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Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm announces hiatus from Twitch after being unfaithful to wife

Popular streamer Guy ‘DrDisrespect’ Beahm has announced a hiatus from streaming after admitting to infidelity live on Twitch.  "I have a beautiful family, and a wife, and kid. And I want to be transparent that I’ve been unfaithful," said Beahm, visibly upset. "I apologize to you guys, and my sponsors, …

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Riot hires Mo Fadi for UK esports role

Riot’s UK efforts have been strengthened by a new hire, Mo Fadi, who comes to the company from Wargaming. Fadl held the position of head of esports at Wargaming, and has been hired to ‘drive and develop UK LoL esports’, meaning he’ll be a key part of Riot’s UK grassroots …

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League of Legends pro Li ‘Vasilii’ Wei Jun picks up 20 month ban for domestic violence incident

Chinese League of Legends pro Li ‘Vasilii’ Wei Jun has been banned from competing until 2020 by Riot Games for gross misconduct. The player was suspended by Riot on October 27 after a domestic violence incident caught on stream audio by Wei Jun. They suspended the player and opened an investigation …

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Golden State Warriors name Hunter Leigh as head of esports

The Golden State Warriors have named Hunter Leigh as their new head of esports. This news comes soon after the GSW-owned Golden Guardians announced they had a slot in the new League of Legends NA LCS team. Leigh will be overseeing the Golden Guardians, but also the Warriors’ forthcoming NBA …

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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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