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theScore esports Daily (April 29): byali to reportedly step down from Virtus.Pro, while FaZe Clan will have to utilize stand-ins for their first match of IEM Sydney

by Devin Jones 25d 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.

byali to reportedly step down from Virtus.Pro

According to a report from Cybersport.pl as translated by HLTV writer Luis "MIRAA" Mira, Virtus Pro's Paweł "byali" Bieliński is stepping down from the organization's active roster.

byali has allegedly grown frustrated with Virtus.Pro in the wake of poor results since he returned to the team at the end of 2018 after a three-month stint with polish outfit MIKSTURA.

Since returning to Virtus.pro byali has only played in one event, Charleroi Esports, where the team bombed out of the group stage, losing out to GamerLegion and G2 Esports.

According to the report, byali will be replaced by Michal "OKOLICIOUZ" Glowaty in the line-up for Monday's Polish Championship clash against the Izako Boars.

FaZe Clan to sport stand-in's for IEM Sydney

Facing visa issues prior to IEM Sydney, FaZe Clan's Nikola “NiKo” Kovac and Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev will sit out of the roster's first game against Chiefs Esports Club.

Standing in for the duo are FaZe Clan's coach Janko “YNk” Paunovic and ICON Esports' Karlo “USTILO” Pivac.

While YNk does have recent experience in-server for FaZe—his last matches coming against Brazilian squad PaiN Gaming at StarSeries Season Seven—USTILO hasn't competed against top talent internationally since leaving Renegades last September.

It's expected that the full FaZe Clan lineup will be ready to compete after their match against Chief Esports Club.

Devin Jones is a content creator at theScore esports, you can follow him on Twitter.

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