Han “Peanut” Wang-ho is expected to sign with SK Telecom T1 for the upcoming 2017 season, according to a report from ESPN’s Jacob Wolf. The report says the former ROX Tigers jungler has been the target of interest from teams in North America and Europe, but he preferred to remain in South Korea. SKT's former jungler Bae "Bengi" Seong-ung left the team on Tuesday, leaving Kang "Blank" Sun-gu as the only jungler currently signed to the team. ESPN reports that Blank and Peanut will rotate in the role in the spring season. The terms of the agreement reportedly state that Peanut will have to stopRead More →

The EU West Open Qualifier for the 2017 Challenger Series will run from Dec. 12-26, and the registered rosters have given us the first glimpse of Fnatic and Origen's Challenger Series teams. Origen's roster is made up Turkish jungler Kadircan "Kadir" Mumcuoğlu, Misfits's substitute mid laner Hicham "SozPurefect" Tazrhini, Elements sub Arin "Arin1" Ali, Euronics Gaming's Christos "Supportive Lion" Tsiamis and unknown player Bigfat. According to LoLKing site content manager and EU CS insider Shakarez, Fnatic Academy’s roster is playing under the name Late Game Kings and is made up of Johan “Klaj” Olsson, Mateusz “Kikis” Szkudlarek, Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, Rasmus “MrRallez” Skinneholm and YasinRead More →

Echo Fox attempted to poach ex-Immortals support Adrian “Adrian” Ma after he had already signed a contract with Phoenix1 last week, theScore esports has learned. Multiple independent sources close to the player have claimed that Echo Fox made Adrian an offer after it was publicly announced that he had joined Phoenix1 on Nov. 22, without the knowledge of Phoenix1’s management. One source confidentially provided documents that supported the claim that the offer was sent to Adrian after Nov. 22. Making an offer to a player signed with an LCS team violates Riot Games’ rules against poaching and tampering. Riot’s 2016 LCS ruleset states that teamRead More →

Counter Logic Gaming have put together a roster to compete in the NA Challenger Series Open Qualifier, the organization announced Wednesday. The new squad is made up of former Team Checkpoint players Kevin "Fallenbandit" Wu, Omar "Omargod" Amin, Osama "Zag" Alkhalaileh and Hyo-won "Fill" Lee, who were also part of Team Cloud at the LCS Scouting Grounds. CLG coached Team Cloud at the event, along with three other NA LCS teams that were assigned to coach the other participating squads. The roster's fifth member is Jean-Sebastien "Tuesday" Thery, who previously played for Flashpoint eSports. “I honestly couldn’t be happier with the five guys we areRead More →

Misfits are heading back to the European Challenger Series with an academy team to supplement their 2017 EU LCS roster, the organization announced via Hollywood Esports Wednesday. Misfits LCS roster started as a challenger team, and qualified for the 2017 EU LCS after defeating FC Schalke 04 3-1 in the spring promotion tournament. Now, the organization has purchased Inspire Esports’ spot in the 2017 EU CS to field an academy team that aims to cultivate new talent. Inspire’s spot was being rented by Epsilon during the 2016 EU CS Summer Split. "Part of building Misfits into a world class Esports org is increasing our LeagueRead More →

From doing funny Gyrocopter voices to interviewing some of the best players in the world, Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner's journey in Dota 2 has been an adventure. SirActionSlacks didn’t always plan on a career in Dota 2, but TI4 opened his eyes to the possibilities, and now he’s a crowd-favorite community figure. Meet the man who injects a little comedy into everything he does, from broadcast interviews to his own stream — this is the story of Jake Kanner. For more video interviews and highlights, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2016 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain contentRead More →

Longzhu Gaming has released five players from their League of Legends roster, including Koo "Expession" Bon-taek and Lee "Flame" Ho-jong, as well as two of their coaches, the organization announced Wednesday. Aside from Flame and Expession, Longzhu have also released Shin "Coco" Jin-yeong, Kim "Emperor" Jin-hyun, Lee "Chaser" Sang-hyun, Kim "Frozen" Tae-il, and Kim "Pure" Jin-sun. Additionally, both strategic coaches, Ham "Lust" Jang-sik and Choi "Supreme" Seung-min, have left as well. The statement mentions that Lee "Crash" Crash-woo and Moon "Cuzz" Woo-chan have re-signed with the team, and does not clarify the current status of Yoon "Justice" Seok-joon, and Jang "Zzus" Joon-soo. Longzhu started theRead More →

ROCCAT support Oh "Raise" Ji-hwan will be leaving the team to join the Jin Air Green Wings, according to a post on social media. Raise has played with ROCCAT since May, after playing with Stardust in the Korean Challenger Series. In the EU LCS 2016 summer season, Raise averaged 1.5 wards placed per minute and averaged 0.34 wards cleared per minute in 36 games. He also had 76.9 percent kill participation. RELATED: ROCCAT sign Parang, Raise Last night, Jin Air announced that the majority of their starting roster, save for mid laner Lee “Kuzan” Seong-hyeok, would be leaving the team. The roster shakeup comes onRead More →

IEM Katowice, the conclusion of IEM Season 11, will take place over two weekends for the first time in the events history, ESL announced on Wednesday. The League of Legends finals will run from Feb. 25-26 at the Spodek Arena, while the CS:GO and SC II competitions will be held from March 3-5 at both the Spodek Arena and the nearby International Convention Center. The event will feature a $600,000 prize pool, though prize distribution has yet to be announced. In a statement, Michal Blicharz, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL, said that the decision to extend the IEM Katowice over two weekends came aboutRead More →

Han “Peanut” Wang-ho has decided not to re-sign with the ROX Tigers, leaving the team without a single player on the roster. pic.twitter.com/BUZhAsjW6f — Wang Ho Han (@roxpeanut) November 30, 2016 Peanut joined the Tigers in January, and played with them for the 2016 LCK spring and summer splits. While with the team, the Tigers placed second in the LCK spring playoffs and first in the summer playoffs. The Tigers went on to placed 3rd-4th at Worlds, after falling 3-2 to SK Telecom T1 in the Semifinals. Peanut finished the summer season with a 6.25 KDA, the second-highest of any jungler in the LCK. HeRead More →