When the World Series of Warzone was revealed a few months ago, we never could have predicted how amazing it would become. Last night, during the closing chapters of the final portion of the World Series of Warzone, huge upsets were handed out across the board. In a dominating and unpredictable move, Call of Duty pro player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner secured a massive $100k grand prize, beating out 150 professional players in Warzone.
It came as an unbelievable surprise, with Scump absolutely outplaying Aydan in the final moments of the fixture. It was one drop, one prize, and when the players were crashing into Verdansk (possibly for the final time), nobody predicted a ‘non-Warzone’ pro would win the pot. Now, the victory stands as a fine addition to Scump’s hefty list of achievements and it officially pushes Scump over $1 million in total Call of Duty winnings.
Let’s break down the event.
Taking Over The World (Series of Warzone)
Like the first World Series of Warzone chapters, set in both Europe and North America, the format was split between multiple categories. Firstly, there was the Duo portion, which saw industry pros team up and fight both back-to-back and head-to-head. For this section, the prize pool was split up according to ranking, with the 1st place prize being worth a hefty $40,000. However, it didn’t end there, as the ‘ownership’ of these Duos was split up between five team captains, charged with handpicking the best players they felt could represent them.
When the smoke had cleared, it was HusKerrs and Newbz that claimed the grand Duos prize, securing a huge 90.5 points overall. By comparison, Aydan, often considered one of the best Warzone players in the world, sat some way down the board, clutching to just 57 points alongside Rated. In the Captains Cup category, with points made up from the aggregate of all the Duos, it was Team Swagg that grabbed the top prize, securing a $30,000 pot.
But then, right at the end of the night, the most amazing moment in the entire series arrived, with Scump dominating the ‘SOLO YOLO’ cup. This winner-takes-all bout saw all 150 featured players dropping into Verdansk for a one-shot chance at the title. Remarkably, it wasn’t a Warzone pro that sealed the deal, but one of the best players in Call of Duty history – Scump. He ended the round with just 11 kills, but it was enough to land him the eye-watering $100,000 prize.
In recent weeks, Scump has been at the forefront of the Call of Duty newsreels. As the 2022 season of the Call of Duty League approaches, fans are poised to see how Scump and Co. will perform as part of the new OpTic Texas team, made up of a merger between Dallas Empire and OpTic Chicago. And now, with this dramatic Warzone victory, critics are openly suggesting that any Call of Duty player (of any proficiency) has the ability to dominate such competitions.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Scump recently, and he took the time to open up about Call of Duty Vanguard, his Oakley partnership, and the future of the Call of Duty League.
This event marks the closure of the World Series of Warzone, but it’s almost certainly set to repeat next year. On December 3rd, fans of the franchise will be treated to an entirely new Warzone map, studded with fresh opportunities to win and improve.