Scump Teaches Pro Call of Duty Fundamentals

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Scump Teaches Pro Call of Duty Fundamentals

Seth "Scump" Abner is the face of professional Call of Duty. He has 2million+ followers on Twitter & Youtube, is a 2-time X-games Gold Medalist, and 2017 World Champion. In this course, he'll teach you fundamentals about aim, movement, and staple game modes that you can apply to any COD title.

Learn more about Scump’s:

  • Esports background, origin story, and time on Optic Gaming

  • Proudest moments as a professional player and other notable accolades.

  • Thoughts on the most important skills and traits for becoming a professional player

  • Opinion on how LAN and online competition differs

In this second lesson, Scump gives you an inside look into the world of high-level COD by breaking down the path to becoming a pro player and covering:

  • The correct mindset for finding success as an aspiring professional pro player

  • The differences he notices between beginner, intermediate, and top levels of play

  • General steps for how strong players progress towards being picked up by organizations

  • Scump's thoughts on the utility of playing the ranked playlists on COD

Scump shows you some of his personal secrets to success, including his:

  • Personal choice of controller and grip

  • Opinion on some advantages his grip style has over the standard controller grip

  • Preferred in-game settings at the time of filming

Scump explores the vitally important concept of of communication in COD by teaching you:

  • How proper communication contributes to winning rounds.

  • A framework for you to evaluate your own communication

  • The importance of maintaining appropriate tone and attitude in your communication

  • The essential types of information and how they help your team develop the right game plan

Scump gives you an in-depth breakdown of:

  • Centering and its importance in deciding if you’ll win a gunfight

  • How strafing should interact with aiming to make hitting enemies easier

  • The effect that aim assist should have on your aiming habits

  • How to recover situations where your first couple shots miss

Scump teaches you how to take your movement to the next level by understanding:

  • Slide canceling and its advantages over traditional peeking

  • Jiggling and slide baiting to acquire information or set up team shots

  • Snaking and other “Rat” strategies that can surprise enemies

  • How all of these techniques can be used in an actual game by showcasing them in a demo

Known for being one of the most clutch players in COD history, Scump offers some tips on how to navigate high-pressure situations, including:

  • How to get yourself in the correct mindset to approach clutching

  • How to adapt your plan to try to equalize the numbers disadvantage

  • The fundamental skills you should most lean on when solving in-game problems

  • A demo showcasing how effective prediction and decision making skills result in a 1v4 win for Scump

In this macro-focused lesson, Scump helps you understand:

  • Information gathering and processing at the team and individual level

  • The mechanics and tricks associated with minimap dots

  • How mind games and mix-ups are utilized at the pro level

  • An example of a defensive set up on the map Garrison with a breakdown of how each player should play and position

Scump gives you a focused breakdown of:

  • Some golden rules associated with playing Search and Destroy

  • The differences between Search and Destroy and other modes

  • The differences in playstyle between AR and SMG players in any SND setup

  • The thought process behind his decisions on an actual round of SND

In this Hardpoint focused lesson, Scump covers:

  • The general flow of gameplay in the hardpoint game mode and how it differs from other modes

  • How using a different gun impacts your playstyle and role within any team

  • Some tips regarding selecting the correct position and angle on the map to gain information or kill advantages over opponents

  • Several play by play demos detailing the thought process behind how he develops hardpoint rounds favorably for his team

Scump offers you his advice and wisdom for developing the right mindset of practice and improvement, including:

  • The importance of consistent high-quality practice and love for the game

  • How an aggressive attitude negatively impacts individual players and teams

  • A typical practice schedule for a pro COD player to give you ideas on how to plan out your own practice sessions

  • The role and timing of VOD review in improving individual and team play