Davis “Hitch” Edwards and UMG hosted another $5,000 throwback tournament on Saturday, this time in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. And a surprising group of players ended up taking home the title.
Chance “Maux” Moncivaez, Preston “Priestahh” Greiner, Chris “Simp” Lehr, and “Cellium” beat the former eUnited lineup—Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson, Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson, and Peirce “Gunless” Hillman—to win the Black Ops III throwback tournament.
Prestinni showed off his skills with the M8 assault rifle in map one, Fringe Hardpoint—he went 63-44 to help his squad win 226-209 to open the grand finals. But Priestahh and crew answered right back, tying up the series with a victory on Stronghold Search and Destroy.
Gunless and crew carried their momentum into the second series, starting with a 250-187 victory on Evac Hardpoint—Prestinni, once again, led the lobby with 43 kills. But similar to the first series, Maux’s squad responded with a dominant 6-1 win on Infection Search and Destroy.
Unlike the first series, though, Priestahh’s team took the next two respawn maps to close out the throwback tournament. They won Fringe Uplink 13-5 behind Cellium’s 38-kill performance and Stronghold Capture the Flag to take the 3-1 series victory.
Although this was just an online throwback tournament, a lot of Call of Duty fans enjoyed getting to see some great gameplay from a classic installment in the popular franchise. But now, the community will eagerly wait for Oct. 12 when Black Ops 4 is officially released.