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North American esports organisation eUnited has closed down and parted ways with all of its employees, according to a report from The Esports Advocate.
According to TEA sources, only eUnited CEO Adam Stein remains employed by the company, with the last members of the team leaving in late 2022.
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The organisation, founded in 2016, is a North American esports brand that featured teams across multiple games, ranging from PUBG and CS:GO to Halo and Gears of War. It is perhaps most known for its presence in Call of Duty and PUBG, with the latter finishing fourth at the PUBG Global Championship in 2022.
As of this writing, the company has not shared any public information about the recent news, however, most of its rosters, including the PUBG roster, left the organisation in early December 2022. The organisation has not announced any new rosters. Its website shows rosters in Gears of War and Halo, however, its esports efforts in the former concluded in 2022.
This leaves us with eUnited’s Halo roster. The team is a partner in the Halo Championship Series, but has yet to announce a roster for the 2023 season or share any news regarding it.
The last high-profile employee to leave the company was Matthew Potthoff, its VP of Esports, who announced his departure on December 31 via Twitter.
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The company attracted attention in 2020 by announcing a merger with Backstageplay, a mobile and Web 3 company. Unfortunately, the deal fell through, with Backstageplay citing the pandemic as the main reason for its demise. The company also interestingly partnered with Apple Pay, Apple’s payment division, for a tournament in 2021. This was one of the rare occasions in which Apple partnered with an esports brand.
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