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This past weekend, MES Events hosted a $25,000 Call of Duty tournament in Detroit. The prize pool lured out a lot more pro teams this time around than the last time MES hosted a tournament. In attendance were #1 seed eLevate, Team EnVyUs, Team Kaliber, Rise Nation, Epsilon NA, as well as some GamerGrip sponsored teams XGN Competitive and Stunner Gaming. It was a great overall tournament which ended with eLevate cruising through to the finals without losing a map matched up against Rise Nation who fought through the losers bracket taking out EnVyUs and Epsilon on their way. Rise Nation took the first map of the Grand Finals but then eLevate won 3 in a row to secure 1st place and their $14,000 prize money.

FULL MES DETROIT PLACINGS:
1st: eLevate
2nd: Rise Nation
3rd: Team EnVyUs
4th: Epsilon NA
5th/6th: Team Kaliber
5th/6th: Tactical Turtles
7th/8th: Vanquish Gaming
7th/8th: OnSlaught eSports

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Image courtesy of eLevate: Saints, Slacked, Teej, Classic

GOLF

A week after Jason Day held off Jordan Speith to win the PGA Championship another big name golfer was leading the pack at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC. Tiger Woods shot his best round in over 2 years to hold a share of the lead after 2 Rounds of play. Tiger’s play faded as the tournament went on and he ended up tied for 10th (which is still his best finish since 2013 Barclays). At the end of the tournament Davis Love III came out on top. At 51 years, 4 months, 10 days old, he is the 3rd oldest golfer to win in PGA TOUR history. This tournament was the last of the PGA TOUR regular season. This week the first leg of the FedExCup Playoffs starts with The Barclays Tournament, where the top 125 golfers in the world will face off. You can find a list of all the participants here: http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/the-barclays/field.html. Rory McIlroy will give his bad ankle some rest and take this tournament of and start his playoff push in Boston the following week at The Deutsche Bank Championship.

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TENNIS

We are one week away from the U.S. Open, the fourth and final major of the season. One of the biggest story lines is how Serena Williams looks to be the first woman since 1988 to complete a Grand Slam (win all 4 majors in one season). Her dominating performance at this past weeks Western and Southern Open, which finished with a 6-3, 7-6 finals win over Simona Halep puts her in prime position going into next weeks U.S. Open. On the mens side of things Federer upset #1 ranked player in the world Novak Djokovic (7-6, 6-3) at the Western and Southern Open and at 34 years old he is looking to be the second oldest Singles Champion in the Open Era (Ken Rosewall 1970, 35 years old). All the action at the U.S. Open begins on Monday August 31st and you can watch it on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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