In game one, on Ascension to Auir, Gumiho, the towel Terran, opens top left, with soO opening bottom right opting for a non orthodox no gas build. Terran Reaper expands into factory, while Zerg produces a lot of Queens, still with no gas. A build we’ve never seen before from soO. Zerg gets 4 hp away from killing the Terran scout, and opts for a fast Lair. Gumiho looks to harass the Drones with Banshees,but soO defends against them, being ready with an Observer hatching right as they enter his base. Terran pushes with Reapers to which soO flawlessly defends with a perfect split
It was said before the match, “If P1 wins, everyone gets a fidget spinner,” and that was all the hype as the round started. In Game 1, Akaadian took first blood against Ryu to put them at a 600 gold lead. Ryu took revenge on Akaadian the very next kill, taking an infernal dragon with the extra time they gained. Froggen dominated CS in the mid lane, tripling his average numbers, effectively stabilizing the gold count between the two teams. At 19 minutes, P1 won a team fight giving them 4 kills, and a 2200 gold lead. Mikeyeung, looking very strong for Phoenix1, while
Pro player Inori leaves Phoenix1 to play for Team Liquid, as his new team announced a welcoming for their 10nth player on Twitter. Going into week 4 with a less than satisfactory 0-6 record, P1’s team coach, Michael Moore, tweeted that Inori was a player the team often sought after, and that he is always welcomed back. Only one player remains from Phoenix1’s team of last year, so far this season the team started three different junglers, for three different weeks. In their last match, losing to Counter Logic Gaming, P1 managed to show a strong performance bringing it to a three game match. They
Well known team Envyus welcomes their 8th division, Rocket League, to their already diverse roster of games. Similar teams, such as Cloud 9 and Team Liquid, average in at about 9 different games registered. The newly formed team already has shown great success earlier this month winning the RLCS Championship Title. Mike Rufail, CEO of Envyus, made a statement saying that the team wants to expand Rocket League in Esports, and hopes to accomplish that through their success showing Rocket League to be the fun and exciting game that it is.
A 2 year deal was struck in which Amazon’s Twitch acquired streaming rights for Blizzard Esports events. Without any mention on the highly anticipated Overwatch league, all other currently planned competitive events were named; including, HOTS: Global Championship, Hearthstone Championship Tour, World of Warcraft Arena Championship, Overwatch Apex, and Starcraft 2 World Championship. Frank Pierce, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, made a statement enforcing ties between the two companies. While nothing is really changing, as these type of events have always been streamed on Twitch, this move prevents a lot third party competition affecting both companies as Activision-Blizzard has vested interests in the Esports with the