Scump Could Be Retiring From the Call of Duty League in the Future

by in Call of Duty | Jun, 24th 2020

Scump is one of the best players in the world when it comes to Call of Duty games. He is currently killing it as one of the main stars of the Chicago Huntsmen in the Call of Duty League, who also happens to be one of the star teams in the first season of the esports competition.

Scump’s Contract Will Be Up After the Call of Duty League’s Second Season

While he is a strong player who has a potentially long road ahead of him before he starts to falter in terms of talent, Scump might be retiring from the league and Call of Duty games before it comes to that. Or, at least, that’s what he recently hinted at in a recent interview.

The pro Call of Duty League Chicago Huntsmen player appeared on The Eavesdrop Podcast recently. He gave some rather interesting thoughts on the future of his career as well as many more details that the community wasn’t aware of until this interview.

But by far, what is striking the most about The Eavesdrop Podcast was his details regarding the state of his contract with Activision and the Call of Duty League, and what this means for his future. According to Scump, his current contract will be up after the Call of Duty 2020 game’s season is over.

So, for now, the community can rest assured that he will continue to play Chicago Huntsmen this season and potentially for them again next season, when the new Call of Duty game is announced (whenever that is). But the real question remains about what will happen after a year or so from now? Will Scump be retiring?

He Still Loves Playing

After all, the first Call of Duty League Championship event will happen this August and likely mark the end of the inaugural season. His contract will likely be up a year from then, around the time the second season will come to an end.

After that, he will have to decide whether or not to renew the contract and continue playing Call of Duty games professionally. But Scump noted that he doesn’t currently plan on retiring from the franchise because he still loves playing it.

Though it might seem like it is all happy and joyous, there are some less happy parts about playing it professionally. According to the pro player, practicing can be “redundant” and even boring at times, having to play the game repeatedly every day.

Despite this, his love for the game and its team-focused aspect is still going strong and will likely do so for the near future. But in the end, Scump retiring all really comes down to how he is feeling in the future when his contract is up. He noted the scenario in which he would leave the series for good.

Scump Doesn’t Like Modern Warfare

As long as he is still relatively at the skill level that he is currently, benefitting his teammates and doing well overall in the league, he can continue playing. But this could change. He even knows that it could be wrong about four years from now when he will run out of his desire to keep playing.

Of course, it all depends on the Call of Duty 2020 game that Treyarch likely developed and how that turns out compared to Modern Warfare currently used. Scump has been known not to hide the fact that he doesn’t like the current Call of Duty game at all.

It was on the same The Eavesdrop Podcast, where he revealed his true thoughts about the game and how it backfired in the past. Before, he was quick to note his disdain for Modern Warfare and how he thinks that it is potentially the worst Call of Duty game ever made.

This comment didn’t just fly under the radar as the league and Activision were quick to hear this response and take action. He revealed that the league actually charged him a fine for his comments in a previous video about how he dislikes the game and how he won’t share his personal opinion on it again to avoid a similar situation.

Call of Duty 2020 Could Turn Things Around

But given what has already been said by the Huntsmen pro player, it is clear that his opinion on Modern Warfare is unlikely to change in the future. This sentiment is largely shared across much of the Call of Duty community when it comes to the rigid and limited metagame.

He likes the Black Ops games that Treyarch puts out, so he may enjoy the Call of Duty 2020 game whenever it is announced or released. We are unsure of what will happen with it currently as we are now halfway through the year and still nothing.

In the past, Rumors have noted that the Call of Duty 2020, possibly called Black Ops Cold War or simply Black Ops, has had a troubled development and is still pretty early on in its progress, despite Activision still stating that the new game will release this year.

Given that it will likely be the first game in the series for the next generation of consoles, it is highly likely that the next season of the Call of Duty League will be played on the PS5 instead of the PS4. It will be interesting to see how this affects the league as a whole and teams like the Chicago Huntsmen in the future.


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