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Scump’s sarcastic tweet during Esports Awards re-ignites drama with ACHES

Published: 13/Nov/2018 1:11 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 1:42

by Wyatt Donigan


In the feud that keeps popping up every few days, OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Team Envy’s Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price exchanged some heated words on Twitter.

In the wake of Scump’s record-setting stream during the first CWL 2K tournament, the entire community has been heavily discussing whether it was right for CWL to tweet out his stream during the event.

Scump poked some fun at that fact during the 2018 Esports Awards and it has once again brought the issue back to the forefront of conversation.

After 100 Thieves Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams, FaZe Clan Dillon ‘Attach’ Price, and CWL commentator Clint ‘Maven’ Evans all took home awards at the event, Scump jokingly tweeted that it was “UNFAIR and really messed up” for CWL to tweet out the winners before giving his genuine congratulations on the honors.

It didn’t take long for the Tweet to catch the eyes of ACHES, who had some of the strongest opinions on the situation last week, which once again ignited the issue.

Scump was quick to point out that he wasn’t referring to ACHES with his first Tweet, asking the Team Envy member if he was “feeling guilty.”

ACHES wasn’t buying it, however, telling Scump, “You know exactly how you meant it” with his Tweet that started it all.

The fact that these players haven’t even faced off in official competition yet means that fans will likely be in for a bloodbath once the season begins in earnest.

Scump will have another shot at breaking records when OpTic goes for their second straight CWL 2K win in the November 11-12 edition of the tournament.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.