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Team Kaliber’s Fero Releases Apology Statement Following Criticizm For Racial Slur Clip

Published: 5/Jun/2018 22:10 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Calum Patterson


Pro CoD player Maurice “Fero” Henriquez has apologized for the clip which surfaced on June 5th, showing the Team Kaliber player using a racial slur, from over two years ago.

The clip was taken from a live stream on Fero’s Twitch channel sometime during 2016, and was posted on Twitter and later Reddit.

It contained vulgar racist comments and the use of the n-word, in an expletive filled rant as Fero became infuriated during an online match.

While some were calling it inexcusable that he used the language, others were more sympathetic, highlighting the age of the clip and that Fero would have been between 16-17 years old at the time.

Fero has now released an apology statement, clarifying that the clip is indeed from two years ago, and does not reflect his current attitudes or mindset.

He also says he does not want to make any excuse for his words, but that he has now matured and can only ask for forgiveness.

He posted his apology to his Twitter followers via a Twitlonger, and the response from the majority of his followers immediately after the post was generally sympathetic.

You can read Fero’s full statement below.


I want to start this off by saying how deeply sorry I am for what was said in the clip of my stream. I don’t stand by anything I said and that is not a reflection of me or my ideals. Racism of any kind, even as a “joke” is unacceptable.

The clip in question was from Black Ops 3 when I was 16. At the time, I wasn’t yet mature enough to understand the severity that such insensitivity could have on my fans and the ramifications it could have on my future career.

I’ve grown a lot since then, both as an individual and as a professional. I’m not writing this post to make excuses, I’m writing it both as an apology to the community and to be an example to other up and coming players so that they can learn from my mistake and we as a collective can be better. 

I sincerely hope the fans and my fellow professional players can forgive me for my past actions. I am full of regret and I’m sorry.

– fero

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Renegades announce new CoD roster ahead of second Challengers season

Published: 31/Oct/2020 14:17 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 14:20

by Joe Craven


Esports organisation Renegades have revealed their Call of Duty roster for the second season of the CDL’s Challengers Series, including players from last year’s Paris Legion roster. 

The switch from the Call of Duty World League to the Call of Duty League represents the greatest shake-up competitive CoD has ever seen. While latter tournaments in the CWL involved an amateur tournament running parallel to the main one, the introduction of Challengers’ Series gives a greater formalisation to competition below the best of the best.

With franchised spots in the CDL costing millions, it’s no surprise that some big name esports organisations have found themselves competing in the Challengers Series. One of these orgs is Renegades, the Detroit-based esports team that has come in and out of competitive CoD in recent years.

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Renegades have come and gone from the Call of Duty pro scene in the past.

On October 31, they announced their CoD roster for the upcoming Black Ops Cold War season, which will be the second season of the CDL and its accompanying Challenger Series.

Perhaps the biggest name in the new roster is Luke ‘Louqa’ Rigas, who represented Paris Legion in the CDL last year. It was an up-and-down year for the Paris Legion, who managed a second place finish at the online CDL Week 12 London event.

He is also joined by ex-Paris teammate Conrad ‘Shockz’ Rymarek, who is best known for his five years with Australian organisation Mindfreak from 2014 to 2019.

Rounding off the roster are Lincoln ‘Fighta’ Ferguson and Amer ‘Pred’ Zulbeari, making a fully Australian roster. The nationalities of all players means they will likely compete in the APAC region of the Challengers Series.

While Shockz and Louqa come off the back of mixed fortunes in the CDL, Fighta and Pred both joined Renegades in January of 2020. In the somewhat weaker field of APAC competition, their Renegades roster dominated the region’s Challenger tournaments during the Modern Warfare season.

Replacing half the team with CDL standard pros means it’s likely we’ll see similar domination this year, barring any shock performances from the other APAC teams.