Clayster
James Eubanks 
United States
eUnited
Remaining with eUnited
September 22, 2017
Clayster and the rest of the eUnited roster will remain together to start Call of Duty: World War II.
ANALYSIS
In perhaps the least shocking announcement of all time, eUnited will indeed keep their core lineup intact heading into the new competitive season. While eUnited didn't quite live up to expectations after acquiring Clayster prior to the 2017 World Championships, it's clear this is one of the premiere teams in North America. More time to gel together as a unit will only benefit the club, and it stands to reason that eUnited could be even better than their breakout performance on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare last year which culminated in a 5th-6th place finish at CoD Champs.
Potential interest from Nadeshot
August 17, 2017
Legend in the scene and current owner of the team 100 Thieves, Nadeshot confirmed his interest in acquiring Clayster.
ANALYSIS
Nadeshot made waves to open up the Call of Duty offseason by tweeting to former OpTic Gaming teammate (and at times, nemesis) Clayster in an effort to recruit him to 100 Thieves, an organization that was created last season, but has been on hiatus for the duration of the Infinite Warfare season. The tweet and subsequent Twitch announcement should be taken with a grain of salt, however, as it appears nothing formal has been officially offered. One of the most respected and tested veterans in the scene, Clayster would likely receive a fair amount of offers on the open market - something that likely won't happen after he joined eUnited to team with up-and-coming players Prestinni and Arcitys.
Strong showing after lackluster weekend
August 13, 2017
Clayster ended eUnited's win over Allegiance on Saturday to advance to the semifinals at Call of Duty Champs 2017 with a 71/62 KD.
ANALYSIS
Despite having a bit of a downer weekend, Clayster showed up for his team when they needed him most in this series. It took a bit for him to get into a groove, however. He opened with a subpar performance in Round 1 Hardpoint where he had just 27 seconds on the point. He still managed to have a nice hold in the late game that held off an Allegiance comeback, however. When Round 2 Search & Destroy rolled around, he was on the sniper rifle to do his best to zone off Allegiance and prevent them from easily moving around the map. Round 3 Uplink was a round for them to forget, but they showed right back up in Round 4 Hardpoint, with Clayster and his 21/12 KD leading the way. They're on a nice roll heading into the winners semifinals against Team EnVyUs.
Gets dazed in hectic, whirlwind match
August 13, 2017
Clayster tries to rally with a 63/73 KD in a loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 4 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
At first, it seemed like Clayster was going to steamroll Team EnVyUs. In the end, Clayser was knocked into the losers bracket in an incredible series. Round 1 Hardpoint on Breakout, eUnited's best game mode and map, was a blowout as Clayster led early rotations while Prestinni cut spawns. His opponents could do absolutely nothing in the face of Clayster's overwhelming force. But cracks emerged in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Disorganized pushes and Clayster's insistence on trying to out-snipe John in Game 2 and Game 4 threw leads. The worst came in Round 3 Uplink on Precinct where Clayster choked a massive 9-0 lead, getting pinned into a spawn trap and never finding a way out.
Ramps up to big end in loss
August 12, 2017
Clayster had an excellent last round in the sweep loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The loss ended eUnited's championship bid.
ANALYSIS
Clayster had a slow start to this one. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Luminosity run out to leads of 49-5 and 142-100 before eUnited made a comeback. Despite the comeback, they still ended up losing the round 250-213. Clayster struggled on both sides of the game, going 21/28, with just 38 seconds of Hardpoint time. He was actually competitive in Round 2 Search & Destroy, despite eUnited getting taken to school. He put up a fight, but they did not win a game. Round 3 Uplink was far and away his best round. He went 35/24 with half of his team's ten points. Despite his excellent round, they still lost 12-10 in overtime.
Slowly heats up in long series
August 11, 2017
Clayster started slow in a decisive 3-1 victory against Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of the 2017 CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Clayster was surprisingly quiet in a rivalry match against Luminosity Gaming in the Winner's Bracket. This wasn't bad for eUnited, but it did slow down the team in some cases. Round 3 Uplink was a complete tear for eUnited as Clayster melted through Luminosity Gaming thanks to his SMG skills. Alongside Arcitys the two of them constantly harassed Luminosity Gaming to beat out points. However, Round 4 Hardpoint on Throwback saw Clayster slow down significantly and hurting his teams streaks. Though eUnited won the round, it was only thanks to Prestinni's and Arcitys' Scorestreaks.
Scouts and clears for his team
August 10, 2017
Clayster led the battalion in a win over Team Infused in Group C on Day 2 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Clayster seems to balling into a comfortable role with eUnited as they easily clear their last fight into playoffs. While the hyped and slay-heavy Clayster from Stage 2 is gone, for now, he's fallen into a smooth rhythm with his team. Mainly, Clayster has began to function as eUnited's scout similar to Crimsix's role in OpTic Gaming. This is clearest in Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch. Clayster was always the first to challenge hill rotations and spawns, peppering shots before the rest of his team filed in.
Leads team to victory
August 10, 2017
Clayster posted a 53/41 KD in eUnited's sweep of Lethal Gaming on Day 1 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Clayster had himself a pretty strong series here against Lethal Gaming, as he was constantly putting up hefty numbers. While he may not have been the most objective-focused person in Round 1 Hardpoint, he more than made up for it with his slaying. He managed to cut down the opposition to give his team a nice route to lock down point after point. The same can be said for Round 2 Search & Destroy where eUnited as a team started off pretty lackluster. Clayster was always there, however, and helped them battle back to pick up the win. His worst round was Round 3 Uplink where he was the only player on his team to post a negative KD, but he did manage to have a dunk to keep them separated from Lethal. Clayster certainly made his team and eUnited fans about his recent trade from FaZe Clan with this performance.
Lays down well-coordinated kills
August 9, 2017
Clasyter remained dominant in his gunplay in a win over Mindfreak on Day 1 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Despite a tough third seeding at the Stage 2 Championships, Clayster continues to soldier his hot streak on. Round 1 Hardpoint on Breakout saw Clayster quickly take control of the game by dropping a six-killstreak on the first Graveyard hill. On the second Graveyard Hardpoint, he dropped a similar performance by pushing back Mindfreak in a 1-vs-2 which allowed his teammates to pinch and secure rotations. His masterful control of rotations clutched out the series as well at the third Rooftop point by getting a kill to cut short Mindfreak's spawns.
Brings the kills, but not the passion
August 3, 2017
Clayster, despite scoring an overall KD of 54/52, was not his usual fiery, loud self, and that had a negative effect on eUnited during the Winner's Finals match of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Clayster was counted on to do well in eUnited's match against Team EnVyUs, and while he did bring the kills, for some reason he wasn't his energetic, boisterous self for this match, and it cost his team some motivation. It's hard to say why this happened, but it was clear from Round 1 Hardpoint that his heart wasn't in it, for while he did stay positive with his KD of 22/19, his failure to motivate his team was evident as eUnited was defeated that round by almost 100 points. The same story repeated itself during Round 2 Search & Destroy, where Clayster brought the kills once again with an 8/6 KD, but not the passion. Clayster finally succumbed in Round 3 Uplink, where a 24/27 KD was indicative of his apparent apathy. What sapped the energy away from Clayster that series we may never know, but he needs to get his groove back.
Leads in slaying and organization
July 29, 2017
Clayster dominates with a 100/76 KD in a win over Enigma6 on Day 1 of the Stage 2 CWL Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Clayster continues his hot streak from Group Stages, only to fall a little back on some bad habits. For example, Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch saw score a 31/29 KD, but have a slow start against Enigma6, similar to his FaZe Clan days. However, once he got his lead he wouldn't choke it, unlike his time on FaZe Clan. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw eUnited sweep 6-3 thanks to Clayster's organization. Similarly, Clayster led some impressive plays in Round 3 Uplink, focusing more on drone control to counter Enigma6's scrappy plays while dropping a 28/24 KD.
Blows up on his hot streak
July 17, 2017
Clayster ends his weekend with a hot 73/52 KD and a 3-0 sweep over Splyce on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Clayster's still got it. Not only has he brought eUnited some versatile slaying prowess, but he has brings some very strong leadership. Round 1 Hardpoint was the clearest display of the talents he brings, not only with his score but with a long listen-in on steam. In the last minute, Clayster was hyped to the high heavens, screaming call-outs and constantly supporting his teammates. Along with his 35/26 KD, Clayster clearly guided to victory. From then on, Clayster was determined to 3-0 Splyce. His determination was clear in Round 3 Uplink when he started both halves on a sniper, both in a sign of disrespect and for some quick pressure.
Big respawn in win
July 16, 2017
Clayster was dominant in the respawn rounds of the sweep win over Red Reserve on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Clayster has kept up his dominant play in the Stage 2 Group Yellow matches in this victory. Round 1 Hardpoint saw eUnited rout Red Reserve, as they capped off a 250-143 win. Clayster went off, with a 30/16 KD and 1:24 on the objective. He, as well as eUnited, were great. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Clayster play more of a support role, as Prestinni and SiLLy did the heavy lifting for eUnited. Round 3 Uplink saw Clayster get back on track with a big 31/25 KD performance. He did not score any points in the round, a round that saw eUnited come back from a 6-3 deficit with less than a minute remaining.
Leads the new eUnited
July 15, 2017
Clayster blows through Rise Nation with a 55/42 KD on Day 2 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Clayster had little problem dealing with a frustrated Rise Nation. Everyone on eUnited slayed hard, but Clayster continues to combine both strong slaying and smart positioning. Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback saw Clayster make a clever play in the rotations into the first Baseball Field hill. He hid behind the bus near the bowling alley to pepper shots into Rise Nation after his team fell on the Bike Path hill. Though he died, the play allowed his team to spawn into the Baseball Field for an advantage. Then, in Round 2 Search & Destroy the stream spent a healthy amount of time listening into Clayster leading his team. He made sure to check everyone's positioning at every instant, allowing for coordinated plays.
Mediocre showing in loss to Red Reserve
July 15, 2017
Clayster finished with just an 88/82 KD in Saturday's 3-2 Group Yellow series loss to Red Reserve.
ANALYSIS
Clayster got off to a rough 7/14 start with just seven seconds of hill time early in Round 1 Hardpoint, but did piece together a six killstreak to begin turning things around and earn a trinity rocket. Unfortunately, his 19/22 effort with just 48 seconds of hill time contributed to the team's demise in the round. He posted a solid 13/7 KD in Round 2 Search & Destroy to get back on track and a decent 27/24 Round 3 Uplink, but eUnited just split the duo of matches to still trail 2-1. Clayster pelted the Red Reserve spawn with fire during Round 4 Hardpoint, playing much better than the 23/23 KD and 31 seconds of hill time would indicate. His efforts assisted heavily in eUnited tying the series at two a piece and a two-piece during Round 5 Search & Destroy appeared to have the team sitting pretty to earn a 3-0 record. Red Reserve answered with four straight wins to close out eUnited and the two teams sit tied atop the Group Yellow standings with more action to come Saturday.