OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has looked back at the “indescribable” moment when he finally won his first Call of Duty World Championship, and revealed the differences in his team’s responses.
The OpTic Gaming star appeared in the first episode of a new MLG series called “Dinner with Champs” that focuses on previous winners of the most coveted event in Call of Duty.
After years of being regarded as one of the very best players to ever touch the game, Scump finally took home the title in 2017 alongside Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.
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When asked what it felt like to finally win his first ring, Scump reminisces about jumping around and screaming will Karma… didn’t:
“it’s indescribable. I think everyone else here can speak on it,
"I think all I remember was I just chucked my headset, was screaming and then Damon and Ian were just sitting there,
"Me and Matt were like super hype because it was our first one together, obviously we both just won our first one, and then the other two were sort of just laughing,
"I think Damon was shooting and tea-bagging bodies and I was screaming!”
Crimsix had already won champs in 2014 and Karma took home the title in both 2013 and 2014. To hear Scump talk about it, it seems like the 2017 World Championship was just another day in the office for them.
“Dinner with Champs” sees MLG’s Joe ‘MerK’ DeLuca sit down with Scump, Rise Nation’s Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, eUnited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and FaZe Clan’s Dillon ‘Attach’ Price.
While the first episode’s focus was on what it felt like to win a world championship, it seems likely that future ones will delve into more recent events and each player’s expectations heading into the $1.5 million 2018 event.