Ahead of day two of the CDL Championship, the Call of Duty League honored Cellium of the Atlanta FaZe as their Most Valuable Player for 2022.

Cellium has won the CDL MVP title for the first time, joining Shotzzy and colleague Simp as the winners from the previous two seasons. According to CDL general manager Daniel Tsay, Cellium defeated rivals Dashy and Kenny of OpTic Texas and Los Angeles Thieves by receiving 90% of the first-place votes.

In the history of Call of Duty esports, no whole team has ever attempted to win two straight global championships, yet that is what Cellium and FaZe are hoping to achieve. After a reliable but unfulfilling regular season in which the team made it to three of the four Major grand finals but lost all four, Atlanta came into the CDL Championship as the top seed.

Cellium shone out above the others with a 1.25 Hardpoint K/D ratio, coupled with a 1.20 K/D and a 1.18 K/D in Search and Destroy and Control, respectively, despite falling up just short in each of the four Majors this season. The numbers, which were the highest on his team across all game types, enabled his side achieve a league-best victory rate of 68 percent.

Before accomplishing a reverse sweep, FaZe had a shaky start to their 2022 CDL Champs debut, losing the first two maps to the New York Subliners. Cellium posted a 1.30 K/D in Search and Destroy and was Atlanta’s leader in K/D in Hardpoint and Control.

The Seattle Surge, who have been a formidable opponent for Atlanta this season, are now the focus of Cellium and FaZe. The start of FaZe vs. Surge is set at around 5 p.m. CT.