CDL 2020: Zed Paris Legion Player Profile For Call of Duty League 2020

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Zach "Zed" Denyer is an SMG slayer for Paris Legion. The 22-year-old English player will feature as part of the London franchise in the Call of Duty League (CDL) 2020 Season.

Zed is best known for his aggressive gameplay and most recently his incredible performances during Black Ops 4 for Team Reciprocity.


He first made a name for himself in the UK scene under Excel Esports during Advanced Warfare. Despite not having any major tournament victories, he has proven himself to be a top talent online and offline for many years; Zed has won over $100,000 in prize money.

Here's Zed's player profile for the CDL 2020 season.

CDL 2020 Season

For the debut season of the Call of Duty League, Zed will be a part of the Paris Legion - the team consists of:

  • Luke "Louqa" Rigas
  • Conrad "Shockz" Rymarek
  • Matthew "KiSMET" Tinsley
  • Timothy "Phantomz" Landis
  • Zach "Zed" Denyer
  • Paul "Breszy" Breszynski
  • Denholm "Denz" Taylor

With the CDL 2020 season yet to start, no offline tournaments have taken place yet. However, Zed has competed in a few online tournaments.


He has placed top sixteen with the Paris Legion squad in the GameBattles $1654 5v5 S&D Kickoff 2019-10-24 and top eight in the CheckMate Gaming $2300 5v5 S&D 2019-10-24.


Major Achievements

The following achievements feature all offline tournaments only.

Prize pool represents the total amount the team earned.

Game Event Date Place Prize Team
BO4Call of Duty World League Championship 201918-08-20195th-6th$75,000Team Reciprocity
BO4CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs21-07-20194th$100,000Team Reciprocity
BO4CWL Pro League 201905-07-20197th-8th$74,375Team Reciprocity
BO4CWL Anaheim 201916-06-20199th-12th$0Team Reciprocity
BO4CWL London 201905-05-20197th-8th$7,500Team Reciprocity
BO4CWL Fort Worth 201917-03-20193rd$50,000Team Reciprocity
BO4CWL Las Vegas Open 201909-12-20189th-12th$25,000Red Reserve
WWIICall of Duty World League Championship 201819-08-20189th-12th$0UNILAD Esports
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 2 Playoffs29-07-20185th-6th$25,000UNILAD Esports
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 219-07-20185th-6th$12,500UNILAD Esports
WWIICWL Anaheim Open 201817-06-20184th$16,000UNILAD Esports
WWIICWL Seattle Open 201822-04-201813th-16th$0Cyclone
WWIICWL Birmingham Open 201801-04-201813th-16th$0Cyclone
WWIICWL Atlanta Open 201811-03-201821st-24th$0Most Wanted
WWIICWL New Orleans Open 201814-01-201833rd-40th$0Excel Esports
WWIICWL Dallas Open 201810-12-201729th-32nd$0Excel Esports
IWCall of Duty World League Championship 201713-08-201717th-24th$12,500Elevate
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 223-07-201713th-16th$12,500Elevate
IWCWL Sheffield Open 201725-06-20179th-12th$0Elevate
IWCWL Anaheim Open 201718-06-201713th-16th$0Elevate
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 114-05-20179th-12th$12,500Elevate
IWCWL Birmingham Open 201716-04-20175th-6th$2,000Elevate
IWCWL Dallas Open 201719-03-201721st-24th$0Elevate
IWCWL Paris Open 201719-02-201713th-16th$0Elevate
IWCWL Atlanta Open 201712-02-20179th-12th$0Elevate
IWCWL London Invitational 201729-01-20173rd$4,000Elevate
IWCWL Las Vegas Open 201718-12-20169th-12th$0Elevate
IWPlayStation Experience Invitational04-12-20165th-6th$0Elevate
BO3Call of Duty World League Championship 201604-09-20169th-12th$30,000HyperGames
BO3EU CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 2 Playoffs17-07-20163rd-4th$24,000HyperGames
BO3EU CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 2 Playoffs17-07-20165th-6th$16,000HyperGames
BO3Gfinity Summer Masters 201603-07-20162nd$5,000HyperGames
BO3ESWC 201608-05-20169th-12th$0HyperGames
BO3EU CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 1 Playoffs27-03-20165th-6th$16,000Excel Esports
BO3EGL Open London 201606-03-20167th-8th$1,250Excel Esports
BO3Am 2 Pro Peterborough29-11-20154th£0Excel Esports
BO3EGL 14 Blackpool25-10-20154th£610Excel Esports
BO3Am 2 Pro Omnia05-07-20155th-6th£0Excel Esports
BO3EGO Championship Series Qualifier28-06-20154th€0Excel Esports

Team History

  • Paris Legion - Louqa, Shockz, KiSMET, Phantomz, Denyer, Breszy (October 2019 - Present)
  • Team Reciprocity - wuskin, Tommey, Seany, Denz, Dylan, Alexx (October 2018 - October 2019)
  • UNILAD Esports - wuskin, Seany, Alexx (May - October 2018)
  • Cyclone - Braaain, Peatie, Qwiker (March - April 2018)
  • Most Wanted - Braaain, Peatie, Qwiker (March 2018)
  • Excel Esports - Qwiker, Desire, Alexx (November 2017 - January 2018)
  • Team Infused - Niall, Nolson, Deleo (September - November 2017)
  • Elevate - Reedy, Watson, Seany, Rated, Desire (November 2016 - September 2017)
  • HyperGames - Qwiker, Nolson, Braaain (April - November 2016)
  • Excel Esports - Carbines, Seany, Zee, Insight, Qwiker, Nolson, Braaain (May 2015 - April 2016)


Zed's History

Advanced Warfare

Zed's introduction to the Call of Duty scene came during Advanced Warfare and although he waited until late in the year to do so, he did it well.

At the time Excel Esports was seen as one of the top teams outside of the established pro squads.


Domestically they placed very well, beating some of the top teams along the way. It was after EGL 14 Blackpool that Seany, Insight, Zed and Carbines were really starting to be noticed; and not just for how loud and colourful their personalities were during matches.

The organisation also quickly gained a reputation due to their incredible support and relationships with the players.

Black Ops 3

With Black Ops 3 coming around, Zed was kept on and the squad was overhauled; due to the age restrictions that the CWL had in place.

Qwiker, Nolson and Braaain joined the roster - all three players that had made good representations of themselves in the previous season.

The team finished fourth at AM 2 Pro Peterborough and placed in the money at EGL London. By the time the Stage 1 Pro League Playoffs came around, the team placed top six.

Soon the team were noticed by French organisation HyperGames and bought out, who replaced their current roster. The first outing was not a success, placing top twelve at ESWC in front of the "home crowd".


Apart from this, they were domestically a top team. They finished second at the Gfinity Summer Masters 2016, taking down the leading team in Europe (Millenium) to reach the finals before falling to Splyce.

They then finished top four at the Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs - collecting $29,000 in the space of two weeks.

COD Champs 2016 was their last event, finishing a respectable top twelve after falling to Splyce (who placed second) and Cloud9 (who placed top sixth).


Infinite Warfare

A new year meant a new team for Zed as he joined Elevate with Reedy, Watson and old teammate Seany.

Despite performing well at the only domestic event, placing third, the team struggled throughout the year to establish a real foothold on the competition.


Internationally their best finish was a top-six, coming at an event hosted locally, which was CWL Birmingham.


WWII saw Zed return briefly to Excel Esports, transitioning to the new game with Elevate teammate Desire, old Excel teammate Qwiker and newcomer on the scene Alexx (recently becoming eligible to compete in CWL events).

It was a dreadful start to the year, the team placed top thirty-two and top forty before the team split.

Zed bounced around a few teams before being picked up by UNILAD Esports. He was reunited with Seany and Alexx as well as wuskin. Skrapz had left to join Red Reserve and Moose had parted ways to join Team Vitality.

The Pro League team's performances were befitting of such a great team, finishing fourth at the Anaheim Open. The team placed top six in the Pro League and the Playoffs before finishing the year with a top twelve placement at COD Champs 2018.

Black Ops 4


After a ropey few years, Black Ops 4 was a real re-introduction for Zed. He joined Team Reciprocity with longtime teammate Seany, as well as sticking with wuskin for the new game; the team also acquired Denz and Tommey.

Reciprocity placed top twelve at Las Vegas, which was a good showing considering how many teams struggled at that event. They then went on to qualify for the Pro League.

After some inconsistent performances in the Pro League, Dylan was promoted to the starting lineup and Denz was dropped.

Their first major tournament as a "CWL Pro team" was Fort Worth, an event that saw them finish third after an out of this world performance; they won three successive game fives against UYU, Gen.G and Red Reserve.

The team even went on to beat 100Thieves 3-1 and were 2-0 up against Splyce before being reverse swept.

After that, the team went off the boil slightly and Tommey asked to be removed from the team due to personal reasons; meaning Denz was reinstated to the team.

The squad hit their stride again once the Pro League Playoffs came around, finishing fourth and wrapping up the year with a Cinderella run that saw them beat FaZe Clan and LG.


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Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91