Following an intense CDL season, the LA Thieves stood victorious at COD Champs. It was the first Championship victory for the organisation in the League and the first ring for all of the four players on the team: Kenny, Octane, Drazah, and Envoy. For years, the prize pools associated with Call of Duty tournaments have been getting more and more valuable. Today, we’re taking a look at the scene following Champs, highlighting which CDL players now have the highest earnings in the business.
From the up-and-coming talent to the industry veterans, there’s a diverse range of players currently operating in the Call of Duty League. Every year, the tournament heats up to epic proportions, with Activision Blizzard laying on a veritable feast of Major events and special, mid-season competitions. There are plenty of opportunities for the CDL players to make money, both in and outside of the League.
What we’re interested in, is which CDL players boast the highest earnings from just their Call of Duty tournament winnings?
Which CDL Players Have Won The Most Money?
Once upon a time, Call of Duty esports weren’t very valuable. It has taken more than a decade, but these days, the average Call of Duty League season boasts a prize pool worth more than $5 million. For the players, winning one tournament could provide them with enough money to set them up for a few years. Here’s the breakdown of the highest-earning CDL players since the CDL 2022 season ended:
(Note: only active players are mentioned in this list – typically, Karma would sit in 11th place and FormaL would be in 8th place, but they’ve since retired from Call of Duty esports)
10. Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
SlasheR is a long-term COD veteran with a world championship title in his pocket. He’s earned $764,120 from competing in Call of Duty, $75,000 of which was won online.
9. Sam ‘Octane’ Larew
Following his win with LA Thieves at COD Champs, Octane boasts a total of $769,120 in Call of Duty earnings, of which just $4,500 was won online.
8. Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Williams
Kenny was another victor at COD Champs, and to date, he has won $773,370 through Call of Duty, $85,000 of which was picked up online.
7. Seth ‘Scump’ Abner
Scump, a legend of the game, has secured $992,890 in COD earnings, $165,000 of which was won online.
6. McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel
Cellium is a staple in the Atlanta FaZe squad and has secured $1,049,056 in earnings, $346,000 of which was won online.
5. James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks
Clayster is one of the longest-serving veterans in COD esports, boasting $1,135,779 in earnings, $382,375 of which was secured online.
4. Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr
Simp is considered to be one of the greatest Call of Duty players of all time, racking up $1,285,357 in earnings, $346,000 of which was made online.
3. Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris
Another veteran of the FaZe squad, aBeZy has picked up $1,301,950 in Call of Duty earnings, $346,000 of which was made online, like Simp.
2. Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter
Crimsix is a true veteran, boasting more than ten years in the game. He has made $1,321,545 to date, $380,500 of which was earned online.
1. Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson
Following the 2022 CDL season, Arcitys became the highest-earning CDL player of all time. He boasts a total of $1,363,859 earned from Call of Duty tournaments, $270,000 of which was netted online.
Amazingly, four of the top ten earners are all members of the current Atlanta FaZe line-up. It’s one of the winningest teams in the history of COD esports, and there’s no doubt that the squad is a favourite of all the Call of Duty League betting fans out there. As the 2023 season approaches, this list is subject to change, as there may just be a new top dog emerging in the space as the next year of Call of Duty competitions kicks off.