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Clayster, eUnited victorious at CWL Pro League finals

Members of the eUnited Call of Duty team celebrate their title at the Call of Duty World League Pro League playoffs on Sunday at the Miami Convention Center in Miami. eUnited beat Gen.G to win the title. Photo by Francisco Suarez/ESPAT Media

After missing their first chance to claim the Call of Duty World League Pro League title on Sunday, eUnited recovered to sweep Gen.G in the second series and win the $1.25 million CWL Pro League playoffs in Miami Beach, Fla.

The top team in the regular season (18-4) and the winner of the upper bracket, eUnited had two chances to win a best-of-five series against lower-bracket champion Gen.G, who eUnited dusted 3-1 in Saturday's upper semifinals.

But Gen.G erased eUnited's advantage almost immediately, sweeping the first series with victories of 250-123 on Arsenal Hardpoint, 6-3 on Payload Search and Destroy and 3-2 on Arsenal Control to quickly reset the bracket.

After a quick break, the sides began the second series, which took a decidedly different tone. eUnited claimed Seaside Hardpoint 250-119 and Hacienda Search and Destroy 6-4 for a quick 2-0 edge. They cruised on the final map as well, taking Frequency Control 3-0 to clinch victory and the $500,000 first prize, along with 50,000 Pro Points. SMG Player Chris "Simp" Lehr of eUnited was named tournament MVP.

Gen.G earned $300,000 and 40,000 Pro Points for their efforts.

Both teams will be top seeds at the $2 million 2019 CWL Championship, with eUnited in Pool A and Gen.G in Pool B. That tournament will take place Aug. 14-18 in Los Angeles.

To reach the CWL Pro League playoff final, eUnited downed FaZe Clan 3-1 in the winners final, taking the upper hand by squeaking out a 250-247 win on Gridlock Hardpoint and a 6-5 victory on Arsenal Search and Destroy. FaZe bounced back with a 3-2 win on Seaside Control, but eUnited dominated Arsenal Hardpoint 250-59 to close it out.

Gen.G's road to the final was tougher. They began Sunday with a 3-1 victory over Team Reciprocity, taking Seaside Hardpoint 250-201 and Gridlock Search and Destroy 6-3. After Reciprocity won Frequency Control 3-1, Gen.G finished it with a 250-157 victory on Hacienda Hardpoint.

In the losers final, Gen.G made quick work of FaZe, taking Arsenal Hardpoint 250-115, Hacienda Search and Destroy 6-5 and Frequency Control 3-2 for the sweep.

-- Field Level Media