eUnited Fall Just Short, Place 5th-6th At The 2017 CWL Championship

By: Zachary Lange

Despite a run deep into the bracket, eUnited fell just short of the ultimate goal of claiming victory at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

Starting with a commanding performance in group play where the team went 9-0 in overall map count, eUnited was faced with the difficult task of playing Luminosity Gaming in Round 1 in the Winners Bracket. The team was triumphant, winning 3-1 on the back of strong play from Justin “SiLLy” Fargo dropping 13 kills in Search and Destroy and opening the scoring with five points in the first 50 seconds of the Game 3 Uplink.

The team continued to remain hot, winning 3-1 against Allegiance with a commanding 250-55 win in the Game 4 Hardpoint to secure the series victory. With top-six secured, the squad had their hardest challenge yet against Team EnVyUs.

After a dominating win in Hardpoint, 250-95, eUnited dropped a close Search and Destroy 4-6. On the Uplink, eUnited lost a 10 point lead in the second half of the game and were defeated 10-12.

Despite the hot start, the Game 1 matchup against nV would end up being eUnited’s last map win, bowing out of the competition with a 5th-6th placement at the 2017 CWL Championship after a 0-3 defeat against Luminosity.

All four players took to social media to describe their emotions after being eliminated.

Despite the tough loss, this year was a resounding success for the Call of Duty squad, claiming one major tournament win at the CWL Atlanta Open and runner-up at the CWL Dallas Open. In addition, eUnited made both stages of the CWL Global Pro League, finishing in third place at the Stage 2 Playoffs.

The team will now head into the offseason, waiting for the release of Call of Duty: WWII in November.