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Clayster explains why he waved goodbye to EG after beating them at Champs

Published: 17/Aug/2019 21:31 Updated: 18/Aug/2019 0:02

by Albert Petrosyan

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Veteran Call of Duty pro James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has defended himself against a gesture he made towards Evil Geniuses at the 2019 CWL Championship.

Rivalries, both between teams and individual players, are commonplace in Call of Duty esports, so it’s not a surprise when some decide to show up their opponents after handing them a loss.

That was the case for Clayster, who waved goodbye to Evil Geniuses on the other side of the main stage after eUnited defeated them 3-2 in the second round of the Winners Bracket.

With the moment being captured live on the CWL stream, and later posted on their official Twitter account, some took offense to the wave, calling it “cringe” and claiming Clay shouldn’t have done that after he had been “carried” to a series win by his teammates.

However, the World Champion did not take back the gesture, instead offering an explanation that it was aimed at former teammate Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan.

“Huh, seems people are upset, what do ya know,” he tweeted. “One thing I’ll say: you guys are quick to forget that the guy tried to get me dropped off my team that I got him on, then when it didn’t work, proceeded to do a month-long character assasination attempt on me, going as far as saying I’m the f*cking CoDBurner. Have fun being upset.” 

Clayster is, of course, referring to a drawn out feud between he and JKap that took place several months ago, during really the only down period for eUnited this season.

Following a dysmal last-place finish at CWL Fort Worth on March 17, the team decided to demote JKap to the bench, promoting young star Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr to the starting lineup.

Following the roster shuffle, JKap proceeded to bash Clayster on social media, posting inflammatory comments about his character and calling him arrogant, self-centered, and a horrible teammate.

While Clay tried to defuse the controversy by saying he had no hard feelings, JKap continued to take shots, calling him “toxic” and a “fake hype” man. 

MLGThe drama between JKap (middle) and Clayster (far right) became public after eUnited’s mid-season roster shuffle.

Following the switch, eUnited’s incredible run of form has been well documented, as the team finished third at CWL London, the top seed in Division B of the CWL Pro League, and placed first at CWL Finals.

JKap on the other hand, moved to Evil Geniuses when the roster lock was lifted mid-April, and while his team hasn’t had nearly the success of eU, they still find themselves in the top eight of the $2 million CWL Championship.


Follow all of the competitive action live with our dedicated CWL Champs 2019 hub, which features livestreams, updated scores, the Winners and Losers Brackets, final placements so far, and more.

Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for constant live update tweets through each day of the competition. 

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LIVE: Twitch Rivals $250K Warzone Doritos Bowl Grand Finals: Team Iron takes lead

Published: 21/Jan/2021 22:30 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 23:54

by Brad Norton

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The next major Call of Duty: Warzone event, the first custom since Black Ops Cold War’s integration, is here as the postponed Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl is finally underway on January 21 . From every team in the private lobby to where you can watch, here’s everything you need to know as the event unfolds.


  • Team Iron wins the first match with 17 kills to their name
  • A hefty $250K is up for grabs
  • Top competitors include Aydan, HusKerrs and Tfue

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Stream

The Twitch Rivals stream is the best choice for viewers who want to skip between the different teams with live commentary.

Among the top players to watch, fans can tune into Aydan or HusKerr‘s streams — each are ranked among Warzone’s best and the game’s highest earners.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Placements (LIVE)

Current Placement Team Points
1st its_iron, OPMarked, yeet 42
2nd UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool 29
3rd gepege_, n4noFPS, Monin29_ 27
4th HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny 26
5th BobbyPoffGaming, chun, Pieman 22
6th zColorss, Frozone, aHTracTXII 19
7th Aydan, Blazt, Rated 17
8th aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_ 17
9th JerKy26, ScummN, Aus 16
10th p90princess, ReelMason, AngelWalks 14

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Results & recap

The first custom match got off an intense start with many of the biggest names dropping out early. While a handful of fan-favorite teams made it to the top 10, it was Team Iron that took out the emphatic win. They knocked out HusKerr’s in the closing moments to secure the victory with 17 kills to their name. They immediately jumped into first place with 42 points in total.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Schedule

The event had two days of qualifiers, one open and one closed, helping decide the final 49 teams (24 qualifiers, 25 invitees) of trios that made it to the Finals on January 21. 

Date Time (PT) Time (ET) Time (GMT)
January 21 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 10 p.m.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Invited teams

25 teams have been invited to compete in the Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl. From the most popular streamers to veteran competitors, all of the biggest names were dropped into the same lobby. Alongside the invited Trios, 24 qualifying teams are also in the lobby.

Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Teams
Tfue, Destroy, ClutchBelk
Kalei, xcudi, Pz_Blue
IceManIsaac, exzachtt, Rallied
Swagg, GD_booya, SuperEvan
TeePee, DouisRaw, Merk
Tommey, AlmxndTV, newbz
HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny
LEGIQN, babydillster, x2Pac_ThuGLorD
p90princess, ReelMason, AngelWalks
LuckyChamu, Repullze, KuyaJay
BobbyPoffGaming, chun, Pieman
aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_
its_iron, OPMarked, yeet
JaredFPS, Bartonologist, RussDaddy
UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool
ProblemWright, Braxtvn, stukawaki
42Devon42, GalvanizeCOD, Enable
Pamaj, Dirty, JHaZeGV
SebasBeron, FadezIV, galex
Aydan, Blazt, Rated
jordy2d, Sallyisadog, LoochyTV
ItsMeRachelG, ukforty, mnavo
1Bibby, JoshuaAlfaro, AznBoi
METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, Unifyz
PRAY3RS, NobuSpartan, bbreadman

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Format

For this major Warzone event, teams are playing in private lobbies, opposed to the usual kill-race format. There are 49 teams in total as every Trio battles it out in the same match.

Points are accumulated across five lobbies as placement and kills are all-important. Each elimination is worth one point and more points are awarded for a better finish. The full point structure can be seen below.

Placement Points
1st 25
2nd 20
3rd 15
4th 10
5th-7th 7
8th-10th 4
11th-15th 2
16th-20th 1

With $250,000 on the line, fans are very curious to find out which of these esteemed competitors can rise up. Unlike traditional Warzone tournaments, the private lobby ensures that everyone will be facing off against the best of the best and that no SBMM lobby luck can come into play.

As the first custom tournament since Black Ops Cold War’s integration and the first major tourney since the DMR’s second wave of nerfs, this is a major stepping stone for the Warzone community and an excellent chance to see more cautious gameplay in an evolving meta.