Three-time Call of Duty world champion Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has revealed what his biggest issue was with former teammate Seth ‘Scump’ Abner after his departure from OpTic Gaming in 2019.
After five years teaming together, the Crim and Scump duo ended on sour terms as Crimsix was shifted out of the team, with Crimsix explaining shortly after his departure that the team “hated each other” and that the Black Ops 4 season was “the beginning of the end” for his time with OpTic.
There have been numerous back and forth jokes between Crimsix, Scump and their fans, and it seems the situation isn’t quite as dire as it once was, but that doesn’t mean that the two are best of friends again.
Following his third World Championship win, Crimsix went on Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez’ Eavesdrop podcast to discuss what went wrong between himself and Scump.
When H3CZ explained his side of the OpTic team’s demise at the end of the Black Ops 4 season, Crim spoke about what went wrong, and what bothered him about the events that occurred.
He said: “I just find it funny that Seth brags about texting FormaL right after we lost because I was thinking, like, why didn’t you let me know two months earlier?
“At the end of the day, a phone call or something like that from him, I would’ve got off the phone and started getting things going,” he continued, before explaining that the decision came on his fiancee’s birthday and was “super delayed,” adding that he wishes Scump would have just told him a month or two prior to Champs.
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Needless to say, Crimsix came out better for the roster changes during the first season of the Call of Duty League. While his team went on to become the most successful during Modern Warfare, Scump, FormaL and the Chicago Huntsmen hovered around the top, but struggled to consistently stay up there.
Who knows: had Scump told Crimsix a month earlier, the Dallas Empire squad that performed so well may never have happened, and the entire season could have gone a completely different direction.