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Top 5 Highest Earning Competitive Call of Duty Players

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The highest earning competitive Call of Duty players in the US have been revealed. Here are five players who have come out on top.

It's no secret that the esports industry is a particularly profitable one. A new study from Solitaired has only cemented this fact by revealing the highest earning competitive gamers in the United States. Call of Duty has become one of the world's most recognizable franchises, with nearly every gamer at some point having tried their hand at it. But some players are just built different, turning gaming into a career and walking away with some hefty winnings.

The study focuses solely on the earnings of these players, not taking into account revenue earned from sponsorships or other sources, such as streaming. With that in mind, here are the top five highest earning Call of Duty players in the US.

Top 5 Highest Earning Competitive Call of Duty Players

1. Ian "Crimsix" Porter - $1,333,092

Ian "Crimsix" Porter
Ian "Crimsix" Porter / Image courtesy of Belong

Sitting at number one is New York Subliners player Ian "Crimsix" Porter. Crimsix is one of Call of Duty's most dominating players, having achieved 38 Major tournaments wins over his career.

Most recently Crimsix, alongwith his NYSL teammates, took first place at the Call of Duty League 2022: Pro-Am Classic – taking home his share of the $100,000 winnings.

2. James "Clayster" Eubanks - $1,198,021

James "Clayster" Eubanks
James "Clayster" Eubanks / Image courtesy of Subliners

Crimsix's NYSL teammate, James "Clayster" Eubanks, takes 2nd place with earnings just under $1.2 million. Clayster made a name for himself playing for the likes of compLexity, FaZe Clan, and Dallas Empire.

Both Clayster and Crimsix became the first console esports players to win over $1 million in prize money.

3. Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson - $1,144, 054

Alex "Arcitys" Sanderson
Alex "Arcitys" Sanderson / Image courtesy of Atlanta FaZe

At just 23 years-old, Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson comes in at third place with winnings over $1.1 million. Arcitys currently plays for Atlanta FaZe, starting out on the scene during the Black Ops 3 run.

Arcitys is a two-time World Champion, having won the championship in 2021 with Atlanta FaZe and in 2019 with eUnited.

4. Seth "Scump" Abner - $1,119,005

Seth "Scump" Abner
Seth "Scump" Abner / Image courtesy of OpTic Texas

In fourth is current OpTic Texas player Seth "Scump" Abner. As a 2017 World Champion and X Games gold medalist, Scump has 31 Major tournament wins under his belt. After debuting during the Call of Duty: Black Ops run, Scump quickly gained prominence in the competitive scene.

As one of COD's most recognizable pros collecting 2.2 million followers on Twitter, Scump can also been seen streaming COD and Valorant on Twitch.

5. Tyler "ABeZy" Pharris - $1, 114, 280

Tyler "ABeZy" Pharris
Tyler "ABeZy" Pharris / Image courtesy of Atlanta FaZe

Finally, coming in at number five is Tyler "ABeZy" Pharris. Like Arcitys, ABeZy currently plays for Atlanta FaZe and is a 2019 and 2021 World Champion. At just 22, ABeZy is the youngest pro to make this list, having kicked off his career back in 2017 with Wildcard Gaming.

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