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CLG’s Rush quitting League and streaming for military service

Published: 8/Nov/2020 12:06

by Luke Edwards


One-time NA LCS MVP and ex-Cloud9 jungler Lee “Rush” Yoon-jae has announced he will be stepping down from LoL to complete his mandatory military service in South Korea.

As per Korean law, men are expected to complete at least one year of military service by the time they reach 28 years of age.

Special exemption is allowed in certain circumstances. Tottenham Hotspur soccer player Heung-min Son was given permission to forego his service after he led South Korea to gold in the 2018 Asian Games.

Unfortunately for fans of Rush, he’s not allowed to do the same.

Rush playing for Cloud9
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Rush represented Cloud9 in 2016.

Rush quits LoL for military service

On his Twitch stream on November 7, Rush announced his intention to quit League to complete his military service upon the expiry of his contract with CLG.

“This is my last month playing League of Legends, not even my last month, I’m probably going to be playing for a week, to let people know that I’m leaving,” Rush explained. “And also, fulfilling the CLG contract. Then I will quit [both] streaming and League of Legends, to serve for military.”

Whether Rush will return to League when he completes his conscription is unknown. He reached first place on the SoloQ ladder of the South Korean server in each of the 2014, 2015 and 2018 seasons.

Rush came to North America in 2014 as the new starting jungler for LMQ, who later rebranded as Team Impulse. Known for his aggressive early-game play and insane Lee Sin mechanics, Rush quickly became a fan-favorite and was NA LCS MVP for the 2015 Summer Split.

This play against CLG, where he straight up walks through the enemy vision to get a kill under tower, is one of his most revered.

Despite TIP crashing out in the semifinals of playoffs to eventual champions CLG, Rush’s form earned him a move to C9 to replace Hai ‘Hai’ Du Lam as the starting jungler. After a quiet spring split which saw C9 lose to TSM in the quarterfinals, he was relegated to C9 Challenger, replaced by William ‘Meteos’ Hartman.

Rush had a brief stint with LCK juggernauts KT Rolster, but he was mostly an understudy to jungling great Go ‘Score’ Dong-bin. He moved back to NA for an LCS stint with Echo Fox, before becoming a streamer with CLG.

Call of Duty

Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale


Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

Black Ops Brawl event
The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.