The CDL 2022 Playoffs are upon us. After a long and enduring season, eight teams remain in with a shout of taking home the biggest prize pool of the year.

The eight highest-placed teams from the CDL 2022 regular season will all compete at the Galen Centre in Los Angeles for their share of $2,550,000.


Unlike the Major brackets that have been used throughout the season, the Champs bracket only has eight teams.

That means that every team will be given the chance to start in the upper bracket of the event.

Teams will have to be beaten twice in order to get knocked out.

The only eventuality where this is not the case is if a team were to make a perfect run through the upper bracket and then lose in the best of nine Grand Final.

WR1 Matches

Atlanta FaZe [1] vs New York Subliners [8]
OpTic Texas [2] vs Toronto Ultra [7]
LA Thieves [3] vs Boston Breach [6]
London Royal Ravens [4] vs Seattle Surge [5]

Prize Pool

The prize pool for the CDL Playoffs is a mouthwatering $2,550,000.

That will be split according to where the teams finish at the event.

1st – $1,200,000
2nd – $650,000
3rd – $320,000
4th – $160,000
5-6th – $80,000
7-8th – $30,000


Atlanta FaZe [1]

Simp (Chris Lehr, USA)
Cellium (McArthur Jovel, USA)
Arcitys (Alec Sanderson, USA)
aBeZy (Tyler Pharris, USA)

OpTic Texas [2]

Dashy (Brandon Otell, CAN)
Scump (Seth Abner, USA)
iLLeY (Indervir Dhaliwal, CAN)
Shotzzy (Anthony Cuevas-Castro, USA)

LA Thieves [3]

Octane (Sam Larew, USA)
Drazah (Zack Jordan, USA)
Envoy (Dylan Hannon, USA)
Kenny (Kenny Williams, USA)

London Royal Ravens [4]

Gismo (Joey Owen, ENG)
Nastie (Byron Plumridge, ENG)
Zer0 (Trei Morris, ENG)
Afro (Marcus Reid, ENG)

Seattle Surge [5]

Pred (Amer Zulbeari, AUS)
Accuracy (Lamar Abedi, USA)
Mack (Mackenzie Kelley, USA)
Sib (Daunte Gray, USA)

Boston Breach [6]

Methodz (Anthony Zinni, USA)
Vivid (Reece Drost, USA)
Nero (Dylan Koch, USA)
TJHaly (Thomas Haly, USA)

Toronto Ultra [7]

Bance (Ben Bance, ENG)
Insight (Jamie Craven, ENG)
Cammy (Cameron McKilligan, SCO)
CleanX (Tobias Jonsson, DEN)

New York Subliners [8]

Crimsix (Ian Porter, USA)
PaulEhx (Paul Avila, USA)
HyDra (Paco Rusiewiez, FRA)
KiSMET (Matt Tinsley, USA)

How to watch

Just as it has been all season, the CDL will be exclusively broadcast on YouTube Gaming.

The stream will go live before the first match of each day of play. Thursday’s (August 4) stream will start just before 12:00 PT (20:00 BST).

Every match from the bracket will be broadcast. Viewers can earn in-game rewards for Call of Duty: Vanguard for spending time watching the event.

On Sunday, Activision will be sending out BETA access codes for Modern Warfare II to some viewers.

The tournament runs alongside the Challengers Champs tournament, which starts on Friday.

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