theScore esports Daily (Sept.13): SKT's Worlds lineup speculation, Hearthstone's next nerfs, IMT enter Dota 2

by Josh Bury Sep 13
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SKT to bring Huni to Worlds?

The question of who SKT Telecom T1 will bring to the 2017 League of Legends World Championship continues to linger. A roster update on the official LoL esports page shows top laner Huni on the roster instead of Untara, and jungler Peanut over Blank. Because of tournament rules the organization must settle on 6 players for Worlds, though they routinely use subs for both jungle and top. An interview by Inven Global with SKT also quotes Huni as saying that he “will make sure to do well at Worlds.” SKT has yet to publicly confirm who they are bringing to Worlds.

Hearthstone Nerfs slated for Sept. 18

Nerfs to several of Hearthstone’s cards are slated to go live on Monday. The changes include nerfs to Druid, Warrior and Shaman. Spreading Plague and Innervate are the targets for Druid, While Warrior’s Fiery War Axe has had its cost increased. Hex now costs Shaman 4 Mana, up from 3. Also, Murloc Warleader will no longer grant his brethren any health: he only gives friendly murlocs +2 attack.

Immortals sign Dota 2 roster

Immortals have announced the acquisition of the former Team Phoenix lineup as their first Dota 2 roster. The lineup features DUBU, FOREV, QO, FEBBY, and MP. When the lineup was known as MVP Phoenix in 2016, they placed 5th-6th at The International 6.

In CS:GO news, IMT's PR and Communications Manager Shane Flanagin has confirmed to theScore esports that the decision to use cogu over kng for their group in ELEAGUE Premier 2017 was not the result of controversy at DreamHack Montreal.

Flanagin said that it was “something that we were aware of and arranging for before DreamHack took place," and added that cogu would stand in only for the ELEAGUE group stage. IMT’s games at that event are slated to get underway on Sept. 15.

Josh "Gauntlet" Bury is a news editor for theScore esports. You can find him on Twitter.