For James “Clayster” Eubanks, it has been a rocky road for the New York Subliners Superstar as he has faced some of the highest highs and the lowest of lows in his career. As the old veteran of the CDL looks to build on this in the next upcoming stage and Call of Duty Championship to add to his already storied resume.
The Start to a Storied Career
It all started for Clayster 12 years ago in Call of Duty 4. Where Clayster decided to play with best friend SN1PER starting the team, Art of Execution. Later on, he along with Patrick “Aches” Price decided to create the team as a team of four to compete in MLG tournaments for the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 season.
After being on teams such as UniTe Gaming and Obey Esports for Black Ops 1 and Modern Warfare 3 respectively. He then got on to one of the most storied teams in Call of Duty, complexity gaming. He played along with Crimsix, Aches, and Teepee, some of the greatest Call of Duty players of all time.
Later following the Black Ops 2 season after dominating with complexity he found his way onto the most storied team in Call of Duty history, Optic Gaming. Where he got to play with some of the best players to ever play in history such as Seth “Scump” Abner.
This is where Claysters career really started to take off as he helped Optic win gold medals at the first-ever X Games Invitational for Call of Duty. After a while of hard-fought losses and disagreements with teammates, Clayster decided to leave for Envy and later on, Denial Esports where he truly made a name for himself.
The First Ring
After a short stint with Team Envy at the beginning of the Advanced Warfare Season, Clayster decided to join Denial Esports along with former teammates JKap as well as young stars like himself in Attach and Replays.
Clayster and Denial Esports, earlier in the season, struggled to get top placements in tournaments until the Call of Duty Championship rolled around where Clayster and Denial decided to show their true form as they went on to become Call of Duty World Champions, giving Clayster his first ring.
After Denial esports dissolved, FaZe was coming up in the ranks and wanted to make a change adding Attach and Clayser to their already talents roster along with Zoomma and Enable. From the ending of the Advanced Warfare season to the ending of the Infinite Warfare season, FaZe went on a tear-winning event after event. However, after all their wins, they failed to get that elusive second title, Clayster wanted.
eUnited – The Second Ring
After CWL Anaheim in 2017, Clayster decided to move to eUnited. In Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty World War 2, Clayster and eUnited placed fifth and fourth respectively in each Call of Duty World Championship as Clayster fell short both times yet again for the third time in a row.
There was a needed change for Clayster, that being the addition of AbeZy, a young talented player in which the team needed along with Simp who went on to win rookie of the year in the Black Ops 4 season as eUnited went on to win the Call of Duty World Championship, which made Clayster get his second.
Dallas Empire – The Third Ring
After eUnited dissolved and Call of Duty went to franchising teams. He later ended up with Crimsix, the greatest Call of Duty player of all time at the moment, and three young superstars in iLLey, Shotzzy, and Huke. In which this team dominated the second half of the season helping Clayster capture his third ring, the second ring in a row.
The Future – The Next Undisputed GOAT?
As the Call of Duty League, Cold War season comes to a close with the Call of Duty League World Championship on the way. Can Clayster win his fourth ring, making him the greatest Call of Duty of all time, overtaking Crimsix? That could be the question Clayster would want to answer with yes.
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