The Update: July 1

By: Zachary Lange 

Here is The Update for July 1:

Counter Strike qualifies for ESL One New York

Momentum for eUnited Counter Strike continued to build last week as the team swept HLTV ranked No. 7 FURIA 2-0 to qualify for ESL One New York.

The event, hosted at the Barclays Center in New York City, will feature Counter Strike powerhouses such as Liquid and Astralis and boast a $200,000 prize pool.

eUnited knocked off INTZ Esports and Complexity Gaming to get to the best-of-three final against FURIA in the online qualifier. Edgar “MarKE” Maldonado shined against the Brazilian opposition with a combined 51 kills on Overpass (16-3) and Vertigo (16-14).

The team is on a serious hot streak, having not lost a series since May 23 against Ghost Gaming during ESL Pro League play.

ESL One New York is set to begin on Sept. 26.

Samsora finishes tied for ninth at CEO

Championship Sunday fell just short of ring introductions for Ezra “Samsora” Morris, as he took home a ninth place finish at CEO.

The annual fighting games tournament in its tenth anniversary featured a variety of popular titles and over 3,500 competitors overall. In Smash: Ultimate, 1,164 players entered the singles event held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Samsora began the weekend by powering through Friday and Saturday’s pool play matches unscathed, winning seven straight sets in preliminary pools to advance to the top 16 bracket in Sunday’s finale.

But from there turbulence struck, and his tournament progress came to a screeching halt with a sudden elimination after losing to Puppeh and WaDi 2-0 in back-to-back sets.

While it was not the result Samsora had hoped for, it continues a streak of consecutive Sunday appearances. Tentatively, his next major event is EVO 2019 at the beginning of August.

Call of Duty set to wrap up CWL Pro League play

Looking to secure a first-round bye in the CWL Pro League Playoffs, eUnited will take the stage for one final week inside MLG Studios for the final four matches of cross-division play beginning Monday.

At 15-3, eUnited need two match victories to secure the top seed in Division B. With a bye into the second round of the playoffs winners bracket, eUnited would be guaranteed a top-8 finish.

The road ahead isn’t easy, however, with the team set to take on top Division A opponents OpTic Gaming and Gen.G.

Here is a breakdown of the schedule ahead: (All times Eastern)

Monday: eUnited vs. Team Reciprocity – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: eUnited vs. Gen.G – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: eUnited vs. Midnight Esports – 6 p.m.
Friday: eUnited vs. OpTic Gaming – 7:30 p.m.

As always, matches can be viewed live on the official Call of Duty Twitch channel.

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