Scump Becomes First Player To Win Major Title On 10 Different Games

Scump Becomes First Player To Win Major Title On 10 Different Games
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Written by 

Jack Marsh

Published 

9th Mar 2022 17:43

In the hoarse voice of Scar, "long live the king!" 

Perched back on his rightful throne, Call of Duty's own king has returned the army of green to glory, as Seth "Scump" Abner and his OpTic Texas roster overthrew reigning world champions Atlanta FaZe on their own stomping ground to be crowned as the Major 1 champions.

For Scump, this signified a colossal thirtieth Major championship title, making him only the second person to achieve this feat alongside former OpTic dynasty teammate Ian "Crimsix" Porter.

However, this wasn't the only milestone achieved by The Ginja Ninja, as Scump became the first-ever Call of Duty player to win a major across ten different titles.

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From MW3 To Vanguard: Scump's Dominance Shines Over A Decade

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Having launched a professional career in 2011, Scump won his first Major Championship with Quantic LeveraGe on the original Black Ops title at MLG Dallas. Alongside veteran stars, Tyler "TeePee" Polchow and Patrick "Aches" Price, Scump's success at the age of 15 was just the start of a legacy now in its twelfth year.

Since his original success, Scump has continued to win a Major trophy on the likes of Ghosts, Modern Warfare 3, Advanced Warfare, and most recently Vanguard, to top off an impressive collection of gold medals. In fact, through twelve years of competing in Call of Duty, Scump has only failed to win a Major on World War II and Black Ops Cold War, although the latter was weirdly his most impressive individual game since he won the World Championship in Infinite Warfare.

 

The most recent win at the OpTic Major signified an important one for Scump, having previously considered his future when news of another World War II-themed game was announced. The thirtieth title has now reignited the debate as to whether he or Crimsix is the best player of all time. Individually, Scump's skill has been unmatched, although Crim's accolades and trophies outweigh Scump's by seven. 

Nevertheless, Scump's face is firmly chiselled into Call of Duty Mount Rushmore, and his championship form doesn't look like slowing down any time soon.

Naturally, due to Call of Duty's annual release, no other esports players have won major championships in more than three titles. Scump's former teammate Matthew "FormaL" Piper is one of few names, alongside his current teammate Anthony "Shottzy" Cuevas-Castro, to win majors in two different FPS franchises, having succeeded in professional Halo and Call of Duty.

Other esports athletes have transferred between titles such as CS:GO and Overwatch to VALORANT, whilst others have been successful on multiple battle royales like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warzone (case in point, Aydan "Aydan" Conrad), although major championship wins across a variety of titles are a rarity. 

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Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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