After taking a short break from competing, legendary Call of Duty player James 'Clayster' Eubanks has rejoined the starting lineup of the New York Subliners ahead of the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend. Citing issues with mental health, the North American veteran placed himself on the bench on July 20th after the Subliners fell short in a number of matches during Stage 5.
Replacing Clayster in the starting roster for the Stage 5 Major was Conor 'Diamondcon' Johst and despite his best efforts, the Subliners only managed to score a top-eight placement. With many wondering when Clay would make his return, the news was officially confirmed on August 12th.
Clay Returns To New York Subliners
Clayster is the only player in the history of COD esports to compete at every single world championship and his temporary departure from the scene did leave many questioning whether the three-time world champion would be hanging up the controller for good.
With Clayster back leading the charge alongside the rest of the team, can New York manage to end the Black Ops Cold War season on a high? With the competition closer than ever, it's certainly going to be interesting to see how the team fares in the biggest event of the year.
The 2021 CDL Championship takes place from August 19th to August 22nd at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.