The Update: June 10
By: Zachary Lange
Here is The Update for June 10:
eUnited Call of Duty run the table at CWL Pro League, secure playoffs
It was guns ablaze for eUnited over the past two weeks in the CWL Pro League, with the team going an undefeated 7-0 in match play to take command of first place in Division B.
Play at MLG Studios in Columbus, Ohio began May 28 with a 3-2 victory over Enigma6 Group. A flurry of hotly contested matches took place in the matches after, with eUnited three of seven sets in a deciding Search and Destroy.
Perhaps the biggest statement made was a 3-0 sweep of CWL London champions 100 Thieves last Monday. With that win, eUnited claimed sole position of the top spot in the division and gained even more momentum to roll over for the week ahead.
The team clinched a berth into the CWL Pro League Playoffs in Miami next month with a 3-1 victory over Ex-Denial back on Wednesday. With four remaining matches in cross-division play left – and a commanding lead over third place in the overall standings – the worst the squad could theoretically finish in the division is second.
After a few short days of rest, eUnited will be flying to sunny Los Angeles for CWL Anaheim which begins Friday. Seeded in Pool B, the five-man roster will face Elevate, Team Reciprocity and UYU to fight for first in the $325,000 prize pool event.
Pool play matches will be streamed across the various Call of Duty Twitch channels with the full streaming schedule TBA. eUnited will be selling merchandise at the MLG apparel booth located inside the Anaheim Convention Center.
Here is a full breakdown of set scores from last week:
Monday: eUnited 3, 100 Thieves 0
Tuesday: eUnited 3, Elevate 2
Wednesday: eUnited 3, Ex-Denial 1
Thursday: eUnited 3, Team Heretics 2
We'll see you in Miami! 🏖️— eUnited (@eUnited) June 6, 2019
With their win today, #eUCoD has officially clinched their spot at the #CWLProLeague finals! #StandUnited
💫 @BriceFaccento pic.twitter.com/zACk3aUk40
PUBG finish NPL Phase 2 in eighth
A pair of top-3 placements on Sunday put eUnited’s PUBG team near the fifth place cut line for the GLL Grand Slam next month in Sweden, but the quartet came up just a bit short, finishing in eighth overall in Phase 2 of the NPL.
As a result of not placing below the top-10, they have automatically earned a spot into Phase 3 of the NPL and will not have to return to the OGN Super Arena to face relegation next month. The team also secured a $4,000 prize with the result.
eUnited finished in a three-way tie for seventh in the phase in overall kills with 149 and claimed three game wins during the 40-game season.
The third and final phase of the year begins in August.
We finish 8th place overall. Significant improvement from last phase for this team and I think once we minimize the simple mistakes, we're going to be great.— Trey Bourne (@AffluxGG) June 10, 2019
Happy to of been apart of this experience and look forward to P3 with @eUnited and the boys. 💫 pic.twitter.com/CXBR2b5F9B
Upcoming schedules for Counter Strike and SMITE
Both Counter Strike and SMITE will be in action this week.
A lot is on the line for eUnited CS:GO as they attempt to qualify for a trip to Berlin, Germany for Americas Minor in the StarLadder Major series. Sixteen teams will be playing for six spots in an online tournament beginning Wednesday.
Americas Minor is scheduled to take place next month on July 17-21. The minor tournament features eight total teams (six from this week’s North American qualifier and two from South America’s qualifer) for two spots into the illustrious StarLadder Major 2019 which takes place in September.
Viewing for the closed qualifier for Americas Minor is TBA.
For SMITE, eUnited will play Renegades Friday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.
They currently are in fourth place in the standings for Phase 1 of the SMITE Pro League and have three matches remaining before the Mid-Season Invitational that features the top-6 teams in the league.
The match can be seen live on the official SMITE Mixer channel.