Who Is The Best Call Of Duty Player In Black Ops Cold War?
The Black Ops Cold War era is in full swing for the competitive Call of Duty League, and the standings are beginning to shape.
The change to four versus four at the start of the year meant that the 2021 season was to be jam-packed with 48 of the best talent Call of Duty has to offer, making it the most competitive year to date.
So, with so much brimming talent, who is the best player in Black Ops Cold War?
5 - James "Clayster" Eubanks
It's a testament to Clay's Call of Duty knowledge and ability that he has pioneered his newly-formed New York Subliners roster into a title-challenging squad. Many predicted the Subliners to be rather rampant should Tommy "ZooMaa" Papparatto be able to turn on the X-factor alongside French phenom Paco "Hydra" Rusiewiez.
However, visa troubles for Hydra and an untimely career-ending injury to ZooMaa had Clayster in a sinking ship rather than a sneaky sub gliding under the radar.
But Clayster has managed to set the Subliners on course for stardom, working alongside the recruited Obaid "Asim" Asim to mould and bend the roster into shape. Now, with Hydra finally arrived and looking hellishly sharp, New York has moved from strength to strength, shown by their second-place finish in Major III.
Clayster himself has been an outstanding performer in-game, leading from his displays and fierce killing sprees. Yet again, Clayster has proven himself on another Call of Duty, placing him as our fifth-best Black Ops Cold War player.
4 - Joseph "Owakening" Conley
Big Wake has been a force to be reckoned with in the CDL 2021 season so far, especially on Search and Destroy.
Florida Mutineers have yet to get flowing in the Black Ops Cold War era, having enjoyed dominant spells in Modern Warfare, however, Owakening has.
It's in the round-based modes where Wake has shone the most, dominating maps on both Control and Search and Destroy. With just a year of experience at the elite level under his belt, Owakening is out in third place in terms of kills-per-round in SnD, and is second in the first-blood charts, showing how he often opens up the Florida assaults in Search.
Wake has also hit an impressive benchmark of 21 kills per ten minutes in Control, which is bested only by the tiny terrors of Atlanta FaZe.
Alongside Cesar "Skyz" Bueno, Owakening has set the tone for Florida, who could soon begin to shine should they work on embedding an isolated SMG duo.
3 - Cameron "Cammy" McKilligan
Toronto Ultra has been the surprise stars of the CDL 2021 season, having been crowned the Stage 2 Major champions, defeating OpTic Chicago, Atlanta FaZe, and Dallas Empire along the way.
Their success came as a result of pulling in Jamie "Insight" Craven to the roster in place of Anthony "Methodz" Zinni, which saw a much more prominent AR stature and allowing Cammy to roam about his business with truly frightening freedom.
Whilst Insight might feel aggrieved at not making the list, who himself has posted some serious stats, Cammy's clutch factor has been decisive for Toronto who find themselves in many tight situations. It's Cammy's shot-calling and 1v1 skills that often get Toronto over the line, in what's a pretty solid and well-rounded roster overall.
2 - Chris "Simp" Lehr
Atlanta FaZe has led the way in the CDL 2021 season, dominating the group stages and subsequently getting their hands on the Stage 3 chip. Having won 22 matches and losing just four, FaZe's dominance has been rather outstanding.
At the helm of their offensive assaults is often Simp, who does take the plaudits for the dogs work done by AR duo Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson and McArthur "Cellium" Jovel. Often the reaper of the rewards Simp has also picked up ties by the scruff of the neck, especially in respawns.
Lehr leads the way in overall K/D for the whole league so far, boasting a 1.12 in Hardpoint and a 1.23 in Control, the latter being the highest of anyone in that specific game mode too. With such a high K/D, many may think Simp is merely a camper, in statistics alone, but with a leading average of 21.5 Kills per 10 minutes in Control, it's clear to see that Simp like's to get his hands dirty and is often pretty much everywhere on the map.
His dominance has been pivotal for FaZe so far, notching up unrivalled CDL points and being one of the best Black Ops Cold War players in the league.
1 - Tyler "aBeZy" Pharris
The other half of the tiny terrors is out on top in our rankings of the best Black Ops Cold War players. So far, it's all been a little bit too easy for aBeZy, who has continued to perform at the highest level.
To differentiate the two, aBeZy's work on Search and Destroy has set him apart in the rankings, with himself and Simp being pretty much inseparable on the respawn game modes.
Over in Search though, aBeZy has been FaZe's star man, topping the charts for first-bloods across the league, finding the first kill for his team 22% of the time. His 1.19 K/D and 0.85 kills per round have him in the top four across the league on those stats for Search too, just showcasing that aBeZy's dynamism in the controlled environment is what keeps FaZe ticking over.
Quite simply, aBeZy is a menace on any game mode and has been FaZe's go-to man when they're in trouble, always capable of pulling out a magical moment from within his rich and deep bag of tricks.
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