|Player has retired.|
|Country of Birth|
|Birthday||April 15, 1994 (age 27)|
|XBL Gamertag||EnVy JKappa|
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Jordan "JKap" Kaplan is a retired Call of Duty esports player, currently the head coach for Los Angeles Thieves. He is a 2015 and 2016 World Champion. He retired on September 2, 2020.
|FaZe||April 5, Replays, Classic and JKap are transferred to FaZe Red. ProoFy is transferred to FaZe Black|
|FaZe R||April 5, Classic, Jkap, Replays, and Theory join.|
|FaZe R||June 23, Classic, JKap, Replays, and Theory leave.|
|ENVY||June 25, Formal and JKap join. StuDyy leaves.|
|ENVY||October 31, JKap and NAMELESS leave.|
|ENVY||November 1, JKap and NAMELESS rejoin. FormaL leaves.|
|eU||March 19, Simp returns from loan to FC Black. |
JKap moves to substitute.
|eU||April 22, |
|EG||April 22, JKap joins. Phantomz is loaned from FaZe Clan. |
FeLo moves to substitute. Goonjar leaves.
|EG||August 23, Apathy, JKap, and Xotic become restricted free agents.|
|EG||October 24, JKap leaves.|
|OGLA||October 24, Team reveals branding as OpTic Gaming Los Angeles. Dashy, JKap, Kenny, SlasheR, and TJHaLy join.|
JKap started playing the Call of Duty series back in 2008 on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. JKap is regarded as one of the best Call of Duty players of all time. JKap joined Xtravagant during Modern Warfare 2. During his time with them, he got 2nd at the MLG Online National Championship and 3rd place at the MLG National Championship 2010.
When Black Ops came out, JKap was on IGC Pro. He got 4th place with them at MLG $25K. After that, he joined OpTic Gaming. He found success with this team, alongside veteran players such as BigTymeR, MerK and Rambo, winning 2 championships during his run in Black Ops where he was regarded as one of the best overall players. At MLG Dallas, OpTic got 3rd place, then won MLG Columbus. At the next two tournaments, MLG Anaheim and MLG Raleigh, OpTic placed 3rd and 4th respectively. Then at MLG Orlando, OpTic took home another championship. In the final tournament of the year, MLG National Championship 2011, the team finished 3rd.
Black Ops 2
After his time on OpTic, JKap joined EnVyUs. His time on EnVyUs was to be very succesful. They consistently placed in the top 5, eventually taking home a championship at UGC Niagara. After Niagara, results declined somewhat, placing outside the top 8 at consecutive events. Following OpTic Gaming dropping MerK from their roster, JKap returned to the team, joining former teammates BigTymeR and NaDeSHoT, as well as Scump. The team performed well online but failed to deliver on LAN. They placed a disappointing 9th at Gfinity 2. To finish the season, they placed 2nd at the MLG Fall Invitational, which hosted only 4 teams.
At the first even of the Ghosts season, JKap and his team placed discouragingly in 13th at MLG Fall Championship. After the event, JKap was dropped and joined FaZe. His time on FaZe proved unsuccessful, failing to place in the top 5 at any event. When FaZe downsized to just one competitive team (following the dissolution of FaZe Black and FaZe Red), JKap was without a team. However though, it didn't take long for him to find another, rejoining his previous team EnVyUs. EnVyUs' new roster consisting of JKap, MerK, NameLeSs and FormaL was an exciting prospect in the community. They didn't disappoint, placing 1st at Gfinity 3, crushing the competition. With fans extremely eager to see how they would perform at UMG Dallas, EnVy had a lot of momentum heading into the tournament. However, they failed to take home 1st place, losing out to Denial in the finals.
For the start of the Advanced Warfare season, FormaL was traded to OpTic, with Clayster going the other way and joining nV. However this team placed poorly at the first two events of the season, and Jkap and Clayster joined Denial eSports, teaming with Attach and Replays. This team was very successful, placing 2nd in the MLG Pro League Season 1 Regular Season, the MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs, and at the Call of Duty Championship 2015: NA Regional Finals, before eventually winning the Call of Duty Championship 2015. The team stayed together for another 3 months, but failed to win an event in this time. JKap returned to Team EnVyUs, where he would remain. However, with teammates Loony, AquA and Octane, the team only performed moderately for the rest of the Advanced Warfare season. JKap finished the year with nV with a 4th place finish at MLG World Finals 2015, with essentially pick up roster with Jurd and Goonjar being loaned in for AquA and Octane.
Black Ops 3
Remaining on EnVyUs, JKap had 3 new teammates for the start of the Black Ops 3 season - SlasheR, and the most successful partnership in CoD, ACHES and TeePee. However the team fell short, after qualifying for the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season, the team finished a disappointing 5th, and 5-8th at the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Playoffs. Following the retirement of TeePee, ACHES was traded to new organisation 100 Thieves, and nV picked up Apathy and John. Despite a slow start, finishing 7-8th at MLG Anaheim Open 2016, this team found consistency, coming 1st in both the 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Regular Season (although this was only due to OpTic Gaming forfeiting 4 series due to CWL rulings and suspensions), and the 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Playoffs. At MLG Orlando Open 2016, the final event before champs, the team finished 2nd to OpTic Gaming.
EnVyUs were placed in Group G with fellow NA team Cloud 9, EU squad Team Vitality and the Australian arm of Orbit - Team Orbit ANZ. JKap and his team won the group finishing 3-0 series count, and 9-3 map count. Due to OpTic finishing 2nd in group H, the teams met in winner's bracket round 1. nV took the match 3-1, winning the final map (Fringe CTF) 1-0, after Karma made a notoriously questionable play with a dart, taking him out of the action while SlasheR made the only flag cap of the game. In winner's bracket round 2, JKap and nV faced FaZe, and won the series convincingly 3-0, scoring 18 points to 8 in the Uplink on Evac. In the 3rd round of winners, they came up against the surprise package of the tournament, FAB Games eSports, in what was a closer contest than the FaZe match. nV won the Hardpoint and Uplink comfortably, but dropped the Search and Destroy 5-6. However they closed out to win the series 3-1 in the end, winning the Game 4 CTF 3-2, after John secured the match with a capture with only 22 seconds remaining. They now faced Elevate in winners finals. nV took the first map comfortably, winning Evac Hardpoint 250-100, notably all players on the team had over 1 minute in the Hardpoint. Elevate won the Search and Destroy and the Uplink though, leaving JKap and his team fighting for their tournament life. Following strong performances from Apathy and John in the Game 4 Stronghold CTF, they won the map 4-2. With the series now tied 2-2 going into Infection Search and Destroy, despite JKap only getting 2 kills, his teammates played well and the team won the map with a 6-2 victory against a team renowned for Search and Destroy. Now in Grand Finals, they faced EU team Splyce. Surprisingly, nV lost the hardpoint, a mode they had only lost twice previously in the tournament. However they won the next 3 maps with reasonable ease, and won the series 3-1, crowning them Champions for 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship.
Due to Apathy's marriage and JKap's and SlasheR's school commitments, the team were less practiced than normal and placed uncharacteristically poorly at the first event of the season 2017 CWL Las Vegas Open, finishing in 9-12th place. As a result of this, and poor placing's in the the online MLG GameBattles 2K Series tournaments, nV's place in pools at the next event, 2017 CWL Atlanta Open was far from secure. However, winning a 2k tournament, the team just managed to have enough pro points to make pool play. They played well at the event, but fell just short, finishing 3rd. The team then flew to Paris to compete at the 2017 CWL Paris Open. Surprisingly, the team finished as poorly as they had done back in Vegas, placing 9-12th, following back to back 3-0 losses to OpTic Gaming and Splyce. The team practiced heavily after the event, knowing that their placing in Paris was well below their expected standard, and placed top 4 at both of the subsequent online 2K series. The next event for the squad was the Dallas Open, and the team did fair slightly better. Losses in pool play to OpTic, and the surprisingly strong GosuCrew who came from the Open Bracket, meant EnVy had to play through losers bracket. The team made an admirable run, beating SetToDestroyX, Cloud 9 and Luminosity, before eventually being beating in a map 5 by eventual runners up eUnited, placing JKap and EnVy in 5-6th for the event.
Despite their relatively poor placings at the first 4 events, EnVy were still high enough in the pro points rankings to qualify as the 5th seed for the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1. EnVy were placed into group red with the top EU team Splyce, the top APAC team Mindfreak, as well as fellow NA Squad Cloud 9, to compete in week 1. They began the weekend up against the overall 4th seed Splyce, and lost a close match 3-1. JKap was left to rally the squad for the rest of the weekend, and managed to do just that. EnVy won the remainder of their matches over the weekend against Cloud 9 and Mindfreak, and the team improved under JKap's leadership, as well as some map winning plays throughout from the veteran player. For the final match against Splyce, EnVy would have to win the match 3-0 to top the group. EnVy surprised many to do just that, winning the Hardpoint and Search and Destroy narrowly, before completing the clean sweep in a more comfortable Uplink.
Following their 1st place in the group stages, EnVy went to Stage 1 playoffs as a top seed. JKap and the squad were unable to play at their normal standard however, losing to both Luminosity and OpTic Gaming, placing 7-8th for the event.
Although disappointed with their placing at playoffs, but having lost to arguably the top 2 teams in Infinite Warfare, JKap was still hopeful of improvement at the 2017 CWL Anaheim Open. However the event was to be EnVy's worst of the year so far. After a poor performance in pool play, where they lost to Epsilon eSports, Luminosity and even the team from open bracket, Rogue. Despite winning their match against Red Reserve EU, EnVy still finished last in the group as Rogue and a superior map count. Falling immediately to loser's bracket round 1, they faced Team Allegiance. Given that the Allegiance squad was up and coming players, veterans JKap and his teammates were heavy favorites to win the match up. In a shock defeat though, JKap's weekend hit its lowest point, as they fell 3-2, losing the game 5 Retaliation Search and Destroy in a crushing round 11, 5-6. EnVyUs placed 21st-24th, JKap's worst ever placing at a major tournament.
- JKap is one of only three players to win back-to-back Call of Duty World Championships (2015 and 2016). The other two are Karma (2013 and 2014), and Clayster (2019 and 2020).
- JKap is known for his constant "YY'ing"
- JKap used the Marathon perk on his Famas class during Call of Duty: Black Ops, redefining the support role, allowing him to slay and run objectives.
- JKap made a cameo appearance in an esports focused episode of CBS television show 'Elementary'
- JKap has appeared in 4 Call of Duty Championship grand finals (the most finals appearances out of any player); 3 of which were back-to-back-to-back (2015, 2016, and 2017).
- JKap and former teammate, Apathy, share the same exact birth date (April 15, 1994).
- JKap was a 2016 CWL Pro League All-Star.
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|JKap Tournament Results|
|2021-08-22||7 - 8||$ 25,000$ 25,000$ 25,000|| Call of Duty League Championship 2021||LAT|| Kenny • SlasheR • John • Drazah • JKap|
|2021-08-18||7|| Call of Duty League 2021||LAT|| Kenny • SlasheR • John • Drazah • TJHaLy • Huke • Venom • JKap • Novus|
|2021-08-01||5 - 6||$ 20,000$ 20,000$ 20,000|| Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 5 Major||LAT|| Kenny • SlasheR • John • Drazah • JKap|
|2021-07-25||5 - 6|| Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 5||LAT|| Kenny • SlasheR • John • Drazah • JKap|
|2021-06-20||11 - 12|| Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4 Major||LAT|| Kenny • TJHaLy • SlasheR • Drazah • JKap|
|2021-06-13||9 - 10|| Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4||LAT|| Kenny • TJHaLy • Huke • SlasheR • Drazah • Venom • JKap|
|2021-05-16||5 - 6||$ 20,000$ 20,000$ 20,000|| Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3 Major||LAT|| Kenny • Venom • Drazah • Huke • JKap|
|2021-05-09||5 - 6|| Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3||LAT|| Kenny • Venom • Drazah • Huke • TJHaLy • JKap|
|2021-04-11||5 - 6||$ 20,000$ 20,000$ 20,000|| Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2 Major||LAT|| TJHaLy • Kenny • Venom • Drazah • JKap|
|2021-04-04||11 - 12|| Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2||LAT|| TJHaLy • Kenny • SlasheR • Venom • Temp • JKap|
|Total Prize:USD 85,000|
- January 9, Esports Report - JKap Interview with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- January 23, Jkap Interview - Esports Report with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- February 22, JKap AMA with r/CoDCompetitive on Reddit
- June 23, JKap Post-Anaheim AMA with r/CoDCompetitive on Reddit
- September 10, JKap AMA with r/CoDCompetitive on Reddit
- January 4, JKap to appear in TV show 'Elementary' by , and on GAMURS
- February 11, JKap Interview at CWL Atlanta with WWG on YouTube
- April 12, WORST ROSTER DECISIONS OF ALL TIME (Ft. FormaL, KiLLa, Nameless, Temp, Jkap) by Namdu on YouTube
- April 20, CWL Global Pro League's "Hot Mic" talk show - Week 1 - Group Red with Call of Duty World League on YouTube
- May 25, MLG Hot Mic - CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs with Call of Duty World League on YouTube
- June 8, Living Esports: Jordan "JKap" Kaplan by Scuf Gaming on YouTube
- July 20, CWL Global Pro League's "Hot Mic" talk show - Week 4 - Stage 2 - Group Green with Call of Duty World League on YouTube
- August 12, Team EnVyUs' INCREDIBLE 0-10 Comeback Listen-in Powered by ASTRO Gaming - CWL Championship 2017 by CWL on YouTube
- February 25, Hot Mic with Slasher, Temp, and Jkap with Call of Duty World League on YouTube
- March 21, Simp joins eUnited's starting roster, JKap benched. by LandO on UMG Gaming
- March 21, JKap bashes Clayster on Twitter following eUnited roster shuffle by Albert Petrosyan on Dexerto
- March 23, Scump says 'GOATs' like JKap can't be dropped - forgetting he dropped Karma by Joe Craven on Dexerto
- March 24, JKap accuses Clayster of "fake hype" and having "more toxic" fans than OpTic by Joe Craven on Dexerto
- March 24, Clayster responds to JKap's comments and clarifies his position with eUnited by Joe Craven on Dexerto
- March 29, JKaps' possible team options | The Esports Dispatch by LandO on UMG Gaming
- April 22, Evil Geniuses overhauls Call of Duty roster, adds JKap and Phantomz by Preston Byers on Dot Esports
- July 24, Meet the 9 players that have attended every single Call of Duty World Championship by Joe Craven on Dexerto
- August 14, Hot Mic | Champs with Call of Duty World League on YouTube
- August 18, Clayster explains why he waved goodbye to EG after beating them at Champs by Albert Petrosyan on Dexerto
- August 19, Top 10 Call of Duty players of all time following last ever CoD Champs by Calum Patterson on Dexerto
- August 19, The 22 players to have won a Call of Duty World Championship by Joe Craven on Dexerto
- August 20, The top 10 highest-earning players in Call of Duty history by Preston Byers on Dot Esports
- September 4, Bad Moon Talent launches, signs Call of Duty players by Eva Martinello on Esports Insider
- October 24, OpTic Gaming LA - Team Announcement by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles on YouTube
- October 24, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles reveals 2020 Call of Duty League roster by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- October 24, How good is OpTic LA? | The Esports Dispatch by LandO on YouTube
- October 30, JKap sparks debate after calling Modern Warfare "worst CoD ever" by Andy Williams on Dexerto
- November 21, JKap and ACHES hit back at "cheap shot" from Modern Warfare dev by Calum Patterson on Dexerto
- December 14, CoD pros troll Modern Warfare after Call of Duty League media training by , and
- December 23, JKap Profile | The Dossier Files with OpTic Gaming on YouTube
- January 5, "Broken" Modern Warfare movement exploit sparks debate among pro players by Andy Williams on Dexerto
- January 8, The missing piece of #OGLA by OpTic Gaming on YouTube
- January 17, The Road to Minnesota: Players and Coaches Dish on the Competition by Katie Bedford on Call of Duty League
- January 21, Between Two Palms | JKap with OpTic Gaming on YouTube
- February 7, Foundation - Ep 1. Minnesota by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles on YouTube
- March 3, Foundation - Ep 2. Atlanta by OpTic Gaming LA on YouTube
- March 7, "We know we're better than what we've shown so far" JKap on OpTic's upset over ROKKR with Emily Rand on YouTube
- March 8, "JKap, I'm Coming For You" with Call of Duty League on YouTube
- March 16, Foundation - Ep 3. Los Angeles by OpTic Gaming LA on YouTube
- April 14, What I Wish I Knew Going into Professional Cod | OpTic Chooses with OpTic Gaming on YouTube
- May 12, Pacman RELEASED as OpTic Gaming's Coach - JKap to Step Up?? || CoD League by TacticalRab on YouTube
- September 2, JKap Retires from Call of Duty, Nadeshot's Kuavo Slasher Tweet by TacticalRab on YouTube
- September 2, JKap retires from professional Call of Duty by George Geddes on Dot Esports
- September 3, JKAP - THE END OF AN ERA (Call of Duty) by JKap on YouTube
- September 22, Thank You JKap with OpTic Gaming on YouTube
- December 10, Welcome JKap to LA Thieves! by LA Thieves on YouTube
- January 24, "I know Crim is scared!" — Stage 1 Group Selection Show & Schedule Reveal by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- March 1, Storytime by JKap on Twitlonger
- March 2, CHAOS as CoD Drama EXPLODES!! Courage SLAMS Str0, JKap v Thorin BEEF by TacticalRab on YouTube
- March 12, "Is it just an arch rivalry cause you lost bad?!" — Stage 2 Group Selection Show & Schedule Reveal by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- March 17, LA Thieves Can Fix Their CDL Season with ONE Change  by LA Thieves on YouTube
- April 16, "They just don't like us shooting their bodies!" — Stage 3 Group Selection Show & Schedule Reveal by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- April 19, A New Beginning for LA Thieves  by LA Thieves on YouTube
- May 13, Nadeshot ROASTS his CDL Team in FIRST-EVER LA Thieves Pre-Show by LA Thieves on YouTube
- May 21, "They looked scary in Losers Bracket, sending them over" — Stage 4 Group Selection Show by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- May 21, LA Thieves CRASH & BURN at CDL Major (What Really Happened) by LA Thieves on YouTube
- May 25, "We want to win" — JKap Talks LA Thieves Roster Moves, Coaching, Championships & More! by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- May 29, Nadeshot’s NEW TATTOOS Revealed & TJHALY RETURNS! by LA Thieves on YouTube
- June 4, JKap's Master Plan To Win LA Thieves' First Championship by LA Thieves on YouTube
- June 16, Slasher & Huke Reunite: The Truth Behind CDL's Final Online Match by LA Thieves on YouTube
- June 17, What Really Happened Day One of CDL’s LAN Major! by LA Thieves on YouTube
- June 25, "COWARDS! You guys are cowards, man" — Stage 5 Group Selection Show by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- June 30, Huke DISQUALIFIED by CDL, Drazah STEPS UP! by LA Thieves on YouTube
- July 23, Meet JOHN, LA Thieves Secret Weapon vs Optic Chicago (Most Important Match of the Year) by LA Thieves on YouTube
- August 27, THE END for LA Thieves by LA Thieves on YouTube
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