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Scump officially announces OpTic Gaming exit with heartfelt statement

by Calum Patterson

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Call of Duty legend Seth 'Scump' Abner has officially announced his exit from OpTic Gaming after almost a decade of service to the organization.

Abner is just the latest in a series of departures from the organization, most notably longtime CEO Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez, who left to join NRG following the buyout from Immortals.

Scump confirmed that he was leaving the org officially on October 12, and explained that the true "honor was playing for my teammates & the GreenWall."


What's next for Scump?

He concluded the statement with the hashtag 'CODisLife', making doubly clear that he will continue to compete, but now under a new team.

Rumors suggest that he could follow H3CZ to NRG, who owns the Chicago franchise in the upcoming Call of Duty League.

It's also rumored that he will be joined by former OpTic teammate Matthew 'FormaL' Piper on the Chicago roster, but nothing is confirmed yet.

Scump's final year on OpTic ended in disappointment, with a 3rd place finish at Black Ops 4 champs.

His exit follows that of longtime teammates Ian 'Crimsix' Porter and Damon 'Karma' Barlow, who announced free agency shortly after the conclusion of the Black Ops 4 season.

For many, Scump's departure will be the final item of closure, as he largely took on the mantle as the face of the brand following Matthew 'Nadeshot' Haag's retirement from competing in 2015.

He has won twenty-seven tournaments in his career so far, all but two of which he won with OpTic.

With CoD now moving to a franchise league format, the future for Scump is as bright as it's ever been, as the esport he has dedicated his career to takes another major step.

You can keep up to date with all the roster moves in the offseason leading up the league starting in 2020 with our dedicated transfer hub.