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Censor finally announces Call of Duty League team after leaving FaZe Clan

Published: 16/Oct/2019 21:40 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 18:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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Professional Call of Duty player and popular YouTuber Doug ‘Censor‘ Martin has revealed which team he will be representing for the 2020 inaugural season, a day after announcing his departure from FaZe Clan.

After sitting out the entirety of the Black Ops 4 CWL season, Censor repeatedly made it clear that his intention is to compete again once Call of Duty esports transitions to a franchise-based model starting from next season.

Despite all of his doubters who didn’t believe he would make it, he said that several organizations were interested in him, and on October 5, confirmed that he’d signed with a team.

On October 13, Censor finally announced that he is joining the New York City franchise: “Joined CWL NYC and the ANDBOX family, new chapter starts now.”

“Welcome to the ANDBOX family Censor,” the franchise’s official Twitter account posted. “New York is where you belong, it doesn’t get any better than this.”

In a video he posted along with the announcement, Censor confirmed that he will be the substitute player for NYC , who had already announced their full starting lineup a couple of weeks prior.

“I’m going to be the substitute player for New York, and honestly guys, I’m just so grateful for this opportunity,” he said. “I know there is a lot of scrutiny around me, and not playing for a year, and people thinking whatever they want to think, it doesn’t really matter to me at the end of the day.”

“All that I care about is the fact that I’m a part of this franchise, that this team embraces me. All these players are extremely professional and are great, and they all want me to be here.”

He also did drop a major hint about his new team a day before making the announcement, as he edited his FaZe Clan departure video (featured at the bottom of this page) with a flash of him wearing the jacket emblazoned with the ANDBOX logo – the company that owns the NYC slot in the CDL. 

Censor - YouTubeCensor teased joining NYC by momentarily showing himself in an ANDBOX jacket.

It really does make sense too that he would be joining the NYC franchise, considering that he lives in New York and has previously said he would love to be a part of a team in his home state.

Furthermore, when talking about his negotiations with potential teams, he mentioned receiving three contract offers to play as a substitute and for a starter’s role, and he’s evidently decided to sacrifice some playing time in order to be where he wants to be.

NYC CALL OF DUTY STARTING LINEUP:

  • Dillon ‘Attach’ Price
  • Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto
  • Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda
  • Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi
  • Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris

Call of Duty NYCThe entire NYC CoD roster and coaching staff pictured together, all wearing ANDBOX branded clothing

Of course, considering this development, Censor had to first officially announce his departure from FaZe Clan, an organization he’d been a member of for five years.

With him now set to join a new esports org, it would likely be impossible for him to continue to be affiliated with both at the same time, especially since all of his time, efforts, and dedications would go towards NYC.

He did speak about his time with FaZe and gave insight about the decision to part ways in his October 16 video, which you can watch below.

FaZe also said their own farewells to the former member, wishing him good luck in his future endeavors. 

Getting back into the top circuit of competitive Call of Duty is obviously a huge achievement for Censor, who many believed did not have what it takes to compete alongside the best.

He has, of course, been around the pro scene for quite a while, making his debut back in 2011 and featuring for teams such as FaZe Clan, FaZe Black, and Strictly Business. among many others.

He last competed during the WWII CWL season as a member of Complexity, but announced his retirement following 2017 CoD Champs, which was evidently only temporary. 

CensorCensor competed for FaZe Clan in 2014, winning two major tournaments at MLG Columbus and UMG Nashville.

You can keep up with all of the offseason roster moves and player signings via our dedicated Call of Duty franchising RosterMania hub, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for the latest updates leading up to the inaugural 2020 CDL season. 

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.