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Clayster Questions Why Nobody Said Anything About Scump’s Celebrations vs Rise Nation

Published: 18/Jul/2018 15:56 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 16:12

by Calum Patterson


When Seth “Scump” Abner celebrated loudly in a win over Rise Nation at the CWL Pro League, James “Clayster” Eubanks was surprised to see little backlash directed at the OpTic player.

Clayster has a reputation for getting hyped up on stage during matches, never shying away from showing his emotions especially after a big win, but not everyone is a fan of the antics.

Clayster’s celebrations during eUnited’s earlier match against OpTic were unfortunately premature, as after making a ‘choke’ gesture towards his opponents following the first maps, eUnited actually went on to lose the series 3-2.

Unsurprisingly, Clayster’s interactions on social media quickly became volatile, with OpTic fans all too happy to remind him how his celebration had backfired.

Fast forward to the second week of matches and OpTic Gaming were facing off against three time champions this season, Rise Nation.

The match secured them their spot in playoffs if they won, and after completing the 3-1 victory, Scump got hyped up like fans have rarely seen this season.

There has been increased scrutiny over player behavior on stage recently, following the scenes at the Gears New Orleans tournament which saw professional Gears players be utterly ruthless in their trash talk.

While some fans think that the on stage antics bring extra excitement and storylines to the scene, others view it as unbecoming of professionals.

Clayster is perhaps pointing out the disparity between who is ‘allowed’ to get hype, according to fans. Fan favorites like Scump might be encouraged to get loud, whereas a more polarizing figure like Clayster receives backlash.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.