By: Zachary Lange
Here is The Update for Sept. 16:
PUBG stay hot in NPL Phase 3, remain in first place
Maintaining pace in the NPL standings, eUnited PUBG picked up two more chicken dinners during Week 2 of play in Phase 3.
The first of two victories came in the final game Saturday on Erangel, where a three-team firefight against Team Envy and Soniqs near School led to an 11-kill victory.
In the second game on Sunday, eUnited managed to find eight kills on Miramar to claim their final win on the week. Playing the numbers advantage with all four members of eUnited alive against squads who were missing team members, the quartet managed to wipe out the fractured Rumblers and Lazarus for the chicken dinner.
eUnited ranked sixth in points and points across the 12 matches played in Week 2. With 190 points total, the squad find themselves 19 points ahead of second place Lazarus and 26 points in front of third place Tempo Storm.
Through 24 matches out play, Mitchell “Shuhroo” King ranks second in the league in kills with 36 and third in overall damage with 6,752. All members of the team have more than 20 kills in the phase. Playing his life well, newcomer Brendan “Balefrost” Conners ranks third in total survival time with 8 hours and 31 minutes.
NPL play continues Saturday at 5 p.m. Eastern from the OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, California.
Samsora places fifth at Glitch 7
Fresh off of a major victory at Shine 2019, Ezra “Samsora” Morris battled to a fifth place finish at Glitch 7 last weekend.
Play at Xanadu Games in Laurel, Maryland began Saturday as Samsora racked up seven-straight victories in preliminary brackets to head all the way to the top-8.
Trouble arose in the winners semi-finals against Light, where the Peach main fell to the losers bracket by a 3-1 final. In another best-of-five set, Samsora lost to Nairo in losers quarterfinals to be eliminated from the tournament.
Samsora also participated in doubles with partner MuteAce as well as squad strike, coming home with a fourth-place finish in both events, respectively.
It’s a short off week for Samsora before a trip to Ontario, California for Mainstage, where six spots for Ultimate Summit 2 are up for grabs. The three-day event will feature a $5,000 prize bonus for the singles bracket of Smash: Ultimate and is expected to have over 500 participants.
SMITE continue winning ways against Spacestation Gaming
It’s always a friendly rivalry when eUnited SMITE takes on Spacestation Gaming. For eUnited, last week’s 3-0 win was also a friendly result.
Now on a two-game winning streak, eUnited are fourth in the overall standings and are just two games back of Team Rival at the top of the table.
This week features two crucial games for the squad, with eUnited facing off against third place Pittsburgh Knights Thursday at 11 a.m. Eastern and Rival Friday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.