Scump Retires From Competitive CoD Mid-Season

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Call of Duty pro Seth “Scump” Abner has announced that he has retired from competitive Call of Duty in the midst of what was supposed to be his final season.

In a video posted to Twitter, titled "THANKS FOR EVERYTHING", Scump gathers friends and fellow teammates around him to read out his retirement speech, in which he announces that competitive Call of Duty is "All I've known for the past 14 years of my life."

Prior to this season's start, Scump confirmed that it would be his final season. But, in the middle of online qualifiers for the second Major, Scump announced his retirement.

"Coming into the year, I didn't know what to expect. I mean we were running it back with the team. Honestly, high expectations. People expected a lot out of us. Things fell short. It happens, that's part of competing. Been on OpTic for the majority of that time, and I've had the support of all of you in this house today..."

In the speech, Scump confirmed that Brandon “Dashy” Otell will be taking his place in OpTic's starting lineup.

“With the addition of Brandon back, I hope people are happy with the new roster,” Scump said.

In the emotional speech, Scump thanked his teammates for helping to shape him "into the person I am today."

"I've learned so much through the bad decisions, the good decisions. It really has taught me a lot in my life.

Scumo ended the speech by saying, "It’s not a sad night. It’s a happy night. It’s a new chapter in my life. So let’s have some fun.”