Ben “Beans” McMellon, one of the top European amateur players in Call of Duty, is attracting interest from several teams in the Call of Duty League.
Beans has become one of the most talked about Challengers prospects over the last year. His rise to the top of the EU scene during the Vanguard season was something unbelievably special.
Now, he is finally attracting interest from several teams in the Call of Duty League.
According to The Rotation sources, both Toronto Ultra and Boston Breach have expressed increased interest in the player. Both teams could be on the verge of making a move for him.
Ultra were interested in Marcus “Afro” Reid of the London Royal Ravens but it now looks as though he is headed to the Minnesota Rokkr.
Beans could fill in their fourth slot in their team, should he be needed to fill in there, or even occupy the bench role that Ultra have used to such effect in the last two seasons.
Boston’s roster situation is a bit more unclear. They let go of Capsidal from their bench and TJHaly is also no longer with the team.
They are left with Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, Reece “Vivid” Drost and Dylan “Nero” Koch. Whether they would see Beans as the final piece to their puzzle or one of a couple moves, is yet to be seen.
Further developments should occur later in the week as players are now free to sign their contracts for the 2023 season.
What kind of player is Beans?
Beans is a restricted Free Agent with Team Singularity, having played under their Toronto Ultra Academy team last season.
His average placement over the course of the 2022 season was 5th. If you disregarded two outlier T16 finishes in Cups, the average finish rockets up to a staggering 3.9.
Beans’ Toronto Ultra Academy EU team finished T6 at Challengers Champs after losing back-to-back series against EU opposition in the form of Team WaR and AYM Esports.
Even still, he finished the tournament with the fourth-highest overall K/D, with his standing at a 1.13.
For those reading who aren’t familiar with Beans’ playstyle, he is one of the most accurate-shooting flex players to grace the Call of Duty landscape.
Just one of many examples of his ability was during the Boston Open when he managed to pull off this frankly ridiculous 1v2 situation.
(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Beans ♥ pic.twitter.com/Cr6AzDIfkN
— The Rotation (@_TheRotation) July 10, 2022
This is the kind of thing that he has done consistently over the course of the year. He even caught the eye of the multiple World Champions Ian “Crimsix” Porter.
🗣️ @Crimsix: "This guy almost single-handedly beat our team and we won the event."
"Wardy and Beans, you get both of them."
High praise from the 🐐
— The Rotation (@_TheRotation) August 22, 2022
Crim put Beans in the bracket of best European talent alongside Elliot “Wardy” Ward. In all honesty, both players deserve to be in the league for this upcoming season.
Stay tuned to The Rotation for any updates on this emerging story.
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