Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Esports

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$1,160,815.66 From 45 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2011-09-02 to

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (abbreviated as COD: MW3) is a 2011 first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, and published by Activision. It was released for Microsoft Windows, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii on November 8, 2011. It is the third installment in the Modern Warfare saga, a direct sequel to 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the eighth Call of Duty installment. It is succeeded by Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in competitive Call of Duty esports.

Competitive Call of Duty had their first million-dollar cash prize tournament with Call of Duty XP before the game launched, but lacking the tools necessary to run LAN events properly and poor overall support from the developers, there were few opportunities for professional Call of Duty players to compete. Major League Gaming, the biggest console gaming league in North America, decided not to add the game to the pro circuit, and many of the best Call of Duty players decided to take the year off. Europe had a much bigger presence in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, albeit still a smaller scale than that of its predecessor. The European Gaming League hosted several tournaments for the game, with a handful of American teams competing.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States MerKJoseph DeLuca$107,484.30
2.United States BigTymerWilliam Johnson$105,984.30
3.United States NadeshotMatthew Haag$103,575.00
4.United States VengeanceBlake Campbell$100,000.00
5.United Kingdom GunshyThomas Jones$51,981.48
6.United Kingdom XLNCNicholas Ward$51,104.35
7.United Kingdom FerLuffWilliam Freestone$50,000.00
8.United Kingdom rRSoulCarl Price$50,000.00
9.United States KillaAdam Sloss$31,434.47
10.United States eGoPaula Megna$30,000.00
11.United States RJRobert O'Neill$30,000.00
12.United States TeRRoRJoseph Walega$30,000.00
13.United Kingdom SwannyCallum Swan$27,243.92
14.United Kingdom ShAnEShane McKerral$26,375.88
15.United States BurnsMatthew Potthoff$25,000.00
16.United Kingdom PacinoSam Walley$25,000.00
17.United Kingdom richERichie Atkins$25,000.00
18.United Kingdom TommeyThomas Trewren$19,800.27
19.United Kingdom BlackkEllis Strouthos$19,490.53
20.United Kingdom RiddlezZak Talis$18,726.83
21.United Kingdom CrookzJack Anderson-Crook$17,564.66
22.United States BreeZyMichael Gaetano$12,500.00
23.United States ClaysterJames Eubanks$12,500.00
24.United States EpiJordan Nickopoulos$12,500.00
25.United States TriZyBrandon Ferraro$12,500.00

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$15,860.001.37%


» Call of Duty: Black Ops 4-$5,574,123.29
» Call of Duty: WWII-$3,417,205.34
» Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare-$3,005,889.40
» Counter-Strike: Source-$1,952,406.63
» Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare-$1,450,993.27
» Call of Duty: Ghosts-$433,369.59
» Call of Duty: Black Ops 2-$318,323.59
» Halo: Reach+$388,725.69

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$684,635.70
2.United Kingdom United Kingdom$403,785.35
3.France France$29,962.94
4.Spain Spain$13,835.28
5.Canada Canada$7,649.30
6.Australia Australia$6,376.01
7.Ireland Ireland$1,759.76
8.Netherlands Netherlands$1,430.94
9.New Zealand New Zealand$957.91
10.Bulgaria Bulgaria$583.82