COD Championship 2014 Preview

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CALL OF DUTY® CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 Top 8 Teams Preview

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As we start off this new year, we begin to learn about the upcoming Call of Duty Championship 2014 featuring the game which will be played, Call of Duty Ghosts. Throughout the past year, we saw teams such as compLexity Gaming take home several MLG Championships including the MLG Fall Invitational with the runner up being Team Kaliber. As we get closer and closer to the event which will take place in Los Angeles, California from March 28th-30th 2014, we begin to see roster changes and new teams forming because of the age restriction set by the tournament policy. In addition, the prize pool set for this championship is $1,000,000! How exciting right? The total number of teams which will be competing at the event after they have qualified through either the online qualifier or regional qualifier depending on the team's region, will be 32. One of these 32 teams will receive big money as well as respect from everyone in the Call of Duty eSports community all around the world. Now, lets dig into the top 8 teams (Based on their Pro Point Standings).


By order of Pro Points combined per team:

  1. CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
  2. Team Curselogo std.pngCurse LV
  3. Team Kaliberlogo std.pngTeam Kaliber
  4. OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
  5. Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy
  6. FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe Clan
  7. Fierce Gaminglogo std.pngFierce Gaming
  8. Team JusTuslogo std.pngTeam JusTus


CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming

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Alias Name Primary Role
United States ACHES Patrick Price 65Support
United States TeePee Tyler Polchow 75Objective
United States Crimsix Ian Porter 61Slayer
Canada Karma Damon Barlow 61Slayer


Winning a large amount of the tournaments in which they participate in, compLexity Gaming is the team to be feared as they have won 3 out of the 5 MLG events in the 2013 season! We saw many changes including Clayster being dropped from the roster and being replaced by Karma who had just left Team EnVyUs.


Player to watch: Patrick "ACHES" Price




Team Curselogo std.pngCurse LV

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Alias Name Primary Role
United States Parasite Christopher Duarte 75Objective
United States KiLLa Adam Sloss 65Support
United States MiRx Marcus Carter 65Support
United States Ricky Richard Stacy 61Slayer


Parasite and Ricky were both on OpTic Gaming for a bit before joining Curse LV and for Parasite, he is welcomed back. Curse LV has gone through a number of roster changes, much like a lot of other teams here in the Call of Duty eSports world. They had to find a replacement since Parasite had joined OpTic Gaming, and that replacement was StuDyy. Later on, StuDyy leaves Curse LV and Parasite returns to regain the throne. Ricky ends up leaving OpTic Gaming and NameLeSs is released from Curse LV only to find that Ricky has taken his place. With all these roster changes, we will see how well Curse LV performs now with the addition of Ricky.


Player to watch: Christopher "Parasite" Duarte



Team Kaliberlogo std.pngTeam Kaliber

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Alias Name Primary Role
United States Sharp Brandon Rodgers 65Support
United States Theory Dylan McGee 75Objective
United States FormaL Matthew Piper 61Slayer
United States Neslo Jeremy Olsen 61Slayer


Team Kaliber is the team that is always on the edge of its seat. They are always so close to the finish line, however they always end up not being the first ones to cross the line. They have a number of top 3 placings throughout Call of Duty events such as MLG, UMG, and Gfinity. Even though they have not received a 1st place finish, they are always neck and neck with compLexity Gaming and have proven to be one of the best teams because of their consistency to top events. They have not had a lot of roster changes like other teas have. The only roster change was Clayster leaving Team Kaliber and picking up FormaL to take that fourth spot on the team.

Player to watch: Brandon "Sharp" Rodgers



OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming

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Alias Name Primary Role
United States NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective
United States MBoZe Marcus Blanks 75Objective
United States Clayster James Eubanks 61Slayer
Peru Saints Renato Forza 61Slayer


With the new roster changes for OpTic Gaming, we will see how well they have developed as team. Seeing that the only long term member left for OpTic Gaming is NaDeSHoT, I wonder how well he will play with them. Will he adjust well? Will he go on tilt? We shall see soon enough. OpTic Gaming has always been one of those teams that is strong and always manages to make an impact on a Call of Duty event whether the impact be big or small. With this roster, the team can either do really good, or really bad, we just won't know yet. Seeing that OpTic Gaming is one of the most famous teams in Call of Duty eSports, there is a lot of pressure for these new players on the roster.

Player to watch: James "Clayster" Eubanks




Team Envylogo std.png Team EnVyUs

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Alias Name Primary Role
United States MerK Joseph Deluca 75Objective
United States Goonjar Jevon Gooljar-Lim 65Support
United States ProoFy Jordan Cannon 61Slayer
United States Scumpii Seth Abner 61Slayer


With the loss of Karma, Team EnVyUs seemed to have struggled for a bit. Now with the new addition of Scumpii to the team, it seems as if it will rise once again with one of the best players. In addition, they have Rambo as the coach for the team and he has a lot of experience so all I can say is that my expectations are high!

Player to watch: Seth "Scumpii" Abner



FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe Clan

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Alias Name Primary Role
United States Crowder James Crowder 75Objective
United States Classic Nicholas DiCostanzo 75Objective
United States JKap Jordan Kaplan 65Support
United States NameLeSs Anthony Wheeler 65Support


FaZe Clan has been playing with Methodz on their roster. However, they needed to drop him since he is not of age to participate at the Call of Duty Championships. This has happened to several teams where the players are too young to participate. With the release of Methodz, they obtained MBoZe. A couple days later, MBoZe left FaZe for OpTic Gaming. With all these roster changes, FaZe was looking for a 4th and that person was NameLeSs. Like any other team with roster changes, we shall see how well their chemistry works out, how good of a team they can be.

Player to watch: Jordan "JKap" Kaplan




Fierce Gaminglogo std.pngFierce Gaming

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Alias Name Primary Role
United States NoXiDe William Cardona 75Objective
United States TJHaLy Thomas Haly 61Slayer
United States VeXeD Hamza Pirdana 65Support
United States ZooMaa Thomas Paparatto 61Slayer


I don't really know what to expect from Fierce Gaming but they seem like a strong team coming into the scene. They made their debut at UMG Philadelphia where they managed to place in the top 12. That seems really good especially when it is their first LAN event. Like I said, I don't have much to say, but I'm sure we will all be looking to see what this team can do.

Player to watch: Thomas "TJHaLy" Haly




Team JusTuslogo std.pngTeam JusTus

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Alias Name Primary Role
United States Tipsy Vaughn Brown 61Slayer
United States Gucci Hadi Chreidi 75Objective
United States StaiNViLLe Tosh McGruder 75Objective
United States StuDyy Jeremy Astacio 65Support


Team JusTus has been creeping closer and closer. They have been placing recently at least in the top 12. The team has not attended too many event nor have they placed sufficiently. With the new additions of StaiNViLLe and StuDyy, me may come to see a new threat to the competitive Call of Duty teams. Since both are great players in the scene, the impact they may bring can be huge but we will have to wait and see.

Player to watch: Tosh "StaiNViLLe" McGruder



Written by Jorge "Caldo" Calderon - Twitter: @TheCaldo23