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theScore esports Daily (Feb. 25): tarik reportedly joins NRG, SKT competing under T1 from now on, Katowice Major results so far

by Devin Jones, Colin McNeil 24d ago
Thumbnail image courtesy of Patrick Strack / ESL

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

SK Telecom's LoL team renamed after Comcast Spectacor partnership

In a move sure to confuse just about everyone, SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor announced a partnership Monday morning that means their League of Legends team will compete under simply "T1" moving forward.

President and CEO of SK Telecom, Park Jung-Ho, and Tucker Roberts, President of Comcast Spectacor’s gaming division, announced the changes at the Mobile World Congress 2019 exhibition in Barcelona.

Operations for T1 Entertainment will be run from Seoul, South Korea, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in the United States.

CS:GO Katowice New Legends results

The New Legends Stage of the Katowice Major is done and dusted, and from the wreckage have emerged the eight teams to compete in the playoffs.

Astralis, Team Liquid, Natus Vincere, MIBR, Renegades, FaZe Clan, ENCE eSports and Ninjas and Pyjamas will all be vying for their share of the Major's $1 million prize pool.

To the surprise of no one, Astralis and Liquid both recorded a perfect 3-0 records while BIG and NRG sit at the bottom with an opposite 0-3 outing in New Legends.

Na’Vi made the bracket stage by knocking off AVANGAR, with MIBR disposing of NiP 2-0 and Cinderella story Renegdaes winning out over Vitality.

FaZe Clan squeaked in with a nail-biter 2-1 win over compLexity followed by a 2-0 drubbing of Cloud9. ENCE managed to win three-in-a-row to punch their ticket to the New Champions stage, over BIG, G2 Esports and AVANGAR, while NiP went the distance against Vitality.

FugLy out, tarik in for NRG: Report

Tarik “tarik” Celik is replacing Jacob “FugLy” Medina of NRG after a poor 0-3 16th place finish at the Katowice Major New Legends stage, according to a report from Steven Cropley and Kevin Hitt of VPEsports.

Cropley and Hitt write that tarik’s contract is already signed and the former Cloud9 player has found a team after missing out on the Major.

NRG lost to Ninjas in Pyjamas, AVANGAR, and compLexity.

Na’Vi enters the R6 esports picture

Natus Vincere entered Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege esports scene by acquiring the German line-up of de Mock-it Esports.

“We have been watching Rainbow Six for a long time — this is a great example of how an excellent esport discipline was made from just a good game. We really like the way Ubisoft works in this direction,” said Na’Vi CEO Yevhen Zolotarov in a statement.

Mock-it recently competed in the Six Invitational 2019 in Montreal, failing to make it out of groups. Reigning champs G2 defended their title, taking home their share of the $2 million prize pool.

Devin Jones is a content creator at the score, you can follow him on Twitter

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