How to watch the Call of Duty League Championship and Playoffs

A champion will be crowned for the first time.

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The inaugural Call of Duty League season is ready to come to an end. It’s finally time for the playoffs and finals, and all 12 teams have a chance to win it.

The playoffs run from Aug. 19 to 23, while the finals take place the following weekend on Aug. 29 and 30. When all is finished, one team will reign supreme to take home the massive $1.5 million grand prize of the $4.6 million total prize pool.

While the league got off to a great start with a number of awesome homestand events, the COVID-19 pandemic forced it into an online environment. CDL Champs will also be played online, but the action will be just as intense.

Here’s how to watch the CDL Playoffs and Finals.

Teams

Atlanta FaZe

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  • aBeZy
  • Cellium
  • MajorManiak
  • Priestahh
  • Simp

Chicago Huntsmen

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  • Arcitys
  • Envoy
  • FormaL
  • Prestinni
  • Scump

Dallas Empire

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  • Crimsix
  • Clayster
  • Huke
  • iLLeY
  • Shotzzy

Florida Mutineers

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  • Fero
  • Frosty
  • Havok
  • Owakening
  • Skyz

London Royal Ravens

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  • Dylan
  • Seany
  • Skrapz
  • Wuskin
  • Zer0

Los Angeles Guerrillas

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  • Aqua
  • Blazt
  • Decemate
  • Saints
  • Vivid

Minnesota RØKKR

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  • Alexx
  • Asim
  • Assault
  • Exceed
  • SiLLY

New York Subliners

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  • Accuracy
  • Attach
  • Mack
  • Temp
  • Zoomaa

OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

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  • Drazah
  • Hollow
  • Kuavo
  • SlasheR
  • TJHaLy

Paris Legion

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  • Denz
  • KiSMET
  • Louqa
  • Shockz
  • Zed

Seattle Surge

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  • Apathy
  • Octane
  • Pandur
  • Proto
  • Slacked

Toronto Ultra

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  • Bance
  • Cammy
  • Classic
  • CleanX
  • Methodz

Stream

All of the playoffs and finals matches will be streamed on the CDL YouTube channel, like every other match in the CDL.

Schedule

The full schedule can be found on the CDL website, but the games kick off on Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Thursday, Aug. 20.

Aug. 19

  • 2pm CT: Paris Legion vs. Seattle Surge
  • 3:30pm CT: OpTic Gaming Los Angeles vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas

Aug. 20

  • 2pm CT: Londaon Royal Ravens vs. Toronto Ultra
  • 3:30pm CT: New York Subliners vs. Minnesota RØKKR
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Image via Call of Duty League

Match format and map order

Playoffs

All matches are best-of-five series.

  • Map one: Hardpoint
  • Map two: Search and Destroy
  • Map three: Domination
  • Map four: Hardpoint
  • Map five: Search and Destroy

Finals

The finals will be a best-of-nine with the team that came from the winners bracket starting the match with a 1-0 advantage.

  • Map one: Hardpoint
  • Map two: Search and Destroy
  • Map three: Domination
  • Map four: Hardpoint
  • Map five: Search and Destroy
  • Map six: Domination
  • Map seven: Hardpoint
  • Map eight: Search and Destroy

Playoffs prizing

The overall prize payout for 2020 CDL Championship is $4,600,000. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • League champion: $1.5 million
  • Runner-up: $900,000
  • Third place: $600,000
  • Fourth place: $450,000
  • Fifth/sixth place: $300,000
  • Seventh/eighth place: $175,000
  • Ninth/10th place: $100,000
  • 11th/12th place: $0