CDL 2023 marks the beginning of a brand new season of a new Call of Duty title.

Modern Warfare 2 has arrived for competitive play, hot on the heels of the Los Angeles Thieves’ championship victory at a sold-out Galen Center.

After the offseason roster mania, teams will be looking to dethrone the Thieves in a new game. This season features five different Major events, eventually culminating in the Championship Weekend next summer.

Here’s a look at the schedule for the CDL 2023 and all the new rosters competing.



What is CDL 2023?

CDL 2023
Credit: Activision Blizzard

The Call of Duty League 2023 is a professional esports league for Call of Duty. It follows the model of Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, and each of the 12 teams has its own home city.

The League kicked off in 2020, and the 2023 edition marks its third season. Teams will be battling for CDL points across each of the five Majors, which will contribute to their place in the standings.

The final standings will decide the seeding for the biggest event of the year — the CDL playoffs.


CDL 2023 schedule and format

CDL 2023 schedule
Credit: Activision Blizzard

Major I (CDL)

  • December 2 to 11 — Online qualifiers
  • December 15 to 18 — LAN tournament

Major II (Boston Breach)

  • January 13 to 29 — Online qualifiers
  • February 2 to 5 — LAN tournament

Major III (OpTic Texas)

  • February 17 to March 5 — Online qualifiers
  • March 9 to 12 — LAN tournament

Major IV (New York Subliners)

  • March 24 to April 9 — Online qualifiers
  • April 13 to 16 — LAN tournament

Major V (Toronto Ultra)

  • May 5 to 21 — Online qualifiers
  • May 25 to 28 — LAN tournament

Qualifier weeks will consist of three weeks of online gameplay, during which time each team will play five games. These three weeks will determine the seeding for the LAN matches at team-hosted major tournaments.

Major I is the only exception, featuring just two weeks of online qualifiers with teams playing four matches each.

The first Major will also follow a Pro-Am format with qualified Challengers teams battling pros for CDL points and US$500,000 in prize money. It will be hosted at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bounty Matches are also returning for the 2023 season. In the middle of the season, there will be additional opportunities for teams to compete for more prizes and bragging rights.

Regular season matches will be best-of-five games, while all Major finals will be played in a best-of-seven format, instead of a best-of-nine like last year.


CDL 2023 maps and modes

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Al Bagra Fortress map
Credit: Activision Blizzard

The season will be played on Hardpoint, Search and Destroy, and Control game modes.

Hardpoint

  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric

Search and Destroy

  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo
  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas

Control

  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo

CDL 2023 points system and prize pool

Teams are awarded 10 CDL points per qualifier stage win, and additional points are given based on their placing at Majors.

MAJOR PLACINGCDL POINTS
1st65
2nd50
3rd40
4th30
5th place tie20
7th place tie10
9th place tie0

The total prize pool for the season is US$5 million.


All teams competing in CDL 2023

There are 12 teams in CDL 2023:

  • 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

Where to watch CDL 2023



CDL 2023 will be available to watch on the official Call of Duty Twitch channel and website.

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