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Call of Duty caster Benson leaves CDL amid legal investigation

Benson will no longer feature on Call of Duty League broadcasts, although the reason behind his departure has sparked some speculation.
Call of Duty caster Benson leaves CDL amid legal investigation
Ben “Benson” Bowe has announced his departure as a caster from the Call of Duty League

In a post on Twitter, Benson explained how he couldn’t state the reason why he’s left due to “advice from legal council”. 

“Hey friends, in case it is not clear, I’m no longer with Activision & the CDL,” Benson wrote. 

“Unfortunately I can’t say much due to advice from legal council (that should tell you everything). What I can say is, the past week has been the best week of my life, hands down. More info coming soon!”

Benson’s departure follows fellow caster Philip “Momo” Whitfield being fired from the league due inappropriate text messages sent to women in the scene. 

Following a claim from esports insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau another caster had been fired due to misconduct allegations, a post on Reddit has claimed this other caster was in fact Benson. 

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Benson, right, has left the Call of Duty League (Picture: CDL) 


The post, from competitive Call of Duty player Emilia Rose who also reported Momo, claimed Benson was “definitely let go from the CDL for similar reasons to Momo” - although stating the caster had never done any wrongdoing to her specifically. 

The situation however is unclear, considering Benson on 1st July wrote on Twitter about receiving an “incredible offer”, indicating he’s found a new job elsewhere. 

Benson has been a caster for Call of Duty since 2013, starting out in the Call of Duty World League prior to the new franchise format. 

The Call of Duty League continues this weekend with the London Royal Ravens Home Series starting Friday 17th July.