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Scump retires from professional Call of Duty after 12 years

Call of Duty legend Seth “Scump” Abner announced his official retirement from professional Call of Duty play on Tuesday, after over 12 years of competing at the highest level. 

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Scump announced his retirement at an OpTic party on Monday, in front of members of the OpTic org including Hector “HECZ” Rodriguez, president of OpTic Texas and longtime supporter of Scump. The video was posted on Tuesday, marking the end of his pro career. In his tearful goodbye to pro play, he reminisced on his career, thanked those who stood by him throughout the years, and spoke on his excitement for refocusing on content going forward.


“Content is always something I have wanted to do personally,” Scump said. “With the CDL and how high things are nowadays. You know, it’s hard nowadays to do content. Content on top of competing is really hard, just because of how high the competition is.”

Scump retires from Call of Duty, leaves OpTic Texas

Scump is widely considered to be one the greatest, if not the greatest, COD players to ever pick up a controller. He previously announced his intention to hang it up after the 2023 Call of Duty League season. However, after a disappointing Major 1 performance that saw OpTic drop in the group stage, the CDL legend has decided to step back a little early.


Scump’s decorated career includes two X Games gold medals, a 2016 Esports Award for Esports Console Player of the Year, and the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. Additionally, he won the 100K World Series of Warzone SoloYolo Championship in 2021, besting both Warzone and CDL pros alike to seize the title.

Going forward, the new OpTic Texas roster will be Dashy, Huke, Illey, and Shotzzy. The organization is hoping that the new lineup will improve the performance and put them back in a position to win major titles and the CDL Championship later this year.