theScore esports Daily (Dec. 20): SK Gaming unveil LEC roster, Blizzard announces WCS Winter 2019

by Dimitri Pascaluta Dec 20 2018
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SK Gaming unveil LEC roster

SK Gaming have unveiled their roster for the League of Legends European Championship.

The roster includes Jorge "Werlyb" Casanovas Moreno-Torres in the top lane, Oskar "Selfmade" Boderek in the jungle, Juš "Crownshot" Marušič in the bot lane, Han "Dreams" Min-kook as support, and Choi "Pirean" Jun-sik in the mid lane.

Denial Esports reportedly returning under new management

Denial Esports have returned to the world of competitive gaming, reports Unikrn's Dustin Steiner.

In the past, Denial Esports has had trouble paying its players on time. Steiner reports that the organization is under new management, headed by Zach Smith of Moneymatches and Patrick "BlackBeardAP" Smith, formerly of the Anaheim Pirates Halo team, which is said "to have dealt with the organization's nagging debt problems."

Blizzard announces WCS Winter 2019

Blizzard has announced the first StarCraft II World Championship Series event of the season, WCS Winter 2019.

WCS Winter is being touted as a prelude to the WCS season, and is set to replace of the league's four circuit stops.

The 10-week program will consist of a pair of 32-person online tournaments—one for the Americas (including Latin America, Taiwan, ANZ/SEA, and China) and one for Europe—each with a USD $60,000 prize pool," said Blizzard. Each tournament will culminate in a "live, winner-advances battle between the top six, one for Europe and one for the Americas."

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