One of the top European Call of Duty professionals, Matt “Skrapz” Marshall, might have played his last CDL match in 2021. In a recent tweet, Skrapz stated that he might be done competing as a professional player. This comes after a majority of the confirmed and reported rosters didn’t feature Skrapz, meaning he likely hasn’t received any offers from CDL teams. He was dropped by the Paris Legion at the beginning of the offseason.
Skrapz was one of the last pros to sign to an organization last season for Black Ops Cold War. He competed for the London Royal Ravens in 2020 with some major success. He and the Ravens finished fourth at CDL Champs, with Skrapz playing well as a main AR. However, following some rumors that he didn’t take the season seriously, high-profile organizations stayed away from signing him and his twin brother, Bradley “Wuskin” Marshall. This led to him signing with the Paris Legion’s rag-tag roster at the beginning of 2021.
Now, one year later, it seems that Skrapz won’t be waiting for another last-minute roster to compete with.
Skrapz could be hanging up his CDL controller
Crazy to think I probs won’t compete again wow, let’s see what we can do with the content on vanguard 🙏
— skrapz (@skrapzg) October 10, 2021
Skrapz officially states that he “probably won’t compete again” and follows that with hinting he might look to try his hand at content when Call of Duty: Vanguard releases in November. He is a prominent Call of Duty streamer on Twitch, usually streaming Warzone with some other CDL personalities.
However, many fans wondered why Skrapz wouldn’t at least participate in CDL Challengers to show the professional scene he still has what it takes to compete. He responded to this sentiment by saying that: “If I don’t wanna play in challengers and feel like it’s time to move on why am I gonna play in challengers?”
That’s certainly one way to look at the Challengers scene. There is a large amount of dedication required to compete in the amateur league with not a ton of payoff for a seasoned veteran like Skrapz. The scene is mainly designed to allow younger players to showcase their ability in Call of Duty.
For now, it seems like Skrapz is leaning towards creating content in Vanguard rather than trying his hand at Challengers.
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