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Former CoD Pro Censor says Scump 'can't beat him' in event finals

Published: 19/May/2019 10:13

by Connor Bennett

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Former FaZe Clan Call of Duty star Doug ‘Censor’ Martin believes that OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner cannot beat him in a grand final – boasting a perfect record over his fellow pro.

Call of Duty pros have never been afraid of trash talking an opposing team or fellow player, especially when one has another’s number and they are able to continually beat up on them.

It’s something fans have seen play out over the years between Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price and just about whoever ends up on OpTic. Yet, ACHES remains as an active pro and leaves the trash talk for players on the sidelines – including former teammate Doug ‘Censor’ Martin. Censor also appears to believe that he has OpTic’s number too – especially Seth ‘Scump’ Abner.

Censor hasn’t competed in CoD since the end of WWII.

Censor may have been out of the competitive scene since departing compLexity at the end of WWII, but he has been targeting a return at some point. It appears that, if he does somehow return, he’ll be rubbing his hands at the prospect of taking on Scump – especially in a possible grand final.

After one fan tried to rubbish another’s comparison of Censor and Scump, the former FaZe Clan star fired back with: “1-0 vs Mister Scump in grand finals. Aches didn’t have a thumb for that final either AND we had to win two best of 5s! Don’t worry I’ll be back and when my team is on the top I’ll say nothing.”

Censor is 1-0 in Grand Finals against Scump, and even though that win came back in Advanced Warfare, he isn’t letting the OpTic star forget about it – even though Scump has a ton more event wins.

After another fan pointed out the huge difference in the two pros’ success, the former FaZe star added: “Facts are facts gotta respect them. I love Seth but he knows when it comes to grand finals, if I’m in his way he should just throw in the towel and get ready for the next event.”

While some may have taken Censor’s comments as jokes, he at least still has that trademark confidence that all CoD pros need if they’re going to be a success.

Even though he may still be out of the competitive scene, it might not be all that long before we see him back on the main stage if Censor gets his way.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.