Gamer who dumped the 'world's hottest weather girl' speaks out in defence of his decision
Douglas Martin, best known as pro gamer FaZe Censor, has 2.6 million subscribers tuning into his YouTube channel - but it wasn't his career that was in the spotlight this last year, but rather what he gave up for it.
Last year, he announced that he was breaking up with his girlfriend to focus on his career. It's a scenario many have seen themselves in, but this time it was a little different. Firstly, he was announcing the split to millions of people, but most notably, the woman he was breaking up with was Yanet Garcia - the woman dubbed 'the world's hottest weathergirl'.
Aside her work as a meteorologist, Garcia has quite the following as a model and social media star - with a net worth through the roof and nearly 10 million followers to her name. So people took notice when Martin decided to call it a day, especially given the fact she had moved from Mexico to New York City to live near him after three years of dating.
"She’s beautiful, she’s smart, she was an awesome girlfriend," Martin stated at the time. "It’s just, I gotta do what feels right for me... I want to win a ring, I want to win a world championship."
"What I want in my life at this very moment is to compete in Call of Duty because I love it so much. I’m going to do whatever it takes to be a champion. There’s only 24 hours in a day and I just didn’t have enough time to do what I needed to do."
Following the split, Yanet moved back to Mexico to focus on her career too, while the internet soon started to make fun of the pro gamer for his choice - an all-star dunking that only got worse when he failed to win the championship.
A few months later in October last year, he released a lengthy video to explain his actions, but that wasn't the end of it. This week, he quote-tweeted an article that asserts that young men allegedly want to play video games more than have sex. Alongside the tweet, he wrote:
"My parents were concerned because I didn’t kiss a girl throughout high school. To me, it was more important to be #1 in the world in CoD [Call of Duty], that opportunity wouldn’t always be there.
Many believed that he was hinting at his past relationship, as he continued:
"Glad I made that decision. Moral of the story: make your career your priority and let everything else fall into place. It will work itself out, and you’ll definitely be pleased with the outcome."
Having sex and playing video games shouldn't be mutually exclusive, but it looks like Martin's standing by his decision. And when some people poked fun at him for sacrificing high school make-outs for FPS training, he defended his words.
"You’re not seeing it the way it was intended. Moral of the tweet: don’t put girls over your career. Focus on your career and let the women come to you. I believe if you want something you have to give it everything you have. I didn’t see any point in even flirting with the idea of speaking to a girl because it would distract me from my goal."
This looks like it was the same mentality that led him to split from Garcia - but maybe if things were going better, he would've tried to make it work...