This week has been impressive so far, from young Pabu defeating All-Star players, Astralis toppling Liquid, Saintvicious leaving FlyQuest and Esports as an Olympic game suffering a setback you have to read on. If you are a fan of esports betting in USA 2019, this weeks’ news will get you ready for next year.
Australian Top Laner Pabu Wrote his Name in Gold at League of Legends All-Star event
Las Vegas was aglow at the weekend when Australian Top Laner Pabu did the unthinkable. He brushed aside some great all-stars during the one-on-one tournament. Players like Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, the greatest player of all-time, Rookie Eui-jin, current world champion, and consensus top player, Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao all were present and battle ready.
However, Jackson “Pabu” Pavone refused to play according to the script; he became the story of the weekend. The heroic 18-year old was too young to check into his own hotel room in Vegas but did not let that stop him. He shoved Lee “Faker,” Yiliang “Doublelife” and “Rookie” Eui-jin aside to get to the finals at the League of Legends All-Star event although he did not eventually emerge as the champion but became an inspiration to all emerging players all over the world.
Astralis Topples Liquid to Win EPL S8
Astralis defeated Team Liquid 3-1 on Sunday to defend their ESL Prop League title and collect the $250,000 top prize at the $750,000 Season 8 Finals at Odense, Denmark. With this win, Astrlis became $1 million richer and secured the Inter Grand Slam title.
Saintvicious Resigns From FlyQuest after Derisive Comments about Mental Health
News making the rounds about Brandon DiMarco aka Saintvicious has it that he resigned as head coach of FlyQuest due serious comments made about him. He was reported to be suffering from mental health conditions – depression. He was enraged with the report saying the whole thing was made up. He later admitted to he had suffered from depression and apologized for his outbursts.
The Inclusion of eSports as an Olympic Event Loses Steam with IOC
Recently, news has it that esports was to be included in the Olympic but shockingly the International Olympic Committee has slowed its support for recognizing electronic gaming as a sport. They made it known during the Olympic leaders’ meeting on Saturday that making esports a medal event should not be rushed and needed time to mature.
The possibility was ruled out because some of the games are violent and new modalities should be put in place if it must succeed as an Olympic game.
Overwatch: Boston Uprising Sign Alemao
The Boston Uprising announced the signing of support player Renan “Alemao” Moretto for Season 2 of the Overwatch League. The Boston Uprising announced the signing of support player Renan “alemao” Moretto for Season 2 of the Overwatch League.
He has been a member of Team Brazil since 2017. This move has made him the first Brazilian player to land on Overwatch League roster. He will team up with Kristian “Kellex” Keller and Kwon “AimGod” Min-Seok in Boston as a support player.
With 2019 around the corner, esports is blowing up with great and exciting news, so stay with us for more esports news, events, etc. hot and fresh as they unfold.