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Scump reveals why latest fine has him “scared” to speak out against CoD

Published: 23/Jun/2020 0:16

by Alan Bernal

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Call of Duty legend Seth ‘Scump’ Abner explained why he’s going to limit his public opinions on Modern Warfare, seeing how he’s avoiding another fine for speaking out against the game.

The longtime CoD vet sat down with Huntsmen CEO Hector ‘HECZ’ Rodriguez on the Eavesdrop Podcast and talked about the fine that Scump received. The fine came after a segment premiered in a May 12 video of the Huntsmen round table talk ranking the Call of Duty titles featuring the pro’s honest take on MW 2019.

“Trash, right in the trash,” Scump said in the org’s ‘God or Trash.’ “If Warzone didn’t come [in Modern Warfare 2019], one of the worst CoDs ever made. Warzone saved this game so unbelievably hard.”

Speaking out against Activision’s latest Call of Duty title, the streamer ran through all of the “counter-intuitive” mechanics that were implemented in the game.

It’s because of this that Scump isn’t playing around with the notion of having to cough up another invoice for expressing his thoughts.

“I’m scared, I’m scared now,” Scump quipped. But because of his “penny-pinching” lifestyle, getting another punishment for speaking out against MW isn’t on his agenda. “They got me on a leash… I spoke honestly, and I’m not allowed to do that.”

Even when describing his feelings on the fine in relation to what was actually said, Scump had trepidation to vocalize what went down. HECZ reassured his player that he wouldn’t need to pay anything if something more were to materialize, but the damage from the first penalty was already done.

“We constantly [create content around MW] and sometimes it’s gonna, you know, lead back to an opinion about Call of Duty which is what we play everyday,” Scump explained. “And… well, I’m not gonna get [fined so] I’m stopping.”

The 24-year-old would be well equipped to handle a fine, but even a hypothetical $500 tax on his opinions isn’t something he wants hanging on his head.

The stringent nature of the league and how they handle opinions by those made in it is something Scump and HECZ can see changing in the future. But until then, the Huntsman star isn’t going to make a habit of toeing the line.

Esports

Warzone star Rated joins Tommey on 100 Thieves’ roster

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:31

by Theo Salaun

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Building on the world’s first Call of Duty: Warzone esports team, 100 Thieves have added former London Royal Raven, Rhys ‘Rated’ Price, as the second member of their battle royale roster.

While Rated wasn’t a focal point of the Royal Ravens in the Call of Duty League, he has emerged as one of the best Warzone players on Verdansk. With his stream popping off and tournament money rolling in, it should be no surprise that he was among 100T’s top candidates for their growing roster.

When Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag announced that 100T would be fielding a battle royale team alongside their Los Angeles Thieves CDL squad, it was historic and fans were anxious to hear who would get signed.

Now, Rated joins fellow native of the United Kingdom and former CDL pro, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren, as the team’s highly respected core.

Based in Los Angeles, some may be surprised that 100 Thieves have gone across the pond for their Warzone cornerstones. But, looking at Tommey and Rated’s successes in Verdansk, the signing becomes exponentially justified.

While Tommey sits at No. 5 on the Warzone earnings list, Rated is nearby at No. 7 with a hefty $70K in winnings. Those numbers become even more impressive when one factors in that Rated’s first major tournament invitation was in late June, while some of the other top earners began competing months earlier.

Characterized best as a steady player, Rated picks his angles and fights deliberately, shoots as straight as anyone, and has rightfully become known as one of Verdansk’s most intimidating forces. It’s a testament to his skill that competitors regularly express some degree of annoyance when finding out that they’re stuck in a lobby with the wicked Welshman.

Having teamed with Tommey many times already, the addition is a sensible one. Most recently, the duo took second place during the HusKerrs Howl tournament. While it’s unclear who else will be joining the roster, Tommey and Rated provide an excellent foundation with clear comms and a general reluctance to tilt.

With another Englishman, Liam ‘Jukeyz’ James, already signed to the Royal Ravens, one has to wonder if Nadeshot will put up the cash for Warzone’s best unsigned star: Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad.