Dynasties in Call of Duty

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In Call of Duty esports, a dynasty is considered a team or core-group of players that dominates the scene for an extended period of time. Since professional Call of Duty leagues don't maintain an official list of dynasties in Call of Duty history, it is subjective whether a team has achieved a dynasty. However, it's safe to assume the general consensus/criteria on what defines a dynasty is a team or core-group of players winning several offline tournaments across a significantly long period of time, usually across multiple Call of Duty seasons.

List of Dynasties[edit]

CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming and Evil Geniuseslogo std.pngEvil Geniuses dynasty[edit]

This dynasty consisting of the core-trio of ACHES, TeePee, and Crimsix, alongside Clayster (from April 2013 to November 2013), Karma (from November 2013 to September 2014), and Dedo (from September 2014 to November 2014) is generally considered to be the first true dynasty in Call of Duty esports.

Their dynasty began with their 1st place finish at MLG Anaheim 2013 during the Black Ops 2 season under the Complexity Gaming banner, and ended with their 1st place finish at ESWC 2014 during the Ghosts season under the Evil Geniuses banner.

Over this time span, they won 13 offline tournaments (including one Call of Duty Championship title), been in 15 overall grand finals (the first 13 being consecutive and a record), and 16 top-4 finishes (with the first 15 being consecutive).

Table below consists of all their championship victories in chronological order:

Date Game Tournament Place Roster Team
2013-06-30 GameIcon BO2.png MLG Spring Championship 2013 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixClayster CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2013-07-30 GameIcon BO2.png Gfinity London 2013 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixClayster CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2013-08-11 GameIcon BO2.png UMG Atlanta 2013 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixClayster CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2013-10-13 GameIcon BO2.png Gfinity 2 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixClayster CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2013-10-19 GameIcon BO2.png MLG Fall Invitational 2013 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixClayster CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2013-11-03 GameIcon BO2.png ESWC 2013 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixClayster CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2013-11-24 GameIcon Ghosts.png MLG Fall Championship 2013 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixClayster CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2014-01-05 GameIcon Ghosts.png UMG Philadelphia 2014 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixKarma CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2014-03-30 GameIcon Ghosts.png Call of Duty Championship 2014 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixKarma CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2014-04-13 GameIcon Ghosts.png MLG CoD League 2014 Season 1 Playoffs A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixKarma CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2014-05-04 GameIcon Ghosts.png UGC Niagara 2014 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixKarma CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2014-06-22 GameIcon Ghosts.png MLG Anaheim 2014 International Playoffs A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixKarma Evil Geniuseslogo std.pngEvil Geniuses
2014-11-02 GameIcon Ghosts.png ESWC 2014 A11 ACHESTeePeeCrimsixDedo Evil Geniuseslogo std.pngEvil Geniuses

OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming dynasty[edit]

This dynasty consisting of the core-trio of Scump, FormaL, and Crimsix, alongside Nadeshot (from January 2015 to April 2015), Karma (from April 2015 to May 2018), and Enable as a stand-in (May 2015) is the second dynasty in Call of Duty esports. The OpTic dynasty is widely considered to be the longest-tenured and most accomplished dynasty in Call of Duty esports.

Their dynasty began with their 1st place finish at UMG Orlando 2015 during the Advanced Warfare season, and ended with their 13-16th place finish at the 2018 CWL Seattle Open during the World War II season.

Over this time span, they won 18 offline tournaments (including one Call of Duty Championship title), been in a record-25 overall grand finals (with 10 of those being consecutive), and 28 top-4 finishes.

Table below consists of all their championship victories in chronological order:

Date Game Tournament Place Roster Team
2015-01-04 GameIcon AW.png UMG Orlando 2015 A11 NadeshotScumpFormaLCrimsix OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2015-02-22 GameIcon AW.png MLG Pro League 2015 Season 1 Playoffs A11 NadeshotScumpFormaLCrimsix OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2015-03-08 GameIcon AW.png Call of Duty Championship 2015 North America Regional Final A11 NadeshotScumpFormaLCrimsix OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2015-05-03 GameIcon AW.png ESWC 2015 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixEnable OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2015-05-10 GameIcon AW.png Gfinity Spring Masters 2015 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixEnable OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2015-05-17 GameIcon AW.png UMG California 2015 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2015-06-07 GameIcon AW.png MLG Pro League 2015 Season 2 Playoffs A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2015-09-06 GameIcon AW.png UMG Washington DC 2015 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2015-10-18 GameIcon AW.png MLG World Finals 2015 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2016-04-03 GameIcon BO3.png NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 1 Playoffs A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2016-04-10 GameIcon BO3.png Crown Melbourne Invitational 2016 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2016-05-08 GameIcon BO3.png ESWC 2016 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2016-06-12 GameIcon BO3.png MLG Anaheim Open 2016 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2016-08-07 GameIcon BO3.png MLG Orlando Open 2016 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2017-02-19 GameIcon IW.png CWL Paris Open 2017 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2017-03-19 GameIcon IW.png CWL Dallas Open 2017 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2017-07-30 GameIcon IW.png CWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 2 Playoffs A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2017-08-13 GameIcon IW.png Call of Duty World League Championship 2017 A11 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming