Chicago Huntsmen sign MBoZe as substitute player
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The Chicago Huntsmen have signed Marcus “MBoZe” Blanks as a substitute player for the 2020 Call of Duty League season. The 24-year-old joins former Enigma6 Group owner Jordon “General” General in the substitute role after retiring from competitive play in November of 2017.

MBoZe’s history in Call of Duty

“Joined [the Chicago] Huntsmen. Super grateful for this opportunity,” wrote MBoZe in a tweet.

The newly signed substitute player is most well known for his time on organizations like SoaR Gaming, FaZe Clan, OpTic Gaming, and OpTic Nation. During his professional career, MBoZe led OpTic Gaming to a 3rd place finish at 2014’s Call of Duty Championship on Call of Duty: Ghosts. He later brought OpTic Nation to 7 – 8th at Season 3 of MLG Pro League Playoffs and 3rd at 2015’s Gfinity Summer Championships, on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Other achievements include competing for Prophecy NA on Advanced Warfare, with a 4th place finish at 2015’s Call of Duty Championships and 3rd at 2015’s Season 1 of MLG Pro League’s Regular Season. After parting ways with the OpTic Nation roster in November of 2015, he stayed on with the organization as a streamer and content creator. The player briefly competed for teams Nation and Ground Zero during this time as well. 

Joining the Chicago Huntsmen

MBoZe will compete on the Chicago Huntsmen alongside Seth “Scump” Abner, Matt “FormaL” Piper, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson, Pierce “Gunless” Hillman, and Dylan “Envoy” Hannon. Former Enigma6 Group coach Troy “Sender” Michaels joins as head coach, with John “x2Pac ThuGLorD” Hartley as an analyst. 

Many in the community have stated that he would have to practice a lot to return to his previous skill level. While MBoZe competed for a few teams in 2017, his last time at a mainstream event was almost four years ago. The Call of Duty League begins on Jan. 24 and was recently announced to have implemented tournament-based play — a throwback to legacy Call of Duty esports. 

Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.