Top 6 Best Call of Duty Players of All Time

​​Best Call of Duty Players

The Call of Duty franchise is one of the most popular in video game history, with millions of players competing every day. The immense number of players that the game attracts makes it very difficult to play at the professional Esports level, but a select few have made a name for themselves as the best Call of Duty players of all time.


Who are the best Call of Duty players of all time?

  1. Crimsix
  2. Karma
  3. Scump
  4. Clayster
  5. Simp
  6. JKap

1. Crimsix

  • Three Call of Duty Championships
  • One Call of Duty Championship MVP
  • Gold medalist at MLG X-Games Invitational
  • Total of 36 event wins

The best Call of Duty player of all time is Ian Porter, also known as "Crimsix." Crimsix made a name for himself by competing on two of the top rosters for Call of Duty Esports: OpTic Gaming and Complexity. He has competed in many events and has an impressive total of 36 event wins throughout his career. Additionally, Crimsix proved to be the most lucrative Call of Duty player of all time, earning $1.3 million from competitions. To top off his successful career, Crimsix won three Call of Duty Championships, tied for the most of all time with two other top-tier players, Karma and Clayster.

2. Karma

  • Three Call of Duty Championships
  • Gold medalist at the MLG X-Games Invitational
  • Total of 24 event wins

Damon Barlow, also known as "Karma," is another one of the best Call of Duty players of all time. Karma is known for speaking his mind and is not afraid to let his teammates know when they need to step their game up. He won his first Call of Duty Championship while competing for Fariko Impact and playing Black Ops 2. Continuing his success, Karma won two more championships competing for Complexity and then OpTic Gaming. Similar to Crimsix, Karma won an impressive three championships during his career but was the first player to reach this milestone.

3. Scump

  • Two-time gold medalist at the X-Games Invitational
  • One Call of Duty Championship
  • Total of 28 event wins

Seth "Scump" Abner is known for competing for the notorious duo Time 2 Pound (T2P). Scump quickly became known for his skillful and clutch gameplay, earning him a second nickname, "The King." He began making a name for himself when he competed for OpTic Gaming playing Black Ops. Since then, Scump has continued to dominate, racking up 28 event wins and earning him the second spot in most Call of Duty tournament wins behind Crimsix. His most notable wins include his two gold-medal performances at the X-Games Invitational, along with a Call of Duty Championship victory.

4. Clayster

  • Gold medalist at the X-Games Invitational
  • Three Call of Duty Championships
  • Total of 19 event wins

James "Clayster" Eubanks is known for his loud personality, never afraid to cheer on his teammates or fight a rule he disagrees with. He has the most experience out of any active players in the league, beginning his career playing Modern Warfare 2. Early in his career, Clayster competed for OpTic Gaming, winning a gold medal at the first X-Games Invitational. Following this, he joined forces with Denial Esports and won his first Call of Duty Championship. Clayster's success did not stop here, as he continued by winning back-to-back championships with Eunited (Black Ops 4) and the Dallas Empire (Modern Warfare).

5. Simp

  • Two Call of Duty Championships
  • Esports Console Rookie of the Year in 2019
  • CDL 2021 Regular Season MVP
  • Overall leader in k/d ratio in 2021

Chris "Simp" Lehr is one of the younger but more dominant players in the Call of Duty Esports realm. Simp joined the eUnited Cadets in 2017 when he was just 16 years old and shortly after helped his team to win the 2019 World League Championship. Although this was his first true professional competition, he outperformed the rest of the players and was awarded the MVP award. During the 2021 season, Simp competed for FaZe Clan and helped the organization win the World Championship by earning the top spot in the competition. Although he is still young, Simp has already earned more than $1 million through competing and is on track to be one of the best Call of Duty players ever.

6. JKap

  • Two Call of Duty Championships
  • Ten major wins
  • Played for 11 different teams during his career
  • Earned an estimated $700,000 in prize money

Jordan "JKap" Kaplan is one of the original players in the Call of Duty Esports arena. JKap began playing Call of Duty competitively when Modern Warfare was released in 2007 and quickly began to establish himself as one of the best of all time. Throughout his career, he competed in the World Championship every year and more impressively finished within the top-eight spots in each championship event. JKap played for many of the top teams in Call of Duty Esports, including FaZe, Envy, and OpTic, where he retired in 2020. He finished his career with two World Championship victories and is now the head coach of the LA Thieves.

FAQ

Who is the best Call of Duty player of all time?

Ian "Crimsix" Porter is the best Call of Duty player of all time. Throughout his career, Crimsix has won a total of three World Championships, which ties him for the most in history with Karma and Clayster. He is known for taking a leadership role on all the teams he competes on and was selected as the MVP of the League Championship in 2020. While he is still actively playing, Crimsix has already earned over $1 million in prize money.

What player has the most Call of Duty Championship wins?

In terms of the most Call of Duty Championship wins, there is a three-way tie between Crimsix, Karma, and Clayster, who all have three wins. There are several players that follow them with two championship wins, including ACHES, JKap, Apathy, Simp, aBeZy, and Arcitys. There are a total of 26 different players who have won a Call of Duty Championship. A few other players that have won one championship include KiLLa, Parasite, MiRx, and TeePee.

What Call of Duty player has won the most prize money of all time?

Crimsix has won the most prize money of all time, earning $1,333,092.80 as of August 2021. He is followed by a few other players who have also earned over $1 million in their careers, including Clayster, Arcitys, aBeZy, Scump, and Simp. As of August 2021, Clayster has won $1,198,021.68, Arcitys won $1,114,054.09, aBeZy won $1,084,280.68, Scump won $1,068,005.35, and Simp won $1,044,953.33.