The Update: March 4

By: Zachary Lange

Here is The Update for the week of March 4.

Call of Duty finishes first two weeks of Division B play tied for first

After starting strong in the CWL Pro League last week, eUnited managed to pick up another pair of wins and wind up in a three-way tie for first place.

eUnited is now 5-2 in the pro league, with an overall map count of 17-12.

North American favorite 100 Thieves and Spanish contenders Team Heretics also sit at 5-2 through seven matches. eUnited is 1-1 against both teams.

Here is the breakdown of series scores in Week 4 of the pro league for eUnited

  • eUnited 3, Denial Esports 1
  • Team Envy 3, eUnited 0
  • eUnited 3, Splyce 1

Next up for the squad is the first ever pro cup at CWL Fort Worth. Rather than be joined by open bracket challengers, the 16 pro league teams will battle among themselves for a $325,000 prize pool. The action kicks off on March 15.

Samsora heads to Los Angeles for Smash Ultimate Summit

Not only was the third place finish at Genesis 6 a breakthrough performance for Ezra “Samsora” Morris, it also qualified him into a unique event in the Smash community.

Beginning on March 8, Samsora will participate in Smash Ultimate Summit in Los Angeles. The event is a three-day long competition where only a select handful of top players across the globe have been invited to participate.

Samsora will be playing in a standard singles tournament and various other events in what is largely a friendly tournament. Fans on-site at the event will also have access to exclusive interaction periods with players like Samsora, according to the event’s tournament page.

The singles event prize pool has largely been crowdfunded with the purchase of exclusive merchandise, with the pot currently at just over $49,000.

PUBG looks to close out NPL Phase 1 out of relegation zone

It’s been tough sledding for the PUBG team in the first season of NPL play. But, eUnited has a chance to avoid relegation with a strong performance this upcoming weekend.

Currently, the squad is in 12th place, 13 points outside of 10th, with only the top-10 teams guaranteed to make Phase 2 of the NPL. Should eUnited not make the cut, they would have to play in a relegation tournament with teams from the NPL’s contenders division to retain a spot.

Despite being 12th in the overall standings which factors in team placement, eUnited ranks ninth overall in kill points.

There are only eight games left in the first phase of the league, which concludes on March 8-9.