The 2022 Call of Duty League (CDL) is in full swing. After three weeks of online matches, teams are returning to LAN for the first of four Majors taking place throughout the year.
In addition to the online matches, Majors act as another opportunity for teams to earn those all-important CDL Points as the battle for the top of the league table continues.
The first Major is hosted by OpTic Texas and will see all 12 teams battle it out for a chance of victory. In this article, find everything there is to know about the first Major of the Vanguard season.
March 7, 2022: OpTic Texas Major Day 4 Recap
The curtain has closed on the first Vanguard Major of the season. After another day of thrilling action, OpTic Texas emerged victorious with a 5-2 victory over Atlanta FaZe in the Grand Finals.
Is this the beginning of a dominant run for the Green Wall? We will have to wait and see.
March 6, 2022: OpTic Texas Major Day 3 Recap
What. A. Day! The third day of the Major was jam-packed full of action. OpTic Texas reverse swept Atlanta FaZe in a thrilling contest before FaZe performed a reverse sweep of their own against the Los Angeles Thieves.
London Royal Ravens defeated Toronto Ultra to book their place in the winner's final while Ultra overcame Boston Breach to stay alive in the elimination bracket.
March 5, 2022: OpTic Texas Major Day 2 Recap
Another day of exciting action is done and dusted. The biggest shock came from the Paris Legion, who managed to defeat Seattle Surge in a hard-fought series.
The struggles of the New York Subliners continue as they were swept aside by the LA Thieves. Is a roster change on the horizon?
March 4, 2022: OpTic Texas Major Day 1 Recap
The opening day of the Major was full of surprises. London Royal Ravens defeated the LA Guerrillas in a five-game thriller while the Atlanta FaZe and OpTic Texas swept aside Boston Breach and Seattle Surge.
In perhaps the closest match of the night, Toronto Ultra overcame a strong LA Thieves to advance into the next round of the winner's bracket.
March 2, 2022: GRVTY Joins Paris Legion
Following the departure of Jacob 'Decemate' Cato, Thomas 'GRVTY' Malin has joined the starting line-up ahead of the OpTic Texas Major. Legion will start the tournament in the elimination bracket after failing to win a match during the three weeks of online competition.
CDL Major 1 2022 Stream
Major 1 will be shown exclusively on the CDL YouTube channel. So you don't miss any of the action, we've embedded the stream above!
CDL Major 1 2022 Bracket
With all 18 matches concluded, check out the completed OpTic Texas Major 1 bracket below.
OpTic Texas Major 1 Final Results
With the dust settled on the first Vanguard Major of the season, here are the final placements from the event including prize money earned:
- 1st: OpTic Texas - $200K and 65 CDL Points
- 2nd: Atlanta FaZe - $120K and 50 CDL Points
- 3rd: London Royal Ravens - $80K and 40 CDL Points
- 4th: Toronto Ultra - $40K and 30 CDL Points
- 5/6th: Boston Breach - $20K and 20 CDL Points
- 5/6th: Los Angeles Thieves - $20K and 20 CDL Points
- 7/8th: Paris Legion - $10K and 10 CDL Points
- 7/8th: Minnesota Rokkr - $10K and 10 CDL Points
- 9/12th: Florida Mutineers
- 9/12th: Seattle Surge
- 9/12th: Los Angeles Guerrillas
- 9/12th: New York Subliners
CDL Major 1 Schedule and Results
Major 1 begins on March 3 with the opening matches of the winner's bracket before the elimination bracket matches take place on March 4. The Grand Finals will take place on March 6. Check out the full schedule below:
Day 1 - March 3, 2022
|Winner's Round 1||Los Angeels Guerrillas||2-3||London Royal Ravens|
|Winner's Round 1||Boston Breach||0-3||Atlanta FaZe|
|Winner's Round 1||Toronto Ultra||3-2||Los Angeles Thieves|
|Winner's Round 1||Seattle Surge||0-3||OpTic Texas|
Day 2 - March 4, 2022
|Elimination R1||Los Angeles Guerrillas||0-3||Minnesota Rokkr|
|Elimination R1||Los Angeles Thieves||3-0||New York Subliners|
|Elimination R1||Boston Breach||3-2||Florida Mutineers|
|Elimination R1||Seattle Surge||2-3||Paris Legion|
Day 3 - March 5, 2022
|Elimination R2||Boston Breach||3-1||Paris Legion||8PM GMT|
|Winner's R3||London Royal Ravens||3-1||Toronto Ultra||9.30PM GMT|
|Winner's R3||Atlanta FaZe||2-3||OpTic Texas||11PM GMT|
|Elimination R3||Toronto Ultra||3-2||Boston Breach||12.30AM GMT|
|Elimination R3||LA Thieves||2-3||Atlanta FaZe||2AM GMT|
Day 4 - March 6, 2022
|Round||Team||Score||Team||Start Time (Approx.)|
|Winner's Final||London Royal Ravens||1-3||OpTic Texas||8PM GMT|
|Elimination Semi Final||Toronto Ultra||0-3||Atlanta FaZe||9.30PM GMT|
|Elimination Final||London Royal Ravens||3-1||Atlanta FaZe||11PM GMT|
|Grand Final||OpTic Texas||5-2||Alanta FaZe||12.30AM GMT|