The Update: April 29

By: Zachary Lange

Here is The Update for April 29:

Call of Duty back in action at CWL London

The long wait is over, and eUnited Call of Duty is set to travel across the pond for CWL London, with play beginning Friday.

Seeded in Pool C, eUnited will go head-to-head against FaZe Clan, Evil Geniuses and Team EnVy in a round-robin setting at the Copper Box Arena in the capital city of the United Kingdom.

The event marks many firsts for the team. It is the first major tournament under the eUnited banner for Saug submachine gun player Chris “Simp” Lehr, as well as coach Brice “Faccento” Faccento. Also of note, pool play at CWL London will be the first opportunity for longtime FaZe Clan player James “Clayster” Eubanks to face off against his former team in this competitive cycle. 

All matches can be watched on the official Call of Duty Twitch channel.

Samsora places top-8 at Come To Papa 3

For the fourth consecutive weekend, Ezra “Samsora” Morris participated at a regional Smash: Ultimate event, this time taking home a top-8 at CTP3 in Orlando, Florida.

Championship Sunday began on a positive note for Samsora, as he and his Peach-main duo MuteAce claimed the doubles championship without dropping a single set (7-0 record) along the way.

The singles bracket was unique compared to past tournaments, as all 488 entrants were placed in pools of approximately six players as opposed to tiered brackets. From there, each player faced off in a round-robin pool setting, with the top-2 players reaching the next stage.

Samsora’s 5-1 record in pool play was good for second place, advancing to a two-tiered bracket system. In the first of two brackets, Samsora hiccupped with a 2-1 defeat, but bounced back with three-straight losers bracket wins to qualify for the final bracket of 16 competitors.

A Game 5 loss to Sonido would eliminate Samsora from the event, but not before compiling an impressive 12-3 record in overall, Ultimate single sets played throughout the course of the weekend.

eUnited set to begin play at IEM Sydney

After an over 6,000 mile journey from North America to Australia for IEM Sydney, eUnited is poised for an upset against HLTV ranked No. 8 Ninjas in Pyjamas with play beginning Monday night in American time zones.

It is the first time that eUnited will have played NiP in a tournament setting. The double-elimination bracket features a $250,000 prize pool. Should eUnited win tonight, they will play the winner of Korean MVP PK and Renegades.

The best-of-one series is set to begin at approximately 11 p.m. Eastern.