OpTic Scump is considered to be one of the greatest esports athletes of all time. In his professional gaming career Scump collected 30 major tournament wins, back-to-back X Games Gold medals in 2014 & 2015, Esports Console Player of the Year in 2016, World Champion in 2017, and World Series of Warzone Champion in 2021. He was also listed in the 2022 Forbes 30 under 30 in Gaming.

Needless to say, Scump has left a lasting impact on the Esports community and gaming industry. Scump is often referred to as the “King” of Call of Duty by his fans and followers. Scump finished his career playing for the Call of Duty League Team “OpTic Texas.”


OpTic Scump is one of the wealthiest Esports athletes of all time. As of December 15, 2018, Scump has more than $600,000 from tournament winnings. Almost half of Scump’s career earnings were from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.


OpTic Scump also owns a YouTube channel that currently has over 2.68 million subscribers and hundreds of millions of channel views. Scump is even an icon that transcends Esports and gaming culture. In March 2021, Scump became the first Esports athlete to be sponsored by Oakley.


Optic Scump is enjoying retirement for the most part but that doesn’t necessarily mean he hasn’t at least pondered a return to competitive gaming. FaZe Swagg made a Vlog a week ago where he had a conversation with OpTic Scump. In the conversation, Scump admits that retirement is somewhat “boring” but also claims he’s enjoyed the time off.

Will Scump Make a Return?

Later in the same conversation when Scump is asked about a return directly, he responded “It’s too late, it’s over, new chapter. All good.” Scump is still active on YouTube, posting videos on an almost daily basis.

Even if he has removed himself from professional league play, he is constantly working to positively impact the Esports community. The gaming community might actually be better off with Scump focusing his efforts on his fans, which is what really matters to him at this point in his gaming career.