Call of Duty pro Seth ‘Scump’ Abner stunned his viewers with an incredible Modern Warfare ace while playing in a Search and Destroy tournament on October 26.
Widely regarded as one of the best players of all time, Scump made a name for himself in the world of Call of Duty with his aggressive and lethal SMG gameplay. However, fans of the King will have seen him struggle over the last couple of years.
Scump has only won one major tournament since the end of Infinite Warfare. He will be hoping Modern Warfare will be a different story, and proved just how lethal he can be while streaming on only day two of the game being available.
Scump was playing alongside his new Chicago teammates: FormaL, Envoy, Gunless and Arcitys. It was potentially the presence of his new teammates that helped him show off and annihilate the entire enemy team.
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Playing Search and Destroy on Hackney Yard, Scump is first to enter the warehouse. He perfectly cooks a grenade, eliminating two opponents within the first seconds of the round.
Perfectly utilizing the van for cover, he makes a push through the warehouse and eliminates an enemy through a smoke grenade, before finding a fourth rushing to try and trade his teammates.
With momentum and confidence firmly behind him, Scump makes a perfect read onto the final enemy and kills him as he makes a desperate rush into the bottom floor. On completing the ace, Scump exclaimed: “Oh my god, somebody clip that shit!”
His teammates can be heard laughing, clearly shocked at the hard-carry they just received from one of the all-time greats.
He also posted the clip on Twitter later, with the caption "They thought I was done" – clearly signalling his determination to be back on top this season.
They Thought I was Done pic.twitter.com/B3rquvsEHQ
— Seth Abner (@scump) October 27, 2019
Scump was using the MP5 for the ace; the main SMG of choice for professional players in the game’s current meta.
The team went onto win the tournament in which they were competing - a 'one and done' $650 SnD tournament.
— Chicago Envoy (@DylanEnvoy) October 27, 2019
While it is still early days for Modern Warfare Scump and his teammates will be hoping to see him recreate the clip countless times over the course of the first Call of Duty franchised league season.
The setup of the Chicago roster - with acclaimed ARs FormaL and Arcitys - suggests Scump will inherit an aggressive role alongside Envoy, the young SMG star who made his name on Gen.G during the Black Ops 4 season.
This will then leave Gunless as the team’s flex player, bridging the gap between aggressive SMG plays like this one, and FormaL and Arcitys’ conservative AR styles.