This weekend, Activision organized a Call of Duty tournament, and the best competitive player was glaringly missing from the roster. Doug “Censor” Martin said in a now-deleted tweet that the publisher had prevented him from participating in Fortune’s Keep because he had “harassed [Nadia Amine].” The verdict is most likely in reference to a recent incident in which Martin broadcast a phony marriage proposal to her.
Activision is hosting an official competition for Call of Duty League Resurgence: Fortune’s Keep. It’s an open tournament where anybody may sign up to fight against pros for a chance to earn money from a $100,000 prize pool. Activision also recruited big esports celebrities such as Andrew “Biffle” Diaz, Joshua “Mayappo” Uriah, and Jordan “Huskerrs” Thomas to compete on October 15 and 16.
Nadia Amine is one of Twitch’s fastest growing Call of Duty streamers right now, and she’s gotten a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons. The Call of Duty community can’t stop accusing her of cheating in Warzone. When Martin declared that he would reveal cheats in Vanguard, the community put Amine into his sights. It was a stretch since Warzone and Vanguard are two very different games.
Martin answered in the most impolite manner imaginable. Despite mentioning Amine in multiple tweets leading up to the video, he produced a video stating that he wasn’t attempting to expose her. Instead of ending the video there, he filmed a phony marriage proposal to her. The prank was panned by the CoD community, and it seemed that Activision was not thrilled either.
Martin claimed in a now-deleted tweet that he was barred from Fortune’s Keep for “harassing” Amine, who had played in the event. “To be honest, I find it very hysterical,” he wrote. Kotaku reached out to Martin and Activision for clarification, but neither responded by the time this article was published.