Chicago’s roster for the inaugural Call of Duty League features some of the most recognisable and successful names in competitive CoD, and it turns out that the team has the most collective major wins of any in the league.
The team was announced on October 24 to coincide with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and features OpTic Gaming legend Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, one of his teammates from OpTic’s 2017 championship winning roster Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and a member of last season’s championship winning eUnited team, Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson. All three players have experienced what it’s like to be world champions and each have one championship ring to their names.
The stacked roster also features former GenG player Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon and the extremely talented Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman. With so many experienced names on the team, Chicago – who are owned by esports organisation NRG – will have the most decorated roster in terms of previous major wins in the entire competition with a collective 56 titles, according to stats from Gamepedia.
The winningest player on the team is Scump, who in his eight years at OpTic won 27 titles. FormaL, who played alongside Scump before moving to Luminosity last season, is close behind with 21 titles.
These two alone account for most of the team’s collective title wins. Gunless has tasted major victory on five occasions, while Arcitys, despite being a world champion, only has three. Envoy is yet to win a major tournament.
— NRG (@NRGgg) October 24, 2019
Close behind Chicago is the equally intimidating roster of the Seattle franchise, who has just two titles less with 54. Seattle has the only three-time Call of Duty world champion on their roster, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow. He brings 24 major wins to the team.
His teammates all have decent major experience, with Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt having nine major titles, and Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry, and Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov all having seven each.
The winningest player of all time however, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, will be playing for Dallas Empire. His 32 majors, combined with teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ 15, means their roster has 47 major wins in total, putting them third behind Chicago and Seattle. The other three Dallas players have no major wins.
Not all the Call of Duty League rosters have been unveiled yet, however it is mathematically impossible for any franchise to create a more decorated roster than Chicago’s with the remaining active CoD pros who are yet to sign a contract.