The Update: March 18
By: Zachary Lange
Here is The Update for the week of March 18.
Call of Duty struggles at CWL Fort Worth
It wasn’t the weekend that eUnited expected when they stepped foot in the Lone Star State for CWL Fort Worth.
After going 1-2 in pool play, a first round losers bracket matchup against 100 Thieves proved to be too much for the team to handle. eUnited officially exited the tournament with, respectively, a last place finish.
Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris led the way in slaying for the squad, sporting an even, 1.0 kill-death ratio across all 15 games eUnited played on the weekend.
After hitting a quick reset button, the team will be back at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio for more CWL Pro League action beginning March 25.
Here is a breakdown of the series scores:
Pool Play: Pool D
Team Envy 3, eUnited 0
eUnited 3, Team Reciprocity 2
OpTic Gaming 3, eUnited 0
Losers bracket, first round
100 Thieves 3, eUnited 1
Simp helps FC Black to win CWL Fort Worth Open
In the open bracket, substitute player Chris “Simp” Lehr captured his first major tournament victory, defeating Mindfreak 3-2.
Since turning 18 years old and becoming eligible for CWL events, Simp has been promoted to a substitute role for eUnited. At the tournament, Simp was able to compete on loan for FC Black, running the gauntlet through many amateur teams en-route to the victory.
The grand finals were played on mainstage at the Fort Worth Convention Center for a prize total of $15,000 dedicated to the winners. The open bracket featured over 200 teams.
It will most likely be the first of many major victories for the prospect, who has been signed to eUnited since late 2017.
ECS Season 7 continues to roll on
After a first round defeat during the opening week of ECS Season 7, eUnited will hope to get back to their winning ways against INTZ Monday night.
Each week of ECS play is a single elimination bracket with $25,000 in prize money on the line. All series are best-of-three.
Coverage of the ECS can be found on the official Twitch channel.