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Former CoD pro Censor “glad” he prioritized gaming over getting laid

Published: 3/Apr/2019 20:01 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 20:11

by Virginia Glaze


Doug ‘Censor’ Martin made waves after breaking up with his girlfriend to focus on competitive Call of Duty in 2018 – and he’s following up the split with a major statement on the matter.

Censor retweeted an article from UK news site The Daily Star on April 3, which claimed that young men are having less sex in order to focus on gaming.

“My parents were concerned because I didn’t kiss a girl throughout high school,” Censor said of the article. “To me, it was more important to be #1 in the world in CoD, that opportunity wouldn’t always be there. Glad I made that decision.”

He wasn’t finished there; he followed up his story with a message to other aspiring pros, advising they focus on their dreams instead of worrying about their love life.

“Moral of the story: make your career your priority and let everything else fall into place,” he continued. “It will work itself out, and you’ll definitely be pleased with the outcome.”

While Censor’s Tweet was widely met with encouragement, others took the opportunity to poke fun at his statement, with some noting that players can find a healthy balance between romance and their career.

“You’re not seeing it the way it was intended,” Censor replied to one critic. “Moral of the Tweet: don’t put girls over your career. Focus on your career and let the women come to you.”

Censor even claimed that merely speaking with a girl would have distracted him from his goal – although he later agreed that players shouldn’t completely shun interactions with the opposite sex.

The Star’s article contained a statement from San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge, who claimed that men under 30 could be abstaining from sex due to “streaming video, social media, console games.”

“[There are] more things to do at 10 o’clock at night than there were 20 years ago,” Twenge said of the development. / ESLAs esports continues to grow in popularity, some studies think that gaming and abstinence could be linked, as shown by an article from the Daily Star.

She likewise noted a potential cause for this decrease in sex could be that many millennials don’t have a live-in partner. The Star included data from The Washington Post that showed 28% of young men have abstained for a year.

Censor infamously broke things off with his girlfriend, Mexican weathercaster and model Yanet Garcia, in summer of 2018 to focus on Call of Duty; however, Censor later put off competitive gaming in favor of content creation, now uploading videos to YouTube and streaming on Twitch.

World of Warcraft

Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

Shroud World of Warcraft Shadowlands
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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”