- What: Call of Duty League 2022 Championship Weekend
- Date: August 4, 2022 through August 7, 2022
- Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, California
The 2022 Call of Duty season comes to an end in early August. The top eight teams from league play will meet in a seeded tournament format to decide the winner of the current season. The prize pool for the tournament totals $2.55 million. The winning team takes home $1.2 million while the runner-up earns $650,000.
The Atlanta FaZe are the defending champions. They defeated the Toronto Ultra in the 2021 Call of Duty League Championship. Atlanta finished the 2022 regular season with 330 points. Optic Texas earned the second most points with 265. The Los Angeles Thieves came in third with 215. In fourth place was the London Royal Ravens. Following London were the Seattle Surge, Boston Breach, Toronto Ultra and the New York Subliners.
The Championship Tournament follows a double elimination format.
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London Royal Ravens vs Seattle Surge
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This year the London Royal Ravens and Seattle Surge both showed improvement from 2021. The Royal Ravens were the 10th place team in 2021 with 110 points. Seattle fared slightly better, earning 120 points, but they still finished in ninth place and thus missed the championship tournament.
These two teams are pretty evenly matched, but London has shown more consistency heading into the Championship Tournament as well as throughout the 2022 season and that makes them the pick in this matchup.
Pick: London Royal Ravens to beat Seattle Surge.
Los Angeles Thieves vs. Boston Breach picks
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If there is a team no one wanted to be matched up against in the first round of the 2022 Call of Duty Championship, it is the Los Angeles Thieves. Los Angeles heads into the tournament weeks removed from winning its first major Call of Duty trophy. With that, the team has momentum and confidence. However, the Boston Breach is not a team to overlook as they secured a fifth-place finish at Major 1, and a third-place finish at Major 2.
I think Los Angeles wants to prove its win at Major 4 was just a precursor to a deep run during the 2022 Championship.
Pick: Los Angeles Thieves to beat Boston Breach.
Optic Texas vs. Toronto Ultra picks
These two teams met during the Major 4 tournament. That match took place on July 16 in New York, and the team from Texas came out ahead of the Toronto squad 3-2. Toronto was the surprise team in 2021, making it to the finals, but they have struggled in 2022. The team’s best finish in the Majors came with third place in Major 3. As for Texas, they have not been a picture of consistency either, but they have been a better team overall than Toronto, earning enough points to get the second seed in the Championship Tournament.
Pick: Optic Texas to beat Toronto Ultra.
Atlanta Faze vs. New York Subliners picks
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The New York Subliners barely made it into the top eight teams of the 2022 Call of Duty season. New York was near the bottom of the standings for most of the year, but they finished strong, and for that, they earned a matchup against the No. 1 seeded Atlanta FaZe.
While Atlanta had the most points of the season, they do not have momentum. FaZe suffered back-to-back losses at the hands of the LA Thieves during the Major 4 tournament.
It took a while for New York to come together as a team in 2022, but they have done so and will be a tough out.
Pick: New York Subliners to beat Atlanta FaZe.
I think Los Angeles has the momentum heading into the 2022 Call of Duty Championship Tournament and that they will leave the eight-team bracket as the eventual victors.
Pick: Los Angeles Thieves to win the 2022 Call of Duty Championship.
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