theScore esports Daily (Nov. 20): Riot announces franchised teams for new European league, Jensen joins Liquid and Caps reportedly joining G2

by Dimitri Pascaluta Nov 20
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Riot announces teams for new European league

Six current EU LCS teams will join four returning and new orgs in a new, franchised League in Europe, Riot announced Tuesday morning.

The move comes with a name change — the EU LCS has been rebranded to the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).

Riot also announced the final roster of teams that will be competing:

  • FC Schalke 04
  • Fnatic
  • G2 Esports
  • Misfits Gaming
  • Origen
  • Excel
  • Rogue
  • SK Gaming
  • Splyce
  • Team Vitality

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Jensen parts ways with Cloud9, joins Team Liquid

Midlaner Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen has parted ways with Cloud9 and joined the ranks of Team Liquid, the organization announced on Monday.

Jensen had been a member of C9's League of Legends roster for three years, and helped the team secure a place in the semifinals of this year's Worlds. C9's run was historic, given that they were the first North American team to have brought home a 3-4th finish in seven years.

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Caps reportedly joining G2

G2 Esports will be adding former Fnatic midlaner Rasmus "Caps" Winther to their roster and moving Luka "PerkZ" Perković to the AD carry position, reports ESPN's Jacob Wolf.

The organization is also reportedly considering a move with regards to their bottom lane, having expressed interest in Misfits support Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle. Mikyx's contract with Misfits expired on Monday, the same day as Caps'.

Faker to remain with SKT

Legendary midlaner Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok will remain with SK Telecom T1 for the upcoming season, the organization announced on Tuesday.

This news comes in the wake of SKT's recent decision to drop seven members of their roster. Despite faltering throughout 2018, Faker won three World Championships with SKT and is commonly regarded as the single greatest League of Legends player of all-time.

The organization also announced the renewal of Lee "Effort" Sangho's and Han "Leo" Kyeore's contracts.

Chris T parts ways with Cygames Beast

Professional Street Fighter competitor Chris "Chris T" Tatarian has parted ways with Cygames Beast, the player announced on Tuesday.

Chris T has claimed that his departure was the result of a "contractual dispute." The player is now a free agent, and is still slated to compete in the upcoming Capcom Cup.

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