apEX and NBK- join Vitality’s CS:GO roster, Dendi to stand in for Secret and OpTic part ways with staff and players across LoL, Overwatch
apEX and NBK- part ways with G2, join Vitality
Nathan “NBK-“ Schmitt and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire have parted ways with G2 Esports, the organization announced on Monday.
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) October 8, 2018
The two players had been members of G2 since February 2017, where they were signed alongside Kenny “kennyS” Schrub. They were benched, however, after G2 kicked off 2018 with a disappointing start.
The two players have since signed with Vitality’s newly-minted CS:GO roster, that organization announced on Monday.
We are not perfect, not everything will be perfect. But we won’t give up, we won’t doubt, we are ready to handle our responsibilities. Together, everything is possible #VforVictory
Welcome Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 🐝 pic.twitter.com/UMKxvITB6J
— Team Vitality (@Team_Vitality) October 8, 2018
The formation of this roster marks the first time that Vitality, a franchise known for their EU LCS League of Legends team, have entered CS:GO.
Romain Bigeard, Arrow and KyKy all part ways with OpTic
Amidst a series of layoffs at OpTic Gaming’s parent company, Infinite Esports & Entertainment, Romain Bigeard announced Monday on Twitter that he has left his role as General Manager of OpTic’s League of Legends team, citing “a difference of opinion regarding the future of the LoL department.”
Due to a difference of opinion regarding the future of the LoL department, I’m parting ways w/@OpTicGaming.
I’m now a free agent.
Ive been doing international esport for 5y and I still believe in LoL.
DM on/RT welcome
— Romain Bigeard (@RomainBigeard) October 8, 2018
Houston Outlaws coach Kyle Souder also took to Twitter to announce that he’d been let go by the company.
Just informed that I am also one of the many people being let go from Infinite/Optic/Outlaws. I’ve turned down opportunities to remain loyal to one organization but am now a free agent looking for a fresh start. Open to all staff positions, DM anytime.
— Kyle Souder (@KyKy) October 8, 2018
Lastly came League of Legends player Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon’s announcement that he would be departing from the organization after having been granted “permission to explore other team possibilities.”
Hello Guys ! It’s been long time to tweet information.
I got permission to explore other team possibilities from OpTic Gaming.
It was another good experience and having new friends.
I’ll be looking for a New team .
DM’s Open(i think so)
— OpTic Arrow (@ArrowDongTak) October 5, 2018
Dendi to stand in for Team Secret
Former Natus Vincere superstar Danil “Dendi” Ishutin will be serving as Team Secret’s stand-in over the course of the week, the organization announced Tuesday on Twitter.
— Team Secret (@teamsecret) October 9, 2018
Dendi played under the banner of Natus Vincere for a whopping eight years and, since departing from the organization in September, has started standing-in for a variety of other teams. He’ll be joining Secret for the Dota 2 Maincast Autumn Brawl Playoffs.
Immortals drop Shroomed, exit Smash
Immortals have parted ways with Super Smash Bros. Melee player Dajuan “Shroomed” McDaniel, the organization announced on Monday, as well as manager Michael “Typo” Bassett.
Today, we say our goodbyes @Shroomed08 and Smash manager @hrcTypo. We thank Dajuan for 2 amazing years with Immortals and wish the both of them nothing but success in their continued careers.https://t.co/cXKcJUNW1q#IMTSMASH #IMTForever 💚 pic.twitter.com/OOQFA3maFB
— Immortals (@Immortals) October 9, 2018
This would seem to mark Immortals’ exit from competitive Smash, following the recent departure of Jason “ANTi” Bates.
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