theScore esports Daily (June 5): Riot Games announces new Global Head of esports, H1ghSky's Twitch account banned after underage allegations, while Blast Pro Series introduces BO3 semi-finals format

by Devin Jones Jun 5
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H1ghSky's Twitch account banned after underage allegations

Fortnite streamer and FaZe Clan member H1ghSky's Twitch account looks to have been banned following reports he and FaZe lied about his age.

The allegations of h1ghsky being 11 years old when he signed a contract with FaZe Clan, and not 13 as he, his family and FaZe Clan claimed when they announced his signing, were first brought to light by Turner "tfue" Turner's lawsuit against FaZe Clan last month.

According to a report from the HollywoodReporter, H1ghSky and his family were told by FaZe Clan to lie about his age, since the minimum age required to stream on Twitch is 13. H1ghSky would also not be able to participate in official Fortnite tournaments or, one of which he just won $5,000 from.

A report from Upcomer's Kevin Hitt claims to prove that H1ghSky was 11-years old when he announced that he'd joined FaZe on March 22, 2019.

Neither FaZe Clan nor H1ghSky's family have commented on the allegations. We will update the story when we know more.

Vitality signs former Olympian as CS:GO team manager

Vitality has announced via Twitter that former French Olympian, Matthieu Péché, has been signed on as the organization's new CS:GO team manager.

As a slalom canoeist, Péché won Bronze at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and placed fourth at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Péché will be replacing current manager Alexandre "Zuper" Gillet who joined Vitality in December of 2018.

Riot announces new global head of LoL esports

Announced in a blog post on the League of Legends website, Riot Games has introduced John Needham as its new Global Head of LoL esports.

Additionally, Riot announced that current co-heads of esports Jarred Kennedy and Whalen Rozelle will remain with the company in new leadership positions.

Needham has been with Riot Games since 2017, most recently serving as the Managing Director Europe and North America. Prior to Riot, Needham worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment, Cryptic Studios, and Microsoft Xbox.

Blast Pro Series introduces BO3 semi-finals format

Blast Pro Series is introducing a best-of-three semi-finals format, amidst criticism of the BO1 series format that Blast has used up until this point.

Written up in a blog post on the Blast Pro Series website, the so-called "Front Row Experience" will include "New open production with studios, stages and exclusive team zones, bringing the fans much closer to the players, talent, media and production than ever before."

The first tournaments to receive the front row experience is BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles, which will be held on July 13-14 at the HD Buttercup building. One-day tickets are starting at $99 while a weekend ticket will run you $149.

2019 will see Blast Pro Series host seven tournaments, and it's rumored that 2020 will see that number ramped up to as much as 12.

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