Two former professional players put up some big cash in a Black Ops 4 wager, as ex-FaZe pro Doug 'Censor' Martin and former Envy and Evil Geniuses player Anthony 'Nameless' Wheeler faced off in a very expensive match.
After failing to secure a spot on a pro roster for the Black Ops 4 season, Censor announced he was once again retiring from the professional game, but his itch for competition has not subsided.
Even declaring that he wanted to join a professional team again, the former CompLexity star has been trying to get a spot in '10s' - practice pick-up matches usually reserved for pro players exclusively.
Putting his money where his mouth is, Censor wagered $1,000 up against Nameless in a single best of 7 series of 10s, where two captains pick teams and play Hardpoint and Control maps.
After teams were picked, the match got down to business. Censor's team took the first map (although Censor's <3000 damage, compared to his teammates 7000+, perhaps wasn't the biggest factor), in a tight, 250-225 win.
However, the rest of the series all went in favor of Nameless' side, as they narrowly won hardpoints and dominated the control. After a 4-1 win, Nameless quickly came to other team's call to gloat: "Send me that rack! I'm sending the PayPal!"
Despite having CWL Vegas champions Thomas 'TJHaLy' Haly and Brandon 'Dashy' Otell, plus world champion Matt 'FormaL' Piper, it wasn't enough to see Censor's team pull out the win.
Nameless accepted the request to re-run the series back for another $500 each - but unfortunately for Censor, he went on to lose 4-1 once again, putting him $1,500 in the hole.
Made $1500 tonight in money 10s.
GGs worthy opponent @Censor
— Anthony Wheeler (@NAMELESS) January 23, 2019
Censor is not so easily discouraged however, as he proved throughout the CoD: WWII season, so there's a good chance we will see him back putting up big money again, if it means he can get practice with the very best.