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

Published: 3/Sep/2019 22:56 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 7:36

by Alan Bernal

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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.

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.

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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.

Censor YouTubeThe 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.

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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)

via EsportsnationCensor points to some issues with FaZe wanting ACHES to be “the guy” instead of him.

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)

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“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.

“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)

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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.

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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ComplexityCensor 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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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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