theScore esports Daily (Sept. 28): Nifty leaves Renegades, niko joins OpTic and Gambit eliminate Na'Vi in New York

by Dimitri Pascaluta Sep 28
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Na'Vi sent home by Gambit at ESL One New York

Gambit Esports swept Natus Vincere 16-11 on Nuke and 16-14 on Inferno in the Group A Decider Match earlier today, in yet another upset at ESL One New York.

Gambit will go on to face Team Liquid in the semifinals.

Over in Group B, NRG continued their momentum, eliminating G2 Esports 2-0 (19-16 on Cache, 16-11 on Overpass). This win comes hot on the heels of their 2-0 upset of FaZe Clan yesterday.

Nifty officially departs from Renegades

In-game leader and AWPer Noah "Nifty" Francis has officially left Renegades, the organization announced Thursday in a press release.

Nifty had been playing with the organization since April 2017, and helped them secure first place at the PGL Krakow Asia Minor.

niko officially joins OpTic

Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen has signed with OpTic Gaming and left Heroic, the latter organization announced on Twitter Friday.

This confirms a report from that niko was set to join OpTic after being benched in August.

DreamHack unveils Mumbai Invitational

DreamHack will host an esports event in India, DreamHack announced Friday in a press release.

DreamHack Mumbai 2018 will take place December 21-23, hosting professional and amateur competitions in Dota 2, CS:GO and Street Fighter.

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