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Scump breaks down how FormaL helped secure OpTic Gaming’s CoD Champs victory

Published: 29/Nov/2018 10:12 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 10:17

by Matt Porter


Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has discussed how Matt ‘FormaL’ Piper’s performance, and one specific moment from the former OpTic star, helped the team secure the 2017 Call of Duty Championship.

Scump was rewatching the grand final of the event with his chat on stream, describing how OpTic Gaming earned the victory over rivals Team Envy, and the thoughts that were going through their minds as the event unfolded.

The OpTic star moved through to the final map of the tournament, a match of Uplink played on Infinite Warfare’s Precinct map, with OpTic Gaming just needing to win one more map against Team Envy to get their hands on the trophy.

FormaL’s massive clutch secured victory for OpTic Gaming.

While watching the second half of the Uplink map, Seth came to one of Call of Duty’s iconic moments, when FormaL boosted into the air to catch Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan’s throw just seconds before he scored.

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“And the interception, yes!” cried Abner with a smile. “Oh, the crowd goes nuts. That was huge right there, that was such a vibe kill for them dude, such a vibe kill.

“For him to get that interception, that might have been the dagger (in the heart) right there.”

On the back of FormaL’s incredible clutch, OpTic Gaming went on to claim victory in the map, winning the second best-of-five in the grand final to win their first Call of Duty Championship, the highlight of an incredible run from what has now become known as OpTic’s “dynasty” team.

Unfortunately, a disappointing World War 2 season saw FormaL depart for Luminosity Gaming, and while Seth stated that the end of their ‘T2P’ partnership “feels bad”, the pair will always be able to look back at this incredible moment.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.