Former professional Call of Duty player John 'Revan' Boble has announced his departure from MLG and the CWL ahead of the start of the Black Ops 4 season.
Revan, with experience as a player at the professional level, was regarded by players and fans as one of the most insightful casters and analysts, able to translate in-game action and strategy to make easy for viewers.
However, fans of Revan will be disappointed to hear that he will no longer be part of the broadcast team for CWL events this season, and is currently looking for other opportunities.
It is in fact the second time that Revan has left a position within MLG, as after a stellar year of commentary in the Black Ops III season, Revan did not cast throughout the following season of Infinite Warfare.
During this time he completed his studies, graduating from Stony Brooke University with a Chemistry degree in early 2018, after a return to casting for the CoD: WWII season.
Revan was expected to continue in his role for the Black Ops 4 season and beyond, but announced on November 14 that he would not be returning as a caster, and was looking at opportunities.
Looking to explore all options for the upcoming season as I will not be returning as a caster for Black Ops 4. I want to thank everyone at MLG/CWL & the viewers for the memories & support over the years. It's been one hell of a ride and an unforgettable experience.
— John Boble (@RevanJB) November 14, 2018
The circumstances around his departure are unclear, with many fans disappointed and surprised by the news, as he was always a fan favorite.
Professional players too were surprised, with Team Envy captain Patrick 'ACHES' Price calling him "one of the best".
we just losing one of the best like that? Disgusted
— Patrick Price (@ACHES) November 14, 2018
Revan could potentially seek out coaching postilions within a professional team, or otherwise work within in an esports organization. It is also possible he looks at casting opportunities in other titles, having casted at a Runescape event this year.
Fans will be hoping he stays within the Call of Duty space however, and potentially returns at some point in the future to provide his unique insights on the analyst desk.