How to watch the Call of Duty League

Call of Duty esports is back.

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The inaugural season of the 12-team Call of Duty League is underway. And while the league had plans to host numerous Home Series events around the world, the coronavirus global pandemic has caused the league to switch to an online format.

Three Home Series events concluded before the league suspended play and changed the schedule to accommodate its move online. After a short delay in the season, play resumed on April 24 with the Dallas Empire Home Series.

Here’s how to watch the upcoming Call of Duty League Toronto Home Series.

Format

Unlike Launch Weekend, where teams had pre-determined opponents throughout the event, the eight teams participating in the Home Series events are split into groups of four and compete in a mini-tournament.

In Group A of the Toronto event, the Chicago Huntsmen, Seattle Surge, Toronto Ultra, and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles will fight to be the two teams to advance to bracket play. The Atlanta FaZe, Florida Mutineers, Dallas Empire, and Minnesota RØKKR are in Group B.

The two teams from each group that win two matches will advance to the four-team, single-elimination bracket to conclude the weekend.

Teams will receive CDL Points throughout the weekend. Ten points are awarded for each match victory and different point totals for their ultimate placing in the Home Series Weekend, with an additional 10 points going to the winner.

Here is the breakdown for CDL Points placings.

PlacingCDL Points
First50 (includes 10-point bonus)
Second30
Third / Fourth20
Fifth / Sixth10
Seventh / Eighth0

Stream

The Call of Duty League’s 2020 season will be exclusively streamed on YouTube.

Fans can tune in to the action on the official Call of Duty League YouTube channel.

Schedule

Matches will begin on Friday, July 24, at approximately 3pm CT. On July 25 and 26, matches will kick off at 12pm CT and 3pm CT, respectively.

Here’s a tentative schedule of the weekend’s matches. Start times will likely change.

Friday, July 24

Time (CT)Team OneTeam Two
3pmMinnesota RØKKRAtlanta FaZe
4:30pmDallas EmpireFlorida Mutineers
6pmSeattle SurgeChicago Huntsmen
7:30pmOpTic Gaming Los AngelesToronto Ultra

Saturday, July 25

Time (CT)Away TeamHome Team
12pmTBD – Group BTBD – Group B
1:30pmTBD – Group ATBD – Group A
3pmTBD – Group BTBD – Group B
4:30pmTBD – Group ATBD – Group A
6pmTBD – Group BTBD – Group B
7:30pmTBD – Group ATBD – Group A

Sunday, July 26

Time (CT)Away TeamHome Team
3pmTBD – Bracket SemifinalsTBD – Bracket Semifinals
4:30pmTBD – Bracket SemifinalsTBD – Bracket Semifinals
6pmTBD – Bracket FinalsTBD – Bracket Finals