NRG co-CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez appears to have hinted at a possible reunion with Seth ‘Scump’ Abner ahead of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season.
The two obviously spent many years together throughout their tenures with OpTic Gaming, with H3CZ as CEO and Scump a franchise player on the organization's CoD team, but with Call of Duty moving to a franchised model in 2020, there was a very real possibility that the duo would split for good.
However, after a meeting with the 24-year-old for lunch in his October 2 vlog, H3CZ seems to hint at a potential reunion following their meeting, discussing content and streaming going forward.
H3CZ revealed: “We talked about a couple of pieces of content that we’re going to create together, which is exciting to me. Secondly, we have to start preparing for the return of ‘scumperjumper’ to the streaming world.
“Just the same way that Call of Duty releases a new game every single year, you can always expect Scump to come out of streaming retirement for a couple of months,” he continued. “This time I think it’s going to be a bit longer from what he tells me. He misses it. He just doesn’t want to do it.”
For those hoping to find out what they have planned, the former OpTic boss stated that he was “not going to tell (us) about the project” but they have something “super cool” coming up.
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It has been heavily rumored that Scump and H3CZ will continue their relationship into Modern Warfare with the new competitive season and the franchised Call of Duty League, with popular leaker CDLIntel explaining that he believes they will be working together on the NRG-owned Chicago spot.
Rumors also state that another of the OpTic dynasty, Matthew “FormaL” Piper will be getting back together with Scump and H3CZ in Chicago.
While some teams have already revealed some of the players that will be representing them, Chicago is one of the many that hasn’t yet.
On the other hand, London and New York have revealed their full five-man starting rosters and coaching staff, and Minnesota have so far announced three of their players and a coach.
Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.