theScore esports Daily (Oct. 22): Zikz named head coach of TSM, SumaiL to miss Hamburg due to visa delay

by Dimitri Pascaluta Oct 22
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SumaiL to miss Hamburg due to visa issues

Evil Geniuses midlaner Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan will be unable to attend ESL One Hamburg on account of visa issues, the team announced on Sunday.

EG have called up former OpTic Gaming player Quinn "CC&C" Callahan to stand-in as his replacement.

SumaiL's brother, Forward Gaming's Yawar "YawaR" Hassan, will also miss the event on account of a visa delay. Forward has tapped Steve "Excalibur" Ye as Yawar's stand-in.

ESL confirms that Forsaken also cheated during Premiership Fall Finale

Former OpTic India player Nikhil "forsaken" Kumawat has been found to have used the same cheating software at the ESL India Premiership Fall Finale as he did at eXTREMESLAND 2018 Asia Finals, ESL announced Monday in a Facebook post.

The discovery has prompted the tournament organizer to investigate all 20 players who participated in the Fall Finale, which ran from Sept. 13-14.

Zikz named TSM's new head coach

Following Kim "SSONG" Sang-soo's departure, Team SoloMid have named Counter Logic Gaming alumni Tony "Zikz" Gray as the team's new head coach.

Previously CLG’s long-time coach, Zikz won two NA LCS titles with CLG and saw them make the finals of the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational, earning North America its highest placing at a Riot-associated international event thus far.

This news comes in the wake of an alleged conversation between Zikz and Zaqueri "aphromoo" Black, in which Zikz apparently expressed doubt about working for TSM, that was recently leaked on the latter's stream. A screenshot of the alleged conversation was posted to the League of Legends subreddit.

By the time of press, theScore esports was not able to independently corroborate the authenticity of the screenshot.

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