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Call of Duty pro Temp names his top 5 gun-skilled CDL players

Published: 17/Sep/2020 21:40 Updated: 18/Sep/2020 0:48

by Theo Salaun

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Former New York Subliner, Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda, is using his offseason wisely and giving the fans what they want: pure content, including rankings of the Call of Duty League’s top five gun-skilled players.

Now a free agent during a chaotic CDL offseason, Temp has some time to answer fan questions and give his professional perspective on his fellow players. As someone with a strong reputation for his gun skill in particular, the former Advanced Warfare MLG Breakout Player and CDL Home Series champion has called upon his six years of professional experience to break down the league’s best “gunnies.”

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Despite some chemistry concerns and an eventual release with the move to 4 vs. 4 for CDL 2021, Temp showed off some incredible gunplay in the inaugural Call of Duty League season and his perspective on other competitors is intriguing.

During one of his Twitch streams, his chat asked for his point of view on the other Call of Duty pros, based specifically on gun skill, not on chemistry, positioning, or whatnot. As a guy who has made a living off of shooting straight above all else, his answer was illustrative and should actually fit the rankings of most competitive Call of Duty fans.

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For context, he chose not to base this list off of just one season or one role, instead deciding to include players who may have been slept on in 2020 but still proved their worth over the preceding years.


Upon being asked “which players still got the best gunny?” Temp proceeded to give his “All NBA 1st Team” for gunnies, which alludes to the NBA’s end-of-year denomination for the league’s five best players (and is complemented by rookie and defensive teams). 

Temp’s 5 best Call of Duty Gunnies

  1. Temp
  2. Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland
  3. Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell
  4. Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman
  5. Sam ‘Octane’ Larew

No one will be surprised that Temp included himself on the list (and, to be fair, his chat was smart to phrase the question with him already included), but new CDL fans may be surprised by some inclusions. While Huke had a tremendous year and played a major role on the Dallas Empire’s CDL Champs run, Dashy and Gunless got benched and Octane played well, but on a bottom-tier team. 

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But, although Dashy, Gunless, and Octane had unimpressive seasons on Modern Warfare, Temp and the community know just how clean their aim is. With the continued emergence of gunners like Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris, it will be interesting to see if Temp is forced to change his list in 2021. 

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CDL’s Florida Mutineers announce $25K Warzone tourney: how to qualify

Published: 13/Oct/2020 23:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are putting together a Warzone tournament series that will give interested players a chance to compete against big-name pros and content creators for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

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Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that will culminate with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that, however, players in the United States will get a chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which will feature their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for the main event.

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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

Elite Gamer Play-In tournaments: dates & how to sign up

There are four duos play-in tournaments for the Elite Gamer event, the first of which was already played on October 2. The next three are on October 13, 21, and 23, all of which are open to anyone in the US.

These smaller competitions feature prizes from SCUF Gaming, Astro Gaming, and the Florida Mutineers organization, with the top-two duo teams from each one advancing to the Pro-Am Championship.

Those interested in playing can sign up by visiting the Elite Gamer Warzone Tournament Series website here, which also contains all of the detailed rules and a list of prizes.

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The Florida Mutineers’ Elite Gamers Warzone series features $25,000 in prizes.

Elite Gamer $25,000 Pro-Am Championship

The Elite Gamer series will wrap up on October 27 with the $25,000 Pro-Am Championship tournament, which will feature “celebrities, professional athletes, musicians, and top CDL players,” according to the team.

$15,000 will go to the first-place duo, $5,000 to second place, and the remaining $5,000 will be donated to The Call of Duty Endowment – a non-profit organization that seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace.

Several players have already been confirmed, including Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad – popular streamers who have already won several high-profile Warzone competitions. The full list of participants will likely get revealed at some point ahead of the main event.

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Aydan is one of the big-name content creators participating in this Elite Gamers Warzone event.

That’s all we know about this tournament series so far; while the details regarding the actual format haven’t been announced yet, considering that it’s a “pro-am” tournament, each Warzone player will likely be paired up with someone from outside the gaming industry.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we’ll be bringing you the latest info as the Championship’s date draws nearer.

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