Scump admits Crimsix is the greatest CoD player of all time
With the retirement of both Seth "Scump" Abner and Ian "Crimsix" Porter coming in the span of three months, the Call of Duty esports community lost its two biggest icons in a double-whammy that will reverberate for quite some time.
Until a new champion leads the pack for a decade, the scene won't see the likes of these two again, who turned from bitter rivals to best friends and back again over the course of their esteemed careers.
But the debate will live on: Who was better? Does Crimsix's championship repertoire top Scump's individual talent? What weighs heavier, trophies or skill? And when both parties have trophies and skill in abundance, how do you separate them? Scump or Crimsix? Well, Scump has the answer.
Call of Duty League Honours Crimsix With Retirement Video
Having honoured Scump when he announced his retirement with a pre-broadcast special segment, the League released a video on Sunday, March 5, reflecting back on the career Crimsix had.
With 38 Major Championships, beating second-placed Scump by eight - and being one of three members of the three-ring club (alongside Damon "Karma" Barlow and James "Clayster" Eubanks) - he now gets the send-off he deserves.
The video contained quotes from many former teammates and current CDL players, although they chose not to ask already-retired players. It gave a special thank you for his service to the community, esports, and the game itself.
Scump Confirms Crimsix is The GOAT of Call of Duty
Watching on from his Party alongside recently retired Anthony "Methodz" Zinni and OpTic stalwart Marcus "MBoZe" Banks Jr., Scump straight up valued Crimsix as "the GOAT."
Despite their differences in the post-dynasty era (as Crimsix was dropped by OpTic, splitting up the best team of all time), Scump said, "I wasn't asked to be in this, but I would have been in it if they asked. I'll just say it, I think he was the GOAT."
The video then took over, where Jordan "JKap" Kaplan, Cameron "Cammy" McKilligan, and Matthew "KiSMET" Tinsley all echoed the GOAT calls, which will likely mean more for Crim rather than fans' opinions.
Crimsix did take to his own stream to admit that it was touching so many of the current CDL stars participated in the video, as he bowed out of CoD as the greatest and turned his attention towards Formula 1 sim racing.
Scump's final word on the matter might just cement the GOAT status in the Call of Duty scene, while he'll remain as the King.