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theScore esports Daily (Nov. 13): CJ Entus disbands, Riot retakes LCK and Liquid grab steel

by Daniel Rosen 9d ago
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theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports.

CJ Entus disband LoL roster

Legendary South Korean League of Legends organization CJ Entus has disbanded their LoL roster, leaving their future in the game unclear.

CJ were relegated from the LCK in April and worked their way through Challengers Korea (CK) over the Summer season. CJ placed first in the CK Summer Season, then qualified for the Spring Promotion tournament with a 3-2 victory over Kongdoo Monster in the playoffs grand finals. However, CJ failed to re-qualify for the LCK after taking two losses for bbq Olivers in the promotion tournament.

CJ's seven players, Racoon, Soul, Winged, Candy, Avenger, Veritas and Pure are now free agents.

Riot takes control of the LCK, building new venue

Riot Games Korea will take control of the LCK broadcast back from OGN and SPOTV, according to a report by Inven Global.

While it is unclear exactly how this will work, a representative for Riot Korea told Inven that the organization does not plan to cut their ties with OGN or SPOTV. This move brings the LCK more in line with the NA and EU LCS, which are both produced and broadcast by Riot.

On top of taking the broadcast in-house, Riot also plans to build a new LCK venue on the third floor of the Gran Seoul, a skyscraper in the South-Korean captial. On top of having a 450-seat capacity arena, the venue will also include a PC Bang and a coffee shop unappealingly named "Bilgewater."

Liquid steal steel from Immortals

Team Liquid have signed Immortals' now-former in-game leader, Lucas "steel" Lopes. steel was on Immortals for a year, and helped the team become one of the region's strongest CS:GO rosters.

steel will be replacing Peter "Stanislaw" Jarguz on Liquid, though he will not be taking over for Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella in the IGL role. steel's first tournament with Liquid will be IEM Oakland, from Nov. 16-20.

Qudans wins Tekken World Tour Finals

Tekken legend Son "Qudans" Byung-moon is the 2017 Tekken World Tour Finals champion, following a bracket-reset victory over Echo Fox's Choi "Saint" Jin-woo.

Saint, along with his Echo Fox teammate and EVO champion Kim "JDCR" Hyun-jin were among the favorites to win the finals, but Qudans defeated them both, taking back-to-back wins over team Echo Fox in the losers' finals and the Grand Finals.

Qudans qualified for the finals after placing first at the South East Asia Major, where he also defeated JDCR, and will be taking home $15,000 from a total $50,000 prize pool for his victory last night.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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