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Censor retires from competitive Call of Duty

Published: 14/Oct/2018 0:34 Updated: 14/Oct/2018 3:48

by Vincent Genova

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Call of Duty pro Doug ‘Censor’ Martin announced his retirement from competing in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

Censor originally retired during the Black Ops 3 season after only competing in a handful of events.

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He would sit out Infinite Warfare before ending his retirement to play in WW2, starting the season by creating his own organization, NextThreat, and ultimately making the Stage 2 Pro League as a member of compLexity.

Heading into Black Ops 4, Rostermania was not kind to Censor as he agreed to be a part of the new Evil Geniuses roster with Royalty, Saints, Goonjar and Lacefield, but a series of roster moves led to Censor being dropped before officially signing.

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Jkap’s issue with Luminosity led to him being surprisingly available, which eUnited took advantage of. In order to make room for Jkap, eU dropped Felo.

Once Felo became available, Evil Geniuses decided to sign him instead of Censor.

The late flurry of moves left Censor out in the cold, with most rosters already locked in.

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Censor leaves behind a storied career with multiple championships spanning Black Ops, Ghosts, and Advanced Warfare.

He gave a number of reason for his decision to move on and even detailed some of the issues he had with the compLexity roster during the WW2 season. You can watch the full video below.

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Black Ops Cold War leaks reveal League Play mode returning

Published: 18/Oct/2020 14:50

by Joe Craven

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Reputable Call of Duty leaker ‘TheMW2Ghost’ has claimed that an in-game challenge in Black Ops Cold War shows that League Play will make a long-awaited return when the full game drops in November. 

Despite it’s immense popularity in Black Ops 2, League Play has not yet returned in a Call of Duty game. While we’ve seen many Ranked modes – Black Ops 3’s Arena or Black Ops 4’s World League Play – the fan-favorite competitive mode has not featured in some games, including 2019’s Modern Warfare.

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However, recent leaks from TheMW2Ghost suggest that an in-game challenge, similar to the one that was completed on October 17 to earn an extra day of the open Beta, will make way to reveal a League Play mode in the full game.

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Many consider Black Ops II League Play to be the best Ranked mode in Call of Duty history.

The leaker claimed that an in-game challenge, found in the files of Black Ops Cold War, is heavily indicative of a League Play mode featuring, either at launch or as post-launch content.

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“There’s a Challenge in Black Ops Cold War which is for League Play,” they tweeted. “WTF, some weird/cool challenges for Zombies too.” 

While this is not confirmed – or even unlocked – at the time of writing, the very reference to League Play in the game’s files is very good news for fans of the competitive mode.

It’s worth encouraging a degree of caution though. Past Call of Duty games have had Ranked modes confirmed as coming post-launch, only for the mode to never materialise. A number of CoD games, such as 2019’s Modern Warfare, have settled for a Call of Duty League playlist, rather than a fully fledged Ranked mode.

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Treyarch on a Black Ops Cold War Ranked mode

Back in early October, David Vonderhaar was asked about the possibility of a Ranked Play mode. He responded: “Have you seen a Black Ops game without a competitive agenda?”

What League Play would mean for SBMM is also up in the air. Many have criticized the seemingly high levels of skill-based matchmaking in the Beta, but believe a Ranked playlist could mean that SBMM is reduced in public matches. We’ll have to wait and see on all fronts.