By: Zachary Lange
Four teams participated in events for eUnited during a hectic Mother’s Day weekend that saw eUnited Counter Strike qualify for Season 8 of the ESL Pro League (EPL) and eUnited Battlerite qualify for the inaugural playoffs of the Battlerite Pro League (BPL).
Counter Strike advances to EPL:
The action started as early as Wednesday, where eUnited Counter Strike defeated Swole Patrol by a final of 2-1 to earn their promotion to the EPL, which will start in September. In addition to their promotion match, eUnited CS:GO participated in the ESEA Mountain Dew League playoffs in Leicester, United Kingdom where they finished top-4 after a loss to Team Spirit, claiming $5,000.
Also, the team played their final series in Season 5 of the Esports Championship Series (ECS) against Rogue where they were defeated, 2-0. In their first season in the ECS eUnited barely missed the playoffs, finishing 6th. The squad will return to Season 6 of the ECS which has a start date to be determined.
Battlerite makes playoffs:
eUnited’s Battlerite team continues to stay hot with a 5-1 victory over Dolos on Mother’s Day. With this victory, the squad punched their ticket to the four team playoffs that are set to start May 26.
If eUnited can finish in the top-2 in the European region, they’ll be invited to the live finals that take place at DreamHack Summer in Sweden on June 17-20 to compete for $25,000.
PUBG barely miss cut for Dreamhack Austin:
This weekend, eUnited participated in a ten-round qualifier where the top-2 teams would earn a trip to Austin, Texas for a $100,000 tournament at DreamHack Austin.
Despite picking up one chicken dinner victory, eUnited finished just outside the cut in 3rd, and will not qualify for DreamHack Austin.
SMITE continues to shine at the 2018 SMITE Masters:
While the defending world champions did not claim victory at the SMITE Masters 2018 tournament, they did claim a top-4 finishing position and $5,000 as a result of their finish.
Played at Hi-Rez Studios near Atlanta, eUnited started with a 2-0 victory over Nocturns Gaming before a rematch of the 2018 SMITE World Championship took place against Team Rival. While each game went back and forth, it was ultimately Team Rival who would go on to win, 1-2.
After a bounce back 2-0 victory over Black Dragons, eUnited were matched with a familiar foe in North America in Spacestation Gaming where they were defeated 2-0.
Next up for eUnited SMITE is the Summer Split that will start May 29.
Up to the minute live scoring updates for all of eUnited’s competitive teams can be found on all social media platforms.