Did you miss anything from the last week in esports? Swamped with work or school? Still hungover (or sugar-crashed) from the Halloween partying? VPEsports’ Stories from the Week brings you all the biggest headlines you might have missed.
A veteran of the scene, He “Inflame” Yongzheng hasn’t had a good time recently. Between Newbee’s terrible year and the launch of WoW Classic, where he did pretty well, Inflame hasn’t been playing a lot of good Dota. But he’s back now. After standing in for CDEC here and there, on Nov. 7, it’s been finally confirmed that Inflame will take to the offlane at CDEC Gaming.
The recent changes to Team Secret saw Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen come to replace one of the staples of the EU powerhouse, Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng. In an in-depth article, we look at the legacy MidOne left at Team Secret, as he moves on to new ventures.
We all new this NA stack would not have gone org-less for long. Even though they’re missing Syed “SumaiL” Hassan, the Quincy Crew still has overwhelming talent on its roster between Yawar “YawaR” Hassan, Quinn “CCnC” Callahan, Arif “MSS” Anwar, and Avery “SVG” Silverman.
The stack has now been signed by Chaos Esports Club, who will be looking to repair their poor 2019 showing and shoot for some actual trophies in the coming season.
After publicly expressing his discontent with the previous compLexity CS:GO roster and their poor performance at the Berlin Major, coL CEO Jason Lake said he will be rebuilding into a new super team. And now, it’s finalized.
Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke (ex-OpTic) and Valentin “poizon” Vasilev (ex-Windigo Gaming) are the last two pieces to coL’s CS:GO roster. With experience at the helm in William “RUSH” Wierzba, the stack looks strong enough to make a promising debut.
The semifinal match between G2 and SKT at Worlds 2019 will be talked about for a long time. G2 pulled off a 3-1 victory to make the finals over the LCK favorites, but according to some, it wasn’t because they played perfectly.
LEC analyst Vedius explained on stream how G2 were able to beat SKT, despite the latter playing better in his opinion — a controversial take which sparked massive discussion on community boards.
If you’re a Chinese gamer younger than 18, your long gaming nights and frivolous weekends will be over. The Chinese government is looking to pass a law, which restricts how much minors in the country can play online games, limiting it to just 90 minutes on weekday and three hours on weekends.
The law is meant to find the growing gaming addiction in the country, which is getting more and more out of control with parents often too busy with commuting to work to police their child’s gaming habits.