Call of Duty Caster Quits Job to Pursue a Streaming Career

Published 07/19/2020, 8:27 AM EDT


The competitive eSports scene is undergoing a lot of changes due to this current lockdown and pandemic situation. We have seen several issues rising in the Call of Duty League as well as many other games in the circuit due to the changing paradigm. But the most noticeable change is the fact that many eSports pros out there are focusing more on the streaming aspect of their respective games rather than the competitive one. Even the numbers suggest that this is a smart move to make.

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Same is with the long time Call of Duty and World of Warcraft caster, Richard Campbell, whom Blizzard recently fired. Richard Campbell has been a popular face in the CoD, WoW, and Dota 2 circuits, as a caster. Best known for hosting the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, Blizzard fired him after he criticized the game on one of his streams. To this, a lot of fans have said that the WoW scene just won’t be the same without him.

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The Call of Duty Caster has now shifted his focus entirely on streaming

Rich Campbell was fired by Blizzard but not Activision. The long time caster has resigned from his job at Activision as a caster for the Call of Duty League. He has focused his time entirely on streaming instead.

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The caster has quite a good follower base as a streamer as well. Streaming was something he could not pursue earlier because of his job. This is a move we are seeing a lot of big names out there make, as the times just aren’t that fruitful in the competitive scene.

Is streaming the retirement home for pros and big names?

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This is not meant as an offense to the ones who actively stream as a job. Streaming has become something of a retirement plan for the pros in any eSport. Until the situation revives, streaming might just be the staple gameplay exhibition format for these pros.

Well, that is surely a matter of conjecture and we would love to hear your thoughts about it. So long, Campbell! Waiting to see who they get to replace you.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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