eUnited win the Call of Duty World League Championships after defeating 100 Thieves in the Grand Finale. The finale took place at UCLA on day 4 of the event yesterday, the 18th of August. The final Call of Duty event of the year, 32 teams battled it out for their share of the $2 million USD prize pool, 100 Thieves falling at the last hurdle and eUnited snatching victory in the last possible round.
eUnited has won the Call of Duty World League Championships after four days of intense fighting, the final Call of Duty event of the year coming down to the very last possible round of the Grand Finale. eUnited faced off against 100 Thieves in the final game of the competition winning 3 – 2 overall, and getting their hands on the $800,000 USD top prize.
The Grand Finale was a tense affair, CoD fans feeling the pressure at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The week started off with 32 hopeful teams and ended with eUnited facing off against an in-form 100 Thieves. You can see the winning moment of the competition here where eUnited’s Simp, Arcitys and Abezy cut down 100 Thieves’ remaining players to clinch the win and secure the title of Call of Duty World League Champions.
This resulted in an eUnited win of $800,000 – the top prize for this year’s event. 100 Thieve take home the runners up prize of $260,000, with 3rd placed OpTic Gaming taking home the bronze. eUnited’s Simp was also crowned Call of Duty World League’s MVP after a strong showing at the competition.
A total of 6 teams made it to the playoffs rounds on Day 4. Reciprocity, 100 Thieves, UNITS, Enigma6, OpTic Gaming and eventual champs eUnited. 100 Thieves saw of Reciprocity 3 – 1 in the first game of the day, while Enigma6 took down UNITS 3 – 0. Later in the day, eUnited dispatched OpTic Gaming 3 – 1, sending them into the losers bracket and a knockout game vs 100 Thieves. 100 Thieves took down Enigma6 at the same time, winning 3 – 0.
eUnited had a bye in Round 6 to prepare for the Grand Finale. 100 Thieves faced down OpTic and comfortably won 3 – 0, setting up a mouthwatering final against eUnited that was closely fought and to the wire. eUnited were eventual 3 – 2 winners. The North American region teams clearly out performed their European counterparts, the top 4 teams all coming from the NA region, and only 2 European teams making the top 8.
That’s it for major Call of Duty events for this season, fans will need to be patient and wait for the next major CoD event. To read up on everything you’ve missed this week in Esports, catch this weeks Too Long, Didn’t Read on Esportsnow and stay on top of the competition.