Jordon ‘General’ General is the all-important sixth man on the Call of Duty League’s Chicago Huntsmen, and has explained to co-CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez why he changed his surname to General before he started competing.
For many, it wasn’t a secret that General wasn’t his real last name, but the common belief was that he changed it simply to match his in-game alias, perhaps as a branding opportunity.
However, he has explained in an episode of the Eavesdrop Podcast with H3CZ that this isn’t actually the case, and that he changed it to General for very personal reasons in 2014.
When H3CZ asked him to explain the name change – something General’s mom did, too – Jordon said that it was actually due to issues with his biological father.
Saying that the man who raised him since he was two years old is his “real dad,” General said that he had a strained relationship with his biological father, which reached its end in 2014, just before he started competing.
“My biological father kind of scumbagged me,” he says. “In 2014, my brother Joey was killed, and I wasn’t able to go to his funeral, and that really enraged me. And, since he wasn’t part of my life (my biological father), that was the last straw for me.”
General says that for that reason, he didn’t want to carry his last name anymore, so he went through with the process to remove any link between him and his biological father.
The former Enigma6 star concluded by saying that his real dad has raised him since he was two years old, and that they’re a happy family, with H3CZ adding that “family ain’t always blood.”
This news will come as somewhat of a surprise to many General fans, and CoD esports fans at large, as he has never previously opened up about this part of his life, but it accentuates further why he should be incredibly proud of how far he’s come.