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theScore esports Daily (Dec. 21): Liquid and MIBR exchange TACO and zews for Stewie2K, ByuN announces start of military service and OWL announces suspensions, fines for several players

by Dimitri Pascaluta, Daniel Rosen Dec 21
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Team Liquid trade TACO and zews for Stewie2K

Made in Brazil and Team Liquid have traded two of their star players to each other, with player Epitácio "TACO" de Melo Pessoa Filho and coach Wilton "zews" Prado headed to MIBR in exchange for Jake "Stewie2K" Yip going over to Liquid.

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"I’m excited to work and play with players that I’ve known coming up in the scene. The team has been rising each year and I’ve seen good progression over time," Stewie2K said in a press release. "I think we have a bright future ahead of us and we can meet our expectations given time. I have a good feeling about this move and I believe it’s for the better. Only we can hold us back now."

OWL announces suspensions, fines for several players

The Overwatch League has announced that it will be maintaining a list of players throughout the upcoming season who've been disciplined for violating the league's code of conduct.

Several players have already been added to that list, as Blizzard has decided to hand out several punishments in advance of the 2019 season. The list includes: Damon "Apply" Conti, Kelsey "Colourhex" Birse, Shilong "Krystal" Cai, Se-Hyun “Neko” Park, Riku "Ripa" Toivanen, Won-Jae "Rise" Lee and MinKi "Violet" Park.

compLexity Gaming bench yay and part ways with Rambo

compLexity Gaming have parted ways with coach Ronald "Rambo" Kim and placed Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker on the inactive roster of their CS:GO squad, the organization announced on Thursday.

yay is set to be replaced with Rogue member Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland, reports' Nohte. Citing unnamed sources, the report asserts that Rickeh has already signed a contract with coL.

ByuN announces the start of his military service

"ByuN" Hyun Woo will be starting his military service as of Jan. 29, 2018, the StarCraft II player announced Friday on Twitter.

The South Korean Terran player is most well-known for winning a GSL championship against Kim "sOs" Yoo Jin in 2016, and for earning a BlizzCon title against Dark that same year.

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