Ben “Benson” Bowe probably called the most iconic play by play in CWL history when OpTic Gaming was playing eUnited.
Ben Bowe is a Call of Duty esports commentator veteran for MLG and Activision, and according to COD esports wiki has been a caster since 2013. He has hosted / casted many Call of Duty events since 2013 such as:
- Call of Duty Championship 2013: EU Regional Final
- Call of Duty Championship North Anerican Regional Finals in 2015
- UMG Dallas 2015 Showmatch
- MLG Pro League season playoffs 1,2,3
- 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1
These are some of his listings (full list here). In total he’s been on the Call of Duty events scene over 20+ times which makes Ben one of the worlds most recognizable esports casters in the world. A hardcore gamer himself, he brings great insight to the Call of Duty events and his calls are always entertaining to listen to.
Spoiled by a Talented Line-up of Broadcasters
Activision did such a great job with the CWL Vegas Open 2018, all the way from the stadium setup and organization; we knew it was going to be a good one since the Pool Draws aired. However, even before all of that when COD World League announced on their official Twitter page the full Broadcast team, we knew we were all in for a treat.
Presenting the broadcast team for #CWLPS4 Vegas. Tune in to the action beginning December 7, including the first-ever dedicated open stream.
— Call of Duty World League (@CODWorldLeague) November 27, 2018
The line-up included many well known personalities and a bunch that can create an exciting atmosphere for the entire event. We know there’s the big stadium, pro gamers, fancy light shows all happening in a jam packed event, but most importantly are the voices behind it all to provide insights and play by play action from the broadcasters which is essential to having a successful event like the CWL Vegas Open.
Play by Play – OpTic Gaming Vs. eUnited on Seaside HardPoint
OpTic Gaming was playing eUnited in Round 2 where they would start on the map Seaside playing Hardpoint. OpTic Gaming, up until that point, has been running over their opponents, loosing only one round in the whole event (which was to Splyce). Their dominance was continuing to show in the early point of their match against eUnited on seaside.
OpTic Gaming was up 235 to eUnited’s 126, which many started writing off eUnited’s chances of winning the map. The momentum shifted in eUnited’s favor when they faught off OpTic Gaming at the 2nd Hardpoint of the map (near indoor tank). There were two battles happening, one at the 2nd Hardpoint where eUnited ended up capturing to bring up their time, and a second battle happening at the 3rd Hardpoint (Fountain). Scump tried to secure the 3rd Hardpoint down when he was killed by eUnited. The rotating spawns had OpTic Gaming far away from the 3rd HardPoint where eUnited was holding down, thus increasing their time on the clock.
Here’s he magic unfolding with “Benson‘s” EPIC play by play call on the intense showdown and Chance right there coming in on what is probably the best minutes of Hardpoint fighting in all of CWL:
— Call of Duty World League (@CODWorldLeague) December 9, 2018
Here’s the play written down in case you wanted to follow along:
“But Optic, their spawning on the WRONG SIDE of the map!! Their spawning the wrong… THEY HAVE TO PUSH THE HILL! And EUNITED, THEY’RE FIGHTING ALL OF THE KILLLSSS!!! A LIGHTENING STRIKE FOR CLAY!! I-CAN’T-BELIEVE-WHAT-WE’RE-WITNESSING! Number 9! KAP! HE’S ALREADY ROTATED! EUNITED!!… ARE YOU SERIOOUSSS RIGHT NOW!! AN UNBELIEVABLE COMEBACK!! DOWN ALMOST A HUNDRED POINTS.. karma pushing into the hill!! ARCITYS LEADS #[email protected]@#!! … KAARMA! KAARMA! KARMA! CRIM!! OHHH MMYY GGODD!! WHAT WAS THAT! WHAT-WAS! –>THAT!??!!!!!!!???”
The moment was so intense, so electrifying that we needed to see the commentating happening at their level, and lucky for us @CODWorldLeague provided us the caster angle!
Benson, after witnessing one of the best hardpoint matches says at the BEST PLAY reply, “You will never, you will never see a better hard point than what you just saw right now“. We definitely agree with that! To make this clip perfect was Chance’s smile at the end of all of this, letting us know just how magical this CWL moment was, and will definitely go down in the history books.
Once the storm has settled, Benson then finishes with “Can I get an oxygen tank?” 😄😄😄
Watch the moment of magic here:
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