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Call of Duty League Reveals Its 2022 Season Schedule, Mid-Season Warzone Tournament

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2022 @ 12:42 p.m. PST

Players will turn the tides of war to experience World War II like never before in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Vanguard delivers the complete package to Call of Duty fans across Campaign, online Multiplayer and Zombies co-operative modes. Players will witness the origins of Special Forces as they change the face of history, forming Task Force One in a sprawling World War II narrative campaign spanning the Eastern and Western fronts of Europe, the Pacific, and North Africa. Multiplayer features 20 maps on day one at launch. While Zombies fans will experience a signature undead gameplay experience, marking a franchise-first Zombies crossover for Call of Duty.

Later this year, Vanguard players will be immersed in a fully integrated, new Call of Duty: Warzone experience featuring a brand-new map, new gameplay and new experiences. Together, this is the most connected Call of Duty ever, all powered by the next-generation Call of Duty engine introduced in Modern Warfare.

It's time to rise on every front.

"We’re just one week away from the 2022 Kickoff Classic. We can’t wait to see all 12 teams battling it out on LAN at Esports Stadium Arlington on Jan. 21 -23 in front of a live audience."

The 2022 Call of Duty League Season Schedule

As we alluded to in our 2022 Season Format Update, fans will be able to join us live and in person (subject to local public health laws and regulations) at seven LAN events spread out across the year: Kickoff Classic, the four Majors tournaments, our first-ever $250,000 Pro-Am Classic, and, of course, Champs.

On top of that, fans can also tune-in to two midseason tournaments played online: our All-Star Weekend and a first-ever $100,000 Call of Duty League Warzone competition.

Keep in mind that the dates and locations below are subject to change.

Major I (OpTic Texas) Mar. 3 – 6**

Qualifiers: Feb. 4 – 20

The newly formed behemoth of OpTic Texas will play host to Major I on their home turf in Texas at Esports Stadium Arlington.

Major II (Minnesota RØKKR) Mar. 31 – Apr. 3

Qualifiers: Mar. 11 – 27

The Minnesota RØKKR will once again welcome all 12 teams and their throngs of fans to their doorstep for Major II. Above dates are tentative. 

All-Star Weekend - Apr. 9 – 10

Details TBD

Call of Duty League Warzone Pacific Tournament - Apr. 24

Each of the 12 League teams will assemble a four-person squad and drop into Rebirth Island Resurgence Quads. The last person standing on each map takes home a cash prize for their team and additional prizing is awarded for kills.

Pro-Am Classic - May 5 – 8

Our 2022 Call of Duty League Pro-Am will be unmissable. All 12 League teams are scheduled to compete on LAN in front of a live audience* alongside the top four Challengers squads. $100,000 in first place prizing is on the line and you better believe the pros will be fighting for their lives as the Challengers will be hungry to show the world what they’ve got. No CDL points will be awarded for this event.

Major III (Toronto Ultra) Jun. 2 – 5

Qualifiers: May 13 – 29

The Toronto Ultra, our 2021 Runners Up, will host the penultimate Major of the season.

Major IV (New York Subliners) Jul. 21 – 24

Qualifiers: Jul. 1 – 17

To finish off our regular season, the New York Subliners will host the final Major of the year.

Playoffs and Champs - TBD

More information will be released on the dates and locations of the 2022 Call of Duty League Playoffs and Championship.

Fans can tune-in on Championship (Youtube channel, League website or the Call Of Duty Companion app).

Finally, we want to welcome Oxygen Esports to the Call of Duty League family and the entire roster for their brand-new team, the Boston Breach.

**All event dates are tentative and subject to change.

Epic campaign spanning four major theaters of WWII  

  • Experience pivotal WWII battles through the untold stories of multinational heroes that formed Task Force One, changing the face of history and setting the stage for Special Forces as we know it  
  • Development led by award-winning studio Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: Vanguard drops players into an epic scale of global warfare, where they will experience combat through the eyes of the original Special Forces Operators across four major theaters of WWII  
  • The deeply engaging, single player narrative features a select multinational group of four soldiers from diverse backgrounds, who rise together in combat to turn the tides of war  
  • Vanguard uses the next generation Call of Duty engine introduced with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to deliver breathtaking visual fidelity, a photo realistic world, lifelike characters and optimized performance that enhances the gameplay for an advanced Call of Duty experience.  

Unparalleled Multiplayer offering 

  • Massive day 1 Multiplayer offering with 20 multiplayer maps at launch, including 16 core multiplayer 
  • Experience signature Call of Duty combat and new ways to play with combat pacing and reactive gameplay environments.
  • Tactical down the barrel gunplay, the return of Gunsmith, new custom ballistics, and reactive environments
  • The fast and frenetic Champion Hill mode features a series of tournament style head-to-head matches, where players can play solo (1v1) or squad up in duos (2v2) and trios (3v3) to battle it out in an arena consisting of four maps to be the last squad standing  

Treyarch Zombies!  

  • From the birthplace of Zombies, Treyarch helps deliver a franchise first Call of Duty Zombies crossover as Vanguard connects with the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies storyline delivering a new connection for Call of Duty players  
  • Players will be able to survive the relentless onslaught of the undead in a chilling all-new Zombies experience, developed by Treyarch Studios  
  • Provides continuity from a lore standpoint while innovating on the core gameplay loop  

Warzone Integration  

  • Raven Studios leading development of brand-new Call of Duty: Warzone map coming this year  
  • Will feature a multi-faceted, new anti-cheat system across Warzone
  • Shares the same tech as Vanguard for seamless weapon and operator integration

Post launch, Vanguard  together with Warzone will offer a massive calendar of free post-launch content featuring new maps, modes, playlists, limited time events and seasonal events, as well as community celebrations and more.

The Battle Pass system also returns, allowing you to unlock post-launch content with unified progression across both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone. As always, you can unlock items like base weapons, customization items, and more, simply by playing the game.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is available on PS5, PS4, XboxSeries X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Battle.net .

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