Earlier today, Doug “Censor” Martin released a video announcing his departure from FaZe Clan. Censor was a part of FaZe Clan since 2014 when he competed on the Call of Duty roster during Advanced Warfare. Winning multiple championships, Censor was released from the FaZe roster before Black Ops 3. Although he was let go from FaZe’s COD roster, he stayed on as a content creator, flourishing on both YouTube and Twitch. However, given the fact that he’s supposedly signed with a CDL roster, he is required to leave FaZe. Making a video detailing his departure, something interesting can be seen at the end that could hint at Censor’s new team, New York.
I left FaZe for this new Call of Duty franchise. FaZe means so much to me, I wish I was able to represent them more in Call of Duty, but it never happened. 5 years of my life that I’ll always cherish 🙌🏻
— Censor (@Censor) October 16, 2019
One of the most polarizing figures in Call of Duty, Censor has been a question mark through “rostermania.” Some believed that his online popularity would land him on a team while others thought that his talent wasn’t enough.
However, according to the man himself, Censor has signed to a Call of Duty League roster. Pending league approval, come Modern Warfare, Censor will supposedly be on a CDL roster. In his most recent YouTube video, Censor may have leaked which organization he’s joining. If we pause his video at just the right time, there is an image that flashes relating to the CDL. @COD_Gamepedia was able to capture this image.
Under his FaZe sweatshirt, we can briefly see what looks to be a New York Call of Duty jacket. This design is the same one used for the roster announcement videos New York released two weeks ago. AndBox is the official sponsor for New York’s Call of Duty organization, and its logo is prevalent in every piece of New York merchandise.
If you compare the two images, we can clearly see that the designs are the same. From the two yellow stripes on the collar to the font of the name, Censor is clearly wearing a New York Call of Duty jacket.
We currently don’t know if this is merely bait or a legitimate hint from Censor, but we should be finding out if this is real or not within the coming days. Assuming Censor is a part of New York’s team, his role with the team could be a few different things.
For the past year or so, Censor has been repeating that he wants to be a professional Call of Duty player. This leads us to believe that Censor is most likely a player of some sort and not a coach or content creator. If he is, in fact, a player, he will be a substitute and not on the starting roster, at least initially.
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Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 5+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.