Shroud and Censor Urge Valorant Pro to Grind

Published 06/22/2020, 4:31 PM EDT


The “Censor Treatment” has now become a thing in the Call of Duty. This term is now well known among players as well as pros. Doug “Censor” Martin is a pro player who has been trying to make it big in the top tier Call of Duty competitive scene. He had also managed a spot as a substitute player in the New Year Subliners team, although he was seldom picked in the playing roster.

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Censor struggled a lot and ultimately gave up a few weeks back. He said that he will be going back to playing in the “challenger system.”

For those who not know, the “challenger system” is the base camp for becoming a pro. It is the amateur, or rather the build-up scene, where people begin and the good ones rise from there and make it big in the top-tier scene in Call of Duty.

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SONII, from T1, thinks he will be getting the “Censor treatment”

The Twitch streamer Michael “Sonii” Sherman recently posted a tweet saying that he might be getting the “censor treatment” since he does not have a long time CS: GO or tactical FPS experience. A major reason for this is that he is a major Battle Royale player/streamer for the Korean organization T1.

What he means by “Censor Treatment” is that he will be looked down upon by certain snobs at any game who will definitely not let him in into the top-tier scene. Just like what happened to Censor.

He adds in this tweet that he has had only one month of Valorant and tactical FPS experience. Still, he is already playing with some pretty big names in the scene.

Censor and Shroud ask Sonii to keep his grind on

As a reply to this tweet, Censor said some really positive words to Sonii.

We know that Censor is, in fact, saying this from experience. Censor had to struggle, or grind, really hard to even reach the sub spot at New York Subliners. After he brought himself down to the challenger system, it is as if he wanted to build himself until he has “earned” his spot in the big league. This would be his answer to the ones who looked down upon him.

Even “Shroud” commented on Sonii’s tweet. He too asked Sonii to keep working hard for his spot among the big names. Shroud went into a full dad-mode, inspiring Sonii to keep up his grind:

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Sonii’s tweet got a lot of wholesome replies and it is always nice to see that even though there are a lot of toxic streamers or players out there, there are people like Shroud too. For example, here’s what Lucas “Mendo” Håkanssonc, from Team Liquid, replied on Sonii’s tweet.

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All these players have themselves struggled really hard to be where they are now, and they are rooting for Sonii in his own struggle to the top. A lot of other players have also supported Sonii saying that they have been following his stream and have witnessed his improvement. Sonii is known for streaming a lot of games and if he keeps working hard for a spot among the big guys, he can surely earn it.

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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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