theScore esports Daily (Sept. 24): Astralis dominate Major finals in London, Envy sign former EG championship CWL roster

by Dimitri Pascaluta Sep 24 2018
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Astralis close out London Major with ease

On Sunday Astralis disposed of Natus Vincere with ease, dismantling them 16-6 on Nuke before closing out the grand finals of the London Major 16-9 on Overpass, bringing their virtually unchallenged run through the tournament to a victorious close.

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With this dominating performance, Astralis have secured the franchise's second Major championship, the first being the Atlanta Major in 2017. Even before they put away Na'Vi in a clean, 2-0 sweep, Astralis hadn't dropped a single map during the bracket stage.

EG transfers CWL-winning roster to Team Envy

In the wake of the Call of Duty World League's recent shift from a four-versus-four to a five-versus-five format, Team Envy have made some momentous changes to their Call of Duty roster. The announcement, made by team owner Mike Rufail on Twitter Monday, detailed that Envy has signed four of the CWL Championships' most recent winners, Patrick "ACHES" Price, Bryan "Apathy" Zhelyazkov, Adam "Assault" Garcia and Justin "SiLLy" Fargo-Palmer.

All four players were formerly members of Evil Geniuses. EG decided to release their lineup altogether, citing the five-on-five change as the reason for the move.

flusha to stand in for C9 at BLAST Pro Series Instanbul

After being benched from Fnatic's starting roster last week, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist has been called to stand in for Cloud9 at this weekend's BLAST Pro Series Instanbul, Martin "STYKO" Styk confirmed via an update to his Instagram story on Monday.

maLeK to coach G2 for ESL One New York

Damien "maLeK" Marcel will be joining the coaching staff of G2 Esports for the duration of ESL One New York, the organization announced in a press release Monday.

This comes in the wake of G2' lackluster performance at the London Major.

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