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Call of Duty: League Fining Players for Deviation?

Published 08/09/2020, 12:03 PM EDT

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Every game has a set of rules and regulations that all professional players must follow. There are positive and negative sanctions that reinforce acceptable language and behavior. Call of Duty has recently been under the spotlight for fining its players.

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Clint “Maven” Evans, an Esports commentator for COD league, was recently under scrutiny for having used inappropriate words. He was on a break while his mic was still active. Evans revealed later that he won’t be fined as it was a technical issue. However, this wasn’t the first instance. There are other names on the list. Let’s find out who they are and what exactly happened.


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Call of Duty: Other Names on the List

Evans managed to evade the fine because of a technical issue. Players do unintentionally use words they shouldn’t too, however, they cannot use technical issues as a defense, unfortunately.

Another name on the list is Seth “Scump” Abner who plays for the Chicago Huntsmen. He was fined for calling Modern Warfare the worst COD game out there. One of the most prominent faces of the COD League, Scump was possibly the first pro to be fined for his comments. He refused to provide any personal comments on the game after that because he didn’t want to get fined again.


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Crimsix or C6 was fined for dropping some expletives in an interview, which surely could have been avoided. In this case, any professional league would have imposed a fine. Furthermore, this goes on to show how difficult it is to keep track of such events.


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The League also fined Sam ‘Octane’ Larew after he went on a ranting spree. He called the League horrible after their loss. Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry was not available for an entire map and that led to their loss.

What Next?

Instances like these create a flair of drama. There is always the question of whether the fines are legit or not. The league has certainly been under scrutiny, but a lot of that has to do with the fact that they don’t have transparency. They don’t publicly declare the fines and the reasons behind them, which has miffed many from the community.


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Sanctions are a very important part of the game. Let’s take the case of Seth “Scump” Abner as an example. He expressed his views on a game that went public and attacked the integrity of the franchise. The professional players, however, also need to be more careful with their statements. But what happens next remains an unanswered question. We will have to wait to find out.

SOURCE- Clint Evans Twitter

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Written by:

Nakul Ahuja


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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.
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