Chicago Huntsmen player Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper was left in absolute disbelief as New York Subliners substitute Doug ‘Censor’ Martin racked up an abysmally low kill count in a Modern Warfare 10s lobby.
Censor has never been known as a top slayer, more often playing the objective and taking the hits so that the rest of his teammates don’t have to.
This has led to speculation and banter around Censor’s actual ability as a pro player, but he’s proven himself enough of an asset to make the substitute bench for New York’s team in the inaugural franchised Call of Duty League. That doesn’t mean, however, that he’s going to have incredible games all the time, as FormaL pointed out in a January 1 stream.
Alongside fellow pros Preston ‘Priestahh’, Ulysses ‘AquA’ Silva and Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson, they lost a Rammaza Hardpoint match against a mixed team of pro and amateur players that arguably they should be beating every time – and that’s when Piper pulled up Censor on his kill count.
“Seven?” he said, repeating the number again, clearly unable to believe that Censor had managed only seven kills in the closely contested map. Censor tried to justify it, saying “Yeah, I think I just need to pre-aim and slow down, I’m literally sprinting into stuff.”
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In a tongue-in-cheek response, Formal said “I don’t know what you’ve got to do, but you’ve got to figure that sh*t out. Seven?!”
Everyone in the call was laughing and enjoying the banter, but Doug still felt the need to explain why he struggled so much during that map.
He said “My thought process is, like, I’m trying to get as aggressive as possible and literally sprint at cuts to learn timing. I need to slow down when I get to spots I like.”
This only made FormaL laugh more, repeating “seven?” once again before telling Censor he’s “good” after an apology from the New York native.
With the league starting up at the end of January 2020, Censor will want to make sure he has learned what he needs to do in order to properly support his team, but at the end of the day that’s exactly what 10s is for: practice.
How much of an impact he will have from the substitute bench remains to be seen, as it’s not yet clear whether teams will be rotating players between maps, series’ or at all as the Call of Duty League gets underway.