With the Toronto Ultra’s Home Series win, the seeds for the $4.6 million Call of Duty League postseason are set.
OGLA, who were in a three-way tie with the Paris Legion and Toronto Ultra for eighth place, lost their chance to stay out of losers bracket with a semifinals defeat in the Toronto Home Series today. The Ultra officially secured eighth place with OGLA’s loss and moved up to seventh with a grand finals victory over the Atlanta FaZe.
Unlike the Ultra, FaZe has the opportunity to earn 20 additional CDL Points with a grand finals victory today, but a win will not change their playoff seeding since they secured the top seed in the league with the Dallas Empire’s loss earlier in the day.
Here are the final Call of Duty League final regular season standings and the opening playoff round’s matchups.
Final CDL regular season standings
|5)||New York Subliners||140|
|6)||London Royal Ravens||120|
|9)||OpTic Gaming Los Angeles||100|
|12)||Los Angeles Guerrillas||50|
CDL Playoffs bracket
Unlike past iterations of the world championship tournament, the 2020 Call of Duty League Championship will be played online and in an altered double-elimination format due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
In previous years, the tournament would begin with 32 teams playing in eight groups of four teams each. This year’s event will feature all 12 of the league’s teams playing in the same bracket, although different regular season placings could earn the teams advantages or disadvantages.
The top two seeds, for example, automatically advance to the winners bracket finals, putting them just three wins away from a world title. The four teams that finished at the bottom of the league table, however, will begin the tournament in the losers bracket, making it even more difficult to get to the grand finals.
The event is set to begin on Aug. 19 and will be split into two parts: the CDL Playoffs and the CDL Championship Weekend. The playoffs will run from Aug. 19 to 23. The final four teams left standing will then compete in the Championship Weekend on Aug. 29 and 30 to determine the inaugural CDL champion.