Scump
Seth Abner 
United States
OpTic Gaming
Excellent end to loss
June 17, 2018
Scump was great in the final portion of the 3-2 loss to UNILAD Esports on Day 3 of CWL Anaheim; the loss saw OpTic Gaming get eliminated from the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint saw Scump come alive as the round went on. Both teams were tight, getting to the 100 point mark at nearly the same time. OpTic ended up pulling away in the latter stages, and Scump was a big part of that. He ended up going 32/34, with 1:18 on the objective in the round. He did not have good showings in either Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag - he struggled as UNILAD handled OpTic gaming with relative ease, with OpTic losing 6-3 in the former and 4-0 in the latter. Round 4 Hardpoint looked like it was going to be an easy UNILAD win, as they led 190-100, but OpTic came roaring back to win it and force a fifth round. Scump was good even when they were losing - he was their rock early on, and was a big reason why they were able to make that comeback. He went 32/27 with 1:07 on the objective in the round. Scump was excellent in Round 5 Search & Destroy - he had a 7/2 KD by the third game and was simply rolling against UNILAD. It, however, was not enough to overcome UNILAD, as they lost in eleven games.
Struggles to stay consistent
June 17, 2018
Scump lagged behind his teammates in a 3-1 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Saturday at CWL Anaheim, falling to the Loser's Bracket.
ANALYSIS
Despite a solid start, Scump quickly fell behind his teammates as Luminosity Gaming turned up their game. This was largely because Luminosity Gaming played a slow, defensive game to counter Scump's fast pace. Due to the slow game, Scump was often forced to contend with both John and Slacked as he struggled to find holes in his opponent's defense, allowing Luminosity to easily encircle him. Scump also fell flat with his KD, struggling to land kills against a hot Luminosity Gaming even in maps like Round 4 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, a favorite of Scump.
Easily rushes down his enemy
June 16, 2018
Scump pressured his opponent in a swift 3-0 win against Team EnVyUs on Friday at CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Team EnVyUs was a limp opponent for OpTic Gaming. Scump, the world-class SMG player of OpTic Gaming, essentially had full reign of the map, allowing him to easily push his opponents' spawns. This was best seen in Round 1 Hardpoint on Gibraltar where he breezed through Team EnVyUs' defenses by scattering their spawns. Thanks to Crimsix and Methodz landing consistent kills, Scump could predict spawns and push lanes accordingly. For example, the rotations from Turret to Pit Center saw Scump playing off-lanes to force poor spawns onto Team EnVyUs. This allowed OpTic Gaming to get a nearly flawless second Pit Center and Castle Road.
Never finds his footing in loss
June 8, 2018
Scump never got it together in the sweep loss to Rise Nation on Day 3, Week 4, of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Scump, much like OpTic Gaming, never really found his footing in this loss. OpTic were ambushed from the onset of the match, as they quickly fell behind in Round 1 Hardpoint, going on to lose 250-74. They would lose Round 2 Search & Destroy 6-1, and Round 3 Capture the Flag 5-2. Scump was never able to do much of anything in this match, struggling in Round 2 Search & Destroy and netting just 17 kills in each of the Hardpoint losses.
Overcame slow start in loss
June 7, 2018
Scump started slow and finished strong in the 3-1 loss to eUnited on Day 2, Week 4, CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Scump really struggled in the early going of this match, going just 14/27 in Round 1 Hardpoint. eUnited came out hot, slaying everything in their path, and Scump could do nothing about it. He simply could not find his footing. He did, however, put it together after this round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him go 6/2 through the first five games, as they went up 3-2 over eUnited. They would, however, lose four in a row to lose 6-3. Scump continued his strong play in Round 3 Capture the Flag, their only round win of the match. He and his teammates slayed at will, and totally took every eUnited member out of the round, save for Clayster, who kept them afloat. His 22 kills were tied for second in the lobby, and he had two of his team's four flag caps. Round 4 Hardpoint saw he and the rest of OpTic Gaming sleepwalk through most of the round, as they found themselves down 223-52. They turned it on late, however, and ended incredibly strong, scoring 101 points before losing 250-153. He put together 35 kills, and was a big reason why they came storming back to make the final round competitive.
Lags behind OpTic's new additions against compLexity
June 6, 2018
OpTic Gaming's 3-0 victory against compLexity was apparently not Scump's time to shine, as Methodz and Octane outperformed him on Tuesday of Week 4 of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Scump didn't have his best of games against compLexity, but thankfully he didn't have to, as new additions to the OpTic Gaming roster Methodz and Octane were more than willing to carry. Case in point was Round 1 Hardpoint, where Scump went negative in KD with 24/31 and only 43 seconds of Hardpoint control time, the least of his team, while Methodz and Octane both outperformed him that round. Scump did much better in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he was back to his old slaying self with a double-positive KD of 6/3, but again, Octane did better (although Methodz tanked that round). Scump brought some nails to put in compLexity's coffin in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he scored a flag capture and a break-even KD of 31/31, nails that his new teammates were more than eager to hammer in.
Strong respawn rounds in win
June 6, 2018
Scump had strong respawn rounds in the 3-1 win over Mindfreak on Day 1, Week 4, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Round 2 Search & Destroy was Scump's only poor round in this one. Only Crimsix performed well in the round, as Mindfreak won the round with relative ease. Scump and OpTic were constantly chasing Mindfreak for the entire round. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him get off to a hot start, netting a lobby-leading 33 kills. He was the slayer of the team, as he only had 24 seconds of Hardpoint time, but his teammates filled the objective as he ran amok on the map. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a rather easy 5-1 win, a round they won after a close first half lead. He led the lobby again, this time with 26 kills, as they put together a perfect second half. Round 4 Hardpoint was another easy win, this time 250-68, and Scump slayed well yet again. He had 23 kills and a solid 57 seconds, proving to be a key part in the easy win.
Solid support in win
June 1, 2018
Scump played a key support role in the sweep win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 3, Week 3, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
The first two rounds of this match were more support than anything for Scump. He was a valuable member of the team, for sure, but he did his best work filling in behind his teammates and keeping the OpTic Gaming train rolling. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him go 18/20, but he had a huge second half to lead them to a win. He had a huge clutch play to get their first flag cap, with 2:30 left in the game. He killed all four members of Luminosity, leaving the map wide open for his teammates. He continued to play well right until the end of the round.
Wrestles the enemy over objectives
May 30, 2018
Scump pressured and whittled down Tainted Minds in a 3-0 sweep on Wednesday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Despite a new patch launching, King Scump is still here to stay. Playing a purposefully slower game in order to work around the new patch the new OpTic Gaming took total map control away from Tainted Minds by focusing on spawn manipulation. Scump, however, continued playing rather aggressively alongside Crimsix to wrestle objective control from their opponents. This tactic hit some bump in Round 1 Hardpoint where Scump was slow to slay. But by Round 3 Capture the Flag, Scump was beaming and scored his team an extraordinary three flag captures.
Flew out of the gate in loss
April 21, 2018
Scump had a huge start to the 3-1 loss to Ghost Gaming on Day 2 of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Scump had a hot start to this match, playing well in Round 1 Hardpoint, but never really matched that in the three rounds that followed. The first round, which was also the only win OpTic would get in this match, saw him play a very strong objective-based game. He had a whopping 1:37 on the objective, leading the lobby in the category. While this was not the case for the entire match, he had a rather good slaying performance, going 22/20. Scump was a big reason why they had a big lead early on, and why they kept it, because of his play on the objective. He began to falter in Round 2 Search & Destroy, although he played well later in the round and got the final kill in Game 9. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him limp to a 15/21 KD, and he could not come close to breaking through the strong Ghost Gaming defense in the shutout loss. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him play opposite to his other Hardpoint performance, as he sacrificed his strong objective play (getting just eight seconds in the round), but had a strong 30 kill showing. He did, however, die a lot, dying 36 times in the round. He was not bad, but he could not overcome the strong slaying performance from Ghost Gaming.
Nice start to loss
April 21, 2018
Scump started well in the 3-1 loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 1 of the CWL Seattle Open.
ANALYSIS
Scump had a nice start to this one, putting in a solid Round 1 Hardpoint performance despite the loss. He had a 32/29 KD and buoyed that with a strong 1:39 on the objective, leading his team in that category. Scump followed that up with a solid performance in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but Team EnVyUs were incredible, rattling off five straight game wins before finishing it off in Game 8. Scump had a huge clutch to win game six and keep them alive, but it would be for naught. Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint saw him struggle to KD's below the 1.00 mark, as OpTic Gaming staved off a loss in Round 3 before losing in Round 4.
Up and down in win
April 9, 2018
Scump had good rounds and bad in the 3-1 win over Luminosity on Day 3 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs in their winner's bracket final match, securing their spot in the Grand Final.
ANALYSIS
Scump had a rather up and down performance in this one. His downs came in the middle portion of the match - Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him struggle to find his footing throughout the round. He was not the only one who struggled for OpTic Gaming, as he and Karma limped to a slow start, but he was never able to put it together like Karma was. He did have a clutch kill, however, getting the final kill in game ten, forcing a game eleven. He continued to struggle in Round 3 Capture the Flag, despite the rather easy round win for OpTic Gaming. He finished the round just 17/23, though he made some nice defensive stands in the second half of the round. It was not a terrific performance, but he absolutely played a role down the stretch. His two Hardpoint performances were much better, however. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him do a lot of good work early in the round and was one of their best players in that portion of the round. He ended up 36/36, with a solid 1:37 on the objective in their only round loss. The final Round 4 Hardpoint saw him have a similar showing. He went 39/38 with 1:46 on the objective in total, and played particularly well in the early stages. He had eleven kills before OpTic even got to 60 points, and was key in giving them their 110-40 lead.
Brawls with FaZe Clan at the CWL Stage 1 Championships
April 9, 2018
Scump couldn't tear down FaZe Clan's frontline in a dramatic double Grand Finals loss at CWL Stage 1 Playoffs, losing both series 3-2.
ANALYSIS
Surprisingly, "King Scump" struggled to out-brawl FaZe Clan across ten maps and game modes. This was largely because FaZe Clan played a very scattered composition, willing to cause absolute chaos with constant flanks to destroy map spawns. Scump, without a solid spawn to push, struggled to bully an elusive opponent. This was best seen in how Scump excelled in both Round 3 Capture the Flags, a game mode that has constant spawns but fell slightly short in all other game modes. In the second Round 3, Scump utterly dominated the map with a 24/14 KD and a flag capture by simply playing aggressively, constantly pressuring FaZe Clan's base until they fell apart.
Ends the series against Team EnVyUs with a bang
April 8, 2018
Scump took some time to warm up but eventually got into his usual shape as OpTic Gaming took down Team EnVyUs 3-1 on Day 1 of the CWL Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Scump wasn't quite 100 percent when the series started - he had tweeted about being sick prior to the series- but he steadily improved as the series went on. Round 1 Hardpoint was nothing short of a blowout for OpTic Gaming, who beat Team EnVyUs by almost a 150-point margin, but Scump lagged behind his teammates this round with a KD of 27/26. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a similar story, where OpTic Gaming beat Team EnVyUs in a complete 6-0 shutout but Scump was still behind his team somewhat with a 4/3 KD. The whole team of OpTic Gaming lagged behind Team EnVyUs, however, in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where Team EnVyUs finally showed signs of life and were able to steal a round victory in overtime, while Scump went negative in KD with 19/25 and a flag capture. Scump returned to his proper form soon after in Round 4 Hardpoint, and by this time his thumbs were quick enough to score a solid positive KD of 27/17 and the most hardpoint control time of his team at 1:59.
Falls into Splyce's trap
April 2, 2018
Scump got outsmarted by Splyce in a 3-2 loss in the Loser's Bracket Semifinals at CWL Birmingham, seeding into 4th place for the event.
ANALYSIS
The only problem for Scump was his neglect of map control this series as he could easily slay through Splyce. This is easily seen in Round 4 Hardpoint on Valkyrie where Scump decimated Splyce with an 11/3 KD by the second hill, a daunting score that should've put OpTic Gaming miles beyond Splyce. But since Scump wasn't pushing out Splyce's spawns from hills, his opponents slowly stole away points with teamfights until they won the game. On top of that, Splyce's pick of Valkyrie negated most of Scump's Scorestreaks in that map.
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