The Update: April 8

By: Zachary Lange 

Here is The Update for April 8:

Samsora scores major victory at Kawaii Kon 2019

It was a big weekend for Ezra “Samsora” Morris, as he went on to claim victory in the Kawaii Kon Smash: Ultimate singles tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Over 200 participants entered into the tournament making the event officially recognized by the Panda Global Rankings system, a computer algorithm that heavily determines ranking among players.

It is the first tournament victory that was PGR recognized according to Samsora on Twitter.

The Peach main ran into some trouble in the top-8 portion of the tournament. In the winner’s bracket finals, Samsora lost to his doubles partner VoiD from Counter Logic Gaming by a final of 3-2.

But after a quick tune up in the losers bracket, it was a rematch of VoiD in the grand finals where Samsora got his revenge. He won 3-0, 3-1 on the run back sets to clinch a tournament victory.

“Yerr” wins WorldGaming event in Canada

Two-fifths of eUnited’s Call of Duty team took home first place in the WorldGaming Network Championships held in Toronto, Ontario.

Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris and Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson were joined by former eUnited team members Gunless and SiLLY, as well as Skrapz from Red Reserve.

The team defeated FC Black in the grand finals by a final of 3-1 to secure a prize of CA$25,000.

After the tournament win, the two eUnited players will fly back home to regroup during the four week break before CWL London on May 3-5.

ESL Pro League begins this week

eUnited Counter Strike are only a few days away from a major test ahead of them at the ESL Pro League.

Beginning Friday, the team will take on NRG Esports, INTZ and Renegades in a round-robin group format.

Placing first would automatically secure a spot into the Season 9 Finals in France in June. A second or third place match would put the squad in a last chance qualifier at a later date, while finishing last in the group sends them home empty-handed.

Be sure to follow eUnited on all social platforms to stay up to date with match start times.