Now that the dust from the online qualifiers has settled, CDL 2023 Major I is finally headed to LAN at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina from December 15 to 18.

The first LAN of the season will pit all 12 CDL franchised teams against four qualified Challengers teams, and all teams will have an opportunity to earn CDL points that go toward Championship qualification.

Here’s what you need to know about its schedule, format, bracket, and results.

What is CDL 2023 Major I?

CDL 2023 operator packs
Credit: Activision Blizzard

CDL 2023 Major I is the first of five majors in the 2023 season. Featuring a prize pool of US$500,000 and a total of 16 teams, it is the first time fans will get to see whether the offseason roster shuffle paid off for several teams.

Teams will compete for CDL points, which will determine their standings and whether or not they qualify for the playoffs at the end of the season.

CDL 2023 Major I schedule and results

CDL 2023 Major I groups
Credit: Call of Duty League

Group A

Minnesota RØKKR3 — 0Decimate Gaming
Los Angeles Guerrillas0 — 3New York Subliners
Minnesota RØKKR0 — 3New York Subliners
Decimate Gaming0 — 3Los Angeles Guerrillas
Minnesota RØKKR3 — 1Los Angeles Guerrillas

Group B

Toronto Ultra3 — 2Pollodrom
OpTic Texas3 — 2Florida Mutineers
Toronto Ultra3 0OpTic Texas
Pollodrom1 — 3Florida Mutineers
OpTic Texas2 — 3Florida Mutineers

Group C

Atlanta FaZe3 — 2LAG Academy
London Royal Ravens0 3Seattle Surge
Atlanta FaZe3 0Seattle Surge
LAG Academy3 — 2London Royal Ravens
Seattle Surge3 — 0LAG Academy

Group D

Boston Breach2 3Elevate
Los Angeles Thieves3 — 2Vegas Legion
Elevate1 — 3Los Angeles Thieves
Boston Breach2 3Vegas Legion
Elevate2 — 3Vegas Legion

Winners Round 1

New York Subliners3 1Florida Mutineers
Los Angeles Thieves1 3Seattle Surge
Atlanta FaZe3 — 1Vegas Legion
Toronto Ultra3 1Minnesota RØKKR
Elevate2 — 3Vegas Legion

Winners Round 2

New York Subliners1 3Seattle Surge
Atlanta FaZe3 — 1Toronto Ultra

Elimination Round 1

Florida Mutineers0 3Los Angeles Thieves
Vegas Legion3 — 2Minnesota RØKKR

Elimination Round 2

Toronto Ultra3 1Los Angeles Thieves
New York Subliners3 — 1Vegas Legion

Elimination Round 3

Toronto Ultra2 3New York Subliners

Winners Finals

Seattle Surge3 2Atlanta FaZe

Elimination Finals

Atlanta FaZe1 3New York Subliners

Grand Finals

Seattle Surge1 — 4New York Subliners

CDL 2023 Major I format

The 12 CDL teams and four Challenger teams will be sorted into four GSL groups of four teams each. Teams will play each other in a best-of-five series, and the top two teams in each group will qualify for the bracket stage.

The eight teams that make it out of their group will be placed in a double elimination bracket. Matches will still be played in best-of-five series, except for the grand final, which will be a best-of-seven.

CDL 2023 Major I teams

CDL 2023 Major I Toronto Ultra
Credit: Toronto Ultra

All 12 franchised teams are competing in Major I:

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Boston Breach
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Las Vegas Legion
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Los Angeles Thieves
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • New York Subliners
  • Seattle Surge
  • OpTic Texas
  • Toronto Ultra

Four Challengers teams have also advanced from the Challengers LAN:

  • Decimate Gaming
  • LAG Academy
  • Pollodrom
  • Elevate

CDL 2023 Major I prize pool and point distribution

Major I has a prize pot of US$500,000. CDL points will be distributed as follows:

1stUS$200,00065New York Subliners
2ndUS$120,00050Seattle Surge
3rdUS$80,00040Atlanta FaZe
4thUS$40,00030Toronto Ultra
5th-6thUS$20,00020Los Angeles Thieves
5th-6thUS$20,00020Vegas Legion
7th-8thUS$10,00010Florida Mutineers
7th-8thUS$10,00010Minnesota RØKKR
9th-12th0Los Angeles Guerillas
9th-12th0OpTic Texas
9th-12th0LAG Academy
13th-16th0Decimate Gaming
13th-16th0London Royal Ravens
13th-16th0Boston Breach

Where to watch CDL 2023 Major I

Major I will be available to watch on the official Call of Duty Twitch channel and website. With four streams running at the same time, fans will be able to watch via the Twitch Command Center to access the Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta streams.

Fans can also set different layouts to view multiple streams in whatever way they like.

Games will be played in front of a live audience from December 15 to 18. Tickets are available to buy now at, starting from US$25.

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