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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. 

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. 

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. 

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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LIVE: CDL Kickoff Classic 2021 – Skrapz gets Royal Ravens grudge match

Published: 24/Jan/2021 19:00 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 22:42

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty League’s 2021 campaign is just around the corner, but before the Black Ops Cold War professional season starts, the preseason has kicked off with the Kickoff Classic – where fans finally get to see the league’s best compete.


  • Battle of the North as revamped ROKKR face Ultra
  • Marquee matchup: OpTic Chicago vs. LA Thieves
  • Skrapz gets his revenge against Royal Ravens in tight 3-2 win

CDL Kickoff Classic: Stream

CDL Kickoff Classic: Schedule & scores

Sunday, January 24

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
London Royal Ravens 2-3 Paris Legion 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 25)
Toronto Ultra vs Minnesota ROKKR 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 25)
OpTic Chicago vs LA Thieves 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 25)

Saturday, January 23

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
Dallas Empire 3-0 New York Subliners 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 24)
LA Guerrillas 3-2 Seattle Surge 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 24)
Atlanta FaZe 2-3 Florida Mutineers 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 24)

Empire continue championship form, FaZe (and Surge) falter

The Dallas Empire were the best Call of Duty team in 2020 and that form has lasted into 2021. The day started with 2020 MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro racking up 35 kills and just 17 deaths with almost two minutes of hill time on Map 1, but then it became the Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal show as the upsurging player hit star form with some huge clutches.

With Empire cleaning up their former teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ New York Subliners, the day moved on with two tight Map 5’s. First, Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov and the Los Angeles Guerrillas outdueled a revamped Seattle Surge 3-2 and then, in a twist few saw coming, the Florida Mutineers came back against the Atlanta FaZe.

As Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno returned to the form that earned him MVP candidacy in 2020, the Mutineers flew back from a 2-1 deficit and eventually clinched the 3-2 victory against a FaZe team who stood near the top of most standings for this season.

CDL Kickoff Classic: Teams & players

With this being the first official CDL matches in Black Ops Cold War, a lot of eyes are watching how the new rosters perform. Two of the most intriguing revamped rosters come with the year’s new brands: OpTic Chicago and the Los Angeles Thieves.

With Arcitys going to Atlanta, Dashy going to Chicago and Temp going to LA, the consequences of roster reshuffling will be key for fans to keep track of during the Kickoff Classic.

All 12 teams had to make at least one change due to the switch to a 4v4 format, with some opting to completely revamp their squads.

Team Players
Atlanta FaZe Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Arcitys
Dallas Empire Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Havok, Owakening, Slacked
London Royal Ravens Seany, Alexx, Dylan, Zer0
Los Angeles Guerrillas SiLLY, Assault, Vivid, Apathy
Los Angeles Thieves SlasheR, Kenny, TJHaLy, Temp
Minnesota ROKKR Attach, Accuracy, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners ZooMaa, Clayster, Mack, HyDra
OpTic Chicago Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
Paris Legion Skrapz, Classic, AquA, Fire
Seattle Surge Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony
Toronto Ultra Methodz, Bance, CleanX, Cammy