By: Zachary Lange
Here is The Update for May 6:
eUnited Call of Duty earns silver at CWL London
In a weekend filled with raucous chants from the crowd, massive clutches in Search and Destroy and a nine-game straight winning streak on Championship Sunday, eUnited Call of Duty finished runner-up at CWL London.
After finishing first in pool play with a 2-1 record, the squad was sent to the losers bracket on Saturday by eventual tournament winners 100 Thieves. But play inside the Copper Box Arena heated up early Sunday morning for fans on the East Coast, with eUnited securing sweeps against heavy hitters such as Team Heretics, Team Envy, and OpTic Gaming.
In a rematch to exact revenge in the grand finals against the Thieves, the team came up short, falling 3-1 in the opening best-of-five series.
This event marks the second time this competitive cycle that eUnited have made it to the final series in a CWL tournament.
Newcomer Chris “Simp” Lehr, our player to watch in our preview from this weekend, made sure his name was known this weekend, finishing first in adjusted kill-death ratio across 38 maps this weekend according to CoD Stats.
After a few weeks to regroup, the team will be back at MLG Studios in Columbus, Ohio for Division B play in the CWL Pro League, which is slated to begin on May 27.
Here is a rundown of series scores:
Friday, pool play
Team EnVy 3, eUnited 1
eUnited 3, FaZe Clan 2
eUnited 3, Evil Geniuses 1
100 Thieves 3, eUnited 0
eUnited 3, Midnight Esports 2
eUnited 3, Reciprocity 1
eUnited 3, Team Heretics 0
eUnited 3, Team EnVy 0
eUnited 3, OpTic Gaming 0
100 Thieves 3, eUnited 1
PUBG kick off NPL Phase 2 with a bang
After just over a month break, eUnited PUBG landed back into battle in NPL Phase 2, securing a pair of wins in the first week of action.
Just like Phase 1, all NPL teams will play a combined 40 games across five weeks, with the season running through June 9. A friendly, non-points paying NPL Royale will split Phase 2, and top teams from the phase will qualify for a global event.
New for the squad this phase is the addition of Victor "Stab" Blaesbjerg, who replaces the retired Dylhero.
After eight games, the squad sits in the top position in the standings with 71 points. eUnited ranks second in overall kills with 43.
Play at the OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, California will continue Saturday.
eUnited Counter Strike comes close at IEM Sydney
Despite not winning a series, eUnited held their own against top competition at IEM Sydney before bowing out with a 13-16th place finish.
The team’s opening, best-of-one series against HLTV ranked No. 8 Ninjas In Pyjamas came down to the wire on Nuke. After being down as much as 14-3, eUnited counted off nine straight rounds to make the contest close at 14-12. Unfortunately for the squad, late round heroics from NiP secured them the 16-13 victory.
In a losers bracket match, eUnited fell to Korean power MVP PK 2-0.
Next up for eUnited Counter Strike is the last chance qualifier for the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals on May 21.