theScore esports Daily (March 25): Vancouver Titans win OWL Stage 1 championship, n0thing leaves compLexity and Vici Gaming wins Dota 2 DreamLeague Major

by Devin Jones Mar 25 2019
Thumbnail image courtesy of Robert Paul / Overwatch League stage 1 playoffs / The Overwatch League

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compLexity Gaming says goodbye to n0thing

Veteran CS:GO competitor Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert has left compLexity Gaming's active roster.

Announced on March 22 via compLexity Gaming's Twitter account, n0thing followed up with his own statement, saying "There was an offer to stick around, and in other circumstances, I would have, but prior commitments kept me from doing so."

At this point in time, it's not clear what those other commitments are, and n0thing's competitive CS:GO future is unknown.

Vici Gaming win the Dota 2 Stockholm Major

By winning the DreamLeague Season 11 Stockholm Major, Vici Gaming has become the first team to win both the Major and its related minor tournament in Dota 2 according to a Dota insider Wykrhm Reddy.

In the group stage, Vici took second place to Evil Geniuses who registered a 2-0 record. EG would lose 2-1 to Keen Gaming in round one of the upper brackets before dropping a 2-1 lower bracket series to the eventual tournament runner-ups in Virtus.Pro.

On the flip side, Vici took out Team Secret in round one of the Upper Bracket before beating both PSG.LGD and Fnatic 2-1 to make it to the finals.

Vici Gaming won the title after the series against Virtus.Pro ended in a 3-2 victory.

Vancouver Titans win the Overwatch League stage 1 championship

The Vancouver Titans defeated the San Francisco Shock 4-3 to claim the title of Overwatch League Stage 1 champions.

The finals were a back and forth affair between the undefeated expansion team and the Shock, culminating on Rialto, the final championship map that San Francisco picked and completed.

But just when it looked like The Shock would claim the Stage 1 title, Vancouver tied it up and sent things into overtime where they pulled out a 4-3 victory.

Astralis win first CS:GO LAN event after economy patch

Despite Valve's latest blockbuster patch, BLAST Pro Series: São Paulo tournament was business as usual over the weekend as Astralis defeated Team Liquid 2-1 in the grand finals.

What's notable here, is that the São Paulo event is the first LAN to be played with the updated round loss bonus system that Valve introduced in a March 13 patch.

RELATED: theScore esports Daily (March 14): Extensive changes announced for CS:GO in latest patch

Forward Gaming announce roster changes

North American Dota 2 organization Forward Gaming recently announced a number of roster changes after a poor performance at the DreamLeague Season 11 Stockholm Major.

In a Youtube video Forward Gaming's CEO David Dashtoyan announced that roster captain Avery "SVG" Silverman has decided to retire from competitive Dota, while Saahil "UNiVeRse" Arora has decided to take a break from competitive play and has left the team. While UNiVeRse released a statement clarifying his situation, SVG has remained quiet.

Additionally, Roman "Resolut1on" Fominok has decided to sit out the next tournament but still remains a part of the Forward Gaming Squad. His reasons for doing so are unknown at this time.

Stepping in to fill the vacant roster slots is Quinn "CCnC" Callahan, who is officially signed to the squad, as well as Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu and Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi who are both with the team on a trial basis.

The current Forward Gaming roster consists of Yawar "YawaR" Hassan, CCnC, SneyKing, MSS and Kitrak.

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