Top 20 Players of Cold War: #4 Cammy

The #4 player of the Cold War season, brought to you by Elgato, is the Killer Cam himself Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan. The superstar flex for Toronto helped them take home the Stage 2 Major and become one of the best teams in the CDL.

Cammy broke into the Pro scene during the Black Ops 4 season with Units. The ragtag group of Europeans were able to fight hard to end the scene and put their names on the map right before franchising. After ending the 2019 season strong, Cammy was signed to the 10 man squad under the Toronto Ultra. Cammy fought his way to a starting spot for the Ultra and helped them win the Toronto Homestand. Toronto made the smart decision to figure out which pieces could build a championship-contending roster for 2021, and Cammy would be a huge piece of that. They’d bring back Bance, Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan, Tobias “CleanX” Juul Jønsson, Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, and substitute Jamie “Insight” Craven for Black Ops Cold War.

Season Review

Cammy started the season on the SMG but quickly switched to the flex position and hit his stride. His playstyle instantly clicked in the new positive, as he was aggressive with snappy aim. While the team was praised for their exceptional teamwork throughout the season, their slaying ability was seriously underrated. The AR duo of Cammy and Insight could contend with any other team in the League. Cammy was at his best in Hardpoint. While his KD was only a 1.01 for the season, he was wonderful at dealing damage (4574 DMGp10M) and slaying (23.26 Kp10M). He’d have countless highlight real plays and could win maps by himself at times. Here is his 2021 season review!

Stage 1

Coming into the season, expectations for Toronto were to be a middle-of-the-pack team with a high ceiling. The team didn’t have a great start, dropping 4 series in the group stage. The results were disappointing as they fell to many teams thought below them and had to start in the Lower Bracket. The Ultra improved at the Major, picking up wins against London and Minnesota. In the end, they would fall to the LA Thieves to be eliminated at the Major in 7th/8th. It wasn’t the perfect start to the Cold War season for the organization.

Cammy played well over the course of the first stage, finishing with a 1.02 KD in Stage 1. He played at his best in Hardpoint, finishing with great slaying and objective work. Cam had 23.83 kills per minute in the mode and 64.98 seconds of hill time per 10 minutes. He played well in the other two modes as well, having a 1.06 KD in Control. Overall, he’d look to improve in Stage 2 and net the team better results.

Stage 2

Going into the 2nd stage of the season, Toronto made the decision to bench Methodz and bring in Insight to fill the Main AR role. This decision was key to the success that Toronto found later in the year, as it reinvigorated the squad and unlocked Cammy’s potential. With a decent group stage showing, the team would start in the Upper Bracket for Major 2. The Ultra started by shocking OpTic with a 3-1 upset. Although they would lose to Atlanta 3-1, it gave them a chance to rebound. They would start a cinderella run, beating Minnesota, Dallas, and LAT to make it to the Grand Finals. In an amazing Finals, Toronto would beat Atlanta to win their first Championship. It was a fantastic turnaround from the Ultra.

Cammy continued looking great in Stage 2 for the Ultra. He continuously flashed superstar potential but would just need to find the consistency to put it all together. He played great in both SnD and Control, finishing with positive KDs in both modes. Overall, his best mode was SnD. Cammy finished with 0.71 kills per round with 162 ADR to go with his 1.01 KD. While it was terrific to win the Major, Cammy showed that he could still improve individually.

Stage 3

With the great result in Stage 2, the pressure was on the Ultra to continue improving and keep that form. They were now thought of as a top team, and their performances needed to match that. The Stage 2 momentum continued over, as the team finished with a perfect 5-0 record and amazing 15-1 map count. It was pure domination out of the Ultra, as they would set the record for least maps lost in a group stage. The Major wouldn’t start smooth, as the squad dropped to Atlanta 3-2 to start. They’d manage to rebound with victories over LAT & Chicago to set up a rematch against the FaZe. But again, Atlanta blocked their way to the finals. After falling again 3-2, the Ultra finished in 3rd place.

The superstar potential was unlocked for Cammy at this stage, as he played insane for Toronto. He hit an elite level in both Hardpoint in SnD. In Hardpoint, the star flex ended with a 1.12 KD and had the highest kills (25.85) and damage (5200) per 10 minutes. His progression in the mode was amazing. As for SnD, Cammy had a 1.31 KD with 0.87 kills per round and 19 opening duels won. If he could keep this form up, they could beat anyone in the CDL.

Stage 4

After two straight great results for the ultra, they’d try to carry that momentum into the first LAN back. The group stage went fantastic for the Ultra, finishing with a 4-1 record and 14-3 map count overall. Over the past two group stages, Toronto would have a crazy 29-4 map count. They would match up against the Dallas Empire in their first match of the Major. The Ultra came through, winning map 5 to move on. Sadly, this wouldn’t continue for long. After falling to Atlanta in the Upper Bracket Final, they failed to rebound against Dallas. With the grueling map 5 loss to Dallas, they would be eliminated in 3rd place. With the momentum they had, they expected to make the Finals again.

Cammy continued his individual run of great form in Stage 4. He continued playing well in all three modes but hit his high in Hardpoint. Cammy had a 1.18 KD in the mode, with 25.56 kills per 10 minutes, and led the League with 4911 damage per 10 minutes. In Search & Destroy, he finished with a 1.15 KD with 0.79 kills per round and 12 opening duels won. He was impactful across the board and would continue that into the end of the season.

Stage 5

Heading into the final stage of the season, Toronto was engaged with a heated race for the 2nd overall seed with the Dallas Empire. Whoever placed better in the final stage would have the leg up for the 2nd seed. After victories over Florida & Minnesota, Toronto finished 4-1 and locked an Upper Bracket start at the final Major. This form would continue at the Major, with Toronto taking victories against LAT and Chicago. They would meet up against the Minnesota Rokkr in the Upper Bracket Finals for a battle for the Finals. The Ultra got shocked, losing 3-0 but would rebound to meet the Rokkr again in the Finals. After going up 4-0 in the series, Toronto had a breakdown and lost 5 straight maps. Even though the team finished 2nd, it was heartbreaking to be so close to another championship.

Cammy ended the season on a high, having high damage and slaying numbers in all three modes. His Control game improved again this stage as well. Cammy had a 1.21 KD in the mode with 4049 damage per 10 minutes. He was an elite flex player for the Ultra, consistently making highlight plays and having MVP movements. If he could keep this form up in the three modes then Toronto could easily take the CDL Playoffs.

CDL Playoffs

After locking in the 2nd season with their Finals appearance in Stage 5, Toronto would have time to wait and fully prepare. They earned an Upper Bracket start and a bye, so they would have to wait to see who would win between the Dallas Empire and Minnesota Rokkr. Toronto would be a favorite to win the entire tournament, as they were a consistent threat due to their slaying and teamwork. They were regarded as one of the best Search & Destroy and Control teams in the CDL. This tournament was about putting it all together to win another championship. With a solid start and playing their own game then they would have a lot of potential to win the tournament.

Toronto Ultra vs Dallas Empire

With Dallas beating Minnesota to start the tournament, they would move on to play the waiting Toronto Ultra. Dallas was considered a darkhorse team going into the CDL Playoffs after they picked up Reece “Vivid” Drost and improving greatly in Stage 5. Toronto would be favored to take the Control and SnDs, while Dallas had the upper hand in the Hardpoints. The series would break down just like that, with Dallas winning both Hardpoints and Toronto taking maps 2 & 3. In the end, it would all come down to a crucial map 5. But Dallas would be too much for the Ultra, winning the Raid SnD 6-5. After that heartbreak, Toronto would fall into the Lower Bracket.

Toronto Ultra vs OpTic Chicago

After their loss to the Empire, Toronto would have to rebound quickly as they would have to play again on Day 2. While Toronto was coming in on a loss, Chicago was coming in off a victory over the Florida Mutineers. The Ultra would have to strike early to halt that momentum from continuing on into their series. Toronto would do just that, winning the first two maps convincingly to take a series lead 2-0. OpTic would fight back on the Control, winning map 3 to make it 2-1 in the series. But it wouldn’t be enough for OpTic, as the Ultra would win the Raid Hardpoint to take the series 3-1. It was a major victory for the squad to help rebuild their confidence and to start their Lower Bracket run on a high note.

Toronto Ultra vs Minnesota Rokkr

Next up for the Ultra would be the Minnesota Rokkr. The same Minnesota that won five straight maps against Toronto to win the Stage 5 Major. Toronto wanted revenge against the team that stole their second major victory away from them. It was a tough matchup for Toronto, as the Rokkr were a very good SnD and Control team. The two teams started the series off by split maps but Toronto got the upper hand by taking the Raid Control. Minnesota battled back to take the Raid Hardpoint to send the series to a map 5. The Moscow SnD would be hard fought on both sides, but Toronto came out with the upper hand. Toronto had the edge on the attacking side, routinely taking advantage of the weak outer site defensive holds. This victory would send the Toronto Ultra into the Lower Bracket Finals.

Toronto Ultra vs Dallas Empire

With a ticket to the Finals on the line, the Ultra would be matched up against the Dallas Empire. After falling to Dallas at the beginning of the tournament, Ultra would have to get their revenge to move on. It would be another long series for the Ultra, as the series started the same way as the first one went. Dallas would take both the Hardpoints, while the Ultra won the SnD and Control. This series would end on Express SnD though, compared to Raid in the first series. Ultra would come back to dominate map 5, winning 6-3 to take the series 3-2. This would get Toronto into another Grand Finals and would match them against the Atlanta FaZe.

Toronto Ultra vs Atlanta FaZe

This Grand Finals would match up two of the best teams in the League. Atlanta and Toronto were undoubtedly the top two teams of the regular season and fought their ways into the Finals. After beating the Atlanta FaZe in the Finals of the Stage 2 Major, the Ultra had failed to beat them again after. Atlanta was a tough matchup for Toronto because they had very good form in Toronto’s strongest modes. It’d be a hard task for Toronto to keep fighting in the series and win some maps they weren’t favored in. After winning the first map, the Ultra would lose the next three maps to fall in a 3-1 series deficit. They wouldn’t give up though, taking the Miami SnD 6-2 to make the series 3-2. However, FaZe would steal the Garrison Control away 3-2 after starting down 0-2. In the end, FaZe were just too strong and won the series 5-3. It was one of the best series of the year, as the Ultra had plenty of chances to take down the FaZe. Ultimately, the Toronto Ultra would finish 2nd but it was still a great achievement.

Overall

Cammy turned in the best season of his young career in Cold War, finishing with MVP-like numbers and helping the Ultra become a top 2 team. Overall, the team made it to two additional Grand Finals and had two 3rd place finishes. He had a fantastic season individually, finishing with great slaying and damage statistics. He really hit his stride at the end of the season, unlocking his superstar potential in the flex role. Cammy also improved in all three modes once the League went to LAN, including going from a 1.12 KD in SnD online to 1.19 KD on LAN. By the end of the year, he was finally getting the credit he deserved and was making insane highlights reel plays. Overall he was a terrific player and legitimate MVP candidate.

How good was Cammy in 2021?

Hardpoint

While Cammy’s KDs aren’t crazy in Hardpoint, his slaying and damage are where he impressed most. He consistently had over 4k damage in maps and would lead the team in slaying. His best map was Garrison overall. In the end, he had a 1.02 KD but 23.98 kills and 4788.76 damage per 10 minutes. Cammy improved as well on LAN, going from a 1.00 KD online to 1.04 KD on LAN. Overall, it was a terrific season for Cammy and it was highlighted by his insane 4-piece play on Raid against Dallas at CDL Playoffs.

In the end, Toronto had a good run to finish with a 47-43 record in Hardpoint. They developed a deep map pool as the season went along, but their best maps were Checkmate (15-9) and Garrison (13-10). Their ARs played lights out on the faster maps and could take over at any moment. Overall, it was an extremely underrated mode for the Ultra.

Search & Destory

While he had countless highlight plays in respawn, Cammy’s best mode was arguably SnD. He was a steady force for the Ultra, having great statistics on multiple maps. That includes Express (1.24 KD), Standoff (1.29 KD), Raid (1.22 KD), and Moscow (1.10 KD). He also improved substantially on LAN (1.19 KD) compared to online (1.12 KD). Something that everyone saw at CDL Playoffs, Cammy played lights out against the top competition. When playing against the Top 3 Teams, Cammy had a 1.23 KD with 0.79 kills per round and 159.5 ADR. Cam was a significant reason for the Ultra’s success in the mode.

In the end, Ultra would finish with one of the best records in SnD out of the entire CDL. Their 46-29 was a testament to how consistent they played over the course of the season. They only had one map with a losing record and had three maps that had double-digit wins. That included going 10-3 on Express, 13-7 on Moscow, and 11-5 on Raid. A really great season of SnD out of the Ultra.

Control

Finally, we’ll look at Cammy’s season in Control. He was a big reason that Ultra found success in the mode, performing well on all three maps. His best map of the year was Garrison. Cammy finished with a 1.19 KD on the map with 20.68 kills per 10 minutes and a 1.35 KD on the defensive side. He was able to put up his best numbers on the defensive side, as he’d consistently find holes in the attack to pressure. On Checkmate he finished with a 1.38 KD on defense to go with a 1.35 on Garrison. Overall, great season of Control from Cammy.

Toronto Ultra was one of the best Control teams in the CDL. While they had their struggles against the Atlanta FaZe, they could beat anyone when they were on. They finished with a ridiculous 31-18 record in the mode, including going 13-7 on Garrison and 18-11 on Raid. While they had the best teamwork in the League, their slaying in Control was really impressive. Top tier gameplay from the Toronto Ultra in Control during Cold War.

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A look ahead to Vanguard

Going into the Vanguard season, Cammy will be sticking with the Toronto Ultra. The superstar flex is a hot commodity within the League but is sticking together with the all-EU roster. They are one of three teams that will be sticking together as a team of four from the last season. Cammy will continue to run the flex position for the team, which is surely an advantage going into the next game. The organization hopes that with another year to grow and improve together, that they can find the same level of results and win championships. The only change to the organization is the addition of Charlie “Hicksy” Hicks. Hicksy will join the team as their substitute for Vanguard, taking the place of Methodz. The Ultra will surely continue to be a top team in Vanguard.

Stats Key

TES – True Engagement Success: (Kills+Assists)/(Kills+Assists+Deaths)
Slayer Rating –
Average Engagements: (Total Kills+Total Deaths+Total Assists)/Total Game Time(or Rounds for SnD)
Kp10M – Kills per 10 Minutes: (Total Kills/Total Game Time)*10
Dp10M – Deaths per 10 Minutes: (Total Deaths/Total Game Time)*10
DMGp10M – Damage per 10 Minutes: (Total Damage/Total Game Time)*10
HTp10M – Hill Time per 10 Minutes: (Total Hill Time/Total Game Time)*10
Sp10M – Score per 10 Minutes: (Total Score/Total Game Time)*10
ADR – Average Damage per Round: (Total Damage/Total Rounds Played)
OpDuel Won or Lost – First Blood or First Blooded
OpDuel W% – Opening Duel Win Percentage: (Total OpDuels Won)/(Total OpDuels Won+Total OpDuels Lost)
KpR, DpR – Kills per Round & Deaths per Round
K% – The % of rounds the player had at least 1 kill
MK% – The % of rounds the player had at least 2 kills
0K% – The % of rounds the player had 0 kills
Stats versus the top 3 teams in the league are the summed stats vs Atlanta, Dallas, & Toronto. If the player is on one of those teams, the stat is summed from the remaining two teams on the list.

Comments (1)

  1. You’re high, Cammy was #1 or AT LEAST #2 behind AbeZy.

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