theScore esports Daily (Oct. 23): Drake and Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun become Co-Owners of 100 Thieves, Paris and Shanghai announce OWL rosters

by Dimitri Pascaluta Oct 23 2018
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Paris Overwatch League franchise unveils mostly French roster for Season Two

Paris' new Overwatch League franchise, owned by DM Esports, has signed a France-dominant roster for the league's upcoming season, the organization announced on Tuesday.

The franchise has enlisted the help of Terence “SoOn” Tarlier, Nicolas “NiCO” Moret, Benjamin “BenBest” Dieulafait, and Damien “HyP” Souville as their core base of French players, with Europeans George “ShaDowBurn” Gushcha, Karol “Danye” Szcześniak, Finnbjörn “Finnsi” Jónasson, Roni “LhCloudy” Tiihonen, and Harrison “Kruise” Pond rounding out the lineup.

Shanghai Dragons announce six new players

The Shanghai Dragons have added six new players to their roster, the Overwatch League franchise announced on Tuesday.

The Chinese franchise famously went 0-40 in the OWL's inaugural season, and have recruited a new lineup of South Korean players for Season Two:

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  • Min-seong "diem" Bae
  • Jin-hyeok "DDing" Yang
  • Young-jin " YOUNGJIN" Jin
  • Seong-hyeon "Luffy" Yang
  • Kyung-woo "CoMa" Son
  • Jun-hwan "GuardiaN" Jo

Drake and Scooter Braun Co-Owners of 100 Thieves

100 Thieves, the esports organization founded by former professional player Matt "Nadeshot" Haag, completed its Series A funding round with investments from Grammy-winning rapper Drake and Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun, 100T announced on Tuesday.

The company had previously received a multimillion-dollar investment from Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in November 2017. According to Forbes, 100 Thieves now has $25 million in total funding.

Activision Blizzard names NFL executive new head of CoD esports

Activision Blizzard has made veteran National Football League executive Johanna Faries the new head of the Call of Duty World League, the company announced Tuesday in a press release.

According to the press release, Faries filled a variety of leadership roles during her tenure with the NFL, whether in marketing, league initiative strategy, fan and business development, partnerships, or consumer products. She is also said to have spearheaded a broad range of diversity, inclusion, and mentorship programs.

CS:GO gets spookier with a Halloween update

Valve has given CS:GO a Halloween-themed update, the developer announced on Tuesday.

For a limited time, players can play on a spookily made-over Cobblestone, torment opponents from the grave in Casual, Demolition and Flying Scoutsman game modes, and break objects with a "spectral ghost knife."

Apparently, the chickens have also dressed up for the occasion.

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