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Scump says CoD retirement isn’t coming any time soon

Published: 22/Jun/2020 13:36 Updated: 22/Jun/2020 16:48

by Connor Bennett


Chicago Huntsmen star Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has revealed how long he believes he has left when it comes to competing in Call of Duty – noting that it might be longer than previously thought. 

Scump is by and away far the most popular Call of Duty pro player around, and after years of dominating the scene in both content creation and competitive matches, there have been plenty of questions surrounding his future. 

The 24-year-old commands a following that could easily see him step away from competitive CoD and dominant the streaming world, and he continues to play, fans have quizzed him on when he’s going to step away. Abner has, previously, spoken about the possibility of retirement but keeps on playing.

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Scump has been dominating the CoD scene for almost a decade.

During his second individual appearance on Hector ‘HECZ’ Rodriguez’s Eavesdrop Podcast, the Chicago Huntsmen star once again fielded questions about his future, revealing that he is contracted to play through the next game. Though, he believes he should last a little longer than that. 

“Realistically, I think, I don’t know.. my max would probably be like four years, my max like left,” Scump said, citing his role as an SMG player and needing to be quick on the trigger. “Yeah, I would say like four years maybe, it’s hard to tell, you can’t put a pin in it and be like this will be my final year,” he added.

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The CoD World Champion noted that it will also depend on a few other factors – mainly the state of Call of Duty and whether or not another game comes along that really catches his eye. 

“I would say like four years, maybe longer depending on how I’m doing at that point,” he continued. “I’ve always said, as long as I’m still playing at a level where I know I’m not costing my team, I would like to continue playing and I think that the last two years, I’m still playing at a level that is benefiting my team.”

Scump had previously said that he believed he only two or three years left, but, that appears to have changed – giving himself an extra year or so. 

New faces have attempted to knock him off his perch as one of the most feared SMG players around, but it’ll take some serious going to match what the King has done up until this point in his career.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun


Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.