theScore esports Daily (Nov. 14): Mata leaves KT Rolster, G2 reportedly replacing Ex6TenZ and SmithZz

by Dimitri Pascaluta Nov 14
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Mata parts ways with KT Rolster

Cho "Mata" Se-hyung, the MVP of the 2014 League of Legends World Championship, has decided to leave KT Rolster after his contract has come to an end, the organization announced on Tuesday.

The support player joined KT Rolster in late 2016, and went on to help the team win the LCK Summer Split and secure the top seed from Korea at Worlds in 2018. Having often been touted as one of the game's best shotcaller, he is now a free agent and able to look for opportunities elsewhere.

G2 reportedly replacing Ex6TenZ and SmithZz

G2 Esports is looking to replace Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans and Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux with Lucas "Lucky" Chastang and Audric "JaCkz" Jug, according to VPEsports' neL.

The suspected move would break up the iteration of G2 formed by Richard "shox" Papillon back in June, where Ex6TenZ and SmithZz were brought in as free agents. The former had been benched by LDLC and the latter made the move from a coaching position on G2.

Their reported replacements would come by way of 3DMAX. G2 went out in the group stage of ESL One New York and are currently last in the European bracket of ECS Season 6.

faculty parts ways with Vitality

Philippe "faculty" Rodier has stepped down as coach of Vitality, he announced Tuesday on Twitter.

faculty had been coaching the organization since its inception several months ago and, according to VPEsports' neL, is "the reason why the project existed [in] the first place."

N0tail, Doublelift and Stewie2K make Forbes' 30 under 30

Several esports players and personalities have made it into Forbes' 30 under 30 ranking in the Games category, including Johan "N0tail" Sundstein, Co-Founder of OG and winner of The International 2018.

Other notable inclusions were Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng, Jacky "Stewie2K" Yip, Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman and popular Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

Dimitri Pascaluta is a content creator for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.