CDL 2020: Clayster Dallas Empire Player Profile For Call of Duty League 2020

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James "Clayster" Eubanks is an AR Slayer for Dallas Empire. The 27-year-old American will feature as part of the Dallas franchise in the Call of Duty League (CDL) 2020 Season.

Clayster is best known for being a two-time World Champion with Denial Esports in 2015 and most recently with eUnited in 2019.


As a true veteran of the scene, Clayster has been competing since 2007 and it was during the Modern Warfare 2 era that he really registered on the scene. He has recorded 15 offline event wins during his career; earning over $700,000 in the process.

Here's Clayster's player profile for the CDL 2020 season.

CDL 2020 Season

For the debut season of the Call of Duty League, Clayster will be a part of the Dallas Empire - the team consists of:

  • Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro
  • Cuyler "Huke" Garland
  • Indervir "iLLeY" Dhaliwal
  • Ian "Crimsix" Porter
  • James "Clayster" Eubanks

With the CDL 2020 season yet to start, no offline tournaments have taken place yet. However, Clayster has played with the Dallas Empire squad in multiple online tournaments, having won six in a row.



Major Achievements

The following achievements feature all offline tournaments only.

Prize pool represents the total amount the team earned.

Game Event Date Place Prize Team
BO4Call of Duty World League Championship 201918-08-20191st$800,000eUnited
BO4CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs21-07-20191st$500,000eUnited
BO4CWL Pro League 201905-07-20191st-2nd$89,375eUnited
BO4CWL Anaheim 201916-06-20195th-6th$15,000eUnited
BO4CWL London 201905-05-20192nd$80,000eUnited
BO4CWL Fort Worth 201917-03-20193th-16th$0eUnited
BO4CWL Las Vegas Open 201909-12-20182nd$60,000eUnited
WWIICall of Duty World League Championship 201819-08-20184th$80,000eUnited
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 2 Playoffs29-07-20184th$40,000eUnited
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 219-07-20183rd-4th$12,500eUnited
WWIICWL Anaheim Open 201817-06-20189th-12th$0eUnited
WWIICWL Seattle Open 201822-04-20183rd$32,000eUnited
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 1 Playoffs08-04-20185th-6th$20,000eUnited
WWIICWL Birmingham Open 201801-04-201813th-16th$0eUnited
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 122-03-20187th-8th$12,500eUnited
WWIICWL Atlanta Open 201811-03-20185th-6th$8,000eUnited
WWIICanadian Championship Series 2018 National Final04-03-20182ndC$13,000eUnited
WWIICWL New Orleans Open 201814-01-20185th-6th$8,000eUnited
WWIICWL Northern Arena Showdown 201812-12-20172nd$10,000eUnited
WWIICWL Dallas Open 201810-12-20175th-6th$8,000eUnited
IWCall of Duty World League Championship 201713-08-20175th-6th$55,000eUnited
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 2 Playoffs30-07-20173rd$80,000eUnited
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 223-07-20171st-4th$12,500eUnited
IWCWL Anaheim Open 201718-06-201713th-16th$0FaZe Clan
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 1 Playoffs28-05-20173rd$80,000FaZe Clan
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 114-05-20175th-8th$12,500FaZe Clan
IWCWL Dallas Open 201719-03-20173rd$32,000FaZe Clan
IWCWL Paris Open 201719-02-20172nd$24,000FaZe Clan
IWCWL Atlanta Open 201712-02-20175th-6th$8,000FaZe Clan
IWCWL Las Vegas Open 201718-12-20163rd$16,000FaZe Clan
IWPlayStation Experience Invitational04-12-20161st$8,000FaZe Clan
BO3Call of Duty World League Championship 201604-09-20167th-8th$50,000FaZe Clan
BO3MLG Orlando Open 201607-08-20164th$8,000FaZe Clan
BO3NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 2 Playoffs17-07-20165th-8th$16,000FaZe Clan
BO3MLG Anaheim Open 201612-06-20164th$8,000FaZe Clan
BO3ESWC 201608-05-20167th-8th$2,500FaZe Clan
BO3NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 1 Playoffs03-04-20163rd-4th$24,000FaZe Clan
BO3UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament14-02-20165th-8th$3,500FaZe Clan
AWMLG World Finals 201518-10-20151st$10,000FaZe Clan
AWMLG Pro League 2015 Season 3 Playoffs20-09-20151st$40,000FaZe Clan
AWUMG Washington DC 201506-09-20157th-8th$0FaZe Clan
AWGfinity Summer Championship 201502-08-20151st$50,000FaZe Clan
AWUMG Dallas 201502-07-20151st$20,000FaZe Clan
AWMLG Pro League 2015 Season 2 Playoffs07-06-20155th-6th$4,000Denial Esports
AWGfinity Spring Masters 201510-05-20155th-8th$0Denial Esports
AWESWC 201503-05-20152nd$10,000Denial Esports
AWCall of Duty Championship 201529-03-20151st$400,000Denial Esports
AWCall of Duty Championship 2015 North America Regional Final08-03-20152nd$2,500Denial Esports
AWMLG Pro League 2015 Season 1 Playoffs22-02-20152nd$15,000Denial Esports
AWUMG Orlando 201504-01-20159th-12th$0Team Envy
AWMLG Columbus Open 201430-11-20145th-6th$1,000Team Envy
GhostsMLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs26-10-20144th$6,000OpTic Gaming
GhostsUMG Nashville 201412-10-20145th-6th$0OpTic Gaming
GhostsUMG Dallas 201424-08-20144th$2,000OpTic Gaming
GhostsGfinity 303-08-20145th-8th$0OpTic Gaming
GhostsMLG Anaheim 2014 International Playoffs22-06-20142nd$10,000OpTic Gaming
GhostsMLG X Games Invitational 201408-06-20141st$0OpTic Gaming
GhostsUGC Niagara 201404-05-20147th-8th$0OpTic Gaming
GhostsCall of Duty Championship 201430-03-20143rd$120,000OpTic Gaming
GhostsCall of Duty Championship 2014 US Regional Final09-03-20147th-8th$0OpTic Gaming
GhostsUMG Philadelphia 201405-01-20142nd$4,000Team Kaliber
GhostsMLG Fall Championship 201324-11-201313th-16th$12,000compLexity
BO2ESWC 201303-11-20131st$20,000compLexity
BO2MLG Fall Invitational 201319-10-20131st$10,000compLexity
BO2Gfinity 213-10-20131st$30,000compLexity
BO2MLG PAX Prime Invitational 201314-08-20132nd$2,500compLexity
BO2UMG Atlanta 201311-08-20131st$7,500compLexity
BO2Gfinity London 201314-07-20131st$30,000compLexity
BO2MLG Spring Championship 201330-06-20131st$20,000compLexity
BO2Call of Duty Championship 201307-04-201317th-24th$0UNiTE Gaming
BO2MLG Winter Championship 201317-03-20132nd$12,000UNiTE Gaming
BO2UMG Chicago 201230-12-20125th-6th$7,500RoughNeX
MW3Call of Duty XP 201103-09-20116th$1,800Team Obey
BO1MLG Raleigh 201128-08-20116th$1,400vVv Gaming
BO1MLG Dallas 201103-04-20111st$10,000Fly Society
MW2MLG National Championship 201007-11-20105th-6thN/AArt of eXecution
MW2GameStop International $10K21-02-20102ndN/AArt of eXecution




Team History

  • Dallas Empire - Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY, Crimsix (October 2019 - Present)
  • eUnited - SiLLY, Arcitys, Prestinni, FeLo, JKap, aBeZy, Simp  (June 2017 - October 2019)
  • FaZe Clan - Enable, ZooMaa, Attach (June 2015 - June 2017)
  • Denial Esports - Crowder, Attach, Clayster, JKap (January - June 2015)
  • Team Envy - MerK, NAMELESS, JKap (November 2014 - January 2015)
  • OpTic Gaming - NaDeSHoT, MBoZe, Scump, ProoFy (January - November 2014)
  • Team Kaliber - Sharp, Theory, Neslo (December 2013 - January 2014)
  • Complexity - ACHES, TeePee, Crimsix (April - November 2013)
  • UNiTE Gaming - Huhdle, Slacked, Spacely, GunShy, ShAnE, Tommey (March - April 2013)
  • Thrust Gaming - Censor, Saint, Mochila, Royalty, FEARS, Lacefield (2013)
  • RoughNeX - Parasite, Rambo, Intake (2012)
  • OpTic Nation - (2012)
  • Team TaKeOver - (2012)
  • vVv Gaming - (2011)
  • Team Obey - BreeZy, TriZy, ePiSoDe (August - September 2012)
  • Fly Society - (2011)
  • Tva - Clayster, Crowster (2010)
  • Art of eXecution - Crowster, NexX, pr0ph, Punisher, Surved (2010)
  • Crowned Victorious
  • smkd



Clayster's History

Modern Warfare 2

During Modern Warfare 2, Clayster proved that he was a top player by achieving a spot at the 2009 MLG National Championship.

In 2010, he competed under Art of eXecution with Crowster, Punisher and Surved - they placed 5th-6th.

Black Ops 1

During Black Ops 1, Clayster took time off of competitive gaming to fully focus on his education. However, he was still able to compete at MLG Raleigh and Dallas.

Modern Warfare 3


Still focusing on his education, MW3 was another quiet year for Clayster; not forgetting the lack of NA LAN events.

Clayster did compete at the very first MW3 event with Team Obey, which was Call of Duty XP 2011 - teaming with BreeZy, TriZy and ePiSoDe, they placed sixth.


Black Ops 2

During Black Ops 2, Clayster played for a number of different teams including OpTic Nation, RoughNeX, Thrust and UNiTe.

Despite a disappointing show at COD Champs 2013, Clayster was quickly recognised for his incredible talent. Soon joining compLexity alongside ACHES, Teepee and Crimsix.

The first big event was the MLG Spring Championship 2013, where the current World Champions Impact were dethroned, with compLexity finishing first.


The "Impact Killers" started one of the most dominant dynasties in Call of Duty esports history - Clayster and his team went on to win 6 championships that season.


The team went on to win the first event of the year before Clayster was dropped due to issues within the team.

Team Kaliber quickly picked him up to join Sharp, Theory and Neslo. Clayster put in a performance that many still talk about today, but it wasn't enough to defeat compLexity (who had replaced Clayster with Karma).

Clayster's next destination was OpTic Gaming. However, the team was not solidified until early 2014 where he teamed with NaDeSHot, MBoZe and Scump just in time for COD Champs.

At COD Champs the team finished in 3rd place. It wasn't long before MBoZe was replaced by ProoFy, with MBoZe becoming the captain of the revived OpTic Nation team.

The year was left with little to celebrate in terms of trophies, OpTic Gaming's only victory came with winning the gold medal in the inaugural MLG X Games Invitational.


Advanced Warfare

Advanced Warfare was a new beginning for Clayster and despite finding himself transitioning through three teams during the season, it was one of his finest.

A tough beginning in Advanced Warfare saw Clayster and ProoFy dropped from OpTic, as well as a rough start to life on Team Envy with MerK, NAMELESS and JKap.

Clayster and JKap were traded to Denial Esports for ZooMaa and Saints. They were to play with Attach and Crowder. It was an instant success finishing second at the MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs and COD Champs NA Regional Final.

The team then went one step further to win COD Champs 2015, with Clayster being awarded the MVP trophy.

The good times didn't last and Clayster soon found himself on FaZe Clan with Enable, ZooMaa and Attach. The team would go head-to-head in several grand finals against OpTic Gaming, with Clayster and his crew winning three more titles that year.

Black Ops 3


Black Ops 3 was a tough year for FaZe, despite having a very strong squad. The four obviously decided to stick together but struggled to break past a top 4 placement.

The team placed regularly in the money, however, due to regular competition within the pro leagues, they no longer had an advantage over their opponents; losing to teams such as Splyce on a regular basis.

Infinite Warfare

Infinite Warfare was a big improvement, but still not enough for what the team wanted. Their only victory arriving at the PlayStation Experience Invitational, the first Infinite Warfare LAN of the year (many would consider this not to be a major LAN event).

Three third-place finishes at Las Vegas, Dallas and the Stage 1 playoffs (as well as second in Paris) was not good enough and the team made changes after nearly two years together.

Gunless arrived in a trade deal for Clayster, with Clayster finding a new home at eUnited playing alongside SiLLY, Arcitys and Prestinni. The year rounded up with a solid showing, placing third at the Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs and top 6 at COD Champs 2017.



WWII also proved to be a tough year for Clayster and his team. A consistent top 6 placement meant time for change. SiLLy left to make way for FeLo, with SiLLy ending up on Evil Geniuses (eventual COD Champs winners).

Results immediately improved, placing third at the Seattle Open. They went on to place fourth at the Stage 2 Playoffs and COD Champs 2018.

Black Ops 4

eUnited made a few changes as the game transitioned to a five-man squad, with Felo leaving for Evil Geniuses and JKap joining alongside aBeZy.

The squad finished second at the first event of the year, Las Vegas, but it was quickly forgotten after a top 16 finish at Fort Worth.

Simp's incredible performance at the Forth Worth open, coupled with the fact that he was now 18, meant he received the nod to join the main lineup.

From here eUnited soared as they came second in London, sixth at Anaheim, finished first in their Pro League division and claimed the championship at the Pro League playoffs.


It was topped off by winning the Call of Duty Championship for 2019; Clayster's second career World Championship.

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Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91