Big Names of the Call of Duty Community Share Their Lists for the Top CoD Players of All Time - Ft. Nadeshot, Rambo, Censor, and More! - Dexerto
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Big Names of the Call of Duty Community Share Their Lists for the Top CoD Players of All Time – Ft. Nadeshot, Rambo, Censor, and More!

Published: 7/Jun/2018 21:02 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Albert Petrosyan


As with almost every esport, the debate about who the greatest competitive Call of Duty players of all time are can be never ending.

With CoD esports having gone through different eras of games that have required different play-styles, it can be difficult and almost impossible to nail down who the best players have been over the course of the esport’s history.

On June 7th, some of the biggest names in the CoD community took to social media to name who they believe are the top players of all time.

Among those who tweeted out their top 10 lists include: 100 Thieves owner and former OpTic Gaming pro player Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, 2009 MLG National Champion Raymond ‘Rambo’ Lussier, current compLexity Gaming player and popular YouTuber Doug ‘Censor’ Martin, and more.

While it was to be expected that most of the lists vary in terms of players and order, it appears that most in the community have found common ground by agreeing that Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner at or around the top.

We have included several of the top lists below, and be sure to tweet us @DexertoIntel who you think are the best CoD players of all time.

Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag

Ray ‘Rambo’ Lussier

Doug ‘Censor’ Martin

James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks

Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt

Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards

Jordan ‘ProoF’ Cannon

Jonathan ‘Pacman’ Tucker

Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez

Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler

Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan

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Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre


Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
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Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.