Seth Abner 
United States
OpTic Gaming
Strong killing in early-game
March 11, 2018
Scump slayed well in the early game but was handed a devastating 3-0 defeat by Red Reserve, getting muscled out of CWL Atlanta losers' semifinals.
Scump started well but quickly fell off as Red Reserve took control of the map from him. The was best seen in Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, a fast and aggressive map where Scump's SMG was vital. Scump was able to get a positive KD by challenging Hardpoints, but that was a fatal flaw for him since Red Reserve were far more concerned with map control. The map's interior Hardpoints negated anything Scump could do with Scorestreaks. And since he didn't challenge spawns, Red Reserve was easily able to flood back into Hardpoints.
Streaks through Lightning Pandaz
March 10, 2018
Scump brutalized Lightning Pandaz in a bloody 3-0 sweep on Day 2 of CWL Atlanta.
Scump completely took over this game. Starting early in Round 1 Hardpoint, Scump went off by going double positive with an 8/4 KD by the third Hardpoint. He'd carry this momentum through the entire map as he constantly slammed hills to push out his opponents, ending with a 35/19 KD that blew the map open. Then, in Game 4 of Round 2 Search & Destroy, Scump clutched a 1-vs-3 as Lighting Pandaz accidentally trickled into his shots while he quickly danced around them. His hot hand continued into Round 3 Capture the Flag on London Docks where he made an insane play off of Lightning Pandaz poor coordination. After his enemies stole his team's flag, he was able to line up three snappy kills as Pandaz awkwardly stacked together. This allowed Scump to return his team's flag and secure a flag capture with FormaL.
Communication is key to victory over FaZe
March 10, 2018
As a listen-in demonstrated early on, Scump's improved communication during matches helped his team secure a 3-1 victory over FaZe Clan on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
Scump had a bit of a rough series, but one thing a listen-in during Round 1 Hardpoint revealed is that Scump has improved his team communication. His callouts are more informative, he calls changes in strategy, and is generally more collected. Round 1 Hardpoint started with Scump falling behind in kills, but thanks to the use of streaks, he quickly caught up to get a positive KD of 27/26, Scump's worst round this series was unquestionably Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he only tallied a 4/6 KD. Scump and the rest of OpTic Gaming rebounded from their Search & Destroy loss with a comeback victory in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where Scump notched a KD of 22/19. Lastly, Scump scored a negative KD in Round 4 Hardpoint with 28/42, but this turned out not to matter as OpTic Gaming scored an extremely narrow victory, closing out the series 3-1.
No show in loss
March 2, 2018
Scump had a poor display in the sweep loss to Rise Nation, a match that took place on Thursday, during Week 6 of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1.
Scump had himself a ton of struggles in this matchup, and it showed in the statlines. His 18/31 KD in Round 1 Hardpoint was not an outlier, but just a harbinger of things to come in this one. After a forgettable Round 2 Search & Destroy were he struggled to kill anyone, he limped to a 13/21 KD in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He was not noticeable at all, and he could hardly make any progress against a Rise Nation team that looked like it would have beaten any team it ran across on Thursday. Rise Nation outclassed them, and Scump was not immune to that in any respect.
Assists in his team's aggression
February 28, 2018
Scump swung the late game in a 3-1 win over Red Reserve on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1, Division A.
Scump is a vital part of his team, and when he does well, so does everyone else. This was nowhere more apparent than on Round 4 Hardpoint on Gibraltar. Scump would go double negative by the second set of rotations as OpTic Gaming sagged behind by forty points. It was only when Scump began to heat-up by the second Castle Road that OpTic Gaming began to blow Red Reserve away. Scump began his reign of terror with a four-kill streak, a small boon that gave him the confidence to play more aggressively. Because of this, Scump was able to engage and bully Red Reserve off of points often, soaking away points until his team had the lead.
Part of the scenery in loss
February 21, 2018
Outside of a good first and last-round performance, Scump was hardly seen in the reverse sweep loss to eRa on Tuesday, during the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
Round 1 Hardpoint was a good one for Scump, and for OpTic Gaming. He had a solid, if not unspectacular 28/21 with 50 seconds of Hardpoint time statline, and did a good job of holding off eRa. All of OpTic were firing on all cylinders in the round, and eRa did not have the firepower to keep up. Scump did not do much in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but the overarching theme stayed true eRa did not have enough in the tank to run with OpTic, and it looked like OpTic had the win locked down. However, eRa put it together, and reverse swept them. Scump was invisible in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but no one on OpTic performed well. The highest kill mark was 18 (by Crimsix) and a leaky defense gave up five flag caps, three in the first half. They looked slow and disoriented, as eRa looked to fix their mistakes from the previous two rounds. Scump was about average in Round 4 Hardpoint, going 27/30 with 58 seconds on the objective. OpTic did not have that one slayer to put them over the top, and compete with an excellent slaying performance from eRa, and their lack of firepower helped cost them the round. He was good in Round 5 Search & Destroy, but it did not matter. eRa were rolling, and he did not get much help until eRa were sitting at five wins. They got the sixth, and completed the upset.
Doesn't rock his star power hard enough
February 2, 2018
Scump was complacent during key points of OpTic Gaming's 3-1 loss against Red Reserve on Thursday of Week 2 of the CWL Pro League Stage 1.
Scump got blindsided by Red Reserve as their unexpected energy collectively took OpTic Gaming by surprise. In Round 1 Hardpoint, for instance, Scump just couldn't keep Red Reserve off his teammates long enough for them to get the score they needed, while Scump himself only broke even in KD with 31/31. Scump brought the kills, but not the strategy, during Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he dropped 12/6 a KD bomb, but Red Reserve wound up taking the round anyway by one game. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Scump in his usual form, bringing home the flag one time and still notching a KD of 20/15 as OpTic Gaming won that round in overwhelming fashion. That momentum did not last, however, as, during Round 4 Hardpoint, Scump chalked up a positive KD of 36/31 to no avail against Red Reserve, who won by less than 50 points.
Becomes a better team player despite less-than-usual KDs
January 31, 2018
Sometimes you gotta take one for the team, and Scump learned to do just that in OpTic Gaming's 3-1 win over Echo Fox on Tuesday during Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League.
Scump was not his usual flashy, rock-star self in terms of KD, but sometimes you need to put your ego aside for the sake of the team. Scump made sure to be in the right place at the right time for several hardpoints during Round 1 Hardpoint, even with his KD suffering at 21/25. Scump ironically did well during the one round OpTic Gaming lost, breaking even at a 7/7 KD during Round 2 Search & Destroy. Scump demonstrated how much he was willing to sacrifice for his team during Round 3 Capture the Flag, as he used a Fighter Pilot scorestreak to take out an offensive push from Echo Fox in the final round, ultimately earning two flag captures and a 16/19 KD overall. Scump's teamwork helped close out the series against Echo Fox during Round 4 Hardpoint, where he got the second-most amount of hardpoint control time for his team at 1:26, even as his KD suffered with 25/34.
Tests out some new plays
January 30, 2018
Scump switched things up in his 3-0 stomping of Vitality in Day 4 of Stage 1 CWL Pro League.
Scump had very little to worry about this series. In fact, he took the time to try out some weird strategies in what was a swift series. Scump stuck close to SMGs in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag, engaging in his typical blitz-like manner. However, it was in Round 2 Search and Destroy on Ardennes Forest when things go interesting. While on defense, both FormaL and Scump took up snipers as they set up on opposite bomb sites. The unconventional strategy would work as it threw the inexperienced Vitality for a loop.
Pressures Team Kaliber's weakpoint
January 23, 2018
Scump slammed the weak defenses of Team Kaliber in a 3-1 win on Tuesday during Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League.
Scump seems to have finally returned to form. No longer the limping and passive player from CWL New Orleans, Scump simply took an SMG and ran straight into Team Kaliber to do what he does best: slay. Team Kaliber's strength has always been their flexibility and consistency, but against a streaky player like Scump these strengths meant very little. Round 2 Search & Destroy on USS Texas saw Scump tear with a 13/4 KD through pure aggression despite going against some impressive setups, like in Game 9 where he clutched a triple kill.
Fails to crack top 8 at CWL New Orleans
January 18, 2018
Scump and his teammates on OpTic Gaming got knocked out of the running in the 9-12th position by renewed European squad Red Reserve, stopping OpTic just short of reaching the top 8 at CWL New Orleans. OpTic still remains a top seed for the Pro League.
Scump and the rest of OpTic Gaming probably didn't expect their CWL New Orleans run to end like this: failing to place even in the top 8 due to a lack of team cohesion against Red Reserve. OpTic Gaming looked like a force to be reckoned with in the transition back to boots on the ground, and they certainly were at CWL Dallas with their 3rd-place finish, but whatever they had working for them at CWL Dallas seemed notably absent at CWL New Orleans. Fans are, of course, asking for a roster change to prevent future losses, but that seems highly unlikely. Scump seems to have taken this loss as a time to improve on his game going into Stage 1.
Tapers off in upset loss to Echo Fox
January 13, 2018
Scump failed to show up when OpTic Gaming needed him to in a 1-3 loss to Echo Fox in the Winners Bracket of CWL New Orleans.
Scump started this series hot with the most kills early on in the series, but before long, he and the rest of OpTic started to falter. It all started in Search & Destroy where they didn't give Formal much help in the rough loss. This rough play continued into Capture the Flag where he started 2/8 in the round where they only managed one capture. While he had a good amount of time on the point in the final Hardpoint round, it was nowhere near enough to stop the Green Wall from crumbling into the Losers Bracket.
Struggles to find footing
December 11, 2017
Scump stumbled out of the running for CWL Dallas in a losers' finals loss to Splyce.
Scump never found a way to rebound from his stunning loss to Team Kaliber moments before this match. While certainly performing better, it was his finer coordination with his teammates that constituted the loss. Scump continued to play his forward-point position the entire series. This meant Scump needed to find early leads in Scorestreaks or spawn manipulation in order to pull ahead of Splyce. He found this small lead in Round 1 Hardpoint, but nowhere else. His somewhat lackluster aim contributed to this problem as he turned him into fodder against Splyce.
Shut down by stuns
December 11, 2017
Scump gives a surprisingly slow performance on Day 3 of CWL Dallas in a loss to Team Kaliber that knocked OpTic Gaming to the losers' bracket.
After firing on all cylinders all weekend long, Scump finally hit a wall this series. Scump was the one to make the least amount of noise in the lobby, a striking example of OpTic Gaming's weakness this series. However, the loss wasn't entirely his fault. Team Kaliber played a long-ranged game against OpTic Gaming. This left Scump, one of the game's best SMG players, unable to make an impact. Team Kaliber had every lane on lockdown even as Scump tried to break through their defenses, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint on Ardennes Forest where Scump struggled to break hills. Combined with Team Kaliber's use of stun and smoke grenades, and Scump simply couldn't show up in an anti-SMG series.
Had good spots in win
December 10, 2017
Scump was a little inconsistent but was good overall, in the 3-2 win over Splyce on Day 3 of CWL Dallas. The win put OpTic Gaming in the winner's bracket final.
Scump and OpTic Gaming got off to a terribly slow start in Round 1 Hardpoint. They were blown out 250-63, and OpTic as a whole struggled to do much of anything. Splyce were incredibly impressive. Scump picked it up in Round 2 Search & Destroy, including winning two of the games -- one with a slick slide and kill and Splyce were seconds away from defusing the bomb, and a double kill to secure the last game. He was key to evening up the series. After a Round 3 Capture the Flag performance that was very close to the first round, OpTic and Scump put together a good showing in Round 4 Hardpoint. He was hot and cold in the round, but a four killstreak was big in swinging the Hardpoint time in their favor. Scump was very consistent in Round 5 Search & Destroy, regularly getting first bloods and putting OpTic Gaming on the right foot.
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