Call of Duty pro superstar Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has played with many top level players in his long career as a member of OpTic Gaming.
There is no doubt that two of the best players Scump has ever teamed with were Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell.
Both players are widely considered to be among the best Assault Rifle slayers in the game, and it would be hard to argue against the notion that Dashy is currently the top player in competitive Call of Duty.
In a conversation with CWL caster and analyst Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, Scump compared and contrasted Dashy and FormaL in terms of their demeanor and style of play.
Many would be surprised to hear that Scump pretty much sees the two players in the same light, and he said very little that would suggest there’s much difference between the two.
“Bruce [Dashy] is like the same as Matt when we first started team,” he said. “Great vibes, amazing teammate, always is going to go off, you never expect him to have a bad series, he’s just that good.”
“I don’t really know what’s different. They’re very, very similar. Bruce’s communication is kind of the same; they’re both on the quiet side. It’s really weird, I mean, we’re going to keep grinding.”
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It would be hard to miss Scump’s use of the phrase “when we first starting teaming” when he was describing the similarities that FormaL had with Dashy.
At the risk of reading too much into that, it seems that the complimentary things Scump had to say about FormaL only applied to the earlier years of their tenure as teammates.
Of course, it’s well documented that the two had a drastic falling out that led to FormaL being shipped off to Luminosity, although their relationship seems to have been mended since then.
During their years as teammates, Scump and FormaL were part of arguably the greatest dynasty in Call of Duty esports, which culminated with the pair’s first CWL Championship win in 2017.
While there is still a long way to go and a lot of CoD to be played, but there are signs that point to another OpTic dynasty in the making, but this time with Dashy at the helm.