Brian ‘Saint’ Baroska, former coach of eUnited’s professional Call of Duty team, was driven to tears when James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks donated $500 to his stream.
On April 2, just hours after eUnited had officially announced that they had replaced him as their CoD coach, Saint was streaming some Black Ops 4 with a donation goal for his rent and student loans.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Clayster donated $500 to the stream, along with the message: “Love you bro. You’re still the A1 homie forever my guy.”
Despite his best efforts, Saint was unable to fight the tears that were spilling out, as he thanked his former player for his generosity.
“One of the worst days of my life was made so much better by you guys,” he later tweeted. “Thank you so much for the support and a big thank you to Clayster for the $500 donation, as well as everyone else who donated today. Truly don’t have the words that can express how I feel right now.”
Why did Saint get so emotional after the donation?
April 2 was a very difficult day for Saint, who had found out earlier that he had been replaced as the coach of eUnited’s pro CoD team in favor of the recently-retired Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento.
With financial burdens now pressing upon his shoulders more than ever, Clayster’s massive donation, as well as the support shown by the rest of the viewers, really helped Saint deal with what he called “one of the worst days” of his life.
One of the worst days of my life was made so much better by you guys. Thank you so much for the support and a big thank you to @Clayster for the $500 donation as well as everyone else who donated today, truly don't have words that can express how I feel rn pic.twitter.com/CB0hwmj8xj
— Saintt (@BrianSaintt) April 3, 2019
Why did Clayster donate $500 to Saint?
It appears that the decision to part ways with Saint was purely for business and professional reasons, and not personal ones, as most of the eUnited players still hold their former coach in high regard, especially Clayster.
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Apart from the $500 donation, Clayster also tweeted out all of eUnited’s accomplishments since Saint had joined them, as a way to promote him to any other teams in the CWL Pro League that were looking for a coach.
Placements since @BrianSaintt joined eU:
2x 4th (Champs, Stage 2 Playoffs)
2x 5/6th (Stage 1 Playoffs, Atlanta)
Qualified for every playoffs, and every league. Any org is losing out on a valuable asset if they don't jump on this.
— eU Clayster (@Clayster) April 2, 2019
What’s next for Saint moving forward?
Obviously, Saint’s ideal scenario moving forward would probably be to join another CWL Pro League team as their coach as soon as possible. If not, he has made it clear that he’s open to any available positions in esports, even on the business and administration side of things.
If anyone knows of any available positions in esports looking for someone with experience in the industry and an bachelors in business administration please contact me immediately.
— Saintt (@BrianSaintt) April 2, 2019
Considering his strong resume as a coach, and the fact the he has both extensive experience in esports as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, it would seem as though Saint could find another job in the industry sooner rather than later.