardpoint, OpTic rotated early and locked down Cave. The game finished 250-214 in OpTic's favour.

    The Gunrunner S&D was light work for OpTic, winning 6-1. The only player that looked up for the match was Skyz, who narrowly missed out on a 3v1 clutch.

    OpTic were trailing for the majority of the game, going into the second half down by more than 20 points. But consistent pressure paid off as finally took the lead back with less than 20 seconds to go.

    London Royal Ravens 3-2 New York Subliners - 19:36 BST

    LONDON DO IT! They eliminate the New York Subliners with a 6-1 win to advance into the next round of the loser's bracket. They face Toronto later today!

    Predictions - 19:24 BST

    London don't have the best track record when it comes to game five deciders while Rammaza S&D has often been a happy hunting ground for the Subliners. Can London cause the upset?

    London Royal Ravens 2-2 New York Subliners - 19:18 BST

    GAME FIVE ALERT! The London Royal Ravens manage to take Rammaza Hardpooint despite a late New York resurgence. Who is going to take the final game!?

    London Royal Ravens 1-2 New York Subliners - 19:03 BST

    The momentum keeps on rolling for the Subliners! They take Gun Runner Domination to take the series lead. Can London hang in there to force a game five?

    London Royal Ravens 1-1 New York Subliners - 18:46 BST

    New York responds with a 6-4 victory on Arklov Peak S&D to level the series. It was neck and neck for the majority of the game but it was the Subliners that grabbed the upper hand. 

    London Royal Ravens 1-0 New York Subliners - 18:22 BST

    London strike first! They take Gun Runner Hardpoint 250-180 to take the early lead. We have a game on our hands.

    Predictions! - 18:01 BST

    As much as I am a fan of the Royal Ravens, defeating the Subliners is certainly going to be a challenge. If London can snatch a Domination, a game five could be on the cards but I think that New York will close out the series with a 3-1 win.

    London Royal Ravens v New York Subliners - 17:59 BST

    Hello and welcome to day five of CDL Playoffs. The stakes are high and kicking off the day, we have the London Royal Ravens and the New York Subliners looking to avoid elimination.

    Livestream Start Time - 17:30 BST

    The fifth day of COD Champs 2020 begins today, 23rd August, with the playoffs.

    Today's matches feature:

    • New York Subliners vs London Royal Ravens (1pm ET/6pm BST)
    • Florida Mutineers vs OpTic Gaming LA (1pm ET/7.30pm BST)
    • Toronto Ultra vs NYSL/LDN (1pm ET/9pm BST)
    • Chicago Huntsmen vs FLA/OGLA (5.30pm ET/10.30pm BST)

    The livestream begins at 5.45pm BST - be sure to tune in!

    Live Blog - Finals Day 1

    Championship Weekend - Day One Summary

    What a day of Call of Duty. The first day of Championship Weekend has concluded and the finalists have been decided.

    Kicking off the day were the London Royal Ravens looking to continue their Cinderella story against the Chicago Huntsmen. London started strong, taking the opening game before the Huntsmen began to take down the ravens in game two to level the series. Game three was a hotly contested affair, but Chicago emerged the victors in the Domination which ultimately turned the tide of the series. Armed with the momentum, Chicago secured game four to wrap up a 3-1 win while London's run came to an end.

    The second game of the day saw two North American juggernauts take centre stage. Atlanta FaZe faced off against the Dallas Empire for a spot in the Grand Finals. The series went all the way down to a fifth and final map, with the Dallas Empire managing to grab the W and move on to the Grand Final. 

    Rounding out day one saw the FaZe back in action against the Huntsmen for the second place in the finals. The Huntsmen came out swinging, taking the opening Hardpoint but the FaZe responded, taking a nail-biting Arklov Peak S&D to level the series. Gun Runner Domination was just as close, with both teams heading into the final five minutes tied with 79 points to their names. By the end of the second half, Atlanta had managed to establish perfect control of the map, securing them the win and a 2-1 lead. 

    We had already seen what the Huntsmen were capable of on St. Petrograd Hardpoint against the Royal Ravens and at the start of game four, order looked to have been restored, with the Huntsmen dominating the early going, leaving the FaZe without a single kill in the opening minute of the game. After two heavily contested rotations of Hardpoint hills, an early rotation from the FaZe sealed the deal, earning them a 3-1 win and another chance at defeating the Dallas Empire on Championship Sunday.

    Chicago Huntsmen 1-3 Atlanta FaZe - 00:08 BST

    THAT'S THE GAME! Atlanta FaZe take an extremely close St. Petrograd Hardpoint to take the series 3-1. The Chicago Huntsmen are out of Champs and place third. A fantastic series between two of the very best teams in the league. 

    Chicago Huntsmen 1-2 Atlanta FaZe - 23:51 BST

    Although it was level at the end of the first half, Atlanta turn up the heat to take Gun Runner Domination to take the lead in the series! Is this the momentum swing the FaZe needed?

    Chicago Huntsmen 1-1 Atlanta FaZe - 23:33 BST

    We are level once again! Atlanta manage to clutch up in round 11 to tie up the series. Which of these teams is going to make the breakthrough?!

    This game... - 23:27 BST

    This is what competitive Call of Duty is all about! Two world-class teams going toe-to-toe with each other. Incredible gameplay all round.

    Champs Formal! - 23:26 BST

    Can anyone stop Formal? He's been an absolute unit with the sniper in his hands. 

    Chicago Huntsmen 1-0 Atlanta FaZe - 23:08 BST

    The tick comes in! Chicago secure Gun Runner Hardpoint 250-166 to take the early series lead. Atlanta need to regain from the loss against Dallas quickly to avoid a possible sweep.

    Back to the action - 22:40 BST

    We are moments away from getting back into the action! Who's gonna take it? Atlanta or Chicago? Comment below and let us know on Twitter!

    Introducing The Team of the Year! - 22:37 BST

    As we round out the Modern Warfare season, the team of the year has been unveiled. Voted by the fans, here's the players that made the cut

    • Sam "Octane" Larew - Seattle Surge
    • Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson - Chicago Huntsmen
    • Chris "Simp" Lehr - Atlanta FaZe
    • Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro - Dallas Empire
    • Dylan "Envoy" Hannon - Chicago Huntsmen

    Dallas on the verge - 22:25 BST

    If the Empire manage to be crowned victorious tomorrow, that will be Crimsix's and Clayster's THIRD world championship ring. Truly two GOATs of the CoD esports scene. 

    Chicago Huntsmen v Atlanta FaZe - 22:20 BST

    The final game of the day will see Chicago face off against Atlanta for a chance to face Dallas for the championship tomorrow.

    Atlanta, coming in off a close defeat to Dallas while the Huntsmen are riding high off their earlier win against the Royal Ravens.

    Atlanta FaZe 2-3 Dallas Empire - 22:17 BST

    GG! The Dallas Empire hold strong on Rammaza S&D to take the series 3-2 and book their place in the grand finals! Atlanta aren't done yet. They take on Chicago for the second place in the finals next!

    Atlanta FaZe 2-2 Dallas Empire - 21:55 BST

    GAME FIVE ALERT! Dallas Empire stays alive, taking Gun Runner Hardpoint by a narrow margin to force a final S&D. 

    Atlanta has the better track record when it comes to game fives, can the Empire upset the odds?

    Atlanta FaZe 2-1 Dallas Empire - 21:38 BST

    Despite the early lead from Dallas, Atlanta rally to take St. Petrograd Domination to take a 2-1 lead. It's hard to think one of these two teams is going to drop into the loser's bracket.

    Atlanta FaZe 1-1 Dallas Empire - 21:15 BST

    We are all square as Atlanta respond with a 6-4 win on Gun Runner S&D. Nothing to separate these two North American powerhouses.

    Atlanta FaZe 0-1 Dallas Empire - 20:55 BST

    Atlanta NEARLY make the comeback but it's the Dallas Empire that take Azhir Cave Hardpoint to take map one. How can the FaZe bounce back after nearly snatching the win?

    Atlanta FaZe v Dallas Empire - 20:31 BST

    UP NEXT: The Atlanta FaZe take on the Dallas Empire in what promises to be an incredible series. It has game five written all over it! Who is gonna take it?!

    London Royal Ravens 1-3 Chicago Huntsmen - 20:26 BST

    GGWP! The Chicago Huntsmen stop the Cinderella run as they take St. Petrograd Hardpoint to win the series 3-1. The London Royal Ravens are eliminated from Champs in fourth place. 

    London Royal Ravens 1-2 Chicago Huntsmen - 20:10 BST

    A vailant effort from the Royal Ravens but the Huntsmen emerge victorious to take a 2-1 lead. Can London force the game five?

    London Royal Ravens 1-1 Chicago Huntsmen - 19:51 BST

    All tied up! A hard-fought Rammaza S&D goes in favour of the Huntsmen to level the series. Prestinni clinical with the sniper alongside Envoy with some disgusting MP5 plays. Onwards to Domination!

    London Royal Ravens 1-0 Chicago Huntsmen - 19:25 BST

    London strike first! The Royal Ravens take Rammaza Hardpoint to secure the early lead. What an opening map. 

    Predictions - 19:02 BST

    Here we go. London has the chance to defeat the Huntsmen and I think they can pull off the upset. I think the Royal Ravens can take it 3-1.

    London Royal Ravens v Chicago Huntsmen - 18:51 BST

    The first game of Champs is about to get underway! Can the underdogs in the London Royal Ravens take on the fan-favourites in the Chicago Huntsmen?!

    The End of Modern Warfare - 18:38 BST

    With the final competitive Modern Warfare matches on the horizon, what have been your favourite moments throughout the season? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter!

    The Final Showdown - 17:46 BST

    Hello and welcome to the opening day of Championship Weekend. After five intense days of competition at Playoffs, just four teams remain as they look to become the first champions of the Call of Duty League. The stakes couldn't be higher!

    Day 1 Starts Today - 16:00

    The action resumes today and all weekend from the 29th-30th August!

    Here's today's schedule:

    • Chicago Hunstmen vs London Royal Ravens (2pm ET/7pm BST)
    • Atlanta FaZe vs Dallas Empire (3.30pm ET/8.30pm BST)
    • CHI/LDN vs ATL/DAL (5.30pm ET/10.30pm BST)

    Be sure to read our blogs to get a recap of what happened during the playoffs.

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