Call of Duty League MVP 2020: Who Were the Best Players in Season 1?
The Call of Duty League is coming to an end for its inaugural season, and it is that typical time to look back at everything that has happened throughout the year. The best team has been crowned, the best players have been decided, and the Call of Duty League MVP 2020 is here.
Call of Duty League 2020 Season Is Now Over
The Call of Duty League 2020 season is now over, and teams are already getting ready for the next season. Though the next game, Black Ops Cold War, isn’t out for a couple more months, the teams are already gearing up for what is going to be an exciting season.
For many, one of the issues with the current first season of the Call of Duty League was the game itself, Modern Warfare, and the switch to a five on five multiplayer match format instead of the four versus four style, used for years in professional Call of Duty competitions.
But the thing is, both of those will change in the upcoming season. Possibly, the best players in the 2020 season will not necessarily be the very best players in the second season of the league. So, we could see a different Call of Duty League MVP for the next year.
Dallas Empire Is the Best Team, But Who Is the Best Player?
At the same time, we could see a different champion team as well. We all know that Dallas Empire is the very best team around this year as they were able to place second in the normal season of the league and then turn around to become the champion in the playoffs.
Though Dallas Empire had lost to Atlanta FaZe, the No. 1 team for the normal season, and was expected to just lose to them again in the playoffs season at least once, Dallas came through and not only beat Atlanta once but twice in a row in the playoffs to become the de facto champion.
Without a doubt, they are the best team in the 2020 season. But if Dallas Empire is the very best team out of the 12 teams in the league, who is the best player? Who is the Call of Duty League MVP 2020? This isn’t just the best player but someone valuable to their overall team.
Their team wouldn’t be the same if they had switched this person out for someone else and they may have not even done as well as they did. The league itself has already picked the top players that it believes are the best candidates for the most valuable player in the 2020 season, but we have our picks.
As such, we will go over the Call of Duty MVP 2020 candidates that we believe in plus the player who we believe encapsulates the entire season and their well. This is the player who stands out among the rest as the one who defined the 2020 season and their team.
That said, some criteria went into determining our Call of Duty MVP 2020. First and foremost, there is the matter of performance, skill, stats, and so on. The player has to rank among the best on their team and in the league in general.
But other factors could help someone make our list, including the popularity, teamwork, leadership, flexibility, and other unique skills that they bring to the table. There is one caveat that we have going into this, and that is only one player per team, even though some teams like Dallas and Atlanta have more than one player who could make this list.
Also, there are five candidates that I have come up with for our picks, but there is a sixth one who is the actual Call of Duty League MVP 2020 that we have picked for the season. As part of the five candidates, we have come up with a wildcard pick from a team that isn’t one of the greatest but had a noteworthy player. Let’s get started.
Our Personal Picks: Owakening
Our first pick for this season’s top players is from the Florida Mutineers, the team that ranked No. 3 in the normal season. The player is none other than Owakening, someone who joined the team later on in the season, but that didn’t stop him from making a huge splash.
Owakening came at a strange time for the Florida Mutineers in which they were struggling to keep up with the greatness that they had up until that point. They had almost always been a top five team, but there was a time when they and Minnesota Rokkr began to falter.
Though the Rokkr never actually recovered from this period of losses and not great performance, the Mutineers did recover, and it was in no small part due to the newest starting player Owakening. He brought the Mutineers together in a unique way midway through the season and helped fill the gap that they were sorely missing. We expect great things from him in the future.
The next pick on this list is similar to the last one but different in other ways. Our pick for the best Atlanta FaZe player of this season is none other than the Simp himself. Both him and Owakening are only 19, so they have a bright future ahead of them in the Call of Duty League.
That said, Simp is much different as he is already an established player we know quite well from last year. Though he is one of the greatest players this season, it didn’t quite start this year as he made a name for himself last year as an MVP candidate and world champion.
Though his team could not help him be the champions again for the second time, they did come in a respectable second place, and there is no doubt that they were the best team in the overall normal season. Much of this was because of Simp, a sniper like no other.
He is a thoughtful and methodical player who thinks well beyond his enemies to know the best course of action. While other players will storm in with almost reckless abandon at times, Simp is calm, cool, and collected at all times.
When it comes to the top teams in the league, it wouldn’t be complete without addressing the Chicago Huntsmen’s godly team. Though they faltered a bit towards the end of the season, they could make a comeback in the playoffs and prove themselves once again.
For our pick for the Huntsmen, ours is the same as the official MVP candidate: Envoy. It is difficult to pick between amazing players like Scump, Arcitys, and so on, but at the end of the day, the player who makes the Huntsmen what it is is Envoy.
He is the glue who keeps the team together and the leader when it comes to dominating kills. If there is someone you want on your team to be the tried and true Call of Duty player with the ability to eliminate others with ease, this is your guy. He is a Search and Destroy master and someone who leads in stats across the board.
At the last minute in the normal season, one team came out of nowhere and cemented their place as a top five team this season. That team was the New York Subliners, one team that many were hopeful about at the beginning of the season but didn’t quite live up to its expectations.
Or, at least, not until the very end of the season that is. When it comes to pure talent, no team has improved its skill and play more than the New York Subliners. They started pretty mediocre but steadily climbed and improved through the ranks across the entire season.
While others faltered a bit and stumbled, the New York Subliners was slow but steady, and it paid off in the end with a top five finish out of nowhere. When it comes to the player on the team who deserves the MVP treatment, it is hard to pick as it took an impressive group effort to get to that top five spot. But in the end, I have to give it to Attach, a flexible player on the battlefield and calm in all sorts of situations.
Before I get into the final candidate who will be the MVP for the 2020 season in our eyes, I wanted to do something interesting and make a fifth candidate from a team that wasn’t one of the top five teams in the Call of Duty League who I think shined throughout the season in some way.
This player is the wildcard one who stood out to me and possibly many others as one of the best players but might have gone off the radar otherwise since his team wasn’t exactly the best business. But the wildcard that I would like to pick is none other than TJHaLy.
OpTic Gaming LA is a complicated team if you talk to anyone in the Call of Duty League. Many in the community will make the typical OpTic jokes (I won’t repeat them here) about the team, and then there is the fact that they were one of the worst teams for the majority of the season.
They and their fellow LA team, Guerrillas, were at the barrel’s bottom for most of the season. That said, there was something great there, and in TJHaLy, it took a lot of time to get to that place. But OpTic Gaming LA did get to that place at the last minute and truly showed its talent.
They were not only able to perform well at the end of the season, but they did well enough during the playoffs to easily be among the best that was there. They did better than other teams like the Florida Mutineers and even the New York Subliners.
So, they are no doubt a wildcard team. And when it comes to the player on the team is a true wildcard for this list, I couldn’t think of anyone except TJHaLy. Kenny and the others are great players in their own right, but TJHaLy was a strong player who was their flexible fighter.
I think back to the Los Angeles Guerrillas and OpTic Gaming LA match at the beginning of the playoffs, where they were bad. Kenny had disconnected, and they were in a fifth round where they were at a severe disadvantage. But TJHaLy came through with an impressive round where the Guerrillas took out all of his teammates, but he systematically picked them off to win the Search and Destroy round.
Our Call of Duty League 2020 MVP
At the end of the day, though, when it comes down to the best player in the league or the most valuable player in the league, it has to come from the champions themselves, the Dallas Empire. They are the best team out there right now with an all-star roster that is unparalleled.
Any one of the five players on the starting lineup could have been here on this list, but our pick is none other than Crimsix. This year marked his third world championship and continued the weird trend of him winning the championship every three years since 2014.
He’s been in this business longer than most players out there at the age of 27. While others have their age eventually get to them and start to drop off, Crimsix or C6 has been one of the most prolific players ever. He is still as good as ever, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be stopping anytime soon. Going into the next season, we can’t wait to see how C6 does in Black Ops Cold War.