G2 Esports will allow AD carry Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen and Support Alfonso "Mithy" Aguirre Rodriguez to explore options with other teams before their EU LCS contracts expire on Nov. 10. Now a free agent. I am still contracted to G2 Esports but I have been allowed to explore options early before my contract expires — Jesper Svenningsen (@G2Zven) October 31, 2017 G2 made the announcement in a video Tuesday. Because the players remain under contract, teams approaching them without G2's blessing before Nov. 10 would be potentially in violation of the league's tampering rules. Because G2 has stated that the duo can field offers, potentialRead More →

The EU LCS is still in trouble, despite Riot's valiant attempts to administer CPR to a league they strangled in the first place. On Monday, Riot announced that the EU LCS would be moving to a "partnership system" in 2019, following months of uncertainty and outcry from organizations participating in the EU LCS system. In the meantime, Riot is promising that there will be no mid-season promotion or relegation this year, and that teams will get financial incentives for generating viewership. These are small carrots for team owners, but make no mistake, the stick is still there. The EU LCS has been suffering for someRead More →

Korea versus China! The two countries have faced each other countless times on the Rift and the results have been extremely entertaining every single time. With both of the 2017 World Championship Semifinals having featured teams from the two regions, we thought it only appropriate to bring you the best plays from every Korea versus China matchup in Worlds history. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license. Source: The Score LoLRead More →

We all do it — constantly refreshing our Twitter feeds, trying to keep up with the inner workings of the online world, scrolling for that hot take or that juicy trash talk. But let’s be real: you don’t have time to read everything. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Every week we’ll be breaking down what you missed on social media this week, from the pop-offs to the pop culture. A week jam-packed with big esports tournaments, from Worlds to EPICENTER to the ESL One Major in Dota has come to a close. There's lots to talk about — a word of warning, this pieceRead More →

Riot Games has announced sweeping changes for the EU LCS in 2018, including a temporary increase to the team stipend, the removal of mid-season relegation and a return to a best-of-one format as the league aims to transition to "a partnership system" in 2019. The release from Riot Games does not clarify exactly what that partnership would look like and how it might compare to franchising in the NA LCS, though it does say that it is their “long-term goal to move to a system in which pro players, teams and Riot share in the success of the league together and build towards a stableRead More →

theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports. Samsung Galaxy return to Worlds Grand Final Following a strong 3-1 victory over Team WE, Samsung Galaxy have earned a chance for a rematch against SK Telecom T1 in the Grand Final of the 2017 World Championship. While SKT walked away the victors when the two teams met in the hotly contested five-game Grand Final of Worlds 2016, the LCK dynasty has looked shaky this year, barely avoiding elimination at the hands of Europe's Misfits in the quarters before narrowly beating China's Royal Never Give Up inRead More →

theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports. Riot Games suspend Vasilii from competitive play following abuse allegations Following allegations of domestic abuse and subsequent release by Newbee, Chinese League of Legends player Li "Vasilii" Wei-Jun has been suspended indefinitely from Riot-sanctioned events pending the results of an investigation. “There is no place for physical violence in the League of Legends community. We will not hesitate to exclude from our game and from our sport those who use violence or physical intimidation against others,” the organization said in a statement. While streaming on Oct. 26,Read More →

This Week in Gaming is your definitive weekly guide to the biggest stories and controversies behind the latest esport and gaming headlines. This is everything you need to know about the week that was, but on steroids. We Like… Overwatch esports improvements One of the questions hanging over Blizzard’s ambitious Overwatch League is how it will surpass the spectating issues that have plagued the scene to date. I mean, sure all the pretty colors and explosions are fun to look at in Quick Play, but they make it hard to keep track of what’s going on in a match. However, the OW team is hardRead More →

Newbee has terminated League of Legends player Li "Vasilii" Wei-Jun's contract, after the player was heard allegedly assaulting his girlfriend on-stream earlier today. In VODs of Wei-Jun's stream, he can be heard leaving his computer. The sound of a woman screaming as Wei-Jun screams at her follows. The camera is not facing the two during the apparent altercation. Later in the stream, he leaves again, and was allegedly taken away by police. “We absolutely condemn this sort of behavior and we’ve terminated his contract,” a spokesperson for Newbee told theScore esports in a statement. Wei-Jun has made headlines before for anger-related issues. In 2016, Wei-JunRead More →

Bae “Dade” Eo-jin is perhaps one of the greatest mid laners in League of Legends history, and during the course of his impressive career, he earned the nickname “The General” for his incredible leadership and tactical brilliance which led to various successes on the Rift. During his time with Samsung Blue, "The General" was never seen on the battlefield without his uniform. The white leather jacket was always draped over his shoulders and became a trademark for the Korean’s reputation as a leader and his all-business personality. But at Worlds 2014, the unthinkable occurred, and Dade found himself at the center of, undoubtedly, one ofRead More →