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Top 5 greatest Call of Duty maps of all time

There are hundreds of maps to choose from in the Call of Duty series. Maps have often been a make or break for a Call of Duty title since the first game was released in 2003 to Black Ops Cold war which was released this month.

From chaotic and replayable maps like Nuketown and Shipment to maps catered towards competitive play, Call of Duty really has it all.

Whilst it’s impossible to name every top map there is, we have whittled every single map in the franchise down to what we believe are the 5 best maps of all time:

5. Fringe – Black Ops III (2015)

Map “Fringe” on Black Ops 3

Black Ops 3 was an immensely popular game due to its exciting, fast-paced and colourful nature. It was the second title, following 2014’s Advanced Warfare, to involve advanced movement with slides, jetpacks and wall-running. The movement on Black Ops 3 always felt clean and smooth and it’s a blessing that Treyarch complemented this with their map designs.

Despite the 2015 game having many impressive multiplayer maps, Fringe suited the gameplay to a tee. Its traditional three-lane style along with quirky wall-runs and varying range of gunfights made it the greatest map on Black Ops 3.

Whether you were playing Hardpoint, Uplink or Search and Destroy, Fringe was always a pleasure to play on.

4. Nuketown – Black Ops (2010)

Map “Nuketown” on Black Ops

Whether you are a Call of Duty fan or not, almost every gamer out there has heard of Nuketown. The infamous map has featured in every Treyarch game, including Black Ops Cold War.

It is a map that you can play over and over again without getting bored. The fast-paced gameplay in such a small area makes it an exhilarating experience and caters to all types of gamers.

Will we ever see a Black Ops game without Nuketown?

3. Crash – Modern Warfare (2007)

Map “Crash” on Modern Warfare

Modern Warfare was the Call of Duty title that really took the world by storm and will always remain one of the greatest titles in the series. Crash became a fan-favourite map on the game and still is to this day.

The iconic map was perfect for Search and Destroy and a well-balanced map suitable for all abilities. It was refurbished in the Modern Warfare Remastered multiplayer which brought the map to life as many players could enjoy it once again.

2. Terminal – Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

Map “Terminal” on Modern Warfare 2

Despite being one of the larger maps, Terminal has always been a fan-favourite. It was perfect for casual players, trick-shotters or even messing about in private matches with your friends

Terminal was also included in Modern Warfare 3 and later Infinite Warfare and it is always well-received. We can only hope that we stumble across this legendary map once again in future Infinity Ward titles.

1. Raid – Black Ops 2 (2012)

Map “Raid” on Black Ops 2

The top of our list is an all-time favourite and one that is widely regarded as the greatest of all time. Not only is Raid gorgeous to look at, its overall design is second to none and its gameplay is extremely balanced.

The map also featured on Treyarch’s Black Ops 4 as well as Call of Duty: Mobile. It is based in Los Angeles, California with amazing views over the Hills.

Raid has both close quarters areas and long range lanes, making it a perfect map for all players. Again, we hope to see this map return in the future as it will certainly never get old!

That’s our top 5 list of the greatest Call of Duty maps of all time.

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Top 5 highest earning FIFA players from 2019-20 season

The FIFA 20 season was unlike any other season in the history of the esport. After a giant shift to online gameplay, pro players competed for prizes from the comfort of their own home.

A below par total of $1,144,673.72 was awarded in prizes during FIFA 20 over 39 tournaments. This sum makes it the lowest prize money total since FIFA 17 three years ago.

Matches were played under different circumstances than normal, but they were entertaining nonetheless. Despite the widespread issues caused by the pandemic, the season still went ahead and was arguably a big success.

With the help of Esports Earnings, we have broken down the top five highest earning players from a very turbulent year of competing. (Prize money only).

5. Msdossary – $42,000

Msdossary is considered one of the greatest FIFA players in the world. He won the FIFA eWorld Cup in 2018 and has a total of $568,865.00 earnt in his career.

Last season the Saudi Arabian placed second in the FUT Champions Cup Stage 4 and first place in the Middle East and Africa Summer Cup series. Although his performances weren’t up to his usual standard, the online format and his home location undoubtedly hindered his gameplay to some extent.

4. Zezinho – $57,500

Zezinho is a Brazilian born FIFA player who competes under DUX Gaming. He has earned a total of $115,500 in his career with last year being his highest income by far.

The 21-year-old won the FUT Champions Cup Stage 4 alongside average placings in other tournaments across the year. Now on a new team, it will be interesting to see if he can carry his form into next season.

3. Ollelito – $61,607.12

The Swedish star had an impressive season considering the change in format. He won the FUT Champions Cup Stage 3 and also won the European Summer Cup Series.

His talent truly shone last year and he proved that he can compete among the top dogs. Ollelito’s future in competitive FIFA looks very bright.

2. NRaseck – $62,000

NRaseck has been in the competitive FIFA scene for many years. His total earnings amount to an impressive $157,409.43.

The German won FUT Champions Cup Stage 3 on November 24, 2019. He also placed third in the eChampions League 2020 invitational under his new team, Guild Esports.

1. TekKz – $79,802.47

TekKz is one of the most talented young esports competitors in the world. At the age of 18, his total career earnings of $377,927.47 is almost hard to believe.

The youngster looked strong early on in last year’s campaign. He won FUT Champions Cup Stage 1, however, his next title didn’t arrive until August 2020 where he took the eChampions League crown.

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