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Shroud mind-blown by CoD pros Scump and Priestahh in Modern Warfare

Published: 18/Sep/2019 9:19 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 12:34

by Calum Patterson


Former CS:GO pro Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek was stunned by the skill on show from CoD pros Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Preston ‘Priestahh’ Griener, as he faced off against them at the Modern Warfare Pro-Am.

Shroud is now best known as a streamer, but his time as a pro player has served him well, with many fans considering him one of the best aimers in any FPS – earning him the nickname of ‘human-aimbot’.

But, even with his human-aimbot intact, Grzesiek found that he was no match for former OpTic and 100 Thieves stars Call of Duty players of all time (3rd on our overall list), with a whopping 27 tournament wins to his name, and while Priestahh is still relatively new to the pro level, he’s already secured three championships himself, first with FaZe and later 100T.

When up against Scump at the Pro-Am, shroud recognized immediately why the 2017 World Champion was such a problem on the sticks, exclaiming after their first engagement: “Dude Scump is slaying!” (1:46).

After Scump dropped a 52 kill game, the teams moved on to SnD inspired ‘Cyber Attack’, and the OpTic star wiped out the streamer and half his team at the start of the round, he could only accept his fate: “Yep, that’s a CoD pro right there!” (5:09).

Watching Scump tear it up all event long, shroud stated: “Dude, Scump is so good, it’s crazy how good he is. I don’t understand, how does he do it?” (8:43).

The teams later moved on to playing the 2v2 Gunfight mode, and although he was initially relieved not to have to face Scump, the 25-year-old and his duo D’Angelo Russell had to play Priestahh, who made light work of them.

“We’re not playing Scump yet, but we’re playing another Call of Duty professional, Priestahh, and he’s going to lay us out,” the Canadian explained (11:58). And he wasn’t wrong, as the young phenom quickly tore them apart, clutching multiple 1v2’s and cruising to a 6-1 victory, with 12 kills.

MLGPriestahh made quick work of shroud and D’Angelo Russell.

The Twitch superstar will be back on Call of Duty this upcoming weekend, starting September 20, to try his hand at the full multiplayer beta on PC.

With cross-platform enabled for the first time though, he may not be able to avoid running into more CoD pros on console ready to ruin his day.

Modern Warfare will be the first game played in the new Call of Duty franchised league, starting in 2020, and both Scump and Priestahh will be all but guaranteed starting positions on top teams.

The game returns to the modern setting for the first time since 2011’s MW3 (although a remastered version of the original entry in the series was released in 2017), and so far community reception has been positive from the beta version of the game.

There is also speculation that a battle royale mode could be released post-launch, which would certainly pique the interest of someone like shroud, who has favored the BR genre for his streams.

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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.