James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has revealed eUnited’s new approach to communication at the 2018 Call of Duty World Championship.
Speaking to Dexerto following eUnited’s crucial win over Splyce to qualify for the playoff stage of the tournament, Clayster stated that the team had discussed how “sometimes when you’re talking really fast and you’re getting really hype and really energetic the communication gets cluttered”.
Clayster went on to reveal that the team had come to the conclusion that he would be telling the team to “shut the fuck up as loud as I can and I don’t want anybody to talk for one second and then we’re gonna come back in”.
The 2015 world champion believed that this was one of the team’s keys to success against Splyce as they managed to prevent their European opposition from making a comeback on Valkyrie Hardpoint.
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The assault rifle star explained that his shouting and “getting hype” can be a double edged sword and that there is a time and a place for it in every match.
Having qualified for the playoff stage of the $1.5 million event, eUnited will face Red Reserve in the first round of the winners bracket in the Nationwide Arena, Columbus.
However, Clayster still feels confident going into the tough matchup against the European powerhouse:
“We have a really tough round one matchup but the champs I won I got reverse swept in pool play and played OpTic round one so, you know, we lose to Team Sween and play Red Reserve round one, maybe that’s the catalyst we need to hold the trophy”
Shea ‘QwiKeR’ Sweeney’s “Team Sween” shocked everyone in Group D, winning all three matches and advancing with the top seed from the pool.
The British team will face Ghost Gaming in the first round of the winners bracket – a matchup that most would agree is significantly easier than going up against Red Reserve.
eUnited and Team Sween will both be in action on Friday, August 17, with matches due to begin at 17:00 BST (09:00 PDT, 12:00 EDT).