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Scump fires back at eUnited and Clayster for roasting OpTic on Twitter

Published: 31/Oct/2018 21:58 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 14:03

by Albert Petrosyan


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.” 

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

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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.