After an astounding first full year in the pro-level competitive Call of Duty scene, reigning CWL World Champion, MVP, and Atlanta FaZe star Chris "Simp" Lehr doesn't think he's “at the top” yet and has no interest in slowing down.
It’s hard to imagine a better rookie year than Simp’s 2019. But despite finding success in all there is to accomplish in a single season, the 19-year-old doesn’t consider himself in the top echelon just yet, and doesn’t want to either.
Philip ‘Momo’ Whitfield's recent Twitter post detailed all of the FaZe star’s amazing accomplishments with eUnited, which the Call of Duty League caster said was more than what most hope to achieve in an entire career. He implored Lehr to “sit back and give yourself a pat on the back.”
What you've achieved in a year is what most players dream of doing in a career. Sometimes you gotta sit back and give yourself a pat on the back. I have a feeling you're going to dominate for years to come and. Excited to see it unfold
— Phil @ CDL Los Angeles (@Momo) February 27, 2020
While Simp acknowledged the great things he’s done already, he believes that he hasn’t done more than players like Seth 'Scump' Abner, Matthew 'FormaL' Piper, James 'Clayster' Eubanks, and Ian 'Crimsix' Porter, and “doesn’t want to think [he’s] at the top.”
I mean yea I’ve done great things but until I’ve done more than people like Scump,Crim,Formal,Clay Etc I don’t wanna think I’m at the top.
— FaZe Simp (@SimpXO) February 27, 2020
In 2019, Simp seemingly swept every major event and accolade during his Black Ops 4 campaign with eUnited. That roster finished first in Group B of the CWL Pro League regular season and went on to win the playoffs at CWL Finals, followed by a convincing victory at Champs.
Simp claimed MVP honors at both of those events, and also won Console Rookie of the Year at the Esports Awards.
In October of 2019, after his magnificent first year, he joined the Atlanta FaZe organization as part of a star-studded roster that's considered to be the best in the league. It’s still early in the season, but the team is living up to expectations, going 2-0 at Launch Weekend and winning their Atlanta home series.
Simp is certainly setting lofty goals for himself with the list of players he’s set sights on passing. The players he named are among the winningest of all-time, in terms of major tournaments and prize winnings.
Aside from his insane abilities, however, the young star also has time on his side, as he’s five years younger than Scump, who’s the youngest of the group of four legends he mentioned.
He was unable to face the iconic Huntsmen T2P duo of Scump and FormaL at CDL Atlanta, but he may get a shot at the duo of Crimsix and former teammate Clayster at the upcoming CDL Los Angeles home series.
After the Huntsmen's loss to Florida in Atlanta, FaZe remain the only unbeaten team in the League with a remarkable 6-0 record.