| Tags: Call of Duty
| Author Harrison Giza
Five Need to Know Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Players
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is at a new height of popularity despite the amount of panic happening throughout the world.
Warzone has been a great success for fans and professional players are still getting in their appearances thanks for live-streamed CDL matches. So now that the games will be played from home as well as watched by fans from the comfort of their couches, here’s a quick refresher of who to keep your eye on for the matches to come.
James “Clayster” Eubanks
Lately, Dallas Empire player James Eubanks can be found goofing off online with his fellow teammates on Twitter. He posts memes, engages with fans, and tries his best to make beautifully weird tweets like this one.
????????????????? i am confusion man, i am CONFUSIONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
— Clayster (@Clayster) April 25, 2020
The guy is one of the more recognized players in CDL history, mostly due to his charming on-camera persona as well as his balance of strong offensive and defensive strategy. He is also known for being the “hype-man” regarding almost all of his past esports teams due to his fervent energy and support.
Matthew “FormaL” Piper
FormaL won his first championship with Luminosity—and his first since the 2017 CWL Championship—when LG took home the CWL Fort Worth grand prize in March 2019.
Formal began his competitive gaming career in the Halo franchise. After rising to fame as a Halo professional, he began to look elsewhere to continue his electronic sports endeavors. Following Halo's fall from the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit, Formal noticed the rising popularity and competition in Call of Duty. Like many other Halo players looking to find another game to go pro in, Formal decided to try his hand at the world's most popular first-person shooter.
Precision shots like these – tricky without warm & game ready hands. Check out @FormaL's Hot Play of the Week presented by @Zippo_Gaming HeatBank 9s #sponsored #warmhandsplayfast pic.twitter.com/Xvl5Dt8H5z
— OpTic Texas (@OpTicTexas) April 16, 2020
Seth “Scump” Abner
Without a doubt, Scump is the most recognizable of all of COD Nation. Due to his overly expressive face and repertoire for post-game trash talk, Scump has gained quite a name for himself in the CDL.
The son of a former professional baseball player, Abner is a two time Major League Gaming (MLG) X Games gold medalist. In August 2017, Seth achieved his first-ever Call of Duty World Championship and is currently helping the Chicago Huntsmen lead the way to victory in the CDL.
Elimination match up next against the LONDON RR, shout out @GameFuel for helping me power through!#gamefuelpartner pic.twitter.com/goE0vcHmq6
— OpTic Scump (@scump) April 25, 2020
He also runs a YouTube channel that currently has obtained over 2.4 Million Subscribers and over 500 million channel views
Ian “Crimsix” Porter
The self-labeled “34 time COD Champion” is known for his ego (as well as his terrific offensive plays under pressure). Better known by his online alias Crimsix, Porter is a professional Call of Duty player for the Dallas Empire. He kills it, literally, but sometimes his anger and extremely self-critical side seem to slip out… especially this season.
GG’s OpTic. Hate doing interviews after matches where I’m not satisfied with my individual performance. Got the W nonetheless.
— Crimsix (@Crimsix) April 25, 2020
Crimsix was the first person in the world to earn the title: “Major League Gaming Pro Player”, in both Halo & Call of Duty. He is currently the second-highest-paid COD player, making roughly $751,045, and with his skills, that price tag will only skyrocket in years to come.
Damon “Karma” Barlow
Without a doubt one of the most successful players in all of Call of Duty, Karma is quite a force to be reckoned with. He scored big at the last Las Vegas Open, but what be of even more interest is the amount of money Damon has been able to rake in since he started playing professionally (about $800,000 a year).
At just 26 years old, Barlow has already made quite a Modern Warfare career for himself. He was the 2013, 2014, and 2017 World Champion, and is also known for his work with Optic Gaming and the Seattle Surge.
It should also be noted that this guy is an X GAMES Gold Medalist as well., only furthering the duality of professional esports players.
Ap says it will rewind LMAOO pic.twitter.com/Ys8tSn95iq
— Damon B (@DKarma) April 26, 2020
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