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Misterio and Tse444 out of the Capcom Cup, K-Brad and Yukadon are in

Both Felipe "Misterio" Patricio Torres Carvacho and Tse "Tse444" Wa Ping will not be able to compete at the Capcom Cup this weekend.  They will be replaced by Kenneth "K-Brad" Bradley and Fujimura "Yukadon" Atsushi.  No reasons for the drop outs have been given, but as is usually the case …

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Virtus Pro returns to League of Legends

CIS eSports organisation Virtus.Pro has returned to League of Legends by singing a new team. After a lengthy hiatus from the League scene Virtus.Pro has signed a new roster with the aim of competing in the LCL Open Cup and in the next season of the LoL Continental League. Daniel …

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Team Liquid trying out zews as new CS:GO coach

Team Liquid has announced that Wilton "zews" Prado is trying out as the coach for the organisations CS:GO team.  This past weekend he acted as the coach when the team competed at the Northern Arena 2016 Montreal competition. They didn’t have the best performance, going out of the group stage …

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MonteCristo: “Blizzard paid me more in two weeks than Riot has in five”

Caster Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles has revealed that Blizzard paid him more for two weeks work on the Overwatch World Cup than Riot did for a five week long World Championship.  In an interview with Yahoo eSports, which can be seen below, MonteCristo revealed that Blizzard was paying what he called …

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Counter Logic Gaming hires new director of business development

Counter Logic Gaming has hired John Spiher as the organisations new director of business development.  Spiher is the former marketing director for DXRacer, the chair manufacturer, and is a program director for the Gamers Outreach Foundation charity, which creates gaming set ups and pods and donates them to children’s hospitals.  …

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NaVi drops SoNNeikO, Ditya Ra and ArtStyle after missing out on the Boston Major

Dota 2 team Natus Vincere has dropped three players after the team failed to qualify for the Boston Major competition.  Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev, Dmitry “Ditya Ra” Minenkov and Ivan “ArtStyle” Antonov have all left the team, leaving only Danil “Dendi” Ishutin and Victor “GeneRaL” Nigrini signed to the organisation.  Rumours …

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Clinton “Fear” Loomis retires from competitive Dota 2

Dota 2 legend and former TI champion Clinton “Fear” Loomis has retired from competitive play and will become a coach. Fear has been a part of the Evil Geniuses Dota 2 team since 2011, winning The International in 2015 and many other top tier tournaments along the way. He has …

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Huma banned from all of Riot’s leagues

Huma, a Challenger Series League of Legends team, has been banned from all Riot sanctioned leagues after failing to pay its players. A ruling from Riot reveals that Huma has been “chronically late in paying its players the League-mandated Minimum Player Compensation” throughout the year. At the start of August …

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West Ham United sign FIFA player Sean “Dragonn” Allen

Premier League football club West Ham United have signed their first eSports player, Sean “Dragonn” Allen. Allen is a professional FIFA player, and considered to be one of the top competitors in the world. He came second at the 2016 FIFA interactive World Cup, where he narrowly lost to Mohamad …

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Ninjas in Pyjamas sack CEO over non-payment of CS:GO players

The Swedish eSports organisation Ninjas in Pyjamas has removed CEO Per Lilliefelth from his position after allegations that players have not received their salaries were levied last week. The company announced the ‘necessary organisational changes’ on Sunday, beginning with the immediate sacking of Lilliefelth. Unnamed sources close to the organisation …

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