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Scump and Crimsix step up banter as Dallas-Chicago rivalry continues

by Joe Craven
MLG

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Ex-OpTic Gaming teammates Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter stepped up their rivalry with a tongue-in-cheek back and forth on Twitter on November 21. 

Over the pair’s 4 years on OpTic together they won numerous tournaments together, including a world championship at the end of Infinite Warfare. Rumors of an acrimonious split saw Crimsix remain in Texas to represent Dallas Empire, while Scump followed H3CZ to Chicago to play for the Huntsmen. 

Both rosters have made strong starts to Modern Warfare, boasting impressive scrim records. On November 21, the two poked fun at each other on Twitter, after Porter promoted Dallas teammate James 'Clayster' Eubanks' Scuf Gaming code in Scump’s Twitch chat. 

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Crim's comment in Scump's Twitch chat.

While teaming in Black Ops 4, Crimsix apparently grew so frustrated with Scump’s Twitch chat that he banned his own name. Abner confirmed the hilarious story in November while scrimming with his new team, much to FormaL’s delight. 

On November 21, Crimsix decided to go into Scump’s Twitch chat and promote Clayster’s Scuf Gaming discount code. After the incident was picked up on Twitter, Clayster responded: “Couldn't use "Crimsix" because "Crimsix" is banned in Scumps chat LUL”.

However, Scump replied with a sly dig of his own, explaining that Crimsix “couldn't give constructive criticism last year without calling someone a pussy so people made fun of him”. He then sarcastically hash-tagged the Dallas slogan for the Call of Duty League: ‘Build an Empire’. 

Clayster responded directly to Scump, commenting on the hilarity of the fact Crimsix couldn’t even promote his own code, having previously banned his name in Scump’s Twitch chat. 

Scump, however, didn’t seem to find the event too funny, poking more fun at his ex-OpTic teammate. “Is it funny though?” he asked. “Coming into my stream after talking all that smack to try and promote his code? Hilarious. Grown men in the gaming community. Sheesh.”

There are far worse things Crimsix could have done than promote a rival discount code in Scump’s chat, but fans are more excited at the prospect of Dallas meeting Chicago as a result of the Twitter banter. 

The Call of Duty League’s inaugural season kicks off on January 24, taking place in Minnesota. While Chicago and Dallas do not meet during the first weekend of matches, Chicago will be playing OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

This match-up will see Scump go up against his old organization, which still features Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell and Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly, who teamed with Abner during last year’s Black Ops 4 season. 

As CoD enters its first-ever franchised league, fans are anticipating mouth-watering match-ups, unprecedented storylines and tangible rivalries.