The 2022 Call of Duty League season looks set to be one of immense change – and we’re not talking about the switch from Black Ops Cold War to Vanguard. With two titans of CoD esports merging on the franchise side of things, and a whole host of big roster shake ups too, the lay of the land will be remarkably different from the 2021 season.
CDL 2022 Roster Mania was just as hectic as the year prior, with several major roster changes, high-profile retirements, full roster wipes, and a brand new franchise entering the scene. As well as all the roster news for next season, CoD esports fans are also wondering whether the format and structure of the CDL could also change for 2022.
The offseason has brought a whirlwind of new information, so that’s why we’re bringing it all into one handy place for you. Rosters, formats, rule changes, new teams, you name it – we’ve got it all right here.
Here’s everything we know about the 2022 Call of Duty League so far.
CDL 2022 teams
For the 2022 CDL season, we have a slightly different looking lineup of teams. Two of the biggest names from last year, Dallas Empire and OpTic Chicago, have merged to form OpTic Texas. Filling the 12th spot will be a brand new name in the CDL: Boston Breach.
This the lineup of CDL 2022 teams at the time of writing:
- Atlanta FaZe
- Boston Breach
- Florida Mutineers
- London Royal Ravens
- LA Guerrillas
- LA Thieves
- Minnesota Rokkr
- New York Subliners
- OpTic Texas
- Paris Legion
- Seattle Surge
- Toronto Ultra
CDL 2022 rosters
The CDL 2022 rosters are now all finalised for the start of the season. Some teams have stuck with their successful 2021 rosters, while some have fully squad wiped and start the year with four completely different players.
Atlanta FaZe CDL 2022 roster
Atlanta FaZe has, understandably, made zero changes to its 2021 CDL Championship-winning roster, and the quartet will remain together for 2022.
- Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson
- McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel
- Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris
- Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr
Boston Breach CDL 2022 Roster
Boston Breach enters the Call of Duty League as a brand new franchise for 2022. With two established pros and two aspiring youngsters on the roster, Breach has formed a formidable team despite being late to the party.
- Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni
- Thomas ‘TJHaly’ Haly
- Dylan ‘Nero’ Koch
Breach Protocol: ᴀᴄᴛɪᴠᴀᴛᴇᴅ pic.twitter.com/DNLBHN9FTy
— Boston Breach (@BostonBreach) January 13, 2022
Florida Mutineers CDL 2022 roster
Florida Mutineers looks to be building on a consistent 2021 by keeping the core of its roster in tact, but adding a few new leases of life to the team.
- Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno
- Joseph ‘Owakening’ Conley
- Reece ‘Vivid’ Drost
- David ‘Davpadie’ Maslowski
- Christian ‘Yeez’ Faircloth (sub)
— Florida Mutineers #f3f3 (@Mutineers) November 4, 2021
London Royal Ravens CDL 2022 roster
For the 2022 CDL season, London Royal Ravens is retaining just one player from 2021: Marcus ‘Afro’ Reid. Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris also returns to the Ravens for a second stint.
- Marcus ‘Afro’ Reid
- Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris
- Joey ‘Gismo’ Owen
- Byron ‘Nastie’ Plumridge
The London guys are looking good.😉
We’re delighted to announce our roster for the #CDL2022 season.
— London Royal Ravens (@RoyalRavens) November 16, 2021
LA Guerrillas CDL 2022 roster
LA Guerrillas has gone for a full squad wipe and rebuilt strong. This star-studded lineup may need some time to gel for 2022, but the talent is undeniable.
- Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
- Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman
- Obaid ‘Asim’ Asim
- Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland
LA Thieves CDL 2022 roster
LA Thieves made the most roster changes last season, and it’s clearly looking for a rebuild for 2022. Four players have been let go, including established names like Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and Thomas ‘TJHaly’ Haly, and Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland.
Sam ‘Octane’ Larew returns to the 100 Thieves family as LA Thieves’ new main AR, while former OpTic Chicago SMG player Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon has been brought in to round out the roster.
- Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
- Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
- Sam ‘Octane’ Larew
- Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon
Minnesota Rokkr CDL 2022 roster
After a strong finish to last season, Minnesota Rokkr has decided to remain unchanged for the 2022 CDL season. We could see a promising young gun picked up as a substitute before the season starts, but the core remains the same.
- Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner
- Michael ‘MajorManiak’ Szymaniak
- Dillon ‘Attach’ Price
- Eli ‘Standy’ Bentz
New York Subliners CDL 2022 roster
Only two players look set to keep their places in New York Subliners’ squad for 2022 as the franchise looks to shake things up for the new season.
- James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks
- Paco ‘HyDra’ Rusiewiez
- Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter
- Travis ‘Neptune’ McCloud
Revenge is a dish best served with 3 rings and a pair of NVGs. We doubled up on both.
— NYSL (@Subliners) October 22, 2021
OpTic Texas CDL 2022 roster
Arguably the biggest move in Call of Duty esports team history is the merger between OpTic Gaming and Team Envy’s Dallas Empire franchise. As a result, we have a new brand for 2022, OpTic Texas, which boasts a roster that combines two Empire players and two OpTic players.
- Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell
- Seth ‘Scump’ Abner
- Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro
- Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal
- Jordan ‘General’ General (sub)
Bigger than Dallas.
— OpTic Texas (@OpTicTexas) November 8, 2021
Paris Legion CDL 2022 roster
Paris Legion has completely wiped its squad from last season to bring in an experienced American roster.
- Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato
- Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda
- Tyler ‘FeLo’ Johnson
- Johnathan ‘John’ Perez
— Paris Legion (@ParisLegion) November 11, 2021
Seattle Surge CDL 2022 roster
After a tricky couple of seasons, Seattle Surge will have a fresh start for the 2022 CDL season. Veteran Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi is joined by three youthful teammates, including Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Kelley who impressed for New York Subliners last season.
- Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi
- Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Kelley
- Amer ‘Pred’ Zulbeari
- Duante ‘Sib’ Gray
ALL MESSAGES: Received.
— Seattle Surge (@SeattleSurge) September 20, 2021
Toronto Ultra CDL 2022 roster
After a stellar 2021, Toronto Ultra will keep hold of all four of its starting players for the 2022 CDL season. It has, however, already revealed that substitute Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni is free to explore other opportunities.
- Jamie ‘Insight’ Craven
- Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan
- Ben ‘Bance’ Bance
- Tobias ‘CleanX’ Juul Jønsson
2022 CDL schedule
The schedule for the 2022 CDL season has now been revealed, with the league kicking off on January 21 with the Kickoff Classic weekend.
LA Guerrillas vs Florida Mutineers will be the first fixture of the season.
Check out the full CDL 2022 schedule here.
2022 CDL format
The 2022 CDL will follow a similar format to the previous season, but with some tweaks.
The general structure involves four stages, each with their own LAN major, and teams earn CDL points at these events. All 12 CDL teams will compete at each major, but their performance in the qualifier weeks beforehand will determine their seeding.
The season will again culminate in the CDL Playoffs and CDL Championship Weekend. The top eight teams from the regular season will make it to the Playoffs.
That’s all we know so far about the 2022 Call of Duty League. With new rosters, who knows which team will come out on top for the Vanguard-era of the CDL.