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100 Thieves announce unexpected change to their Fortnite pro team

Published: 8/Jan/2019 21:43 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 21:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American esports organization 100 Thieves have made an unexpected roster change to their pro team for Fortnite Battle Royale.

Pro player Alex ‘Risker’ Biamonte has left the organization on January 8 in what appears to be a mutual decision according to the tweets posted by both parties.

“Today, we part ways with 100T Risker from our Fortnite team,” 100 Thieves tweeted. “Thank you for helping kick off Fortnite for 100 Thieves, and we wish the best of luck with your future endeavors.”

Risker was very complementary of his former org in his announcement message: “Today I parted ways with 100 Thieves. I want to thank them again for the amazing opportunity – and a huge thank you to everyone’s kind words and support. There are great things coming, stay posted!”

100 Thieves have not announced any corresponding moves to this one, meaning that their pro Fortnite team’s roster will remain comprised of Kenith, Parallax, and SirDimetrious for the time being.

As for Risker’s future, he does foreshadow positive news in his tweet, but he has not been picked up by any organizations as of yet. However, considering his top level skill-set, it will likely not be hard for him to find a new home in the very near future. 

100 Thieves’ Fortnite team (left to right) – SirDimetrious, Parallax, Kenith, Risker (former)

Risker was one of the three players that were part of 100 Thieves’ first ever pro team in Fortnite, along with Kenith and Parallax. All three players joined the org on June 9 in anticipation of the currently ongoing $100 million competitive season. 

In terms of his competitive resume, Risker participated in four weeks of the Fall Skirmish Series – weeks two, three, four, and seven – with his best placement, 21st overall, coming in the Solos tournament in week four. 

League of Legends

DAMWON players reveal which League champions they want Worlds skins for

Published: 31/Oct/2020 23:58 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 23:59

by Andrew Amos

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DAMWON Gaming hadn’t even left the Pudong Football Stadium in Shanghai after their League of Legends Worlds 2020 triumph before they were grilled on the biggest question of the year: what champions they’d choose for their commemorative in-game skins.

Every year in League of Legends, the World Champions get immortalized not only in history, but in-game. The five players on each team get to pick a champion they like to receive a skin in their team colors.

It’s a special memento for both the pros and fans alike. Players often spend their whole career chasing the dream of getting a Worlds skin, but few have actually received one.

FPX Worlds skins splash art
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2019 World Champions FunPlus Phoenix chose Gangplank, Lee Sin, Malphite, Vayne, and Thresh for their skins.

So, after DAMWON took down Suning in an exhilarating 3-1 final on October 31, the question on everyone’s lips in the post-game festivities was who the South Korean squad would choose for their own Worlds skins.

The Worlds 2020 champions want some more time to mull over their choices, but the preliminary results are in. In the post-game press conference, they all had a vague idea of who exactly they wanted.

For top laner Jang ‘Nuguri’ Ha-gwon, the choice was pretty easy: Kennen. The electric Yordle is by far his most recognisable champion, and he said the pick helped him lift the Summoner’s Cup.

Heo ‘Showmaker’ Su also had a straight-forward answer: Twisted Fate. However, the rest of the squad is undecided. Worlds 2020 MVP Kim ‘Canyon’ Geon-bu wants either Graves or Nidalee, two of his most popular champions.

The same goes for Cho ‘BeryL’ Geon-hee. He wants to pick either Leona ⁠— his most played champion in pro play ⁠— or Pantheon, the pick he devised that ultimately dominated the Worlds meta. Jang ‘Ghost’ Yong-jun is torn between three: Jhin, Ashe, or Caitlyn.

Pantheon in League of Legends
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Pantheon support rose to prominence thanks to DAMWON support BeryL.

Potential DAMWON Gaming Worlds 2020 skins

  • Nuguri: Kennen
  • Canyon: Graves or Nidalee
  • Showmaker: Twisted Fate
  • Ghost: Jhin, Ashe, or Caitlyn
  • BeryL: Leona or Pantheon

The Worlds 2020 champions will have some time to think about who exactly they want. The special in-game skins typically don’t get released for a few months, so players will have to wait until the middle of 2021 to get their hands on them.