Everything you need to know about CDL Champs 2022
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There’s under two weeks left until the start of CDL Champs 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The eight best regular season teams will battle it out at the Galen Center for the chance to take home over $1 million in prize money as well as the champions’ crown. The anticipation for Champs this season is perhaps at an all-time high. For starters, this should be the most competitive Champs event in Call of Duty’s history if the regular season was any indication. Fans also want to see Vanguard come to an end, and that can only be done by crowning a Champs winner.

There has been a different winner at every major event this season, leaving the door wide open for any team to come in and steal the world championship. Of course, some of that is dependent on how Vanguard is treating a particular team on a specific day. Regardless of how the event could play out, fans need to know a few things before Champs begins.

CDL Champs 2022 details

This season, Champs begins on Aug. 4 and will run until Aug. 7. It takes place at the Galen Center in LA, the same location as last season. Fans in attendance will get to see the top eight teams in the CDL live and in person. Those eight teams were determined by how many CDL Points they ended the season with. The eight teams competing at Champs, in the order they are seeded, are:

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • OpTic Texas
  • LA Thieves
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Seattle Surge
  • Boston Breach
  • Toronto Ultra
  • New York Subliners

Fans can take a look at the bracket and schedule for CDL Champs in two of our previous articles. The bracket is double-elimination, with every team starting in the winner’s bracket. The action mainly takes place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; the grand final will be the focus for Sunday.

CDL Champs 2022 bracket
The full CDL Champs bracket. | Provided by CDL

The team that comes out victorious in the grand finals will earn the lion’s share of the $2.55 million prize pool. The prize breakdown can be seen below:

  1. $1,200,000
  2. $650,000
  3. $320,000
  4. $160,000
  5. $80,000
  6. $80,000
  7. $30,000
  8. $30,000

The winner of the event will take home $1.2 in total while teams who lose both of their matches will still walk away with $30,000. Fans who watch CDL Champs from home can tune into the Call of Duty League YouTube channel as always. The action will begin at 3 PM EST each day, so make sure you understand the time conversion for your specific time zone.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.