LIVE: CDL Kickoff Classic 2022 Day 2: FaZe, OpTic, ROKKR, Ultra Vanguard debut

How to watch the Call of Duty League preseason Kickoff Classic, with stream info, schedule, bracket, as well as the teams playing. The post LIVE: CDL Kickoff Classic 2022 Day 2: FaZe, OpTic, ROKKR, Ultra Vanguard debut appeared first on Dexerto.

LIVE: CDL Kickoff Classic 2022 Day 2: FaZe, OpTic, ROKKR, Ultra Vanguard debut
How to watch CDL Kickoff Classic: stream, schedule, teams

The 2022 Call of Duty League Vanguard season is set to begin with the Kickoff Classic. This preseason, single-elimination tournament will feature all 12 teams that are battling it out on LAN for $30,000. Here’s everything to know from the stream and schedule to the format and teams.


  • FaZe, OpTic, Ultra, ROKKR play on Day 2
  • Envoy and Scump match up for first time
  • Boston Breach fall short of win on CDL debut against Subliners

This Kickoff Classic marks the preseason of the 2022 CDL Vanguard season and gives fans a glimpse at what it has to offer. Even though the CDL season doesn’t officially start until February 4, we finally get a look at some competitive action three months after Vanguard’s release.

Teams like Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Texas, and Toronto Ultra all enter as favorites, but we will need to see the matches play out as upsets could be on the horizon. Let’s take a look at where you can watch the action unfold and who is matching up against who.

CDL Kickoff Classic stream

The Call of Duty League 2022 Kickoff Classic is set to begin on January 21, with the first match starting at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST. You can catch all the action live from the official CDL YouTube stream, which we have embedded above.

Now that we know when the preseason event is happening, let’s take a look at the format and matchups.

CDL Kickoff Classic schedule & format

The CDL preseason event will feature all 12 teams in a predetermined bracket. The seeding was based on each team’s placement in the 2021 season.

Here’s a look at the full schedule for the weekend tournament with the event running from January 21 to January 23. You can also view the bracket here.

Friday, January 21

Match PST EST GMT AEDT
Florida Mutineers 3-1 Los Angeles Guerrillas 1PM 4PM 9PM 8AM (Jan. 22)
Seattle Surge 3-0 London Royal Ravens 2:30PM 5:30PM 10:30PM 9:30AM (Jan. 22)
New York Subliners 3-2 Boston Breach 4PM 7 PM 12AM (Jan. 22) 11AM (Jan. 22)
Los Angeles Thieves 3-1 Paris Legion 5:30PM 8:30PM 1:30AM (Jan. 22) 12:30PM (Jan. 22)

Saturday, January 22

Match PST EST GMT AEDT
Atlanta FaZe vs. Seattle Surge 1PM 4PM 9PM 8AM (Jan. 23)
Toronto Ultra vs. Florida Mutineers
2:30PM 5:30PM 10:30PM 9:30AM (Jan. 23)
Minnesota ROKKR vs. New York Subliners
4PM 7 PM 12AM (Jan. 23) 11AM (Jan. 23)
OpTic Texas vs. Los Angeles Thieves 5:30PM 8:30PM 1:30AM (Jan. 23) 12:30PM (Jan. 23)

Sunday, January 23

Match PST EST GMT AEDT
Semi-Final 1
1PM 4PM 9PM 8AM (Jan. 24)
Semi-Final 2
2:30PM 5:30PM 10:30PM 9:30AM (Jan. 24)
Grand Finals
4PM 7 PM 12AM (Jan. 24) 11AM (Jan. 24)

CDL Kickoff Classic teams

The newest franchise, Boston Breach revealed their roster on January 13. This will be the first time we get to see this squad in action.

On top of that, we have a full list of the other teams competing in this preseason classic.

Team Roster
Atlanta FaZe Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Arcitys
OpTic Texas Shotzzy, iLLeY, Dashy, Scump
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Davpadie, Owakening, Vivid
New York Subliners HyDra, Clayster, Neptune, Crimsix
London Royal Ravens Afro, Gismo, Nastie, Zer0
Toronto Ultra Bance, Insight, Cammy, CleanX
Minnesota RØKKR Priestahh, Attach, MajorManiak, Standy
Los Angeles Thieves Drazah, Kenny, Octane, Envoy
Paris Legion Temp, Decemate, FeLo, John
Seattle Surge Accuracy, Mack, Sib, Pred
Los Angeles Guerrillas SlasheR, Asim, Huke, Gunless
Boston Breach
TJHaly, Methodz, Nero, Capsidal

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