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CoD community reacts to Censor’s retirement from competitive play

Published: 15/Oct/2018 23:40 Updated: 16/Oct/2018 0:02

by Mitch Reames

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Doug ‘Censor’ Martin announced his retirement on October 13th and received support from a couple fellow pros, but not everyone was so encouraging.

Censor’s crowning achievement is still his win at the 2011 MLG National Championship while playing for Q.NT but he also had a great run with many notable victories playing for FaZe in 2014 and 2015.

Since then, his career has been tumultuous as he hopped teams often. His final team, CompLexity, was the eighth he has played for after leaving FaZe Clan back in 2015.

This isn’t the first time Censor has retired, as he originally retired during the Black Ops 3 season. He came out of retirement for WWII and bounced around before landing on CompLexity to finish out the season.

In response to his retirement video, fellow pros Apathy and SlasheR wished him the best in his future endeavors. 

However, not all the responses were positive.

Below the pros was a response calling Censor a “quitter” and the engagement on that tweet showed the opinion was shared by many.

Many of the responses centered on his ex-girlfriend Yanet Garcia, who he reportedly broke up with to spend more time on competitive CoD.

Garcia became an internet celebrity through a couple different moments but a video from Ozzy Man Reviews that’s been viewed over 17 million times may have been her springboard into her title as the “hottest weathergirl.”

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.