Call of Duty League 2024 season preview: Schedule, rosters and more

by Brian Bencomo

Updated Nov. 13

Call of Duty Modern Warfare III releases this week, which means the next season of the Call of Duty League is right around the corner. The Call of Duty League 2024 season kicks off next month as the 12 teams begin playing qualifiers leading into the first Major of the season, which will take place in Boston in January.

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The schedule and points breakdown for the upcoming CDL season will be slightly different from the 2023 season. Two new brands have joined the league. And, of course, offseason rostermania has brought numerous changes to rosters across the league. Here’s a breakdown of all the changes for the upcoming CDL 2024 season.

Call of Duty League 2024 season schedule and format

There will be four Majors this year, with seven weeks of qualifying leading into each Major. That’s one fewer Major than the 2023 CDL season, but two more weeks of qualifying per Major as teams jockey for seeding. The Boston Breach and Toronto Ultra will once again host Majors, while the Miami Heretics and Carolina Royal Ravens will welcome fans to their cities in their inaugural seasons. We don’t know for sure when and where the Call of Duty League 2024 Championship will be held, but a report from Jacob Hale indicates Champs will take place in Dallas. The dates of qualifiers and the Majors are below, with the full qualifier match schedule available on the CDL’s website.

Major I -- Boston Breach

  • Dec. 8 - Jan. 21: online qualifiers
  • Jan. 25-28: LAN tournament

Major II -- Miami Heretics

  • Feb. 16 - March 17: online qualifiers
  • March 21-24: LAN tournament

Major III -- Toronto Ultra

  • April 12 - May 12: online qualifiers
  • May 16-19: LAN tournament

Major IV -- Carolina Royal Ravens

  • May 24 - June 16: online qualifiers
  • June 20-23: LAN tournament

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With the number of Majors decreasing by one, the points for placements at the Majors is increasing. Winners of the Majors will receive 100 points -- 35 more than last year. Second-place finishers will receive 75 points (an increase of 25 from last season), and third-place teams will receive 60 points (20 more than last season). These placement points will determine teams’ seeding at Champs. Last season, Atlanta FaZe accrued the most points across the 2023 season with 385.


Call of Duty League 2024 teams

As usual, there was a lot of roster shuffling in the offseason following the 2023 CDL season. Every team made at least one move, and a few teams will have completely new rosters. As of publication, just the Los Angeles Guerrillas haven't announced their roster, but a report has revealed the players who might be joining this team. There will be two “new” teams to watch this season. The London Royal Ravens have moved operations to North Carolina and are now the Carolina Royal Ravens, while Team Heretics partnered with Misfits Gaming to take over the Florida Mutineers franchise and rebrand it to Miami Heretics. Below is a primer on each team.

Atlanta FaZe

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  • Chris “Simp” Lehr
  • Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris
  • McArthur “Cellium” Jovel
  • Zack “Drazah” Jordan (new)

This has been the best franchise since the start of the Call of Duty League in 2020. Atlanta FaZe finished atop the CDL points standings again last season and finished third at Champs, so it’s no surprise they only made one move in the offseason. The trio of Simp, aBeZy and Cellium -- who have each won league and/or Champs MVPs -- all will remain with FaZe for the fifth consecutive season. Drazah, who was a 2022 world champion with the Los Angeles Thieves, will join them this season.

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Boston Breach

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  • Eric “Snoopy” Pérez
  • Preston “Priestahh” Greiner (new)
  • Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat (new)
  • Kenyen "Capsidal" Sutton (new)

The Boston Breach enter their third season in the CDL with a mostly new roster. Capsidal was a member of the inaugural Boston Breach roster in 2022 and is now returning to the team with which he made his pro COD debut. However, the two big offseason pickups for Boston were 2023 world champ Priestahh and 2016 world champ SlasheR. In addition to world champs, both Priestahh and SlasheR have been multi-time Major winners over the past couple seasons. They join Snoopy, who joined the Breach just ahead of Champs 2023.

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Carolina Royal Ravens

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  • James “Clayster” Eubanks
  • Adam "GodRx" Brown
  • José "ReeaL" Manuel Fernández
  • Gwinn

Carolina is making a splash in signing the three-time world champion Clayster. GodRx is set to make his return to the CDL for the first time since the inaugural season of the league in 2020 when he was with the ROKKR. Last season, he was on the OMiT team that won CDL Challengers Finals, the season-ending championship for the CDL’s Tier 2 league. Gwinn also was on that OMiT team and was a sub for the Seattle Surge last season. ReeaL was on the ROKKR’s academy team last year and will make his CDL debut.

Las Vegas Legion

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  • Dillon "Attach" Price
  • Eli "Standy" Bentz
  • Dylan "Nero" Koch
  • Purj

Attach is the big signing as he’s a COD veteran and former world champion. He has spent the past three seasons with the Minnesota ROKKR. This roster would be a reunion between Attach and Standy, who was with the ROKKR in the 2021 and 2022 seasons. They won a Major together in 2021. Nero was a starter for the Boston Breach in 2022 and early 2023 before being moved to a substitute role. Purj is relatively unknown, but his profile got a massive boost earlier this year when he won the Call of Duty League Challengers Finals with OMiT.

Los Angeles Thieves

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  • Marcus “Afro” Reid (new)
  • Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan (new)
  • Daniel “Ghosty” Rothe (new)
  • Joseph “JoeDeceive” Romero (new)

Just a year removed from being world champions, the Los Angeles Thieves will have a completely new roster for the upcoming CDL season. Former Minnesota ROKKR players Afro and Cammy will form half of the starting four entering the season. JoeDeceives is moving from one LA team to the other as he got signed by the Thieves after playing for the Guerrillas last season. The most notable pickup is perhaps Ghosty, who had a solid rookie season in 2023. After winning the Challengers tournament that took place at Major 2 last season, Ghosty got picked up by OpTic Texas and helped the team finish second at both Major 3 and Major 4.

Los Angeles Guerrillas

The Los Angeles Guerrillas have not announced a roster for the 2024 season or even tweeted anything since June. According to The Rotation, a social media account that covers the Call of Duty Challengers scene, Diamondcon, Gunless, Asim and Kremp will form the Guerrillas roster, but Dexerto’s Jacob Hale claims this roster is not set in stone. Gunless and Asim were both with the Guerrillas in 2022, and Diamondcon spent part of the 2023 season with the Guerrillas’ academy team. Kremp was with the Boston Breach last season. With reports indicating the team’s owner, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, wants out of esports, and the org’s VALORANT and Apex Legends teams getting released earlier this year, it’s fair to wonder what will become of the Guerrillas this season.

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Miami Heretics

  • Eric "EriKBooM" Ferrer (new)
  • Alejandro "Lucky" López (new)
  • Adrian "MettalZ" Serrano (new)
  • Javier "Vikul" Milagro
  • Juan "JurNii" Antonio González Muñoz (substitute)

The Mutineers are no more as Misfits have partnered with Heretics to create the Miami Heretics. The team’s branding is on point as it mimics the colors and design of the Miami Dolphins football team. In keeping with their Spanish roots, Miami Heretics will feature an all-Spanish roster. All of the players on the roster have spent some time in the CDL except EriKBooM, who will be making his debut in the top tier of Call of Duty esports. Vikul played with the Mutineers last season. However, it’s been a while since we’ve seen the other three in the CDL. Lucky and MettalZ both previously played in the CDL with the Toronto Ultra in 2020, and JurNii was with Atlanta FaZe in 2020.

Minnesota ROKKR

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  • Lamar "Accuracy" Abedi (new)
  • Thomas "Lynz" Gregorio (new)
  • Joseph "Owakening" Conley (new)
  • Reece "Vivid" Drost (new)

Minnesota hit the reset button this offseason and will roll out a new lineup for the 2024 season. After spending the past two seasons with the Seattle Surge, Accuracy is back with the ROKKR, a team he competed for in 2021. Vivid and Owakening are once again teaming up after competing together with the Boston Breach last season and the Florida Mutineers in 2022. The ROKKR’s most intriguing addition is the French phenom Lynz. The 19-year-old won the Call of Duty Challengers Toronto Open last season with Aw0babobs, one of the top European Challengers teams.

New York Subliners

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  • Paco "HyDra" Rusiewiez
  • Matthew "KiSMET" Tinsley
  • Cesar "Skyz" Bueno
  • Daunte "Sib" Gray (new)

The defending Call of Duty League champions only made one change in the offseason, and it should be an impactful one. The Subliners added Sib, who was on the CDL All-Star Second Team in his rookie year in 2022. He won a Major that year with the Surge and had a strong season in 2023 with the Surge too. HyDra, KiSMET and Skyz all return this season as world champions to form what should be one of the best teams in the league again this year. HyDra was the CDL MVP last season and on the All-Star First Team, and KiSMET was Champs MVP.

OpTic Texas

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  • Brandon "Dashy" Otell
  • Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro
  • Kenneth "Kenny" Williams (new)
  • Amer "Pred" Zulbeari (new)

OpTic are almost always near the top of the CDL standings and in the mix to win a Major. Part of that success over the past decade is tied to Seth “Scump” Abner, one of the greatest COD players of all time. However, now that he’s retired, it’s the dawn of a new era for OpTic. Two familiar faces remain on the roster though. Dashy and Shotzzy will enter their third season with OpTic Texas, and for Dashy it’ll be his sixth consecutive season with the OpTic organization. Joining them will be Kenny, who won Champs with the LA Thieves in 2022, and Pred, who was CDL Rookie of the Year with the Seattle Surge in 2022. This should once again be a strong roster that Green Wall fans will loudly cheer for at every Major.

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Seattle Surge

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  • Jordan "Abuzah" François (new)
  • Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson (new)
  • Cuyler "Huke" Garland (new)
  • Indervir "iLLeY" Dhaliwal (new)

The Seattle Surge have hit the reset button for the 2024 season after a strong run the past two seasons in which they won two Majors and finished top four at Champs 2022 and 2023. Huke and iLLey come over from OpTic. The two won a world championship with the Dallas Empire in 2020. Arcitys is looking for a bounceback season after playing for the Guerrillas last season. Arcitys is a two-time world champ -- with eUnited in 2019 and Atlanta FaZe in 2021. Joining them is Abuzah, a rookie from Belgium who won the Challengers Toronto Open last season. It’s also worth noting this team will be coached by Raymond "Rambo" Lussier, who oversaw the Dallas Empire team that iLLeY and Huke won a world championship with in 2020. He was the coach and general manager of OpTic Texas the past two seasons.

Toronto Ultra

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  • Tobias "CleanX" Juul Jønsson
  • Jamie "Insight" Craven
  • Thomas "Scrappy" Ernst
  • Dylan "Envoy" Hannon (new)

After finishing second at Champs last season, the Toronto Ultra will run it back with mostly the same roster. CleanX, Insight and Scrappy all return and will be joined by Envoy, who won Champs with the LA Thieves in 2022. CleanX, who joined Toronto ahead of the 2020 season, is one of the few players who have been with the same team since the start of the Call of Duty League. Insight is another team veteran having been with the Ultra for the past three seasons. Scrappy was the 2023 Rookie of the Year and a member of the CDL All-Star First Team. With a strong roster, the Toronto Ultra should again be among the favorites at Majors and Champs this season.

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