Who Are the Best Call of Duty Players Around – See the Top COD Gamers
Call of Duty (COD) is a popular multi-platform MOBA game. According to recent statistics, the total number of COD players grew to 250 million! This big crowd of players is sure to have quite a few top players.
Today’s article will reveal the list of best COD players and discuss how they rose to such heights. So without further ado, let’s dive in to unveil who is the best call of duty player of all time.
List of the Best COD Players of all Time
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Be it performance or awards, Ian‘ Crimsix’ Porter is the clear winner of our list of top COD players of all time!
Born on May 29, 1993, Porter is one of the early professional players of COD who lives in America. He started his professional gaming career in 2008, playing for Crowned Victorious.
Currently, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter plays as the leading AR player for New York Subliners. His playstyle makes him stationed on the frontline, and he likes to charge in and fight short or mid-range battles.
He is an expert on assault rifles in Call of Duty. Being in the frontline gives him enough opportunities to provide a great show to his viewers.
Thanks to that, he is also a very successful YouTuber who streams live COD matches.
For his professional career, ‘Crimsix’ has had the opportunity to play with many great teams. After playing for the team Crowned Victorious, Ian joined the Evil team, where he played for a year.
After that, he disappeared from the professional games for three years. In 2012, Ian rejoined the professional COD tournaments and joined Quantic Gaming.
Until now, Ian had played for only a year with a team because he couldn’t find the right match for his capabilities. But when Ian joined compLexity Gaming, he found the right environment to grow and stayed with them for over two years.
Then, in 2014 he joined Evil Geniuses, and after that, he joined OpTic Gaming, where he stayed for six years and played as their star player.
Then in 2019, Ian joined Dallas Empire, and then in 2021, Ian joined New York Subliners, where he currently plays.
During his glorious career, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter won Call of Duty League 2022: Pro-Am Classic, Call of Duty League – 2020 Playoffs, Call of Duty League 2020 Week 4 – Los Angeles, CWL Las Vegas Open 2019, CWL Championship 2017, CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs 2017, and Call of Duty Championship 2014.
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Born on June 30, 1995, Seth “Scump” Abner is a professional Call of Duty player who belongs to the USA. Seth gained popularity after winning the 2017 COD world championship.
Currently playing for OpTic Texas, Seth is the star SMG player. Seth is a fantastic sprayer who utilises the movement speed that comes with the SMG of his choice.
With his movements and quick ADS speed, Scump can entertain his fans much more than other top COD players.
Seth “Scump” Abner started his professional eSports career in 2011 and is still an active player. His first team was Team Obey, where he played only for two months back in 2011.
The early days of his career were not so glorious as Seth could not settle in any teams he joined.
His gameplay blossomed only after he joined OpTic Gaming again in 2012. Between 2011 and 2013, Seth joined LeveraGe in 2011, Quantic LeveraGe in 2011, OpTic Gaming in 2011, and apeX eSports NA in 2012.
After leaving OpTic Gaming in 2014, Seth was invited to join the famous Team Envy, where he played only for a few months and went back to OpTic Gaming. It would not be an exaggeration to say that OpTic Gaming is like a home to Scump.
He won many tournaments thanks to the support provided by team OpTic Gaming. In 2019, Seth joined Chicago Huntsmen and then joined OpTic Chicago in 2020 and is currently a star SMG player for OpTic Texas.
Scump received his glory thanks to team OpTic Gaming which helped him rank #2 in our list of best COD gamers.
Scump went on to win a lot of tournaments like Call of Duty League 2022: Stage 1 Major, Call of Duty League 2020 Week 2 – London, CWL Las Vegas Open 2019, CWL Championship 2017, and CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs 2017. Moreover, he was also the runner-up in CWL Pro League 2019 and CWL Pro League Stage 1 Playoff 2018.
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Like his name Damon “Karma”, Barlow is a hard striker of Call of Duty. Born on July 17, 1993, in Canada, Damon, aka Karma, is a former professional COD eSports player who currently works as a content creator for OpTic Gaming.
His current work requires him to stream for the OpTic Gaming team.
During his active days, Karma won three Call of Duty Championships! Being a former master of AR weapons,
Damon was the demon of the battlefields who would love to have a mid-range war. However, his aim is impeccable, and he loved doing headshots with precision shots. Karma is yet again a professional COD player who rose to new heights thanks to OpTic Gaming.
As a fresher in 2010, Karma got his first contract from the team yunGunZ. Damon’s career as a professional eSports player was too great to cover in a few words. That’s why we have summarised his career path below.
- 2010 to 2011 yunGunZ
- 2011 Xtravagant
- 2012 apeX.Collapse
- 2012 Collapse
- 2012 to 2013 Fariko Impact
- 2013 Impact
- 2013 Team Envy
- 2013 TCM-Gaming
- 2013 to 2014 compLexity
- 2014 Evil Geniuses
- 2014 Evil Geniuses (Inactive)
- 2014 FaZe Clan (Loan)
- 2014 to 2015 OpTic Nation
- 2015 to 2018 OpTic Gaming
- 2018 to 2019 OpTic Gaming
- 2019 to 2020 Seattle Surge
- 2021 to Present OpTic Gaming (Streamer)
Team OpTic Gaming mostly supported Damon “Karma” Barlow’s career. He won a lot of tournaments and awards while playing for OpTic Gaming.
For example, Karma won the CWL Las Vegas Open 2019, CWL Championship 2017, CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs 2017, Call of Duty Championship 2014, and Call of Duty Championship 2013.
His recent achievements are: ranked third in Call of Duty World League Championship 2019, second in CWL Pro League 2019, third in CWL Anaheim 2019, third in CWL London 2019, and winner at CWL Las Vegas Open 2019.
James “Clayster” Eubanks is an American professional Call of Duty Player. James has ranked fourth in our list of best COD players of all time.
Born on May 7, 1992, Clayster started his professional eSports career in 2007, which is very early compared to other top COD players.
Currently, he plays as a substitute player for the New York Subliners.
During his peak time, he was the best AR player in any team he joined. His explosive gameplay made him a very potent vanguard.
In addition, his mastery of different assault rifles made him a great COD player who could hold his ground against multiple enemies in short and mid-range skirmishes.
His first professional team was smkd. He played for the team smkd for a year between 2007 and 2008. After that, he joined several popular COD teams like OpTic Gaming, Team Envy, FaZe Clan, New York Subliners, and more.
We have provided a detailed analysis of James “Clayster” Eubanks career path and the teams he played for below.
- 2007 to 2008 smkd
- 2008 Crowned Victorious
- 2008 to 2010 Art of eXecution
- 2011 Fly Society
- 2011 vVv Gaming
- 2011 Team Obey
- 2012 OpTic Nation
- 2012 Team TaKeOver
- 2012 to 2013 RoughNeX
- 2013 Thrust Nation
- 2013 UNiTE Gaming
- 2013 compLexity Gaming
- 2013 to 2014 Team Kaliber
- 2014 OpTic Gaming
- 2014 to 2015 Team Envy
- 2015 Denial eSports
- 2015 to 2017 FaZe Clan
- 2017 to 2019 eUnited
- 2019 to 2020 Dallas Empire
- 2020 to 2021 New York Subliners
- 2021 New York Subliners (Sub)
- 2021 to 2022 New York Subliners
- 2022 to PresentNew York Subliners (Sub)
James “Clayster” Eubanks won a lot of tournaments like Call of Duty League – 2020 Playoffs, Call of Duty League 2020 Week 12 – London, Call of Duty League 2020 Week 4 – Los Angeles, Call of Duty World League Championship 2019, CWL Pro League Finals 2019, CWL Pro League 2019, and Call of Duty Championship 2015.
His consistent performance in all the tournaments he enters makes him worthy of ranking #4 in our list of best Call of Duty players of all time.
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Matthew “FormaL” Piper is a former professional Call of Duty player who belongs to America. Born on December 19, 1994, Matthew started his professional eSports career in 2013. His first professional contract was with the team Primal in 2013, where he played for a year.
Then he joined Team FeaR, where he played for a few months and left it for Team Kaliber in 2014. After that, he also played for the team FaZe Black in 2014 for a few months.
Then he got the golden opportunity to join the team Team Envy, which was the pivot point for his career.
After his time with Team Envy, he got famous and was invited by many significant teams afterwards.
The golden period for FormaL was between 2014 and 2018, when he played for OpTic Gaming. Playing for OpTic Gaming was the best thing for Matthew as a talented team supported him.
The next stop was the Luminosity Gaming team, where he played for a year and left the team in 2019 for Chicago Huntsmen. He played for Chicago Huntsmen for a year and then joined the team OpTic Chicago where he played from 2022 to 2021 as the team’s leading AR player.
Matthew is now retired, but his gameplay made millions fall in love with his gameplay. He was always part of the advance team whose job was to eliminate all the enemy vanguard.
Matthew earned most of his fame while playing for the teams OpTic Gaming and Luminosity Gaming. Matthew also won the 2017 COD world championship and the tournament’s MVP award.
Throughout his career, Matthew “FormaL” Piper won Call of Duty League 2020 Week 8 – Seattle, Call of Duty League 2020 Week 2 – London, CWL Fort Worth 2019, CWL Championship 2017, CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs 2017, and UMG Washington DC 2015.
Chris “Simp” Lehr is an American professional COD player who plays as the star SMG player for the team Atlanta FaZe currently. But don’t be fooled by his nickname Simp. He is no simp when it comes to competitive Call of Duty matches. Instead, being an SMG player, Chris transforms into a pure killing machine who loves to spray opponents in close quarters.
Born on February 6, 2001, Chris is among the second generation of top COD players.
Chris started his professional COD eSports career in 2017 with the team eUnited Cadets.
Chris is also one of the wealthiest professional Call of Duty players who has amassed an estimated $1,115,020 by winning several tournaments.
In his professional career, Chris was contracted by many popular teams. Below we have provided a timeline that depicts Chris “Simp” Lehr’s career.
- 2017 to 2019 eUnited Cadets
- 2019 eUnited(Sub.)
- 2019 FC Black(Loan)
- 2019 eUnited
- 2019 to PresentAtlanta FaZe
It has not been long since Chris started his professional COD career, yet he has won many trophies and awards.
Chris “Simp” Lehr won the Call of Duty League 2021: Playoffs, Call of Duty League 2021: Stage 4 Major, Call of Duty League 2021: Stage 3 Major, Call of Duty League 2021: Stage 1 Major, Call of Duty World League Championship 2019, and CWL Pro League Finals 2019.
Chris has won or captured the runners-up position in all the tournaments he has entered. That is why experts consider Simp one of the best Call of Duty players.
Simp was runner-up in tournaments like Call of Duty League 2022: Playoffs, Call of Duty League 2022: Stage 3 Major, Call of Duty League 2022: Stage 2 Major, and Call of Duty League – 2020 Playoffs.
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The 2015 and 2016 COD World Champion Jordan “JKap” Kaplan is an American professional Call of Duty player who has retired and currently works as a Coach for the team LA Thieves.
Born on April 15, 1994, Jordan started playing as a professional eSports player in 2010 for the team Xtravagant.
JKap played as an active COD player for ten years, from 2010 to 2020. Now he has taken up the role of the team coach. Jordan has amassed wealth estimated at approximately $518,453. Below is the career path of JKap.
- 2010 Xtravagant
- 2011 IGC Pro
- 2011 OpTic Gaming
- 2012 Team Envy
- 2012 to 2013 Team Envy
- 2013 OpTic Gaming
- 2013 to 2014 FaZe Clan
- 2014 FaZe Red
- 2014 Team Envy
- 2014 to 2015 Team Envy
- 2015 Denial Esports
- 2015 to 2017 Team Envy
- 2017 to 2018 Luminosity Gaming
- 2018 to 2019 eUnited
- 2019 eUnited (Sub)
- 2019 Evil Geniuses
- 2019 to 2020 OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
- 2020 OpTic Gaming Los Angeles (Sub)
- 2020 to Present LA Thieves (Coach)
Jordan has won CWL Pro League 2019, CWL Birmingham Open 2018, CWL Championship 2016, and Call of Duty Championship 2015. Additionally, Jordan was the runner-up in these tournaments:
- CWL London 2019
- CWL Las Vegas Open 2019
- CWL Championship 2017
- CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs 2017
- Call of Duty Championship 2013
Born on July 9, 1998, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson is one of the youngest American professional Call of Duty players with a massive fan base.
Alec started his professional eSports career in 2015 with the team EZG eSports West and is currently playing as a leading AR player for the Atlanta FaZe.
Often referred to as the Yair, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson is a rusher who likes to score killing streaks in Call of Duty.
Alec, with his AR, is always stationed strategically to block enemy advances and make a move on them.
After playing for EZG eSports West for a year, Alec joined and left Apotheon Esports, FLARE eSports, and GosuCrew in 2016. Unfortunately, he could not find the perfect team who could support his aggressive gameplay.
Finally, he came across eUnited in 2016, where he played from 2016 to 2019 and won many tournaments. After eUnited, Alec joined Chicago Huntsmen in 2019 and Atlanta FaZe in 2020, where he currently plays.
Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson has won the Call of Duty League 2021: Playoffs, Call of Duty League 2021: Stage 4 Major, Call of Duty League 2021: Stage 3 Major, Call of Duty League 2021: Stage 1 Major, Call of Duty World League Championship 2019, CWL Pro League Finals 2019, and CWL Pro League 2019.
Alec also won an S-tier award for being the MVP in 2021 Call of Duty League 2021: Stage 3 Major. Currently, he has an estimated wealth of $1,153,917.
Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov is an American eSports player known for his fantastic career as a professional Call of Duty player. Currently, he is a virtual content creator for the team Los Angeles Guerrillas.
Apathy played as an SMG player during his professional gaming days.
Despite having low damage, he still prefers SMG guns over other guns. Born on April 15, 1994, Bryan enjoyed a comfortable COD career.
He started with the team called the vVv Fly Society back in 2011, and then he joined various teams. Below we have provided the complete timeline of Bryan’s career.
- 2011 vVv Fly Society
- 2011 to 2012 apeX.Collapse
- 2012 Collapse
- 2013 Dare Rising
- 2013 Curse
- 2013 to 2014 Strictly Business
- 2014 Team Kaliber
- 2014 to 2015 FaZe Clan
- 2015 Team JusTus
- 2015 FaZe Black
- 2015 Prophecy
- 2015 Elevate
- 2015 Rise Nation
- 2015 Team Kaliber
- 2015 to 2016 Enigma6 Gold
- 2015 to 2016 Elevate (Sub)
- 2016 Team Liquid
- 2016 to 2017 Team Envy
- 2017 to 2018 Evil Geniuses
- 2018 to 2019 Team Envy
- 2019 Evil Geniuses
- 2019 to 2020 Seattle Surge
- 2020 to 2021 Los Angeles Guerrillas
- 2021-10-04 Retired
- 2021 to Present LA Guerrillas (Streamer)
Apathy won the Call of Duty League 2022: Resurgence, CWL Championship 2018, CWL Championship 2016, and UMG Nashville 2014.
Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat is an American professional Call of Duty player currently associated with the Los Angeles Guerrillas team.
Born on September 2, 1994, Austin started his professional career in 2013. Austin is the leading AR player in his team and is an expert in using various equipment in COD.
Being one of the best COD players in the world, Austin has a long history with mid and large-sized professional COD teams. Below we have provided detailed information on the teams Austin was a part of.
- 2013 Team Ignite
- 2013 MRKN Clan
- 2013 Elevate
- 2013 to 2014 Elevate
- 2014 Team Sigma
- 2014 VexX Gaming
- 2014 Elevate
- 2014 Noble.VanQuish
- 2014 Curse
- 2014 to 2015 FaZe Clan
- 2015 FaZe Red
- 2015 FaZe Clan
- 2015 Denial Esports
- 2015 Elevate (Sub)
- 2015 to 2018 Team Envy
- 2018 Rise Nation
- 2018 to 2019 100 Thieves
- 2019 to 2020 OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
- 2020 to 2021 LA Thieves
- 2021 LA Thieves (Sub)
- 2021 LA Thieves
- 2021 to Present Los Angeles Guerrillas
Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat has won many official and unofficial tournaments with his explosive AR-centred gameplay and has amassed an estimated $593,675.
Austin has won the Call of Duty League 2022: Stage 2 Major, CWL Anaheim 2019, CWL London 2019, CWL Anaheim Open 2018, CWL Seattle Open 2018, and CWL Championship 2016.
Final Thoughts on the Best COD Players
We are sure you will find the answer to the question “who is the best COD player” after going through our article.
After considering the performance, gameplay consistency, fans, awards, and tournament win, we can conclude that Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter is the best COD player.The runner-up is Seth “Scump” Abner.
If you like to watch COD matches, you can watch the streams by top COD gamers in our list who currently work as streamers for some of the favored teams in the world, like Damon “Karma” Barlow, who currently works as a content creator for OpTic Gaming.