Following the conclusion of Black Ops 4’s World Championships, 22 players have now earned themselves one of CoD’s prestigious ‘rings’. However, which of the world’s best players are yet to win one?
With this year’s inaugural CDL campaign moving entirely online, it remains up in the air whether there will be a 2020 CoD World Championship. A number of CoD pros are arguing that online wins do not count for nearly as much as a LAN event. Hence, it looks like these six CoD stars might have to wait until 2021 for their next chance to earn a World Championship ring.
Top of the list is probably Sam ‘Octane’ Larew. Having broken out back in 2015’s Advanced Warfare, the AR starlet made a case for the world’s best player back in Infinite Warfare, matched only by FormaL in terms of NV4 capability. He has been a handful for opponents in every CoD since, and was named our best Black Ops 4 pro player at the end of last season (while the fans’ vote went to Dashy).
Another big name on our list is Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag. A Call of Duty player who has since transcended Activision’s FPS, he was part of a stellar OpTic Gaming roster that went into Advanced Warfare as favorites to win a world title. The team crashed out early though, forcing Nadeshot to step away from professional CoD. He’s not been back since. However, he is still heavily involved in esports as the founder of 100 Thieves.
Our list is rounded off with Gunless, Enable, BigTymeR and RamboRay. Who do you think is the biggest name to miss out on a CoD World Championship?