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.
The following achievements feature all offline tournaments only.
Prize pool represents the total amount the team earned.
|BO4||Call of Duty World League Championship 2019||18-08-2019||5th-6th||$75,000||Team Reciprocity|
|BO4||CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs||21-07-2019||4th||$100,000||Team Reciprocity|
|BO4||CWL Pro League 2019||05-07-2019||7th-8th||$74,375||Team Reciprocity|
|BO4||CWL Anaheim 2019||16-06-2019||9th-12th||$0||Team Reciprocity|
|BO4||CWL London 2019||05-05-2019||7th-8th||$7,500||Team Reciprocity|
|BO4||CWL Fort Worth 2019||17-03-2019||3rd||$50,000||Team Reciprocity|
|BO4||CWL Las Vegas Open 2019||09-12-2018||9th-12th||$25,000||Red Reserve|
|WWII||Call of Duty World League Championship 2018||19-08-2018||9th-12th||$0||UNILAD Esports|
|WWII||CWL Pro League 2018 Stage 2 Playoffs||29-07-2018||5th-6th||$25,000||UNILAD Esports|
|WWII||CWL Pro League 2018 Stage 2||19-07-2018||5th-6th||$12,500||UNILAD Esports|
|WWII||CWL Anaheim Open 2018||17-06-2018||4th||$16,000||UNILAD Esports|
|WWII||CWL Seattle Open 2018||22-04-2018||13th-16th||$0||Cyclone|
|WWII||CWL Birmingham Open 2018||01-04-2018||13th-16th||$0||Cyclone|
|WWII||CWL Atlanta Open 2018||11-03-2018||21st-24th||$0||Most Wanted|
|WWII||CWL New Orleans Open 2018||14-01-2018||33rd-40th||$0||Excel Esports|
|WWII||CWL Dallas Open 2018||10-12-2017||29th-32nd||$0||Excel Esports|
|IW||Call of Duty World League Championship 2017||13-08-2017||17th-24th||$12,500||Elevate|
|IW||CWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 2||23-07-2017||13th-16th||$12,500||Elevate|
|IW||CWL Sheffield Open 2017||25-06-2017||9th-12th||$0||Elevate|
|IW||CWL Anaheim Open 2017||18-06-2017||13th-16th||$0||Elevate|
|IW||CWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 1||14-05-2017||9th-12th||$12,500||Elevate|
|IW||CWL Birmingham Open 2017||16-04-2017||5th-6th||$2,000||Elevate|
|IW||CWL Dallas Open 2017||19-03-2017||21st-24th||$0||Elevate|
|IW||CWL Paris Open 2017||19-02-2017||13th-16th||$0||Elevate|
|IW||CWL Atlanta Open 2017||12-02-2017||9th-12th||$0||Elevate|
|IW||CWL London Invitational 2017||29-01-2017||3rd||$4,000||Elevate|
|IW||CWL Las Vegas Open 2017||18-12-2016||9th-12th||$0||Elevate|
|IW||PlayStation Experience Invitational||04-12-2016||5th-6th||$0||Elevate|
|BO3||Call of Duty World League Championship 2016||04-09-2016||9th-12th||$30,000||HyperGames|
|BO3||EU CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 2 Playoffs||17-07-2016||3rd-4th||$24,000||HyperGames|
|BO3||EU CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 2 Playoffs||17-07-2016||5th-6th||$16,000||HyperGames|
|BO3||Gfinity Summer Masters 2016||03-07-2016||2nd||$5,000||HyperGames|
|BO3||EU CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 1 Playoffs||27-03-2016||5th-6th||$16,000||Excel Esports|
|BO3||EGL Open London 2016||06-03-2016||7th-8th||$1,250||Excel Esports|
|BO3||Am 2 Pro Peterborough||29-11-2015||4th||£0||Excel Esports|
|BO3||EGL 14 Blackpool||25-10-2015||4th||£610||Excel Esports|
|BO3||Am 2 Pro Omnia||05-07-2015||5th-6th||£0||Excel Esports|
|BO3||EGO Championship Series Qualifier||28-06-2015||4th||€0||Excel Esports|
- 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 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).
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.
Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91