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Dota 2
VGJ.Storm roster reforms isGG
February 3, 2018
joinDota was informed by Stanley "Stan King" Yang that the current VGJ.Storm roster would take up the mantle of the team previously accquired by VGJ.Storm to continue playing together.
ANALYSIS
The team which was released by the Jeremy Lin owned organization shortly before their formation, picked up North American mid laner Khanh V. "KvH" Huynh to round out their squad. The team will likely operate in a similar method to Team Leviathan, hoping to get picked up by a larger organization. The team unfortunately has four players locked to VGJ.Storm and could have any qualifying points they earned be reduced to 25% of the normal amount earned.
Dota 2
Roster Reset
February 3, 2018
VGJ.Storm announced via their official website that they would be releasing all of their players effective immediately.
ANALYSIS
The press release indicated that VGJ.Storm would not be holding out of competition for long but Roster Lock for The International is in two days. It makes you wonder if VGJ.Storm think they can steal a roster or if they are counting on other major teams making moves in the very near future.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
set to sign ex-Gale Force
January 30, 2018
Misfits have eyes locked on signing the Argentinian team, Nos Tenemos Nada, according to a report from Dust2.us.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as Misfits made a strong run at the end of 2017, taking second at the Americas Minor, which claimed their spot at the ELEAGUE Major Boston Main Qualifier. Misfits started the qualifier with a strong win over FlipSid3 Tactics, but unable to secure more wins to advance to the next stage. As a result, sgares, ShahZaM, and SicK contracts were lifted, giving the trio the option to explore other opportunities.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Will withdraw from Katowice and StarSeries
January 30, 2018
100Thieves will not participate in the North American qualifiers for IEM Katowice and StarSeries i_League Season 4, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
The Brazilian roster is speculated to withdraw from IEM Katowice and StarSeries i-League Season 4, right after their last-minute pull from the ELEAGUE Major Boston, due to visa issues. The news didn't get any better as actions from kNg on social media handed him an early-release from the roster. Unable to make their move to the United States, 100Thieves has been forced to stay in Brazil until the immigration issues are resolved, resulting in latency issues as well. There has been no mention of a last-minute replacement, however, Rise nation will fill in the void for the StarSeries qualifier.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Unable to attend ELEAGUE Major: Boston
January 12, 2018
100 Thieves won't be attending the ELEAGUE Major: Boston, the team announced Friday.
ANALYSIS
Due to immigration issues, the newly formed 100 Thieves roster won't make its debut at the ELEAGUE Major next weekend. The team gained a spot at the Major with the acquisition of kNg, HEN1, and LUCAS1 after the players left Immortals late in 2017. ELEAGUE confirmed that the team would be missing out on the Major and detailed how the spot will be filled. Teams that fiish The New Challenger stage with a 2-3 record will take part in a series of decider matches for one last shot at the now vacant spot in the Major.
Call of Duty
Buys Ground Zero ahead of CWL New Orleans
January 12, 2018
compLexity Gaming is back into the Call of Duty competitive following their purchase of Ground Zero, reports Mike Kent of Dexerto.
ANALYSIS
One of the more storied organizations in the Call of Duty scene is stepping back in with the purchase of Ground Zero. They picked a great time to do so, as Ground Zero is already slotted in pool play at CWL New Orleans. The team will debut with a match against Splyce to open their run this weekend.
KSV
League of Legends
KSV eSports acquires Samsung Galaxy
January 9, 2018
KSV has acquire the current World Champion Samsung Galaxy, Young Jae Jeon of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
KSV has continued their dive into Korean esports with their acquisition of another team in Samsung Galaxy. They had previously picked up Lunatic-Hai's Overwatch team and MVP Black's Heroes of the Storm team during 2017. Not much should change, as the organization wants to let the League of Legends experts continue doing what they do best. It's also worth noting that KSV is said to be a temporary name, with a new name to come earlier in 2018.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Resigns destiny and shz
December 22, 2017
Tempo Storm has announced the recent return of the Brazilian duo destiny and shz after a brief run with Immortals.
ANALYSIS
The Brazilian duo had a brief spell with Immortals, who later announced at the start of the month that they will be momentarily dropping out of CS:GO to "evaluate its position in the scene." Both players reached the semi-finals at iBUYPOWER GameFest in Costa Mesa. shz then went on to place 7-8th at DreamHack Open Denver, as destiny was no longer on the roster at that time. destiny told Tempo Storm's website, "I am sure we will be able to accomplish great things this year."
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Completes roster with hampus and Brollan
December 20, 2017
The organization has announced the recent addition of hampus and young-talent of Brollan.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as GODSENT have now officially replaced dennis and znajder, who exited the team over a month ago. hampus and Brollan have now been called up to play in the big leagues of Counter-Strike. Both players have been exposed to the offline elements and the pressure of events as hampus has been seen playing with the team at the most-recent WESG Europe Regionals Finals. At the same event, Brollan also filled in the void for Fnatic's, KRIMZ, at the tournament. Despite the addition of Brollan, the team will be unable to use him in any ESL-organized events due to the organization's restrictions.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Two-year contract extension for trio
December 11, 2017
Natus Vincere has announced that three of their players have reached an agreement to have their contracts extended for two more years.
ANALYSIS
Natus Vincere has inked s1mple to a two-year deal, while Edward and flamie will soon sign their part of the new contracts when the boot camp begins the 15th of December. The organization also added that electronic's contract was, in fact, a two-year deal as well when he joined the team in early November. Although it is unclear about the contract of in-game leader Zeus, which had no mention in the announcement whether or not the disputes with Gambit after re-joining the team in August. Natus Vincere ends the year on a positive note with a DreamHack Open Winter title and a spot at the Major.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
To attend WESG qualifiers with neaLaN
December 1, 2017
Gambit Esports will attend the WESG qualifiers with neaLaN to fill in the void for Dosia, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
WESG rules state that the tournament can only allow one nationality per team, which meant that Dosia was unable to participate in WESG qualifiers with Gambit. The team will take part in the eight-team qualifier, which will kick off on December 4 as Gambit will need to win in order to secure a spot at the WESG APAC Regional Finals in early 2018.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
To withdraw from ESL Pro League
December 1, 2017
Immortals CEO, Noah Whinston, announced that the team will pull out of the ESL Pro League with immediate effect.
ANALYSIS
The Brazilian team had already requested an emergency transfer following the internal problems that resulted in kNg being released from his contract. Following kNg's abrupt exit, HEN1 and LUCAS1 would follow suit, leaving the team crippled with boltz and steel left for themselves. However, with the additions of zqks, destiny, and shz, Immortals finished outside of the Pro League season in 12th place, which means the team would have to play in the relegation stage to keep their spot in the competition. Although the quick fix turned sour as steel departed to Team Liquid and zqks and destiny are unable to enter the United States due to visa issues. As a result, Immortals spot has been offered to Ghost Gaming, who is now pending confirmation from the team and by the league. Noah Whinston also noted that Immortals will "look to rebuild after the ELEAGUE Major in Boston with some concrete plans."
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
CLG pulls male CS:GO divisions
November 30, 2017
Counter Logic Gaming has announced that they have discontinued the male CS:GO divisions effective immediately.
ANALYSIS
CLG has been a notable team since floating around the scene in early 2015 and early 2016 with players like tarik and jdm64 started their ascent in the pro scene. Although after shattering results throughout the 2017 year, including two failed Minors bids and not being able to qualify for the ESL Pro League. According to the statement issued by CLG, the decision was made over several months with talks on "business strategy" and the economics. The organization also shared they will help the remaining roster find new homes in the "next few weeks". Not only will the primary team be pulled but rather CLG's Academy players will also be looking for new homes.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Astralis to use RUBINO in Odense
November 30, 2017
The Danish organization has announced that they will be using RUBINO for the upcoming LAN Finals of ESL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Astralis will be traveling to Odense, Denmark after all, since the team was unable to use dennis. Astralis finished second to SK Gaming at BLAST Pro Series last week with the help of former GODSENT member, dennis. However, the league dismissed the use of dennis as a stand-in since he completed the majority of the Pro League season with GODSENT and played the final match of the season with the team. dennis also joined the team two days after the initial transfer deadline was set, forcing the team to contact WESA for an emergency transfer. Now, the team has called upon the Dignitas star, RUBINO, to participate in the upcoming LAN finals of ESL Pro League. RUBINO will not only help the team in Odense but he will also be traveling to Cancun, Mexico for the ECS Season 4 Finals in mid-December.
Heroes of the Storm
MVP Miracle acquired by KSV
November 29, 2017
MVP Miracle and their players were recently bought out by Kevin Chou's eSport organization KSV, claiming that he will support the players without limitation.
ANALYSIS
The Global eSports collaboration group KSV recently bought out and acquired the MVP Black and MVP Miracle teams. KSV is known for running a top of the line eSports marketing and management departments, allowing their players to focus purely on the sport. With the 2018 HGC season around the corner we can expect great things from KSV as they push two already great teams towards stardom.