- G2 sign Sven and Mithy, Origen sign Forgiven and Hybrid
- Hearthstone & Poker stars compete in dual event
- Gordon Hayward wanting to invest into eSports
- Crumbz going to Coach Challenger team Apex Gaming
- Team YouPorn banned by Capcom
G2 sign Sven and Mithy, Origen sign Forgiven and Hybrid
In a surprising move, G2 managed to sign Origen's Botlane Sven and Mithy.
Sven was one of Origen’s standout players for several splits now. Whereas other lanes have failed to compete on the level that brought Origen to the Worlds 2015 Semi-Finals, Sven and Mithy played a very confident and consistent split.
G2 had just finished the MSI 2016 tournament as fifth, leaving a lot of European fans disappointed. They subsequently decided to swap out their botlane.
Origen on the other hand managed to pick up European powerhouse Forgiven, as he seemed to be unhappy with playing for H2K, since he announced his departure from H2K weeks earlier. They also picked up former G2 Support Hybrid as a replacement for Mithy.
Former G2 ADC Emperor decided to sign with a team back home in the LCK.
Which team ended up getting the better players? Let us know in the comments!
Hearthstone & Poker stars compete in dual event
In an upcoming battle of the best, three Hearthstone players and two poker players will challenge each other to see who is the best of both worlds.
Popular Hearthstone players Amaz,Dog and SK Gaming's AKAWonder will compete against the well known poker players Maria Ho and Doug Polk.
Not much is known about the event and its format as of yet, but that it'll run for one day only.
The two sports have clashed before, with poker legend Elky playing at last year's Blizzcon all while cosplaying as the Hearthstone legendary Mal'Ganis.
Gordon Hayward wanting to invest into eSports
Another Basketball player is looking into buying himself an eSports team.
In an interview with IGN, Utah forward Gordon Hayward said that he was looking into eSports for a while, but simply hasn't had the right opportunity to strike as of yet.
He also stressed the importance of a player union in eSports:
"There will be a players' union eventually," he said.
It is unclear as to which eSport Hayward is looking at, but it's to be expected that he'll end up investing in League as his highly praised colleague Rick Fox.
Crumbz going to Coach Challenger team Apex Gaming
After the fiasco surrounding Renegades left the team in shreds, several former players decided to leave the team and continue their career elsewhere.
LCS veteran Crumbz however seems to have different things in mind: The legend that has been playing professional League of Legends since Season 1 has decided to Coach the Challenger team Apex Gaming from now on.
Apex Gaming recently bought Team Dignitas' LCS spot and will furthermore compete in the LCS Challenger Series. Whether they'll manage to climb to the big stage of the LCS remains to be seen.
Team YouPorn banned by Capcom
The banning of Team YouPorn continues, as Capcom has ruled that the team won't be able to play at any Capcom sponsored events.
However, according to the EVO organizers, the players themselves are still more than welcome. Just not under the banner of the popular website.
Additionally, players and teams sponsored by brands that produce alcohol, tobacco or vaping-related products will be able to play in Capcom sponsored events.