Scump says 'GOATs' like JKap can't be dropped - forgetting he dropped Karma - Dexerto
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Scump says ‘GOATs’ like JKap can’t be dropped – forgetting he dropped Karma

Published: 23/Mar/2019 15:15 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 17:08

by Joe Craven


OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner was hilariously called out for dropping Damon ‘Karma‘ Barlow, just after he suggested ‘GOATs’ can’t be dropped.  

eUnited’s decision to replace JKap after their disappointing Top 16 CWL Fort Worth finish has sparked controversy since its announcement on March 19, with many perceiving the two-time world champion as being too talented to drop.

JKap was moved to eUnited’s substitute role, replaced as a ‘starter’ by Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr, after the 18 year old won CWL Fort Worth’s amateur bracket playing for FC Black, FaZe Clan’s academy team.

There has been a lot of discussion in the CoD community regarding the move, with some arguing JKap is past his best and that Simp’s promotion represents a stellar opportunity for a young, up-and-coming player.

There have also been rumours the move was caused by alleged unrest between James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and Jkap, which were addressed by Clayster in a YouTube video.

Regardless of the reasons behind it, the move was brought up in a chat with many prominent members of the CoD community, broadcast via Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter’s Twitch stream. The conversation prompted Scump to share his opinion on the matter, arguing “you can’t drop the GOAT bro”.

‘GOAT’ is a common abbreviation for ‘greatest of all time’, first being used as a term to refer to the NBA’s Michael Jordan. However, it is frequently used in the CoD community to refer to a player of high skill, as Scump is doing with JKap. 

However, Scump was amusingly shut down just a few seconds later, as Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler, ex CoD pro turned CWL analyst, pointed out “but… you did.” 

Karma showing off his three world championship rings.

Wheeler’s remarks were in reference to OpTic Gaming’s decision to drop Karma in 2018, mid-way through the Call of Duty: WWII season. Thanks to his world championship titles in Black Ops 2, Ghosts and Infinite Warfare, Karma is generally considered the best Call of Duty player of all time. 

However, a number of poor finishes for OpTic during WWII prompted Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper to leave for Luminosity Gaming in place of Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, while Karma was dropped for Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni. The new OpTic line up struggled, placing 17th-24th at the 2018 CWL World Championships, breaking up soon after. 

The remarks prompted considerable laughter among the chat, with Scump replying “I knew it was coming”.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.