The Update: September 23

By: Zachary Lange 

Here is The Update for Sept. 23:

PUBG struggles in NPL Week 3, looks to rebound

Unfortunately for eUnited PUBG, the wheels never fully were able to turn as NPL play continued last weekend from the OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, California.

After beginning Saturday strong with a four-kill, third place finish, eUnited failed to see the podium again for the rest of the weekend. They finished 15th overall in points and in kills for Week 3, respectively.

eUnited are currently fifth in the overall standings with 228 points, and fourth in team kills with 148. Fortunately for the squad, the points cushion built up from a successful phase thus far puts them only 19 points behind second place Lazarus (247 points) in the overall standings.

Tempo Storm finds themselves at the top of the table and are beginning to run off with a commanding lead. After a dominating weekend that included four chicken dinners, TS now has 300 points (176 kills) and is 53 points to the good of second place.

The NPL continues on Saturday with live coverage beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Samsora finishes thirteenth at Mainstage

A tough matchup against Pacman-main Tea proved to be the difference maker as Ezra “Samsora” Morris finished 13th at Mainstage.

The three-day tournament in Ontario, California was an S-tier major with all of the top-ranked PGR members in attendance. The tournament was most significant for having six qualification spots into Smash Ultimate Summit 2, a unique event which Samsora attended the first iteration of earlier this year.

Samsora has two ways to qualify for Summit 2, which is set to take place in Los Angeles on Oct. 24-27. If he is one of two top finishers (who do not already have an invite) at The Big House 9, an upcoming tournament in Detroit on Oct. 4-6, he will punch his ticket into the crowd of 16 top Smash: Ultimate players.

The second way is by a fan vote. Currently he is second in nominations to move on to the next stage in the voting process. Click here to nominate Samsora for Summit 2. Nominations end on Wednesday.

Voting immediately begins for the top-20 players who received the most nominations after Wednesday’s deadline, with the winner announced on Oct. 2.

For all information regarding Summit 2, click here.

SMITE battles for 1-1 record on the week

eUnited SMITE have continued to rack up a series of wins, and kept that momentum rolling with a 1-1 overall record last week.

eUnited continued play in the SPL with a clean, 3-0 sweep over the Pittsburgh Knights on Thursday, with guardian Petar “KaLaS” Matejić racking up an impressive 39 assists in the series.

Against Team Rival, however, eUnited ran into a speedbump. Up 2-0 and only needing only one more game to close out the series, Rival pulled off a reverse sweep to close out the series and send eUnited home even on the week.

eUnited are currently second in the standings with a 10-5 overall record. With the win, Rival extended their lead over the rest of the SPL by two games with a 12-3 overall record.

The team will have a short break before returning to action on Oct. 10 against Splyce.