Scump and H3CZ discuss OpTic’s approach to content in Black Ops 4, streaming scrims and WWII struggles

Ross Deason

OpTic Gaming’s Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner have discussed the Call of Duty team’s approach to content creation going into the Black Ops 4 season.

Scump, who stopped streaming and uploading videos to YouTube entirely during the CoD: WWII season but has made it clear that he wants that to change with the release of Black Ops 4 and Blackout on October 12.

In episode four of H3CZ’s ‘Eavesdrop’ podcast, which appears to have been recorded a number of weeks ago, he detailed his plans and made it clear that there will no longer be a rule against streaming scrims.

H3CZ briefly outlined OpTic’s struggles in WWII before saying that he didn’t know whether he could sit back and watch his protegee stay away from content for another year and asking whether Scump would be returning to streaming and uploading.

“I think I need to be more selfish with content creation, because that’s when I’m having fun when I’m streaming. Like when I used to stream scrims and used to like roast our teammates, and everyone is like ‘laughing my ass off’, that makes it more fun and more engaging,” Scump said in response.

Later, the OpTic star stated: “One side of me wants to say ‘fuck you guys, this is my team, we’re running it this way, we’re streaming scrims, we’re doing this and I don’t care what you say. Like, we can put this extra content out for our fans and they’ll love it’.

“The other side of me is like ‘I don’t want to have to deal with us losing scrims and then us going to a tournament, losing, and then us coming back and streaming and getting that same hate’. It’s really just like a tear in the centre.

“I mean I came out and said it as well, I flat out just didn’t like World War II and I’m not going to force myself to play a game that I don’t enjoy.”

On the subject of not streaming scrims, Scump said: “I want to bring back scrims on stream, I don’t understand why everyone went black in Call of Duty like it actually makes a fucking difference. Like, the only thing that you can learn from watching someone is, like, their break-off strategy.

“That’s the only thing, and most people have the same break-off strategy, like, most teams have the exact same.

Scump also touched on his feelings about retirement during the WWII season, revealing that he was on the brink of quitting and that the money and growth that some people were seeing in Fortnite made it tempting to switch to the Epic Games title.

Scump is the captain of OpTic’s CoD team and widely regarded as one of the best players to ever touch the game. He is also a content creator with a huge following, boasting 2.3 million subscribers on YouTube and 400,000 followers on Twitch.

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