Seth Abner (born June 30, 1995), also known as "Scump" is an American professional Call of Duty player. He is currently the captain of OpTic Gaming since replacing his former team-mate's position, Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag, playing the slayer role.[2] Abner is a two time Major League Gaming (MLG) X Games gold medalist. In August 2017, Seth achieved his first ever Call of Duty World Championship. Abner is sponsored by several gaming hardware companies, including Turtle Beach and Scuf Gaming. He is also sponsored by Loot Crate, Gymshark, and Brisk Mate. On March 26, 2015, Abner became sponsored by Red Bull due to OpTic Gaming's partnership with the company (although he was not a Red Bull eSports athlete), but the partnership ended January 20, 2016. As of September 2017, Scump has won $523,543 from tournament winnings, of which $261,250 was won in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.[11] He also runs a very active YouTube channel with over 2.2 million subscribers and over 400 hours of content.[12].

Call of Duty eSports career

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012-2013 season)

Scump and OpTic would stay together for the Call of Duty: Black Ops II season. OpTic would take their only 1st-place finish at UMG Chicago, would never finish outside of the top 10. However, they continued to grow in streaming and YouTube. The squad would controversially release Rambo and pick up Nadeshot due to complications with rules of the tournaments.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013-2014 season)

Seth stayed on OpTic going into the Call of Duty: Ghosts season. However, after a 9th-place finish at the MLG Fall Championship and a 13th-place finish at UMG Philadelphia, Scumpii announced he would be leaving OpTic and joining Team EnVyUs alongside Merk, ProoFy, and Goonjar. He stated that a rivalry with Nadeshot was causing problems in the house and on the team. The day before hitting the two-week mark of his departure from OpTic, Scump announced that he was leaving Envy and returning to Optic. He would join the lineup of NaDeSHoT, MBoZe, and Clayster for the Call of Duty Championship 2014. Here, the squad faced a lot of adversity, but would finish 3rd for the second year in a row. After Champs, the team picked up ProoFy to replace MBoZe, who then became captain of OpTic Nation. The new team placed a disappointing T8 at UGC Niagara, and was invited to attend the MLG X Games Invitational. Here, OpTic performed at the next level, advancing all the way through their bracket to face Team Kaliber in the Grand Final. Scump went big throughout the entire tournament to lead OpTic to victory, and become one of the first Gold Medalist for Call of Duty. The next few events were inconsistent for OpTic, with 4th and 5th placings at Gfinity 3, UMG Dallas, UMG Nashville, and MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014-2015 season)

Upon release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, OpTic parted ways with Clayster and ProoFy and added Crimsix and FormaL to the team. The team initially placed second to Crimsix's longtime teammate Aches at the first event of the season, and afterwards placed first at UMG Orlando 2015, the MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs, and the Call of Duty Championship's NA Regional event. At the 2015 Call of Duty World Championship, the team placed a disappointing 7th after they went into the event as the clear favorites. After the event, Scumps's longtime teammate, NaDeSHoT, decided to leave competitive Call of Duty and was replaced by Karma with Scump becoming the team captain. As the new captain of OpTic Gaming, Seth led the team to 6 more championships and 2 more Pro League Regular Season wins to end the Advanced Warfare season. They won ESWC Zénith 2015 and Gfinity Spring Masters 1 with Enable in place of Karma, but as they returned to the United States they went to California to compete at UMG California 2015 with Karma. When they won UMG Cali it marked their 3rd straight event win in three consecutive weekends in three different countries. They then finished 1st in Season 2 of the MLG Pro League to qualify for MLG Pro League Season 2 Playoffs at the summer XGAMES in Austin, Texas, where he and OpTic defended their title and won his second gold medal. He came up with the name "Scumpii2Chainz" in honor of this win as he became the only eSport player to win back-to-back XGAMES gold medals. OpTic and Scump then got a reality check after they finished 2nd to FaZe Clan at UMG Dallas 2015 and Gfinity Summer Championship after his team thought that the competition was getting increasingly less difficult. They bounced back as they won UMG Washington D.C. 2015 and MLG Pro League Season 3 Regular Season, where they went 11-0 in the season. Once again, they fell short and placed 2nd to Scump's ex-teammate, Clayster's FaZe team for the final time in AW. Scump then went on to win the final event of Advanced Warfare, MLG World Finals, with OpTic Gaming. He stated that the World Finals was the only event where he felt like he got carried, but it still marked Scump's and OpTic's most successful year by far. They won 9 championships, all 3 of the online Pro League Season, appeared in 10/11 Grand Finals, they won many online tournaments hosted by MLG and UMG, earned 1,651,320 pro points, and Seth had the most pro points out of any player with 447,975.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (2015-2016 season)

Going into the Call of Duty: Black Ops III season Scump confirmed that OpTic Gaming would not be making any roster changes, like many other teams. OpTic Gaming went on to successfully qualify for the Call of Duty World League NA. OpTic gaming placed 2nd in the first event of the season, the "Totino's invitational", losing to Rise Nation in the final. After entering the next event with a top-4 seed, Seth and his team were met an even worse placing of 4-8 along with the other top-seeded teams, however the event suffered from technical difficulties leading to an apology from the event's management.[3] Scump has won now two 25k tournaments hosted by UMG gaming and one 25k tournament hosted by ESL.

Alongside teammates Matt "Formal" Piper, Ian "Crimsix" Porter, and Damon "Karma" Barlow,[4] Scump has now won the 2016 Call of Duty World League Stage One Finals Tournament of North America for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The tournament was presented by PS4 this year with a grand prize of $250,000 for the winning team.[5] This tournament took place on Friday April 1, 2016 through Sunday April 3, 2016. OpTic Gaming went into the tournament as the number one seeded team with a record of twenty wins and two losses. OpTic Gaming played their first series of maps against Team SoloMid which ended in a 4-3 victory for OpTic Gaming. The next day, OpTic Gaming played the semi-final and final match ups. The semi-final match up was against Team eLevate, and it ended in a 4-0 victory for the OpTic team. Going on to the finals, OpTic Gaming had to match up against Rise Nation. OpTic quickly had a 3-0 advantage over Rise Nation. But Rise Nation brought it back to make the map series even at 3-3. The Final map was a Search and Destroy game on Infection. That map was brought down to the wire because both OpTic Gaming and Rise Nation each had 5 rounds won. Whoever won the eleventh round would be named champions and would walk away with $250,000. OpTic Gaming came out to be victorious at the end.[6] In a post interview, when asked how the members of OpTic Gaming were going to celebrate Scump replied, "Ummm probably go get some slices of cheesecake and maybe uh watch a movie." Scump has also won MLG Anaheim and MLG Orlando with OpTic Gaming although getting first rounded by Luminosity Gaming in Stage 2 Finals.[7]

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016-2017 season)

After competing at four Call of Duty World Championship events and failing to win first place at any, Scump finally achieved success at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship in the title of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. OpTic Gaming would see their first series loss in the tournament in the winners’ bracket final, losing to Team EnVyUs. This loss would force OpTic to make their way to the finals through a victory over Luminosity Gaming in the losers’ bracket finals. OpTic would defeat Team EnVyUs in the grand finals in two best-of-5 series, winning 3-1 and 3-0 respectively. Scump’s teammate Formal was awarded MVP of the event.

Personal life

Seth was born on June 30, 1995 to Kristen and Shawn Abner, who is a retired professional baseball player.[2][2]

He graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania in 2013.[2] After high school, Abner chose to pursue a gaming career rather than go to college.