The Update: July 15
By: Zachary Lange
Here is The Update for July 15:
Call of Duty and Counter Strike both with big week ahead
Both of eUnited’s FPS squads are set for big tests ahead this week.
The Counter Strike team will kick off action Wednesday when they take the stage in Berlin, Germany for Americas Minor for the StarLadder Major. As one of eight participating teams, eUnited will look to secure a spot as a New Challenger for the upcoming StarLadder Major at the minor tournament, which features a group stage format and a $50,000 prize pool.
A full preview of Americas Minor can be found here.
Meanwhile, the Call of Duty team will head to Miami, Florida with a first-round bye in hand for the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
As a result of finishing first overall in the pro league with an 18-4 record, eUnited will have to wait until the play-in tournament concludes to find out their opponent in the second round of the playoffs.
Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the event features a $1.25 million prize pool with $500,000 dedicated to first place.
I wake up everyday and realize how lucky I am to do what I love everyday.— Anthony (@vanitycsgo) July 14, 2019
Today is a very special day, we are flying to Berlin to attend my first ever minor hosted by @cssltv
I hope we’ll continue to impress! 🇺🇸✈️ 🇩🇪
Samsora finishes fifth at Low Tier City 7
The second season of the Panda Global Rankings began this past weekend with Ezra “Samsora” Morris bringing home a fifth-place finish at Low Tier City 7.
Nearly 700 participants entered into the Smash: Ultimate singles bracket held at the newly established Esports Stadium Arlington just outside of Dallas.
Samsora’s weekend started off flawlessly in singles, running through pool play undefeated. A battle in the top-96 bracket came with a loss to a surprise challenger in Elegant, forcing Samsora to make a losers bracket run all the way through to the top-8 on Sunday.
In the top-8 finale, Samsora claimed a 3-1 win against Pandarian before losing a rematch to Elegant in the losers bracket quarterfinals 3-1.
Samsora also participated in the doubles bracket alongside fellow Peach main MuteAce, with the duo also earning a fifth-place finish.
.@Samsora_ makes a deep run through the losers bracket at Low Tier City 7 but eventually falls to Elegant for a 5th place finish.— eUnited (@eUnited) July 15, 2019
Time to look ahead towards #Evo2019 in a few weeks! #StandUnited pic.twitter.com/JEyJMuzLC8
SMITE falls to Splyce at Mid-Season Invitational
eUnited SMITE failed to get off the ground last Wednesday in the team’s opening match against Splyce at the MSI, finishing top-8 after a 2-0 defeat.
Coming into the weekday event, eUnited was the No. 4 seed after a 6-3 finish during Phase 1 play in the SMITE Pro League.
After stumbling out of the gate during the opening game of the set, eUnited battled through Game 2 in a back-and-forth match that ultimately fell the way of Splyce after 28 minutes of play despite eUnited holding a 14-11 advantage in kills.
Next up for the team is a short offseason before Phase 2 of SPL play begins Aug. 8 when eUnited plays SK Gaming.