Censor Joins CDL Team, Fero Possibly Out for Racism
After weeks of speculation and teasing by the man himself, Censor finally confirmed this morning that his contract has been approved and he will be officially joining a Call of Duty League team for the inaugural season next year.
Censor noted he’d reveal his CoD League team at 1 PM EST Thursday, the announcement puts an end to a wild ride in the CoD community over what would happen to one of its most outlandish content creating personalities after several years outside of the scene.
Many laughed at Censor attempting to get on a CoD League team given his history with other players and their apparent disdain for him, but in the end, Censor has come out on top.
All was not good news in the scene. It appears that the former Team Envy player may not be making a team for next year’s league franchising.
According to a post on Twitlonger, Fero discussed how he hadn’t been “able to landing a starting spot or sub spot on any CDL organization,” noting that this was due to a clip from back when he was 16.
In the clip from Black Ops 3, Fero can be seen making poor racial remarks, which Fero says was “out of rage/to get a laugh.”
Confronting the issue head-on, Fero noted that he was a lot less mature at the time and that he had changed since that time almost five years ago.
“I’ve grown a lot as a person and as a professional since then. I am 20, now turning 21 and at the time I wasn’t mature enough to understand racism of any kind even as a joke is simply unacceptable,” he wrote. “I know I have previously addressed this situation in the past but I felt the need to address it again because now it has affected my livelihood/job so this is the only way to go about it. If CDL organizations truly believe me to be a PR risk then sign me on the bench and give me a trial period/media restrictions I’m more than open to that. I simply just want to be able to compete at the highest level because I know very well I’m more than capable of doing so.”
With rosters beginning to become fully locked at this point, it may be a little too late for Fero to find a spot on a team for next season, but he doesn’t appear to have given up hope.
At the end of his post, he stated that if he wasn’t able to get a spot for this upcoming season he’d be competing in the “Path to Pro Series” to try and prove himself to the orgs in the league, hopefully, to land a spot later on in the season or in season two.
Whether he finds a spot on a squad, the whole situation is a lesson in why you need to always be careful with what you say in a public setting, and realize racially charged remarks can come back to haunt you in your future.