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Archive • Feb 17, 2018

Competitive CoD Player Prophet Announces Retirement in Emotional Video

Competitive Call of Duty player Jason "Prophet" Nicolleti has announced his retirement from competing - along with an emotional video recounting his career and reasons for moving on. Following the release of Call of Duty: WWII on November 3rd, the 2018 CWL season kicked off almost immediately, and the race was on for the all important Pro Points which would determine seeding at the opening events.

For some though, the challenge and pressure of competition has pushed them out of competing, with players such as Jordan "ProoFy" Cannon and others already having moved on from competitive rosters after only the first two events of the season. With the CWL National Circuits and CWL Pro League well underway, those players missing out are forced to wait for the CWL Atlanta open in March, and this has left some dissatisfied with their outlook for the season.

Prophet, who has been competing since as far back as Call of Duty: Ghosts, has had a modicum of success throughout his career, including top 12 placings throughout the Advanced Warfare season, and a top eight finish at CWL Atlanta last year being his highest a major event. But he has had a much more difficult start to the Call of Duty: WWII season, placing top 80 at the most recent CWL New Orleans Open, and bouncing around numerous rosters. x x Interestingly, Prophet makes it clear that it is not purely down to the system or the Pro Points dilemma, but simply due to struggling to find a set roster, and his vision for success is clearly not as optimistic as it once was. He stated in a follow up Tweet that he is keen to step into coaching or media roles within esports organizations, and his passion for the scene is obvious in his videos. A number of competitive players reached out to Prophet after his announcement. Long time teammate Ethan "FA5TBALLA" Wedgeworth   FaZe Clan player Dillon "Attach" Price   Mad Gamers player and former teammate Seth "Glory" Donskey x