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theScore esports Daily (April 11): Multiple teams withdraw from ESL One Mumbai while the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly agree to buy Clutch Gaming

by Devin Jones 14d ago
Thumbnail image courtesy of Tina Jo / LEC Spring 2019 Week 6 / Riot esports

ESL One Mumbai sees multiple teams withdraw due to scheduling conflicts

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

A total of five Dota 2 teams have dropped out of ESL One Mumbai due to scheduling conflicts.

Yesterday Gambit Esports and Alliance withdrew from the tournament due to a scheduling conflict with OGA Dota PIT Minor, which starts a day after ESL One Mumbai concludes.

Since then, NiP have also dropped out of ESL One due to OGA Dota PIT Minor, while Chaos and J.Storm have also dropped out "due to other commitments outside the Dota Pro Circuit."

According to a Tweet from Chaos CEO Greg Laird, those "other commitments" refer to Chaos focusing on team practice, chemistry and the avoidance of burnout.

76ers reportedly agree to buy majority stake in Clutch Gaming

According to a report from Jacob Wolf of ESPN, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the Philadelphia 76ers and team Dignitas, have agreed to purchase a majority stake in League of Legends team Clutch Gaming for an estimated $20 million.

The report states that once the deal has closed, Clutch Gaming will be rebranded as Dignitas, who've had a long-standing presence in the world of esports for the past 15 years.

As of late, Dignitas has been notably absent from some of the major esports scenes. Their CS:GO squad disbanded in 2018 and they were denied a spot in the franchised LCS.

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

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