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Scump proves he’s ‘not done’ with rapid ace on Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2019 16:05 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 16:17

by Joe Craven

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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.

MLGScump has reunited with FormaL for the T2P duo.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun

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From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

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Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.