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Esports isn't the quiet field, and every week many exciting events happened. It can be quite hard to follow them all. We are continuing our section - you will be able to keep abreast of the most basic and curious events that have happened in the esports world over the past seven days.
Tournament of the week: Forge of Masters. WePlay! League
WePlay! held its first in a long time "away" tournament in VDNG (Kyiv, Ukraine). The first season of Forge of Masters ended with the triumph of AVANGAR: they didn't leave a single chance to HellRaisers in the Grand Final.
All the spectators of our League had an opportunity to win cool prizes and merch, and those of you, who came to the arena could have a good time not only watching awesome CS:GO, but also in many areas with different activities. We have prepared a large number of the articles about the League - you can find them by the tag Forge of Masters. Enjoy!
Heroes of the week: Fans
According to Joseph Brodsky: “I would have woven my voice into a general bestial howl where the leg continues what the head started.” Fans are the main driving force of football, about which the Nobel laureate wrote, and esports too. The roar of the stands, the emotions that were shown during the matches - all this makes the tournament unforgettable.
Those of you who have visited the Forge of Masters. WePlay! League, just so you know: you are the best!
However, we also cannot pass by esports fans in London and Sydney. Thanks to them, Call of Duty CWL London and CS:GO IEM Sydney started looking new. You can watch some of the excerpts from the broadcast below:
We hope that we will continue to see equally vivid expressions of emotions! Keep it up!
Ban of the week: No Fortnite at the Red Sox house!
Imagine: you are the defending champion of the Major League Baseball and starting the new season very bad. Who to blame and what to do? It is necessary to make players do their best during matches and also to prevent several star players from being pretty much distracted by Fortnite.
The decision was made: Fortnite was banned on the "Boston Red Sox" training base. Did it work? Sure! Oakland Athletics were defeated three times in a row, and Red Sox won five out of seven matches last week. (Yes, baseball players have a schedule not inferior to esports).
Reshuffles of the week
All the significant reshuffles in the Dota 2 and CS:GO universe in one place.
Forward Gaming changed Kitrak to PieLieDie
Team Team is beastcoast now
Sockshka became OG's coach
Clairvoyance resigned as NiP's coach
Geek Fam disbanded Dota 2 roster
Qojqva will miss a few weeks, miCKe (returning to Alliance) will replace him.
Black^ joined Infamous
Newbee sent Moogy to inactive and invited Fenrir and JiaJia
5Power Gaming changed dobu and kabal to bottle and Savage.
Panda Gaming split up
LPSP changed doktizh to Anj
Devils.one disbanded CS:GO line-up, but the players stay together
Byali left Virtus.pro, OKOLICIOUZ replaced him
CAth left Dignitas Female
Team North changed cadiaN to JUGi
Valens returned as Cloud9's coach
Change of the week: Complexity rebranding
We often witnessed a situation where the esports organization drastically changes its colours and logo. However, veterans usually tend not to forget their roots and history. The more striking is the change of Complexity Gaming image, which was founded in 2003.
The reason for the action is apparent: the desire to be closer to Dallas Cowboys, whose owner Jerry Jones acquired most of the esports club. Since the Complexity’s headquarters will also be located next to the NFL club office, a uniform style seems like a logical decision.
Cash of the week: Immortals got $30.000.000
Immortals received $30 million in investment and set their sights on OpTic Gaming slot at NA LCS. Even Fnatic’s obtaining of $19 million couldn’t overshadow this two news. It will be exciting to watch at how Immortals will use new financial resources, and what the game club will be able to gain.