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Call of Duty Challengers player apologises after being dropped from FaZe over homophobic slur

Atlanta FaZe has dropped Daunte “Sibilants” Gray from its Call of Duty League Academy roster after using a homophobic slur on stream.

One of the best teams in the Call of Duty Challengers league, Atlanta FaZe, has lost one of its key players after he used homophobic slurs on stream. 

Daunte “Sibilants” Gray, 18, was playing in an online scrims against Chicago Huntsmen on 23rd July when his team won a map of Domination. While gloating about the win, he said numerous homophobic slurs directed at fans of Chicago Huntsmen. 

After being banned on Twitch and dropped from the team entirely, Sibilants has since released an apology over his actions. 

“I’m not going to sugar coat it. I fu*ked up,” the post reads. “I shouldn’t have said what I said and I lost everything because of it. 

“I’m aware that my words and actions are broadcasted to the world in a different way from most people considering the audience that follows me. 

“I sincerely apologise to anyone who I may have offended today with what I said. My intention wasn’t to offend any members of the LGBTQ community. I got caught up in my chat trying to cause drama in the middle of our scrim with the Chicago Huntsmen and said something I shouldn’t have. 

“I hope to move past this and learn from my experience. I’m sorry again to faze, my community, and for letting everyone who supported me down. I’ll be back.”

It was a drastic shift in tone when compared to a tweet sent out an hour previously, where he seemed hostile towards Chicago Huntsmen fans. 

It might be worrying news for Atlanta FaZe Academy, who have finished first in five Open events during this year’s season and become arguably the best team. 

A number of players in the Call of Duty League have expressed their view on the issue, including James “Clayster” Eubanks from Dallas Empire. 

The Call of Duty League is set continue with the Toronto Ultra Home Series starting Friday 24th July. 

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