A shocking upset took place in the grand finals of this weekend’s 2018 World Gaming Canadian Championship Finals for Call of Duty: WWII, as GGEA Orange stunned eUnited 3-2 Sunday night.
These two teams actually squared off earlier this weekend in the Group A winners bracket finals, and eUnited won 3-1. In the grand finals, however, GGEA Orange—Austin “Believe” Smith, Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa, Dakota “Nova” Williams, and Tristan “Spoof” Green—emerged victorious.
GGEA Orange kicked off the series with a strong 250-209 win on London Docks Hardpoint. Nova led the lobby at 39/25, while Believe and Mayhem contributed 36 and 33 kills, respectively.
Then, in probably the most shocking map of the grand finals, GGEA Orange beat eUnited 6-0 on Ardennes Forest Search and Destroy behind Mayhem’s 7/1 scoreline.
EUnited refused to go down without a fight, however—James “Clayster” Eubanks and Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson both dropped 21 kills as eUnited won Flak Tower Capture the Flag 2-1. Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson’s 23/11 performance then led his squad to a dominant 250-73 win on Sainte Marie du Mont Hardpoint, as eUnited forced a decisive game five.
But, once again, GGEA Orange played well in Search and Destroy to capture the championship. Mayhem went 13/5 as GGEA Orange took London Docks Search and Destroy 6-3 to secure the 3-2 series win.
This tournament victory should give GGEA Orange a lot of confidence and momentum heading into next weekend’s Call of Duty World League Atlanta Open, which kicks off on Friday, March 9.