YouTuber and former pro CoD player Doug ‘Censor’ Martin has revealed how much of his own money he paid in order to fund his own team during the Call of Duty: WWII season.
Censor had been out of competition for almost two years, before announcing he wanted to make a comeback to the professional level, as Call of Duty returned to ‘boots on the ground’.
With such a long break from competing, top players at the time were unwilling to take a chance on Censor, and so he had to fund his own team and pay his own teammates to get a start.
Censor has explained in the past that he invested heavily in the team, which he used the ‘NexT Threat’ branding for, but has now revealed just how much of his own money it set him back.
In his video recapping 2018, which he calls “the best year of his life”, Censor states it took “$40,000 to fund my team with NexT Threat”, and that he was “$40,000 in the hole” after the team missed out on the 2018 CWL Pro League Stage 1, by only 45 points.
He goes on to say that after NexT Threat missed out on the league, and Censor’s teammates were poached to other teams, he was at “rock bottom”, with no opportunities.
Fortunately for Censor, he was given a chance to play alongside Lightning Pandas, where he managed to impress individually, later landing him a spot on a league team with compLexity.
After falling short at the 2018 CWL World Championship, Censor was rumored to join Evil Geniuses for Black Ops 4, but his spot on the roster reportedly went to Tyler ‘FeLo’ Johnson, after he was dropped from eUnited.
Censor decided that the starting again from square one was not something he was willing to do all over again, and so stepped down from competing once more, but he clearly still looks back on his return to competitive CoD fondly, calling 2018 the “best year of his life”.