By: Zachary Lange
In case it wasn’t clear – eUnited are the 2019 Call of Duty World League Champions.
The team claimed the $800,000 grand prize in front of thousands of fans at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, with a combined $1.4 million in prize earnings over the last two events, respectively.
It took many clutch situations, comebacks and nasty snipes to make the team’s dreams of becoming world champions a reality. Here’s a look back at the best plays from last weekend.
No slow starts for aBeZy
In case fans were wondering about how eUnited would fare in pool play, plays like this eight-streak from Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris showed that there were no signs of a hangover from winning the Pro League Playoffs just a short time before.
Opening the series against Celtic F.C. on Seaside Hardpoint, aBeZy laid into the opposition by holding down the bottom lane of the map, earning kill after kill near the barrel hill and mid-map.
The barrage of kills allowed eUnited to hold the fountain hardpoint and run up the score. eUnited ended up sweeping Celtic 3-0.
Don’t call it a comeback, okay, call it a comeback
Six points were all that separated eUnited from the losers bracket against Evil Geniuses in the winners quarterfinals.
Down 244-168 on Arsenal Hardpoint, the squad needed a miracle to prevent a series lost. But after holding down the trophy hill, eUnited rotated back to the middle of the map and racked up a crucial wave of kills. James “Clayster” Eubanks sneaking behind the opposition on the flank to secure two kills on an unaware duo sealed the deal for the completed comeback.
The energy and momentum gained from this rally propelled them through Arsenal Search and Destroy with a 3-2 series win.
An absolute unit against Units
With a 3-0 record in pool play and a 3-2 victory in a come-from-behind series victory against EG, eUnited rode into the winners semifinals smoking hot facing the European team Units for a chance to move on to winners finals.
Opening play on Frequency Hardpoint, Chris “Simp” Lehr earned full streaks a mere 20 seconds into Game 1. With the help of Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson and aBeZy on the Saugs, the frenetic pace set by the SMG’s was too much for Units to overcome, as eUnited swept them 3-0 to move on.
Uh oh… Simp! oh my god!
This clip doesn’t even need an introduction.
It’s Simp being Simp. Doing Simp things. Simp things are things to watch at in awe.
Up 5-0 and needing a sixth and final round to close out the Search and Destroy against Units, Simp did thisNot one, not two, but three consecutive kills and a war machine specialist to boot sent eUnited to Control up 2-0 in the series.
Put this one on the highlight reel for all of Black Ops 4.
Going to the wire vs. 100T
In their fourth grand finals appearance of the year, eUnited found themselves in a hole to begin the first best-of-five series against 100 Thieves.
But yet again, it was a Game 4 Arsenal Hardpoint victory that proved to be huge for the team.
Down slightly on the scoreboard, eUnited captured the remaining time left on the trophy hill with Prestinni picking up a pair of key kills to force 100T to spawn away from the rotation to the mid-map hardpoint.
With spawns secured, eUnited ran it up to 250-219 to force Game 5 and well, you know what is coming next.
We are the champions
It’s only fitting that the last map of competitive Black Ops 4 for eUnited was on Arsenal.
To cap off what was an exhilarating weekend of action, the boys came home with the ‘Chip on a final kill from Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson.
By winning the world championship, eUnited established themselves as the best in the world.
We are your 2019 Call of Duty World League Champions.