Halo World Champ “SnakeBite” to Compete in Call of Duty

25-year-old Halo World Champion Paul “SnakeBite” Duarte has announced that he will be taking some time away from Halo... Pablo | 10. September 2020

25-year-old Halo World Champion Paul “SnakeBite” Duarte has announced that he will be taking some time away from Halo in order to compete in Call of Duty. Breaking the news on Twitter, SnakeBite told fans that he would be temporarily moving away from Halo Infinite, where he has made a name for himself as one of the most talented players around.

What SnakeBite Has Achieved in Halo to Date

The North American star currently plays for Sentinels, however he made his name with CLG, OpTic Gaming and TOX. It was with TOX in which SnakeBite formed a formidable roster alongside the likes of LethuL, LethuL and Royal2 and aPG, helping the team to successes at the Halo World Championship 2018, Halo Championship Series Finals 2018 and DreamHack Dallas 2019.

SnakeBite has continued where he left off since his arrival at Sentinels, winning the FACEIT MCC Pro Series 1, 2, 3 and 4 this year, before finishing as runner up in Series 5, where his team lost out to Inconceivable in the final. With his Halo career having started as an 11-year-old at the MLG New York Playoffs 2006, where he finished in the top 64, SnakeBite will not be leaving the game for good, however he is aiming to compete at the Call of Duty Challenger Series, which is the pathway to the pro circuit. It is likely that he will then return to Halo upon the release of Infinite, which was recently delayed until 2021.

Why Others are Moving from Halo to Call of Duty

SnakeBite is not the first Halo player to make the move to Call of Duty, with his former teammate Bradley “Frosty” Bergstrom having played for the Florida Mutineers in the league’s first season, where he won three Home Series competitions. Meanwhile, Billy “MentaL” Putnam recently announced that he would be making a permanent switch from Halo to Call of Duty, which is in contrast to SnakeBite, who is seemingly doing so on a temporary basis.

It remains to be seen as to which team will give SnakeBite a shot, however with a host of organisations having made major roster changes over the past few days, it would not come as a surprise should he be signed up sooner rather than later. SnakeBite posted on his Twitter page: “Gonna try to compete in COD challengers while I wait for the release of Infinite. If any teams/players are interested let me know.”