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Scump reveals how he reunited with FormaL after getting costed at Champs

Published: 9/Jan/2020 22:05 Updated: 10/Jan/2020 19:38

by Albert Petrosyan


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.

NRGScump and FormaL have reunited under the Chicago Huntsmen banner to form one of the best rosters in the CDL.

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.”

MLGAs a duo, Scump and FormaL helped deliver a lot of success for OpTic, including their first and only World Championship.

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.

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.

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NICKMERCS creates deadly RAM-7 Warzone loadout for all ranges

Published: 24/Jan/2021 16:28

by Connor Bennett


Twitch and YouTube star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has shown off his pretty interesting Ram-7 loadout for Warzone as players have started experimenting with different weapons. 

Ever since Warzone released, players have constantly fiddled around with their loadouts to try and get something that works for their playstyle but also keeps up with the ever-changing meta. 

With the switch to Black Ops Cold War, the meta has somewhat shifted away from the original weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but some players have been going back to them – especially in terms of the assault rifles. 

We’ve seen new classes for the M4, the Kilo 141, as well as Amax CR-56, but now NICKMERCS has been trying out the Ram-7 again, and he’s got a pretty spicy class. 

Warzone RAM-7 Gunsmith screen
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The RAM-7 can be tough to control without the right attachments.

As Nick notes, the Ram-7 was, at one point, the strongest assault rifle in Warzone but updates saw it displaced by others. Yet, it’s still pretty nice in terms of the damage it deals and not being incredibly slow to carry. 

“It’s a very, very strong assault rifle, but it’s kind of hard to control the recoil at distance,” Nick said. “I’ll be honest man, I had never used the Ram-7 ironsight in Warzone… this things slaps.”

With his setup, Nick has boosted the accuracy, range, and control somewhat, but the mobility does take a hit.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FSS Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammo: 50-round mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

Now, whether or not the weapon will displace some others and cement its place in the meta is anyone guess. However, it’s still not as quick as weapons like the FFAR and Mac-10, so it might take another round of nerfs and buffs to really get the Ram-7 up there. 

Yet, Nick’s setup is a pretty nice close to mid-range setup, and worth messing around with if you’re looking for something new.