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Call of Duty • Sep 04, 2019

Censor opens up on former FaZe issues and CoD career struggles in emotional video

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Censor opens up on former FaZe issues and CoD career struggles in emotional video
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Popular YouTuber and former Call of Duty pro Doug ‘Censor’ Martin gave a revealing take on how his competitive career started to wind down, apparently outside of his control.

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The 25-year-old says he was at the top of the Call of Duty scene, but now finds himself looking to be on a roster as the signing window for orgs in the new franchised Call of Duty league to pick up players has finally opened.

His 40-minute video on September 3 detailed his side of the events which eventually saw him step down from being FaZe Clan’s captain, heavily invest into the CoD scene but eventually fizzle out in the end.

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The pro player laid it all out when going over how his career took a tumble.

After his immediate and growing success on FaZe Clan, Censor along with his team were able to claim the top honors at UMG Nashville 2014 and then the MLG Columbus Open 2014 shortly after.

While all seemed to be progressing well, Censor says he was disheartened with how the team’s managers wanted to make a switch at the helm and transfer the captaincy over to Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price.

“Maybe (FaZe) believed that (ACHES) had the best mindset,” Censor said. “Which he wasn’t in the best mindset, he wasn’t completely focused on the game, he wasn’t the best version of himself… He just was not the right guy.” (Timestamp at 12:17)

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Censor points to some issues with FaZe wanting ACHES to be "the guy" instead of him.

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He later noted how it wasn’t because of the lack of success or chemistry that made FaZe want to switch things up, it was “just because ACHES." (Timestamp at 12:52)

“I’ve wanted this more than anything, but it got ripped away from me in 2014,” Censor said explaining how getting dropped by the org blind-sided him. “For no reason, I never had an explanation, whatsoever. All I did was win at the highest level versus the greatest competition, who are still the greatest competition today.” (Timestamp at 21:31)

The history of how it all went has stuck with Censor through all the years, seeing as how he quite literally put everything he had into the game.

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“I drop out of college, I do everything in my power with zero dollars in my bank account to make a Call of Duty team, I dethrone the biggest and best Call of Duty team in the history of Call of Duty. Join FaZe Clan. Win the first two majors. Destroy the second greatest Call of Duty team of all time, in that OpTic dynasty, (just to) have it stripped away from me that same exact night… I was ballistic." (Timestamp at 24:54)

But it’s not all without hope. One of the main takeaways Censor wants future franchises to understand is that he’s not going anywhere.

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He’s confident that he can still compete at the highest level, since a lot of the competition that he outclassed many years ago are the same champions that grace the scene today.

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Censor and ACHES had early success together, but it wouldn't last.

The player signing window for the brand new Call of Duty League opened on September 3, and stakes are now higher than ever for those who want to be picked up by an organization that will be playing at the highest level of the esport next season.

On numerous occasions, Censor has made it clear that his goal is to land on such a team, but right now the only thing he can really play is the waiting game. 

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