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Scump details why OpTic Gaming might not boot camp anymore during Black Ops 4 season

Published: 5/Dec/2018 19:20 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 20:00

by Wyatt Donigan


In preparation for CWL Vegas on December 7, OpTic Gaming has been holding boot camps with other CoD teams, but it looks like this might be a one-time deal.

While professional teams frequently scrim one another throughout the season, OpTic took it a step further by inviting eUnited to the organization’s headquarters in Texas for a boot camp before CWL Vegas.

Any other teams hoping to get some boot camp time in with OpTic look to be out of luck, though, as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner said the team doesn’t plan on doing it again for quite some time.

In the second episode of the newest season of ‘Vision’ released on December 5, Scump revealed that the team doesn’t plan on boot camping again until Champs.

“I don’t think we’re gonna boot camp again until Champs, honestly,” Scump said in the episode. “Boot camps are great, but at the same time if you play the same team over and over, you get acclimated to their tendencies that you don’t get other looks.”

Scump further explains that he feels that boot camping was actually part of why OpTic’s roster had a tough time during the WWII season, as they weren’t ready for the looks that many teams were giving them during tournaments after only boot camping with a single team. 

He did confirm that they also brought out Team Envy to boot camp this week to break things up instead of playing the same team over and over, something he hopes will give them better results at CWL Vegas.

OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming is coming into Black Ops 4 with a completely revamped roster.

At the end of the day, though, Scump doesn’t want to give too much info up with boot camps and scrims.

“Just getting different looks and allowing teams to get a full read on you because if you play them in the bracket, they’ll know everything you do,” concluded Scump on boot camping.

OpTic Gaming will begin their journey at CWL Vegas on December 7, playing in Pool C along with Splyce, G2 Esports, and two yet-to-determined teams.

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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.