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Competitive CoD Community Votes for Their Top Three Most Disliked Pro Players

Published: 30/May/2018 20:03 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty esports scene, just as with nearly every professional sports and esports, has a large number of polarizing pro players.

Whether its their personalities and/or attitudes, as well as rivalries between the teams they play for, players will often attract favoritism from some competitive CoD fans, while drawing dislike from others.

However, for various reasons, some pro players find that a lot more fans are averse to them than those that actually like them.

In order to determine who the most disliked pro CoD players are among the scene’s vast fan-base, Reddit user ‘CoD_Doc’ created a survey on the competitive CoD reddit page.

The survey gave community members the chance to vote for the players they dislike the most, second most, and third most. 

Surprisingly, and unfortunately for one pro player, the results came back with the same name atop all of the three categories.

Team Kaliber’s Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi was voted the first, second, and third most disliked player by the community members, essentially giving him the unanimous majority across the board.

For the Most Disliked category, Accuracy got 48.10% of the votes, a whopping 39.20% more than the second highest tally, which belonged to OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner.

Source: Reddit u/CoD_Doc

For the 2nd Most Disliked option, 27.21% of fans voted for Accuracy, more than double the amount of votes that went for the next name on the list, which was Rise Nation’s Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat.

Source: Reddit u/CoD_Doc

The trend continued for the 3rd Most Disliked category, as Accuracy took the voting18.45% of the vote, although the margins across the voting for this category were much closer.

Source: Reddit u/CoD_Doc

The entirety of the results post for the ‘Most Disliked Players’ survey can be seen below, or on the official CoDCompetitive Reddit page.

Ok… I’ll start by saying I almost didn’t post this. The last thing I want to do is make the pros think we hate them. I’m going to try and have faith that we won’t make this a complete roast-fest and can provide feedback on why players have rubbed us the wrong way.

Also, I really want everyone to keep in mind that “most disliked” players are probably even more of a flip flop opinion than the most liked. This means that our least favorite players change ALL THE TIME, and this was from a snapshop in time a little under a month ago.

Now that my disclaimers are out of the way… here we go. And Accuracy… I’m apologizing in advance. I actually feel kinda bad.

MOST DISLIKED PLAYERS

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Well… this is awkward. Accuracy accumulated almost 50 percent of all allocated points towards most disliked, to the point that I couldn’t fit pictures of people’s faces without covering their bar or making the faces too small to recognize.

  • Let’s provide some feedback… what is it that people really dislike? I’ll be honest, he’s not my favorite but he’s not even on my top 5 for most disliked so this was really surprising
  • Most of these are the usual suspects and probably gather some hate from rival teams (OG players, Clay, Formal, etc.). However a few of these names didn’t appear on the “favorites” list, so its not exactly like they’re just getting hate from opposing fans. Notably, Slasher, Parasite and General).

*As we established in the last post, Scump is a love/hate type of guy, and we see here the opposite end of that position. However… keep in mind he only netted 8% of the “hate”.

  • Personally I’m surprised to see Formal on this list. I understand the Crim/Scump OG-hater votes, but I didn’t expect formal above Crim. Not sure how to interpret that

2nd MOST DISLIKED

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  • This is going to become a theme. Unfortunately Accuracy gets the votes again
  • OK OK we get it… Accuracy. However I’m really interested in some of the names that pop up here that didn’t get any 1st place “hate”. Most shocking to me is Kenny. He seems like a nice guy to me… I don’t understand. Someone explain.
  • Other notable names that never appeared on previous data include Loony, TJ Haly, Fero, and Temp. Some I see why, some I don’t, but again I’d love to hear people chime in
  • Is Slacked’s appearance just because of the GA jokes or do people really not like him? Again he seems nice, if a little quick to pull the trigger on GAs.

3rd MOST DISLIKED

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  • Accuracy again. Moving on
  • New names to the list include… Skrapz? What? Goofy personality… but I don’t get it.

Anyways, lets reiterate that while favorite teams are unlikely to change day to day, favorite and least favorite players are, so while this is certainly interesting… be nice?

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.