Following Toronto Ultra’s dramatic victory at the final Home Series of the regular season, the seedings for the Call of Duty League Championship have been decided.
CDL Champs will be a standard double elimination bracket format split into two weekends of competition: the CDL Playoffs (August 19-23) and the Championship Weekend August 29-30). Seedings are simply determined on where teams finished in the standings for the regular CDL Season.
Toronto’s first CDL title saw them surge up the standings into seventh place, meaning they will start in the winners bracket in the playoffs for Champs. The team Ultra beat in the final, Atlanta FaZe, held onto its top spot in the standings and will be the number one seed. This means that FaZe and second seed Dallas Empire will be potentially just one playoff win away from the Championship Weekend. The bottom four seeds from the regular season – LA Guerrillas, Seattle Surge, Paris Legion, and OpTic LA, will be starting in the loser bracket meaning only a faultless run throughout the competition will see then in with a chance of winning Champs.
This is how the standings for the Call of Duty League are following the end of the regular season. It’s worth noting that for teams tied on CDL points, the match win percentage of fixtures between those teams determine which is placed above the other in the standings.
|New York Subliners||140|
|London Royal Ravens||120|
|OpTic Gaming LA||100|
The below tweet from the CoD Gamepedia account shows where each team will now begin their Playoffs journey and the route they need to take to reach the Championship Weekend.
Presenting the confirmed #CDL2020 Playoff Bracket!
Matches begin on August 19th with (9) @OpTicGaming facing off against the (12) @LAGuerrillas, and (10) @ParisLegion matching up versus (11) @SeattleSurge! https://t.co/f6lQ0mTQ4F pic.twitter.com/OVcc05rbqP
— COD Gamepedia • CDL Updates (@COD_Gamepedia) July 27, 2020
The Call of Duty Championships will see a total prize pool of $4.6 million up for grabs, with the champions of the inaugural season taking home $1.5 million.