OpTic Scump has been at the top of professional Call of Duty for more than a decade but he’s decided that the Modern Warfare 2 season will be his last.
Seth ‘Scump’ Abner is the biggest name in professional Call of Duty. From winning his first tournament in Black Ops 1 to capturing an elusive World Championship in 2017, his run has been practically unparalleled.
Not only has he built an audience of 2.65 million subscribers on YouTube, he has also been among the best players in the entire game year over year. That run, however, is coming to an end in the Modern Warfare 2 season.
First teased in OpTic’s documentary series, The Process, ‘The King’ himself confirmed the news with a video on his channel.
“One last dance, ladies and gentlemen. This will be my final year competing as a professional Call of Duty player,” he said.
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In a follow-up to the initial announcement, he also clarified that it doesn’t matter how OpTic performs next year, and that he’ll be hanging up the sticks whether they win or lose. “One last season is pretty much all I’ve got left in the tank.”
This mean’s he’ll have one last chance (alongside Illey, Shottzy, & Dashy) to take home a CDL trophy and cement himself in the history books the same way he did in the pre-franchising era of competitive play.
This marks the end of an 11 year run in which he collected 30 event wins, 18 of which came as a member of the legendary OpTic Dynasty roster that collected the aforementioned championship.