Top 20 Highest Earning European Call of Duty Pro Players following CWL Anaheim - Dexerto
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Top 20 Highest Earning European Call of Duty Pro Players following CWL Anaheim

Published: 14/Dec/2018 16:26 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 15:16

by Connor Bennett

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Have you ever wondered just who is the highest earning European Call of Duty player? Well, check out our top 20 list of European players below, which will be updated after every major tournament.

Call of Duty has been a staple of console esports since the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare back in 2007. Whilst North American players have traditionally dominated the scene, there has been an ever-increasing European influence as more players flock to play the iconic series professionally. 

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Before the start of the Black Ops 4 season, Activision announced that roster region locks would no longer be a barrier and International teams began forming. European players have also moved to the United States to be closer to the dominant North American teams – with players like Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall and Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris heading up the strong new FaZe Clan roster. 

GfinityJurd tops the list thanks to his time on Splyce.

In theory, having better regular access to the higher caliber of teams should lead to improved play and more tournament wins which would propel some players up the list. However, it hasn’t quite worked out like that just yet. 

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Even though we’ve seen the rise in other European nations, like the Spaniards of Team Heretics, making their way to the CWL Pro League – the success still hasn’t matched that of the dominant North Americans.

Our list, which features both online and offline winnings from the console section of the esportsearnings.com, includes players that have starred for organizations like Splyce, Unilad and more over the years. The list also includes some rising talents who have scored event wins in more recent history when prize pools have been higher than ever.

Long-time Splyce player Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley tops the list after earning a career-high of over $90,000 in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. He is closely followed by former teammate Ben ‘Bance’ Bance who is now orgless and played under the UNITS tag at Anaheim following the teams split from Denial Esports. 

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The full top 20 list, which includes some names that you won’t have seen competing in Call of Duty for quite some time, can be found below.

Top 20 Highest-Earning European Call of Duty Pro Players – Updated June 17 2019

Rank Player Nation Earnings (USD)
1st Jurd Ireland $229,078.90
2nd Bance UK $213,742
3rd MadCat UK $193,711
4th Zer0 UK $192,071
5th Joee UK $183,936
6th Joshh UK $178,508
7th Rated UK $175,914
8th Tommey UK $151,806
9th Swanny UK $92,209
10th Skrapz UK $84,213
11th Hawqeh UK $80,463
12th Vortex UK $79,381
13th GunShy UK $74,795
14th Dqvee UK $73,083
15th XLNC UK $70,436
16th Zed UK $61,649
17th MarkyB UK $61,164 
18th Peatie UK $59,160
19th Moose UK $55,493
20th Wuskin UK $52,593

This article was last updated on June 17 2019 at 11:16 am EST.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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