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Simp reveals best Modern Warfare players ahead of CDL launch weekend

by Jacob Hale
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Atlanta FaZe Call of Duty star Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr has revealed who the best Modern Warfare pro is ahead of the opening weekend of the Call of Duty League in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Simp joined the FaZe Clan-affiliated CDL team after back-to-back event wins in Black Ops 4, including a World Championship, alongside Tyler ‘Abezy’ Pharris, Michael ‘MajorManiak’ Szymaniak, Preston ‘Priestahh’ Griener and Jovel ‘Cellium’ McArthur.

Having been arguably the best Black Ops 4 player in the world, Simp has now made his opinion known on which player he believes is the best so far in Modern Warfare – and it’s not a name you might expect.

Simp with Abezy and his Champs MVP trophy
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Simp placed first at two of the three tournaments he played in in Black Ops 4 – including at Champs.

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In an appearance on Anthony ‘Nameless’ Wheeler’s CoDCast podcast, Simp and his hosts were talking about Cellium, with the 18-year-old singing his Atlanta teammate’s praises.

This led to Nameless asking Simp who he believes the best player so far is in Modern Warfare, based off of the online play they’ve had so far.

“I feel like it’s him [Cellium] or Abezy, but that’s so biased,” he said. “I definitely think Abezy is one of the best, he’s f**king nasty.”

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Nameless pressed Simp over which player he believes to be the best outside of his Atlanta teammates, but he struggled to come up with a concrete choice.

Finally, when asked which players he finds most difficult to play against, he said Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal and Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro, Dallas Empire young guns who are yet to make their LAN debut on the professional Call of Duty circuit.

These choices definitely line up with a lot of what people have been saying in regards to which teams are the best in the game, with Dallas and Atlanta being a near-synonymous top two.

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With these two teams facing off against each other in the CDL’s opening weekend in Minnesota, all eyes will be on Cellium, Abezy, Illey, Shotzzy and Simp himself to see who can help their team take the crown – for the time being, at least.

It has been revealed that Atlanta FaZe recently went on a truly ridiculous run of wins in scrims, so they may be favorites heading into the opening weekend – but only time will tell.