Top Call of Duty Professional Quits Mid-Season

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Call of Duty professional Doug ‘Censor’ Martin has announced he is to sit out the rest of the season after struggling in recent competitions.

It has been a turbulent year for Censor, who has previously featured for FaZe Clan, as well as being a prominent content creator. However, he found himself riding the bench for New York Subliners, which led to a stint with amateur squad Triumph Gaming.

He signed for them in early July but lasted only a few days after a disappointing showing in the New York Home Series. Triumph placed fourth in the Call of Duty Challengers tournament, which was not a bad showing, but Censor felt he had not shown his best in that series. Triumph also clearly expected better with a roster featuring Censor, especially after they picked up two wins at the Dallas and Florida Home Series earlier in the year.

He signed for them in early July but lasted only a few days after a disappointing showing in the New York Home Series. Triumph placed fourth in the Call of Duty Challengers tournament, which was not a bad showing, but Censor felt he had not shown his best in that series. Triumph also clearly expected better with a roster featuring Censor, especially after they picked up two wins at the Dallas and Florida Home Series earlier in the year.

“I will not be playing at the Modern Warfare challengers champs,” Censor said. “If you guys don’t know I went on Triumph, we got fourth.” He went on to confirm he could have joined another team were it not for the contract he had signed with Triumph, indicating he had wanted to leave almost immediately.

Being benched by the New York Subliners might have had a bearing on his decision, as they were in good form going into the CDL playoff. Bwin had installed the New York Subliners as one of the top five favorites for the Call of Duty playoffs scheduled for the end of August. In the end though Dallas Empire and Atlanta FaZe finished first and second respectively. Censor might have felt aggrieved at not being involved, whether that was with the Subliners or another team, but the criticism of Modern Warfare might also have impacted his decision.

He is not the only CoD player to lash out at the new title. In a Dexerto article, Chicago Huntsmen star Seth ‘Scump’ Abner claimed that Modern Warfare was“the worst CoD ever,” in a rant earlier in the year, revealing he felt it was “counterintuitive” and suggested there wasn’t one good map in the game. The Huntsmen are ranked third favorites for the playoffs and Scump is likely to feature.

Whether the quality of the title contributed to Censor’s decision, or whether his poor form and being frozen out with the Subliners was a factor, the CDL playoffs will be poorer without Censor, who is one of the most instantly recognizable players on the circuit.

If you’re interested in Call of Duty, you might want to read this article explaining why the latest mobile version of the game has been put on hold.

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