Call of Duty League: Standings, Match Schedule, Rules, Maps & GAs

Here's everything you to keep up with the CDL: Current standings, match schedule, map pool, competitive rules and GAs, and so much more.
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The Call of Duty League is your chance to watch the game played at the absolute highest level. In this article you can find everything you need to know about when to watch, what the current team standings are, and what the current rule set is for competitive play. You can expect matches almost every weekend between now and the release of Modern Warfare 2, so check back in to stay up to date through the highs and lows of the 2022 season.

How Does The Call of Duty League Work In 2022?

The best 48 players in the world, across twelve teams, will battle it out across four Majors and one Championship final to be named the CDL Champions of the 2022 Season. Teams play each other across three weekends prior to each Majors to qualify for these LAN events. And over the span of the four Majors, the teams gain points in the overall standings to qualify for the Championship LAN event at the end of the year. If they win that, then they're crowned the Champions, and we move on to the next Season and the next title.


If this is your first year getting into Call of Duty esports, then you might be surprised at how differently the game is played when compared to normal public matches. In short, you'll be watching teams of 4 play Hardpoint, Search and Destory, and Control, across a select few Vanguard maps and with a heavily reduced arsenal of weapons and equipment. But we go into the detail on the full competitive settings further down in the article.

Where Can You Watch CDL Matches In 2022?

Every single game is streamed directly to their YouTube channel live. It's that simple, thankfully. But, if you prefer more of a streaming vibe, then a lot of ex-pros and content creators hold watch parties during LAN events. Personally, we would advise Zoomaa, host of the Flank podcast, as one of the best ex-pros who watches and analyses current competitive CoD.

What Are The Current Team Standings?

RankTeamCDL PointsMatches WonMatches LostMatch Win %
1Atlanta Faze200

17

6

73.9%
2OpTic Texas195

17

4

81%
3London Royal Ravens140

12

8

60%
4Boston Breach

130

11

10

52.4%
5Los Angeles Guerrillas125

12

11

52.2%
6Minnesota Røkkr

90

9

8

52.9%
7Seattle Surge

90

8

10

44.4%
8Los Angeles Thieves

80

8

11

42.1%
9Florida Mutineers

80

7

11

38.9%

10

Toronto Ultra

80

7

11

38.9%
11New York Subliners60

6

11

35.3%
12Paris Legion20

2

13

13.3%


What Is The Current Match Schedule?

Major 3 Qualifiers - Weekend 1 (May 13-15)

DateTime PTTime ETTime GMTTime CETTeamsWinner / Result
Friday12:0015:0020:0021:00LOS ANGELES THIEVES VS LONDON ROYAL RAVENS3-0
Friday13:3016:3021:3022:30OPTIC TEXAS VS LOS ANGELES GUERRILLAS3-0
Friday15:0018:0023:0000:00 (Saturday)

NEW YORK SUBLINERS VS ATLANTA FAZE

3-1
Saturday12:0015:0020:0021:00PARIS LEGION VS LONDON ROYAL RAVENS3-2
Saturday13:3016:3021:3022:30SEATTLE SURGE VS TORONTO ULTRA3-2
Saturday15:0018:0023:0000:00 (Sunday)OPTIC TEXAS VS FLORIDA MUTINEERS3-0
Saturday16:3019:3000:30 (Sunday)01:30 (Sunday)MINNESOTA RØKKR VS LOS ANGELES GUERRILLAS3-0
Sunday12:0015:0020:0021:00SEATTLE SURGE VS PARIS LEGION

3-1

Sunday13:3016:3021:3022:30LOS ANGELES THIEVES VS MINNESOTA RØKKR3-0
Sunday15:0018:0023:0000:00 (Monday)NEW YORK SUBLINERS VS BOSTON BREACH3-1

Major 3 Qualifiers - Weekend 2 (May 20-22)

DateTime PTTime ETTime GMTTime CETTeamsWinner / Result
Friday12:0015:0020:0021:00BOSTON BREACH VS LONDON ROYAL RAVENS3-1
Friday13:3016:3021:3022:30MINNESOTA RØKKR VS TORONTO ULTRA3-2
Friday15:0018:0023:0000:00 (Saturday)

FLORIDA MUTINEERS VS LOS ANGELES GUERRILLAS

3-1
Saturday12:0015:0020:0021:00PARIS LEGION VS NEW YORK SUBLINERS3-0
Saturday13:3016:3021:3022:30LOS ANGELES THIEVES VS SEATTLE SURGE

3-0

Saturday15:0018:0023:0000:00 (Sunday)MINNESOTA RØKKR VS FLORIDA MUTINEERS3-1
Saturday16:3019:3000:30 (Sunday)01:30 (Sunday)BOSTON BREACH VS ATLANTA FAZE3-0
Sunday12:0015:0020:0021:00PARIS LEGION VS LOS ANGELES GUERRILLAS

3-2

Sunday13:3016:3021:3022:30OPTIC TEXAS VS ATLANTA FAZE3-1
Sunday15:0018:0023:0000:00 (Monday)NEW YORK SUBLINERS VS TORONTO ULTRA3-2

Major 3 Qualifiers - Weekend 3 (May 27-29)

DateTime PTTime ETTime GMTTime CETTeamsWinner / Result
Friday12:0015:0020:0021:00PARIS LEGION VS TORONTO ULTRA
Friday13:3016:3021:3022:30SEATTLE SURGE VS FLORIDA MUTINEERS
Friday15:0018:0023:0000:00 (Saturday)

MINNESOTA RØKKR VS ATLANTA FAZE

Saturday12:0015:0020:0021:00ATLANTA FAZE VS LOS ANGELES GUERRILLAS
Saturday13:3016:3021:3022:30LONDON ROYAL RAVENS VS TORONTO ULTRA
Saturday15:0018:0023:0000:00 (Sunday)LOS ANGELES THIEVES VS BOSTON BREACH
Saturday16:3019:3000:30 (Sunday)01:30 (Sunday)NEW YORK SUBLINERS VS OPTIC TEXAS
Sunday12:0015:0020:0021:00SEATTLE SURGE VS LONDON ROYAL RAVENS


Sunday13:3016:3021:3022:30FLORIDA MUTINEERS VS BOSTON BREACH
Sunday15:0018:0023:0000:00 (Monday)OPTIC TEXAS VS LOS ANGELES THIEVES

Major 3 Current Seeding

1

Minnesota (4/0)

2

OpTic (3/0)
3

FaZe (2/1)

3Toronto Ultra (2/1)
5New York (2/2)
5Seattle (2/1)

7

LAT (1/2)

7

London (1/2)

7

Florida (1/2)

7

Boston (1/2)
11LAG (1/3)
12Paris (0/4)

What's The Current Map Pool?

The current map pool is abysmally small, granted there aren't a ton of competitive maps in Vanguard, but we'll definitely need more variety for the rest of the season. Here is the current map pool by game mode:

HardpointSearch and Destroy Control
TuscanTuscanTuscan
BocageBerlinGavutu
BerlinBocageBerlin
GavutuDesert Siege

There are so few maps that teams can't really avoid playing any one of them, but there is still a veto system.

The Map Veto System

Higher seeded teams choose whether they will be Team A or Team B. For evenly seeded teams, they're re divided into Team A or Team B based on a coin flip, then they follow this system for each mode.

Hardpoint

  1. Team A bans one map from pool
  2. Team B bans one remaining map from pool
  3. Team A picks Map 1 of the remaining maps
  4. Team B picks side on Map 1
  5. The remaining map is played for Map 4
  6. Team A picks side on Map 4

Search and Destroy

  1. Team B bans one map from pool
  2. Team A bans one remaining map from pool
  3. Team B picks Map 2 of the remaining maps
  4. Team A chooses side on Map 2
  5. The remaining map is played for Map 5
  6. Team B chooses side on Map 5

Control

  1. Team A bans one map
  2. The Remaining Map is played for Map 3
  3. Team B chooses side on Map 3

As we said up top, we really want to see more maps. Just imagine if Upheaval was remastered for SnD...

What Are The Current Competitive Rules?

In competitive Call of Duty, a great many loadout items are prohibited. Some of them are officially banned, and others are banned by the players themselves through GA (Gentleman's Agreement).

Berlin Control & Trophy Systems Update (April 22)

In Vanguard Season 3 Trophy systems are returning to the game, at the same time teams have been scrimming Berlin Control. Both Berlin Control and Trophy systems could therefore make it into the official ruleset. In all honesty, we expect the Trophy to be GA'd because certain holds will be so hard to break (looking at you Gavutu P4). But Berlin Control really could happen, Asim mentioned on The Flank that it plays really well, although it will favor AR-dominant teams. We'll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything official.

Minor Rules Update (March 4)

On March 4 the following tweaks were announced:

  • Control round 5 tiebreakers will be based off ticks, not kills.
  • Bocage A-Bomb site is being moved from inside the building, to outside.
  • Fixing smokes is on Sledgehammers radar.
  • Casablanca is being tested, still too early to tell if it’s viable.

Official CDL Rules

Everything listed beneath is officially banned by the CDL in the 2022 season.

Primary Weapons

  • All shotguns
  • All LMGs
  • Combat Shield

Secondary Weapons

  • All launchers

Attachments

MuzzleMX Silencer
Mercury Silencer
M1929 Silencer
Recoil Booster
OpticM19 4.0X Flip
1913 Variable 4-8X
ZF4 3.5X Rifle Scope
1229/Slate 3.25X Custom
SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6X
MK. 12 Night Vision
UnderbarrelGF-59 Flashlight
Bayonet
Magazine.30 Russian Short Mags & Drums (All Round Sizes)
.30-06 Mags (All Round Sizes)
.45 ACP Mags (All Round Sizes)
.50 BMG Mags (All Round Sizes)
6.5 Sakura 15 Round Mags
7.62X54MMR 30 Round Mags
8MM Klauser Rifle Mags & Drums (All Round Sizes)
8MM Kurz Mags & Drums (All Round Sizes)
Ammo TypeFrangible
Armor Piercing
Hollow Point
Subsonic
Incendiary
ProficiencyAkimbo
Vital
Frenzy
Trigger ActionRapid Action

Perks

Perk 1Dauntless
Ghost
Perk 2Tracker
High Alert
Forward Intel
Piercing Vision
Perk 3Overkill
Tactician

Lethal

  • Incendiary Grenade
  • Throwing Knife
  • Thermite
  • Demolition Charge
  • Molotov Cocktail

Tactical

  • Stim
  • MK V Gas
  • S-Mine 44
  • Decoy Grenade

Killstreaks

  • Everything except Glide Bombs and Bombing Runs.

Field Upgrades

  • Goliath
  • Jammer
  • Deployable Cover
  • Armor Plates
  • Field Mic
  • Tactical Insertion
  • Dead Drop

Current GA List v1.4 (Updated April 26)

Everything listed beneath is banned by GA, even if it's allowed by the CDL.

Primary Weapons

  • Volk
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Search & Destroy: One Sniper Rifle allowed per team.
    • Respawn: Restricted.

Attachments

BarrelVDD 189mm Short (MP-40)
MuzzleF8 Stabilizer (MP-40)
MagazineAll magazine attachments are restricted.
ProficiencyShrouded (Sniper Rifles)

Lethal

  • Gammon Bomb

Tactical

  • Smoke Grenades

Killstreaks

  • Bombing Run.
  • Strafe Run.

Other

  • Auto Tactical Sprint restricted.
  • MP-40 “Space Issue” Blueprint restricted

What Viewer Rewards Do You Get For Tuning In?

To promote viewership of the CDL, you actually get rewards in-game for tuning into the different events. Here are the current rewards and a quick rundown on how to link your account.

Current Viewership Rewards

You get 30 minute double XP tokens for every hour of the qualifiers you watch, and for watching the majors events on these days you win individual cosmetics.

How To Get Viewership Rewards

  1. Link your YouTube and Activision accounts via this link.
  2. Watch the CDL on your YouTube account and the rewards will be automatically redeemed to your account.

It's really that simple, so tune in and enjoy.

And that, finally, is it. Absolutely everything you need to know about the CDL. If you haven't checked it out yet, here was how the Kickoff Classic, a very promising start to the 2022 season.