eUnited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks made it all the way to the grand final of Dr DisRespect’s Code Red Blackout tournament, with his partner Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr, but an unfortunate error potentially cost them the win.
The pair had made it all the way through the winners bracket, meaning their opponents, FaZe Clan’s Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto and FC Black’s ‘Asim’ would have to beat them over two series to take it.
Clayster and Simp threw away a chance to secure it in the first series however, after going down in kills after the first match, and a fatal error costing them in the second.
Early in the second game, Clayster and Simp had the lead in kills 6 to 3, but it wasn’t enough yet to secure them the tournament victory.
In order to make a quick getaway and continue racking up the kills, Clayster jumped on a nearby quad and Simp joined him, but the World Champion didn’t realize just how damaged the quad was.
In the heat of the action, it appears Clayster completely missed that the quad had went on fire, and that even the slightest bump would set it to explode – as he found out after driving through a small wooden fence.
At first, Clayster couldn’t understand what had happened, clearly not realizing that the quad had been so badly damaged – “What the f*** was that?”
It meant that the series was reset, and ZooMaa and Asim went on to win the final match and secure first place, plus the lion’s share of the prize money.
It will sting especially for Clayster, who has had the misfortune of placing 2nd in tournaments twice in a week, after an impressive showing by eUnited at CWL Vegas ultimately ended in a grand final loss to OpTic Gaming.