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How Simp became Call of Duty's teenage prodigy

by Andy Williams
Dexerto

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Atlanta FaZe’s Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr is one of Call of Duty’s hottest talents. But just how did the youngster rise to the top in such a short space of time?

As with most of Call of Duty’s fresh breed, Simp emerged from the depths of the Search & Destroy scene, where he consistently dominated his opposite number in Black Ops 3 online tournaments.

After gaining some traction on BO3, Simp joined Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal and Jovel ‘Cellium’ McArthur in forming eUnited Cadets for WWII — an invaluable experience which laid the foundations for his rookie year.

Atlanta FaZe's Simp.
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Fast-forward to Black Ops 4, and FaZe Clan snatched Lehr from eUnited. Simp represented the FC Black banner in CWL Fort Worth (his first official offline tournament), where he led his team to clinch top honors in the Open Tournament.

eUnited noticed Simp’s gift on the sticks and signed the youngster to their professional roster as soon as he turned 18. Replacing two-time world champ, Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, the new kid on the block had big shoes to fill.

Simp and co. experienced some initial turbulence as a roster, after bowing out in second at CWL London and crashing out in sixth at CWL Anaheim.

But, after a bumpy start, the five-man roster closed out the BO4 season in style, winning back-to-back CWL tournaments which saw Simp crowned a world champion in his rookie year.

Atlanta FaZe's Simp.
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In the space of 12 months, Simp went from being an online phenomenon to Rookie of the Year and world champ. Now flying through servers with his Tiny Terror duo, Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris, the 19-year-old is looking to cement his legacy in Activision’s newly formed franchised Call of Duty League.

Simp stands at the forefront of Call of Duty’s young revolution — and he’s showing no signs of slowing down…