With the Call of Duty League Major IV qualifiers behind us, we now look toward the final CDL Major bracket of the 2022 season. Held in Brooklyn, New York, the fourth Major promises to be the most entertaining tournament of the year. Teams are fighting for the $200,000 grand prize in addition to crucial CDL points that can be the difference between making the Champs bracket and sitting out the final event of the year.
Teams need to be in the top eight of the standings after Major IV to make the Champs bracket, and five or six teams currently sit on the eighth place bubble. Before we start guessing who could make Champs, though, we need to look at the Major IV bracket.
The bracket released following the last qualifier match on Sunday. It’s based on the standings from the qualifiers, with the top eight teams being placed in the winners bracket. The bottom-four teams are placed in the losers bracket, and the tournament is single-elimination for these teams. Once a team loses in the winners bracket, they drop to the losers bracket. The format of the event remains the same from previous majors; this means best-of-five series all the way up until the grand final. Here, the final two teams in the tournament play one best-of-nine series to determine the winner of the event.
To see where teams fall in the Major IV bracket, keep reading below.
Call of Duty League Major IV bracket
Right off the bat, fans might notice that every previous major winner is starting in the loser’s bracket. OpTic, LA Guerrillas and Seattle all had poor performances during the qualifiers, resulting in them having to fight their way through the bottom of the Call of Duty League Major IV bracket. On the winners side, there are some spicy matchups right away. The LA Thieves battle Atlanta FaZe, who they have not defeated in their two years of existence, while London and Toronto face off to determine the superior European roster.
The matches will only get more entertaining as the major goes on. Fans can tune into the action starting at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday.