MVP Ladder: Pre-Major IV

After a lackluster stage from OpTic Texas, Cellium is now a clear favorite for the MVP award heading into this weekend’s Major tournament.

Cellium has continued his terror in Vanguard, dropping what seems like a 1.40 kill/death ratio every second series, and still holds the number one kill/death ratio in almost every catogory.

Dashy has managed to hold onto his second-place spot despite his team going 1-4 through this split. He averaged a 1.20 kill/death ratio over their last five matches, but unforcedly, his teammates failed to turn up.

An argument could be made for Pred being the best SMG player at this current point of the season but he likely didn’t receive as much love as Simp due to Seattle’s poor performances since Major III and FaZe being the most consistent team in the league. Pred ranks top of the league for almost every statistic on Breaking Point.

Shotzzy had one of the worst stages of his career over the last three weeks, he averaged an unusual 0.97 kill/death ratio over five matches, and because of this he has dropped down to the fifth position on the ladder, making room for Simp in the top three, and Pred in the fourth spot ⁠— all three players were half a vote from each other.

Honorable mentions include Sib, Scump, and Afro, who all received votes.

1) Cellium

Photo by Taylor Powell
  • Average vote: 1.1
  • Last ladder: First
  • Team record: 24-11 (first)
  • Tournament results: Second, second, and second.
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.21

Cellium has been dominating all year and is easily the most consistent player this season. He’s averaging the highest overall kill/death ratio in the league, tied with Dashy, but also holds the number one kill/death ratio in Hardpoint, Search and Destroy, and the number two kill/death ratio in Control.

Without winning a single Major event, Atlanta FaZe have already clinched a spot at Championship Weekend, sitting at first in the standings with a 24-11 record. They’ll look to redeem themselves this weekend and hopefully avoid their fourth second-place finish in a row.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.24 (first in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 25.2 (11th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 3,062 (ninth in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.16 (second in the league)
    • Kills per 10 minutes: 16.5 (47th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,219 (46th in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.23 (first in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.70 (22nd in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 8.3 percent (53rd in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.21 (tied first in the league)

2) Dashy

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  • Average vote: 2.3
  • Last ladder: Third
  • Team record: 21-11 (second)
  • Tournament results: First, fifth-sixth, and fifth-sixth.
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.21

As mentioned above, Dashy himself had a great split this stage, but that was far from the case for his team. Dashy still ranks top seven in highest kill/death ratios for all three game modes, as well as tied for first in overall kill/death ratio over the season, with of course Cellium.

OpTic Texas had their worst set of qualifiers all year, finishing 1-4 with their only win against Paris Legion. Dashy and Cellium have been interchanging at the number one and two positions almost all season, but Cellium is a clear favorite now.

Texas will face the loser of New York Subliners vs. Minnesota RØKKR on Friday.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.18 (second in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 23.8 (24th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 3,041 (11th in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.32 (first in the league)
    • Kills per 10 minutes: 18.7 (22nd in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,448 (11th in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.13 (seventh in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.71 (21st in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 12.7 percent (25th in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.21 (tied first in the league)

3) Simp

Photo by Taylor Powell
  • Average vote: 3.3
  • Last ladder: Fifth
  • Team record: 24-11 (first)
  • Tournament results: Second, second, and second.
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.05

The 2021 regular MVP has been lurking around the fourth-sixth position all season and has finally found himself in the top three, bumping Shotzzy out of the top three for the first time all year.

During Atlanta FaZe’s 3-0 victory against Toronto Ultra in week two, Simp dropped a nice 69 kills with a 1.50 kill/death ratio and had more than 1,000 damage than anyone else in the lobby.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.03 (17th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 25.2 (12th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 3,042 (10th in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.06 (17th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 minutes: 18.4 (24th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,353 (24th in the league,)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.15 (sixth in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.77 (sixth in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 12.6 percent (26th in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.05 (14th in the league)

4) Pred

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  • Average vote: 3.6
  • Last ladder: Fourth
  • Team record: 15-14 (fourth)
  • Tournament results: Ninth-12th, fifth-sixth, and first.
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.08

Not only is Pred a front runner for the Rookie of the Year award, but he’s also landed himself in the top-five MVP ladder again. He’s managed to keep his number four spot and wasn’t far off taking third from Simp, or dropping down to fifth.

Pred has some of the highest statistics out of all players in the league, which includes ranking top 14 in all seven categories, but likely due to poor results from his team since being crowned Major III champions, he’ll have to sit comfortably onto fourth for now.

The Australian finished Major IV qualifiers with a 1.20 kill/death ratio, only second to Cellium, and he’ll look to carry on his dominance this weekend, hopefully with his team’s help.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.08 (11th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 26.9 (first in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 3,085 (sixth in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.09 (11th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 minutes: 21.0 (first in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,461 (eighth in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.06 (14th in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.75 (ninth in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 15.9 percent (10th in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.08 (seventh in the league)

5) Shotzzy

Photo by Zach Shelton
  • Average vote: 4.1
  • Last ladder: Second
  • Team record: 21-11 (second)
  • Tournament results: First, fifth-sixth, and fifth-sixth.
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.07

Shotzzy had looked dominant for most of the season, but most recently hasn’t looked like himself, at all. He finished Major IV qualifiers with a 0.97, the lowest he’s ever posted all season, and that could be due to lack of practice with iLLeY, who recently returned from a thumb injury.

Since winning Major I, OpTic have placed top six in the next two Major tournaments and heading into Major IV the team looks worse than they ever have, finishing 10th in the stage standings with a 1-4 record, only beating Paris Legion.

If Shotzzy wants any hope of making a push for his second MVP award of his career, his team will need to go huge this weekend.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.09 (second in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 26.4 (second in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 3,008 (13th in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.03 (20th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 minutes: 18.9 (18th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,296 (31st in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.07 (13th in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.76 (seventh in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 16.7 percent (ninth in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.07 (10th in the league)
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Comments (4)

  1. Marco gonzalez

    I went join in on your team

  2. Marco gonzalez

    Good at call of duty Vanguard

  3. After this major, with faze beating optic, Cellium should be the MVP no question. If anyone disagrees ur faded

  4. Yeah, gotta go with Cell over Bruce. It’s close though.

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