It has not been a festive Halloween to say the least in the world of Call of Duty esports, as eUnited and OpTic Gaming's Seth 'Scump' Abner had a strong back-and-forth on social media.
Earlier in the day, eUnited had posted a picture of their logo but with the classic green, black and white colors of OpTic's branding.
In the original tweet, which was deleted and re-posted, they wrote: "Very spooky! We are dressing up as Top 24 Champs team this year! What are you being for Halloween?" - clearly a dig at OpTic's shocking 17-24 placing at the recent 2018 CWL Championship.
Ironically, although eUnited finished fourth at the event, they ended up completing the WWII season with the same number of tournament wins as OpTic - zero.
OpTic's CoD team captain Scump, clearly incensed by eUnited's roast, pointed this out in an irate tweet he put out in response.
"All good, a ghost is the same as your LAN wins last year too!" he tweeted. "Invisible! Zero! Pathetic roast for attention!"
While some may have thought the Scump was joking in his tweet, he doubled down in a response to eU's James 'Clayster' Eubanks, who had thrown his own sarcastic response into the mix.
"What a lame cheap shot by an org," Scump tweeted at Clayster. "I'd be embarrassed to rep that child shit."
eUnited tried to justify their roast of OpTic and Scump by posted a clip from Scump's recent appearance on OpTic CEO H3CZ's new podcast, in which he said "I mean this year, I'll take the criticism. The pros are throwing some shots and I usually brush them off. I laugh with them, I'm like 'yeah I suck, you got me.'"
However, Scump retorted with his own comment, saying that the criticism he's willing to accept comes from his pro player friends, "not an organization of people I don't know."
Those are pros, my friends. Not an organization of people i don't know.— Seth Abner (@OpTic_Scumper) October 31, 2018
It's clear that Scump took eUnited's social media banter more seriously than they had expected, and this war of words on Twitter could end up laying the foundation for a spicy rivalry between eUnited and OpTic during the upcoming Black Ops 4 season.
Both teams will look to open the season strong during the CWL Vegas event in December, which will kick-start what should be an exciting campaign.
Disclaimer: OpTic CEO Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd