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Scump explains Dallas Empire feud as he sends shots at Crimsix's team

by Joe Craven
MLG/Infinity Ward

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Professional Call of Duty player for Chicago Huntsmen, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, has explained the ongoing feud between him and ex-OpTic teammate Crimsix, who plies his trade on Dallas Empire. 

Viewers of the first two CDL weekends will have been treated to a host of top-tier matchups, including multiple incarnations of the new ‘eClasico’, in which Dallas Empire and Chicago Huntsmen went toe to toe.

Despite Dallas dominating online prior to the start of the CDL season, Chicago has now comfortably seen them off in a number of matches. However, it’s important to remember that the Huntsmen are yet to face Atlanta FaZe, who are widely considered to be right up there as the CDL’s early frontrunners.

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OpTic Gaming's dynasty roster featured both Scump and Crimsix.

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The trash talk has been fuelled by the ex-comradeship of FormaL, Scump and Crimsix, who all formed the infamous OpTic Gaming dynasty roster in Black Ops III and Infinite Warfare. 

While bragging rights first belonged to Dallas, Scump certainly seems to be enjoying ownership of them now, as a February 14 tweet proved. 

The tweet showcased a video of Dallas’ initial trash talk, followed by the results of all three series the two have played, which Chicago have won 3-1, 3-1 and 3-0. 

It was captioned: “A wise man once said, "Don't talk trash if you're not going to win the map," referring to a classic comment from Nadeshot, "in this case it’s the series, 3 of them.”

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However, Scump added a bit more detail to his boasting after London Royal Ravens player wuskinz stated that he’d been a “comedian” recently. 

“It’s human nature,” Scump explained. “If someone talks smack on you as a human and you smoke them over and over you’re bound to respond.” 

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Essentially, the trash talk on Scump’s behalf comes down to the fact that it was started by Dallas, who have then failed to follow their talk up with performances at CDL events - so far, at least.

Scump also said he "only retaliates when threatened", suggesting pretty much that 'they started it'.

The community has been lapping up the rivalry, with fellow pro players also enjoying the antics. Nadeshot also took pride in being the "wise man" Scump referred to.

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Fans have been enjoying the back and forth between the two powerhouse franchises, with many arguing it adds to the excitement and intensity of matches.

The CDL’s next weekend takes place in Atlanta on February 22 and 23. While Chicago will be in attendance, Dallas will not be back in action until March 7, when they travel to Los Angeles for the weekend hosted by both the Guerrillas and OpTic Gaming.