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Call of Duty: OpTic Gaming on top as four teams remain in CMG ProDown

Published: 28/Jan/2019 11:06 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 13:31

by Ross Deason


Day one of the January 28 – 29 CMG ProDown tournament for Black Ops 4 has come to an end and OpTic Gaming are once again looking like the team to beat heading into the second day.

The popular online Call of Duty tournament was as stacked as ever in terms of raw talent, but a number of pickup teams were in action in place of full rosters for some of the bigger organizations.

Those thrown together squads weren’t afraid of the big dogs, though. Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler’s team proved in the very first round with an upset victory over Luminosity Gaming and Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte’s squad managed to push OpTic Gaming to map five.

NAMELESS doesn’t compete anymore, but his team still managed to upset LG.

The CWL Las Vegas champs quickly regrouped from their shaky start, demolishing NAMELESS and company 3-0 before outlasting a strong Team Envy in a another five map affair in round three.

In the losers bracket, Evil Geniuses bounced back from a first round to UYU an tore through Excelerate Gaming, Team NAMELESS and the CWL Vegas runners up, eUnited, before finally being stopped by Splyce.

January 27-28 CMG ProDown official Winners Bracket:

CheckMate GamingOpTic is once again be the team to beat.

Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams’ team, which included FaZe Clan’s Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto and Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner, made a similarly impressive run in the losers bracket but eventually fell at the hands of Envy in yet another five map slugfest.

Midnight Esports quietly went about business in an efficient manner, disposing of ExG, UYU and Splyce in the upper bracket before losing to OpTic Gaming in the upper final. Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon and co. will face the winner of Splyce vs. Envy in the loser’s final.

January 27-28 CMG ProDown official Losers Bracket:

CheckMate GamingSplyce will take on Envy for a spot in the losers bracket final.

The winner of that losers final match will play OpTic in the grand final but will need to win two best-of-five matches if they want to take home the title.

The $2,500 CMG ProDown competition will resume on January 28. Follow @DexertoINTEL on Twitter to keep you up to date with all the Call of Duty results and news.

Position Team Roster Prize
1st TBD $2,000
2nd TBD $500
3rd TBD
4th TBD
5th-6th Evil Geniuses Goonjar, Royalty, FeLo, Xotic, Faccento
5th-6th Kenny’s Team Kenny, TTiny, ZooMaa, Priestahh, GloFrosty
7th-8th eUnited Arcitys, Prestinni, Clayster, JKap, aBeZy
7th-8th Luminosity Gaming Slacked, John, FormaL, Gunless, Classic
9th-12th Nameless’ Team NAMELESS, Attach, Chino, GodRx, Asim
9th-12th Team Space Spacely, Havok, MajorManiak, Maux, Nagafen
9th-12th Teddy’s Team TeddyRecKs, Apox, Ramby, Super, Zaptius
9th-12th UYU Spoof, Skyz, Proto, Mayhem, Knight
13th-16th Excelerate Gaming Beehzy, FA5TBALLA, MRuiz, Believe, ProFeeZy
13th-16th SZN LLeY, Shotzzy, Onyx, PaulEhx, Simp
13th-16th Parasite’s Team Parasite, Blazt, Lacefield, Skrapz, Saints
13th-16th TwiZz’s Tea, TwiZz, MiRx, TurnUp2eZ, Happy, Legal
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Top 20 highest earning Call of Duty: Warzone players

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:00 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 20:32

by Theo Salaun


Although hackers and stream snipers seem to have broken spirits across Call of Duty: Warzone, the battle royale remains a premier title in the field. As of February, 2021 — here are the 20 highest-earning competitors in terms of total tournament winnings. 

It may not feel as legitimized as esports like Apex Legends and Fortnite, but competitive Warzone continues to overcome cheater drama and the absence of a transparent SBMM system (or ranked league) to stay on top of Twitch’s viewership every week. With numerous high-paying tournaments every month since the game’s March 2020 debut, some players have stood out from the pack and made an impressive salary’s worth of prize winnings. We’ve seen incredible new world records set, a host of celebrities get involved, and a variety of high-stakes, big-bucks tournaments.

Using data from, we take a look at the top 20 Warzone players in terms of tournament winnings. We’ll take a more in-depth look at the top 3, and then provide a full list of the top 20.

3. Rhys ‘Rated’ Price – $100,658


Winning tournament after tournament since partnering with Aydan, Rated has become the third competitor to crack $100,000 in Warzone earnings and simultaneously supplanted SuperEvan as No. 3 on the earnings list. With event wins during the $25K Code Red 2v2 and $25K Dallas Empire Challenge 2v2, Rated and Aydan continue to fly toward the top earnings spot.

A former London Royal Raven, Rated’s accurate mechanics and game sense have seamlessly transitioned to the battle royale. Given his individual talent and the unparalleled comms between he and Aydan, it’s hard to imagine the duo not taking the Nos. 1 and 2 earnings spots within a few months.

2. Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad – $135,721

Aydan Warzone

Based on his tweets and streams, it feels like the only thing that Aydan cares about right now is overtaking HusKerrs and becoming the highest earner in Verdansk. And, down by just around $1,000, he’s making serious progress toward that goal.

From Fortnite to Warzone, Aydan has been a longstanding figure in the battle royale sphere. But, for those unfamiliar with Epic Games’ third-person shooter, the charming beatboxer has truly made his mark on Verdansk by proving that his head is worth appreciating for more than its infamous dent. An absolute demon, Aydan has comfortably shifted from duos with MuTeX and Zlaner to winning every single 2v2 tournament with Rated.

Sitting atop our Warzone power rankings for consecutive months, it should not be long before Aydan overtakes Big Husk.

1. Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas – $136,150

Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas is a battle royale star who has also held a number of Warzone world records. He previously made a name for himself in both Black Ops 4’s Blackout and Apex Legends, but has since transitioned over to Warzone. And that transition has proved immensely profitable, as the calm, collected gamer has become the first Warzone player to collect over $100,000 in tournament winnings.

As the most decorated player on Verdansk, HusKerrs shoots straight, rotates with vehicles, and practically never loses his head amid pressure. That mentality complements his skill, resulting in numerous Warzone titles.

Now, Aydan is gunning for his spot and HusKerrs seems to have taken some offense to the hopeful usurper’s lack of confidence in the reigning top earner. Eager to maintain his place, HusKerrs has begun grinding wagers with a new duo, Zlaner, and is quickly regaining top-dog form.

Top 20 Warzone players: highest earnings (as of February 24 2021)

The full top 20 highest earning Warzone players are listed below. In total, across all 20, over $1 million has been earned through Warzone tournaments. And those numbers are sure to increase, as prize pools continue to get larger and larger.

Since this is just a list of the highest earners cumulatively, it doesn’t include averages earned per event, otherwise, some players like Jukeyz and Biffle (whose invitations are limited by region and school, respectively) would likely be higher on the list.

 No.  Player Earnings
1 HusKerrs $136,150.01
2 Aydan $135,720.83
3 Rated $100,658.33
4 SuperEvan $98,370.83
5 Tommey $87,154.46
6 Symfuhny $81,683.33
7 Biffle $73,741.67
8 ZLaner $72,666.66
9 WarsZ $69,888.07
10 Vikkstar123 $60,650.00
11 Frozone $59,454.16
12 MuTeX $58,087.49
13 Jukeyz $57,495.66
14 Swagg $53,233.34
15 TeePee $52,516.67
16 Almxnd $51,721.13
17 UnRationaL $46,100.00
18 DougIsRaw $42,566.00
19 BobbyPoff $40,525.00
20 GaGOD $38,066.67

While Warzone’s tourneys and prize pools dropped for a period of time as attention shifted to Black Ops Cold War and the Call of Duty League, the game is regaining momentum as Season 2 launches. Already, numerous huge tourneys have been announced and the landscape for top earners is on the precipice of shifting.

We will continue to update this article’s figures as the competitive Warzone landscape develops.