This is goodbye. .
By Ruben Oesterling
“One last dance ladies and gentlemen,” Seth ‘Scump’ Abner announced on Twitter last week, “this will be my final year competing as a professional Call of Duty player.”
A Historical Career
The curtains will close on the Call of Duty (COD) legend. After receiving a gold medal in the MLG Pro League 2015 Season 2 Playoff, earning 31 major tournament wins, and winning the Call of Duty World League Championship in 2017, he will end his decade-long career in 2023. His two tweets @scump left many fans in tears and shock about his retirement.
The caption, “This is goodbye. .,” titled the first tweet. An emotional piano track played in the back. A child’s voice echoed, the first Xbox startup screen flashed from an old TV, and the gamer rested on a family couch. This is officially farewell as his fans and him strolled down memory lane. The video clipped moments throughout his career, reminding the COD world what it’s losing.
Then, his second tweet showcased the caption, “Why I’m retiring.” In it, he sat down in the dark and talked to the world one-on-one. He thanked everyone who supported him. He assured the viewers that he won’t be completely gone in the gaming sphere, but he acknowledged that he could only do one more “good” year.
He explained that he sacrificed a lot to pursue professional gaming. He claimed that he can’t balance his life anymore, the lifestyle requiring so much. Now with this offseason, he can relax and do other things. Like spending time with his recently engaged fiancé.
He said towards the end of the video, “This isn’t goodbye. But it is saying goodbye to a very long chapter in my life. And one that meant a lot to me.”