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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.


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

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun


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.”

Fortnite Item Shop
Epic Games
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.