Call of Duty eSports legend and three-time world champion James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks was benched by the New York Subliners ahead of their CDL Stage 2 qualifiers.
Clayster is arguably one of the greatest Call of Duty players to ever pick up a controller. The 29-year-old is successful in many titles and has taken home numerous trophies.
However, 2022 was not a good year for his team, the New York Subliners. With the team struggling to play at the highest level, roster changes were expected for the roster.
And before week two CDL games even began, the talent dropped a massive bombshell, revealing that Clayster has been substituted for the foreseeable future.
Clayster benched by Subliners
— Dexerto Esports (@DexertoEsports) March 18, 2022
Revealed on the CDL pre-show on March 18th In Phase 2 games, the analyst firm announced that Clayster has been benched by New York and former London Royal Ravens Subs player Paul ‘PaulEhx’ Avila will take his place.
This may not come as too much of a surprise to CDL fans as it was rumored earlier in the week that NYSL had already picked up Paul and was looking to replace another player with someone else.
It was shocking to many fans that the news didn’t come directly from the Subliners, and Clayster didn’t seem to like the announcement from the CDL.
Appreciate the respect and consideration of announcing something before it’s announced 👍
— NYSL Clayster (@Clayster) March 18, 2022
In response to the breaking news, Clay said: “appreciate the respect and consideration of announcing something before it is announced.”
At the time of writing, nothing has been publicly mentioned by the team themselves, and Clayster’s future is uncertain.
https://www.dexerto.com/call-of-duty/cod-legend-clayster-benched-by-subliners-ahead-of-cdl-stage-2-matches-1786488/ CoD legend Clayster sits on the bench of Subliners ahead of CDL Stage 2 games