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Nadeshot claims Scump would be “5x bigger” if he quit competing

Published: 13/Aug/2020 23:56

by Albert Petrosyan


100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag is confident that his former OpTic Gaming teammate, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, would be a much more prominent figure if he stopped competing professionally in Call of Duty and instead focused on content creation.

Few names are as big in the world of Call of Duty as that of Scump, who has already cemented his legacy as one of the greatest CoD pros in the esport’s history.

He’s always been a premier content creator as well, both in terms of YouTube videos and livestreaming, but he’s still got a lot more room to fill his potential, at least according to Nadeshot.

Appearing on Chicago Huntmen CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez’s Eavesdrop Podcast, the 100 Thieves founder explained why he thinks Scump can be “five times bigger” if he prioritized content over competition.

MLGScump won his first and only world championship in 2017 with OpTic Gaming.

“If Seth would have quit Call of Duty and went full time on Fortnite and was a full-time Warzone streamer, he’d be five times as big as he is now,” Nadeshot said. “He doesn’t even give a f**k about his YouTube channel. He goes on year-long hiatuses.”

“He has like 6,000 concurrents [viewers] while everybody else is streaming Warzone and he’s playing scrims. He’s not even talking to the chat, he’s not even trying. If Seth applied himself and quit all this competing bullshit, he’d be… forget about it!”

(Segment begins at 40:20 mark)

While we may never know until if and when Scump does decide to switch to content creation full-time, but it’s hard to argue against Nadeshot’s claims. For as big of an esports scene Call of Duty has, most of the pro players find it difficult to consistently pull lots of viewers while streaming.

Scump’s been one of the very few who’s managed to break through that glass ceiling, so it’s likely that if he put the effort into that side of CoD as opposed to competing, there could be a lot more doors that open for him down the line.

The numbers support this as well. Out of all active professional CoD players, he has the most subscribers on YouTube (2.53 million) and followers on Twitch (893,000), so the stage is there for him to perform on.

Nadeshot - TwitterNadeshot and Scump competed together for years under the OpTic Gaming banner.

Needless to say, Scump won’t be competing forever and, as sad as it is for fans to hear, there will come a day when the 2017 World Champion decides to call it quits.

The question then will become whether or not he’ll be willing to reinvest that time and energy into content creation and become a huge star once again, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
Activision / Infinity Ward
Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
Activision / Infinity Ward
You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.