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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.

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.

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)

“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)

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.

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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Will there be next-gen for Modern Warfare? PS5 version found

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:19

by Lauren Bergin

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is practically a household name for FPS fans and non-gamers alike. It’s no shock then that CoD fans were beyond excited at the possibility of a PS5 version of the game. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a staple title for the CoD franchise. After a recent clarification from an Infinity Ward dev that more content is coming soon fans have jumped back aboard the Modern Warfare hype train.

This announcement had fans scratching their heads over what new content would be released, especially when Black Ops: Cold War and its Warzone season are likely to be the focus of development for some time.

A reddit user, however, has sparked some life into the community by leaking a possible PS5 release for Modern Warfare in the near future.

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Modern Warfare is the game that birthed Call of Duty: Warzone, which has exploded into a fully fledged esport.

Modern Warfare on PS5 Leak

A post and possible leak on r/GamingLeaksAndRumours by reddit user asjonesy99 has seized the interest of CoD fans from across the globe.

The post sees the possibility of there being a PS5 version of the title available in the near future. When purchasing the game, the dropdown menu shows the original PS4 version followed by a PS5 version.

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The original post states that when he selects this option it becomes locked. After checking a plethora of other games, there are no other options for PS5 versions, so either this is a simple error or CoD are planning a future PS5 update for the game.

While excited, a lot of fans weren’t particularly shocked at this leak simply due to the popularity of Warzone, which launched alongside Modern Warfare in October 2019 and is fully integrated into the game.

The future is of course uncertain, and in turn this means that this could be nothing. However, it’s really exciting to think that Modern Warfare will be back with a bang to continue to inspire future generations of FPS players in the same way it has inspired the current one.