We finally have a champion for CWL Champs 2019. eUnited take home the title with a convincing 3-1 Winners Bracket Finals victory over 100 Thieves. With this win, eUnited has cemented themselves as the best team in Black Ops 4.
Throughout the tournament, eUnited always seemed like the strongest team, day in and day out. While a battle with OpTic Gaming could have gone either way, eUnited certainly took care of business when they needed it most. James “Clayster” Eubanks now has his second Champs ring, while the rest of the roster takes home their first.
During the 2018-2019 season, no team won an event coming from the losers bracket. At Champs, it was no different. eUnited secured a top spot in their pool, going 3-0, then ran through the Winners Bracket like it was nothing.
Barely breaking a sweat, eU found themselves in the Winners Bracket Finals with OpTic Gaming, who looked unbeatable at the time. However, after coming back from 3-5 down in the Search and Destroy, eUnited won three consecutive maps to take the win 3-1 and head on to the Grand Finals.
The Grand Finals definitely wasn’t the most exciting series of Champs, but it nevertheless was a fitting end to the Black Ops 4 season. Going all the way to a map 5, eUnited took down 100 Thieves on Arsenal Search and Destroy, securing the victory at CWL Champs 2019.
This is eUnited’s second win of the season, and they’ve gone back-to-back to do it. They are the seventh team overall to win a CWL Champs.
Was there ever a doubt in anyone’s mind when the MVP of the tournament was announced? Simp was by far the best player at this event, impressing all with his sniper shots and staggering KD’s. Easily the Rookie of the Year in esports, Simp has a bright future ahead of him in Call of Duty.
This is Simp’s second MVP of the season, as he was also the MVP at CWL Miami. For reference, Simp has only competed at two major events all year; he was the MVP in both of those events, leading eUnited to victories.
Once the Call of Duty League begins the selection process, Simp will no doubt be the hottest commodity on the market. With the exception of maybe Brandon “Dashy” Otell, teams will make Simp their first priority. However, we still don’t exactly know how the selection process will work.
That wraps up the book on the Black Ops 4 season! Now we wait until October 25, when Modern Warfare launches worldwide. Until then, keep up to date with Daily Esports for all Call of Duty coverage.
Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 5+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.