Hot off the heels of an impressive third place finish at the 2019 Call of Duty World Championship, and with a remarkable history in the scene, Scump's future has been the topic of major speculation as the esport transitions to a franchised model for next season.
Appearing on a recent episode of The CouRage and Nadeshot Show, the King was put on the spot and asked to name the players he’d lump together to form the best possible Call of Duty team.
Kicking off the hypothetical, Nadeshot asked, “what would you build your five man team as, if you were the GM and contracts didn’t matter, salaries didn’t matter. What is your CoD dream team?”
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Taking a moment to think it over, Scump then replied with a lineup consisting of Matthew 'FormaL' Piper, Austin 'SlasheR' Liddicoat, 2019 teammate Brandon 'Dashy' Otell, and 2019 CoD Champs MVP Chris 'Simp' Lehr, who he called "Simp, the pimp with the limp."
As for the fifth, he decided to name himself, after confirming with Nade whether he was allowed in his own dream team: “Am I on this team? Ok, that’s one sub slot filled.”
Scump's dream Call of Duty roster in full:
- Matthew 'FormaL' Piper
- Austin 'SlasheR' Liddicoat
- Brandon 'Dashy' Otell
- Chris 'Simp' Lehr
- Seth 'Scump' Abner
As part of the powerhouse team known as the OpTic Dynasty, the two legends took home countless trophies and secured the storied organization its first Call of Duty World Championship in 2017.
SlasheR is a veteran of the Call of Duty scene, having competed since 2013. His most recent success under 100 Thieves gained him back to back trophies at CWL London and CWL Anaheim, before a tremendous second place finish at CoD Champs 2019.
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Dashy fiercely emerged as OpTic's best player at CWL Vegas 2019 where he was crowned MVP in his very first professional tournament under the organization. He never failed to remain at the top of the K/D standings for each event, producing endless highlight-worthy clips throughout the season.
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Rounding out the squad would be Simp, another prodigy who broke through barriers in 2019 and had a truly unforgettable rookie year competing under eUnited.
Winning back to back events at CWL Finals and Champs, and securing tournament MVP for both, it would be seemingly impossible for Scump to have left out the young phenom from his 'best of the best' squad.
While it's highly unlikely, if not impossible, for a franchise to put together this sort of squad, there is no doubt that it would probably be one of the best in CoD history.
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As for player signings, the nine confirmed franchises have yet to confirm any roster additions, but with the signing window having opened on September 3, fans can expect there to be a lot of news in the coming days and weeks.