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theScore esports Daily (Dec. 10): Astralis become first team to win Intel's $1 million Grand Slam, Saintvicious replaced as FlyQuest coach after mental heath comments

by Dimitri Pascaluta Dec 10
Thumbnail image courtesy of Season 8 Finals / ESL

theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports.

Astralis win the Intel Grand Slam

After winning yesterday's ESL Pro League Season 8 finals, Astralis have become the first team to win Intel's $1 million Grand Slam challenge.

The Intel Grand Slam is awarded to the first team to win four Intel or ESL events over the course of 10 tournaments. Astralis accomplished the feat with a first place finish at DreamHack Masters Marseilles, ESL Pro League Season 7, IEM Chicago and ESL Pro League Season 8.

Pikoro replaces Crossover at Capcom Cup

In light of his recent visa issues, Lenny "Crossover" Alexander has been replaced by Gonzalo "Pikoro" Buleje at the upcoming Capcom Cup.

Crossover dropped out Capcom Cup last week after his visa request was denied by the Dominican Republic embassy.

Invert and Cop replace Saintvicious, become FlyQuest's new head coaches

FlyQuest has brought in Gabriel "Invert" Zoltan-Johan and David "Cop" Roberson to replace Brandon "Saintvicious" DiMarco as their head coach, the organization announced on Sunday.

The announcement follows a series of remarks that Saintvicious made on his stream several weeks ago regarding mental health issues The former coach claimed that those suffering from such issues tend to overstate their seriousness, and that a person suffering from an issue of this kind ought to "overcome it on their own." He later released an apology.

Dimitri Pascaluta is a content creator for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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