Rounding out the 2020 Modern Warfare season, Breaking Point gathered a panel of coaches, analysts, and casters to help put together a Top 20 ranking for Call of Duty Challengers players. The objective of this list is to recognize up-and-coming players for their performance and accomplishments during the 2020 Modern Warfare season. If you missed #20 – #16, check it out ,here. We’ll be releasing two more articles in the series over the next two days to finish the remaining #10 to #1 ranking.
A note on player exclusion, players that played in at least one official CDL match were excluded from this ranking (i.e. Mack, Owakening, etc).
The Ranking #15 – #11 | Narrated by ,iholdshift
,Bryan “Jimbo” Sabman has been a rising star since his debut in Black Ops 4. Jimbo played under the FaZe Academy banner for the Modern Warfare season winning the CDC Atlanta LAN as well as eight top 3 finishes during online tournaments. Among amateur players, Jimbo is one of the most aggressive players in the circuit. Combined with his raw talent, this further helps to separate him from his peers.
,Byron “Nastie” Plumridge had an interesting year with Modern Warfare. He spent the majority of the early season with the TrainHard roster before moving to Team WaR for a short stint. His strong results caught the attention of the London Royal Ravens who moved to sign Nastie for the remainder of the season. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and visa complications, Nastie remained in the amateur circuit for the rest of the season. Despite the ups and downs, Nastie continued with strong placements throughout the season including a third place finish at the EU Amateur CoD Champs making him one of the standout flex players in the amateur scene.
,Conor “DiamondCon” Johst had a relatively quiet Black Ops 4 season before taking the scene by surprise in Modern Warfare. Notably, Diamondcon played for 6th Gear for part of the season before getting picked up by Triumph. From start to end, DiamondCon showed significant improvement finishing the season with a first-place finish at the NA Amateur CoD Champs.
,Tyler “FeLo” Johnson has had a long tenure in competitive Call of Duty dating back to as early as Advanced Warfare. FeLo has had several top placements at previous CoD Champs: third during Black Ops 3, fourth during Infinite Warfare, and fourth during WWII. As one of the veteran players in the NA amateur scene during Modern Warfare, FeLo led his team to multiple top finishes including winning the NA Amateur CoD Champs. FeLo’s aggressive playstyle combined with his veteran experience along with top rookie talent in Standy and Diamondcon are a large part of the success formula they found this season.
,Jamie “Insight” Craven, member of the fan-favorite Singularity roster, caught the community’s attention during Black Ops 4 through an incredible run at CoD Champs taking down the likes of LG and Envy. He continued this performance into the Modern Warfare season with an average LAN placing of 1.5 (winning the first two LANs of the season). Insight and the Singularity squad would finish the season with a second-place result at the EU Amateur CoD Champs. Playing the main AR role, Insight maintains a high in-game IQ while providing leadership for his team. Going into the 2021 CDL season, Insight was picked up by Toronto Ultra as their substitute player.
Stay tuned for #10 to #6 which drops tomorrow.
Special thanks to the panel who participated in the ranking: ,Nubzy, ,Saintt, ,EasyMac, ,Novus, ,DREAL, ,Fenix, ,IHOLDSHIFT, ,Nfinity. Additional shoutouts to ,Fenix for assisting with the articles and ,IHOLDSHIFT + ,NickSzott for video production.