Call of Duty League 2022’s Rookie Ladder

The first Major of the 2022 Call of Duty League season has concluded, so it’s time to take another look at our rookie ladder to see who performed well and start shifting some of these players around.

Going into this tournament, Gismo, Sib, and Pred were our top three rookies, followed by Nastie, Capsidal, Davpadie, and Nero in the seventh position. But a lot has changed since then.

Gismo was battling health issues, among other things, this weekend and it showed in his gameplay. But alongside his rookie duo Nastie, London still placed third at Major One, which helped Gismo hold onto his No. 1 spot and shifted Nastie up to No. 2.

Nero and Capsidal have also climbed the ranks this week after some standout performances from both players, especially Nero. The Boston rookie duo have both moved up two places and Capsidal has broken into the top three, replacing Pred.

The Seattle Surge had a poor showing this weekend. Sib has dropped from second on the ladder to sixth. Pred is tightly holding onto the fourth position for now, but the franchise is still struggling and on a four-game losing streak.

Sitting at the bottom is the Florida Mutineers’ rookie player Davpadie, who has the eighth highest kill/death ratio in the league but isn’t receiving any love. The Mutineers failed to make it past the first round of Major One and were eliminated after losing to the Boston Breach, despite heavily outslaying them.

We also saw Thomas “GRVTY” Malin make his debut for the Paris Legion over the weekend. He won’t be included in this ladder update. But once he’s got a few more series under his belt, he will, as well any other rookie who joins the league between now and Major Two.

Here are our rookie rankings following the first Major of the 2022 CDL season.

7) David “Davpadie” Maslowski

Florida Mutineers vs. Seattle Surge after-match report. | Image via CDL Intel
  • Last ladder: Sixth
  • Team standings: Ninth (2-4)
  • Season kill/death ratio: 1.09
  • Since the last ladder: 1.04

Florida have been one of the more interesting teams to watch this season, to say the least. The Mutineers only played one match this weekend, which ended in a 3-2 loss to Boston, despite outslaying them by 53 kills.

There isn’t much to look at for Davpadie this weekend. The rookie still needs to work on his Hardpoint playstyle, where he’s currently ranked in the bottom half of all three categories. But he’s been looking decent in Control with the second-highest kill/death ratio, as well as putting out the second highest damage per 10 minutes in the league for the third game mode.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.00 (fourth among rookies, 26th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 22.1 (seventh among rookies, 33rd in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,796 (sixth among rookies, 38th in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.24 (first among rookies, second in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 18.7 (third among rookies, 19th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,633 (first among rookies, second in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.96 (sixth among rookies, 33rd in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.68 (fourth among rookies, 28th in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 11.7 percent (seventh among rookies, 33rd in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.09 (Second among rookies, eighth in the league)

6) Daunte “Sib” Gray

Seattle Surge vs. Toronto Ultra after-match report. | Image via CDL Intel
  • Last ladder: Second
  • Team standings: Eighth (3-4)
  • Season kill/death ratio: 0.99
  • Since the last ladder: 0.93

Sib has gone from second on the rookie ladder to second to last. Sib, as well as his entire team, have continued their struggles from week three going into Major One and are now on a four-game losing streak.

Seattle went up against OpTic Texas in their first round matchup of Major One and were swept. Sib finished with 0.75 kill/death ratio.

In their next match, Seattle met the new-look Paris with GRVTY leading the troops. What was viewed by many in the community to be an easy victory for Surge ended up being a 3-2 loss, which was also Paris’ first win of the season.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.07 (first among rookies, sixth in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 25.8 (third among rookies, 11th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 3,110 (first among rookies, fourth in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.95 (fifth among rookies, 31st in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 17.6 (sixth among rookies, 27th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,408 (third among rookies, 16th in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.80 (seventh among rookies, 44th in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.59 (seventh among rookies, 44th in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 15.1 percent (fourth among rookies, 12th in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 0.99 (fourth among rookies, 28th in the league)

5) Dylan “Nero” Koch

Boston Breach vs. Paris Legion after-match report. | Image via CDL Intel
  • Last ladder: Seventh
  • Team standings: Sixth (4-5)
  • Season kill/death ratio: 0.95
  • Since the last ladder: 0.97

Nero struggled in Boston’s first two matches of Major One, one resulting in a loss and the other a victory. But moving on to day three, Nero played some of his best Call of Duty in his young career so far, finishing with a 1.26 kill/death ratio against Paris and a 1.06 kill/death ratio with the most damage and most kills in their series against Toronto.

Nero and his teammates secured $20,000 after earning a top-six placing in the first major tournament of the season. If they want to move forward, the team will have to continue to work on their Control game.

Boston will go up against Seattle this weekend, who are looking to rebound after their recent struggles.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.96 (sixth among rookies, 36th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 25.8 (first among rookies, second in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 3,047 (second among rookies, 12th in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.91 (sixth among rookies, 38th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 18.8 (second among rookies, 17th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,338 (fourth among rookies, 24th in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.00 (fourth among rookies, 25th in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.68 (fourth among rookies, 29th in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 16.4 percent (third among rookies, eighth in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 0.95 (seventh among rookies, 34th in the league)

4) Amer “Pred” Zulbeari

Seattle Surge vs. New York Subliners after-match report. | Image via CDL Intel
  • Last ladder: Third
  • Team standings: Eighth (3-4)
  • Season kill/death ratio: 0.98
  • Since the last ladder: 1.05

As mentioned earlier, Seattle’s woes continue. Pred has kept up the same pace since our last ladder, but has moved down one spot, with Capsidal replacing him in the top three.

Seattle will need to bounce back over the weekend. Their first two matches of the Major Two online qualifiers will be against Boston on March 11 and then Atlanta FaZe on March 12. If they lose both of those series, things won’t be looking good for the franchise.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.03 (fourth among rookies, 17th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 24.4 (third among rookies, 14th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,986 (third among rookies, 17th in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.99 (Fourth among rookies, 29th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 21.1 (first among rookies, third in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,617 (second among rookies, third in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.97 (fifth among rookies, 31st in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.73 (third among rookies, 12th in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 19.4 percent (first among rookies, first in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 0.98 (sixth among rookies, 32nd in the league)

3) Kenyen “Capsidal” Sutton

Boston Breach vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas after-match report. | Image via CDL Intel
  • Last ladder: Fifth
  • Team standings: Sixth (4-5)
  • Season kill/death ratio: 1.00
  • Since the last ladder: 0.97

The good news is Capsidal is no longer ranked dead last in Control stats. But the bad news is the Boston Breach still aren’t playing well in Control.

Regardless of his Control performances, Capsidal has quickly moved to third place on our ladder, jumping up two spots since our last rankings. This could be due to Sib and Pred playing poorly in their last five matches, but that shouldn’t take away from Capsidal playing great over the weekend.

Boston will match up against the struggling Seattle Surge this weekend. They’ll then take on the Minnesota RØKKR and Toronto Ultra next weekend.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.05 (second among rookies, 13th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 24.3 (fourth among rookies, 15th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,856 (fifth among rookies, 30th in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.84 (seventh among rookies, 44th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 13.9 (seventh among rookies, 31st in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 1,884 (seventh among rookies, 47th in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.18 (first among rookies, sixth in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.80 (first among rookies, second in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 12.5 percent (sixth among rookies, 25th in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.00 (third among rookies, 25th in the league)

2) Byron “Nastie” Plumridge

London Royal Ravens vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas after-match report. | Image via CDL Intel
  • Last ladder: Fourth
  • Team standings: Third (6-3)
  • Season kill/death ratio: 0.99
  • Since the last ladder: 0.92

Nastie continued to prove himself over the weekend. During the Royal Ravens’ first-round matchup against the Los Angeles Guerrillas, he finished with a game-high 91 kills on a 1.13 kill/death ratio and dominated in the first three maps, averaging a 1.25 kill/death ratio.

Moving on to round two of Major One, Nastie finished with the most kills in that series again, as well as the most damage, which helped propel London to a 3-1 victory over their European rivals on the Toronto Ultra.

London finished Major One in third place and Nastie, alongside his teammates, secured $80,000.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.98 (fourth among rookies, 33rd in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 22.3 (Sixth among rookies, 31st in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,643 (Seventh among rookies, 45th in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.00 (third among rookies, 26th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 17.9 (fourth among rookies, 25th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,305 (fifth among rookies, 28th in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.02 (second among rookies, 23rd in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.75 (second among rookies, sixth in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 13.6 percent (fifth among rookies, 21st in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 0.99 (fifth among rookies, 28th in the league)

1) Joey “Gismo” Owen

London Royal Ravens vs. Minnesota RØKKR after-match report. | Image via CDL Intel
  • Last ladder: First
  • Team standings: Third (6-3)
  • Season kill/death ratio: 1.00
  • Since the last ladder: 0.81

Gismo continues to hold the No. 1 spot on our rookie ladder, but he didn’t have the best showing at Major One. Gismo later revealed, however, that he was dealing with personal issues back home in England, as well as his own health issues he’s been battling over the last two weeks.

He finished Major One with a 0.81 overall kill/death ratio, the fourth-worst in the league, and he was ranked near the bottom of the table in almost all respawn statistics. But despite this, London still came in third and looked great at Major One.

Gismo will head home for a short break to spend time with family and will miss London’s next two matches.

Advanced season stats

  • Hardpoint
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.02 (third among rookies, 24th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 23.4 (sixth amoung rookies, 27th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,873 (fourth among rookies, 29th in the league)
  • Control
    • Kill/death ratio: 0.97 (fourth among rookies, 30th in the league)
    • Kills per 10 mins: 17.9 (fifth among rookies, 26th in the league)
    • Damage per 10 mins: 2,237 (fifth among rookies, 33rd in the league)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Kill/death ratio: 1.01 (third among rookies, 24th in the league)
    • Kills per round: 0.75 (second among rookies, sixth in the league)
    • First blood percentage: 19.7 percent (first among rookies, first in the league)
  • Overall kill/death ratio: 1.00 (second among rookies, 25th in the league)

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