Chicago Huntsmen professional Call of Duty player Seth 'Scump' Abner opened up about how he reunited with his ex-OpTic Gaming teammate Matthew 'FormaL' Piper, claiming that he had been "fuming" after feeling let down by his teammates at the 2019 CWL Championship.
The conclusion of the Black Ops 4 CWL season opened up a Pandora's box of headlines and controversy for what has become arguably the most entertaining and active offseason in CoD esports history.
One of the biggest RosterMania headlines was Scump and FormaL deciding to team up again, this time as part of the Chicago Huntsmen franchise, putting back together the iconic 'time to pound' (T2P) duo that terrorized teams for years.
Their decision to reunite was a topic of discussion in 'The Campaign,' a brand new YouTube series on the Call of Duty League's channel that chronicles the Huntsmen's journey to the upcoming Launch Weekend.
In the promotional teaser trailer for the first episode, which aired on January 10, Scump revealed that his decision to try and reunite with FormaL came instantly after his OpTic side had a disappointing finish at Champs.
"I got back to the hotel, which was walking distance from the event, instantly DM'ed Matt and said 'yo let's talk,'" he said. "We met outside of the hotel, had a conversation, and that was that."
Scump fires shots at former OpTic Gaming teammates
Scump did not hold back when talking about his OpTic team's performance at CoD Champs 2019, revealing how frustrated he had been after feeling let down by his teammates' level of play.
"After we lost Champs on Sunday, I was fuming," he revealed. "I played really, really well and the rest of my team didn't. So, instantly, I was like 'I'm done with this, I'm done with getting yelled at every day.'"
After a dominant first four days at the tournament, which saw them go a combined 6-0 in pool play and the early knockout rounds, OpTic suffered a couple of devastating results, falling 3-1 against eUnited in the Winners Bracket Final then 3-0 to 100 Thieves in the Losers Final.
While a third-place finish would have been a success for most teams, it felt like a letdown for OpTic since so many of their longtime players and members would be leaving the organization following the event.
“We met outside the hotel, had a conversation, and then that was that.” - @scump discusses reuniting with @FormaL
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— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) January 9, 2020
Now on a brand new team, Scump will look to lead Chicago Huntsmen to success in the inaugural 2020 season of the newly-formed Call of Duty League.
Fans will get the chance to see the reunited T2P duo in action for the first time at the Launch Weekend on January 24, where Huntsmen will play Dallas Empire and OpTic Gaming LA - two highly-anticipated matches.
Their roster of Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Arcitys, and Gunless is one of the more star-studded in the league, so there are high expectations for this team in 2020.