While some people have no idea that professional video game players exist, many others often think that those who make money by playing video games must be junk-food-eating, overweight, socially awkward kids. Douglas Martin, a.k.a. FaZe Censor is the person they need to look at to get their prejudices checked. He is a professional Call of Duty player who has won two national tournaments, including the MLG National Championship 2011 in Providence. He is also a successful YouTuber with huge following and is sponsored by brands like GFUEL, SCUFS and Gymshark. Moreover, he is a fitness enthusiast who boasts of an enviable figure and inspires his followers to lead a healthy lifestyle. While he is a talented gamer, his immense popularity among the gaming community might be the result of his intent to break the stereotypes. Indeed, to top it all, he is a geek who has also managed to get the girl of his dreams: Yanet Garcia, a Mexican weatherwoman who became an internet sensation for her toned figure.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
FaZe Censor was a shy child at school who often faced bullying. He sought escape through video games, playing classic Nintendo games like Pokemon, Zelda, and Mario. He was an athletic kid in school, and also played for the school football team, but his obsession with video games started to affect his sports performance and his studies. He got hooked to ‘Call of Duty’, and after ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ came out, he eventually left school to become a professional CoD player. He was accepted into the team "Quantic Nex-TT-hreat", which reached the Top 8 of in a number of tournaments and went on to win the MLG National Championship 2011.
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What Makes FaZe Censor So Special
Despite his success during the ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ season, FaZe Censor found it difficult to get into a team for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. He moved from one team to another and played for "Team EnVyUs", "Thrust Nation" and "Quantic LeveraGe". However, he bounced back during the next season, and played successfully in a number of tournaments as part of the team "Strictly Business", finishing the Call of Duty Championship in the 4th place. He was then invited into "FaZe Black" team, which he eventually went on to lead. The team showed high potential in the next few tournaments. However, in 2015, after a few disappointing performances, the team disbanded over certain disagreements, which put FaZe Censor out of professional gaming. Nevertheless, he assured his fans that he is not done yet, and would return to professional competitions again. He took some time off competitive gaming and focused on fitness training, which became his new passion. He split his time between working out at the gym and developing his own brand through his personal YouTube channel, which he created back in 2011. He often posts "how to" videos to guide his fans to a healthy lifestyle and inspires them to live up to their full potential.
While FaZe Censor is famed for his gaming skills, he is also well-known as a good-hearted person. Naturally, when a kid approached his father stating that he is suffering from cancer and has only three months to live, FaZe felt bad for the kid and made a video urging his fans to pray for him. However, he soon realized that even though the kid was ill, it was not as severe as they were meant to believe, and it caused a controversy which made him feel exploited. He deleted the video and later made another video with his father explaining the incident to his fans. He also mentioned that he needed to be careful with his generosity. However, he continues to raise awareness towards various health issues and made a three-part collaborative series with 13-year-old YouTuber Mathew Rhyze, who was born with "frontonasal dysplasia".
Behind The Curtains
FaZe Censor was born Douglas Taylor Martin on August 21, 1994, in Long Island, New York. He had to change school at the age of 13 when he moved in with his grandmother after his grandfather died. He has an older sister. His father and his sister often appear in his videos, and have their separate channels titled "Papa Censor" and "Sister Censor" respectively. He is currently in a relationship with Yanet Garcia. He fell in love with her after watching her in a YouTube video. He immediately expressed his infatuation in a video on his channel, which led his followers to flock to Yanet's social media profiles. The two eventually started exchanging messages and he later visited her in Mexico. They have made their relationship public and often appear on videos together. He even inspired her to create her own YouTube channel titled "iamYanetGarcia".