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Sam ‘DaZeD’ Marine quits competitive CS:GO three months after his ban is lifted

Three months after being unbanned from competitive CS:GO, Sam ‘DaZed’ Marine has quit the sport. Marine is hanging up his keyboard after claiming that he’s lost skill in his two years away from the scene and has a lack of drive to practice and compete. He’ll be leaving Gx, the …

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Ricardo ‘Boltz’ Prass to replace SK Gaming’s João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos

SK Gaming, one of the most successful Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams in 2017, could have a roster shake-up in their near future. Ricardo ‘Boltz’ Prass, who was a stand-in for SK for their winning run at EPICENTER, is due to replace João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos until January’s Boston Major, and will …

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Draco Esports Call of Duty roster departs organisation after a single day

Just a day after signing with esports organisation Draco Esports, the teams Call of Duty roster has now decided not to sign with the org, after allegations came to light about the behaviour of the organisations CEO. The team, Nick ‘Happy’ Suda, Steven ‘Diabolic’ Rivero, Remington ‘Remy’ Thringer and Tanner …

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Big Block hire ESL veteran Ed Tomasi

ESL veteran Ed Tomasi has been hired by Big Block to head up their esports division. Big Block are a creative services company that also acts as a technology investor and IP accelerator. Big Block view esports as one of their core verticals, and CEO Seven Volpone believes Tomasi is …

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Shaun White joins Gfinity as head of communications

Gfinity has hired EA veteran Shaun White as their head of communications. White previously had a similar role at Electronic Arts, but the during a restructure by the games company that saw regional teams across europe downsized, he left the company. “I had a fantastic 12 years at EA and …

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Riot Games’ cofounders step back into active development as the studio looks towards game two

Riot’s founders, Brandon Beck and Marc Merill, are changing their roles so that they’re more in touch with active development at the company.  This was revealed in a blog post entitled ‘Founders’ Lane Swap’, where the pair talk about the early days of Riot Games, 11 years ago, mentioning that …

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Immortals sign player Lucas ‘destinyy’ Bullo as entry fragger for CS:GO roster

Immortals have signed Lucas ‘destinyy’ Bullo, bringing their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster back up to four players.  Bullo joins from fellow Brazilian outfit Tempo Storm, and he’ll be taking the role of entry fragger for Immortals, playing alongside fellow new signing Joao ‘Horby’ Horvath and original players Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass …

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The Finnish military now counts esports players as athletes

Finland’s esports federation has come to a deal with the Finnish defence forces that will see professional esports players counted as athletes.  This is a big deal because in Finland, home to many of the world’s best CS:GO players, a stint in the military between the ages of 18-19 is …

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Overwatch pro Carl ‘crems’ Aspehult parts ways with Cloud9

Carl ‘crems’ Aspehult announced on Tuesday that he is no longer competing with Cloud9’s Overwatch team, and he’s searching for a new one. In a tweet, Aspehult said that he’d be willing to try out for any role, although a focus on flex tank/Lucio. The Swedish Aspehult is well known …

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Esports athletes need to start putting the ‘pro’ in professional player

Last weekend, the Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad, competing under the Immortals banner, showed up late for the grand finals against North in Montreal. Several CLG players, who Immortals had played and beat earlier that day, tweeted claiming the Immortals squad had been out drinking the night beforehand. CLG’s Pujan …

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