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CuVee claims Riot hasn’t paid Worlds 2017 champs SSG for their skins

Published: 16/Sep/2020 18:04 Updated: 16/Sep/2020 18:07

by Daniel Cleary

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League of Legends world champion Lee ‘CuVee’ Seong-jin claimed that Riot Games has still yet to pay the former Samsung Galaxy roster a cut of the sales for their Worlds 2017 skins.

Worlds is the most prestigious event of the year in League of Legends, as it sees the top 24 international teams, from each regional league, come together to battle it out in front of millions of viewers.

The League of Legends world champions can walk away with millions of dollars in prizes and will also receive exclusive rewards such as in-game skins dedicated to their performances, as seen with FPX in 2019.

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FPX were the latest team to receive exclusive League of Legends skins for Worlds.

Following the event, each player from the winning team is allowed to choose one champion, so long as they have competed with it during Worlds, to receive a custom skin which will later be sold in the Riot Store.

On top of the guaranteed prize money for winning the tournament, the players are also expected to receive a cut of the sales for these skins, which has been rumored to net players hundreds of thousands of dollars, in past years.

However, former Samsung Galaxy top laner CuVee claimed in a recent broadcast, that he, and other SSG players, have yet to receive a cut from their Worlds 2017 skins.

According to a rough translation from Welsiba_LoL, the 2017 world champion claimed that Riot had not paid him his share and added that only two of his fellow teammates have been compensated.

The pro player, who currently plays for Hanwha Life, revealed that the two SSG players paid were those who left Korea to compete in the LCS: Jo ‘CoreJJ’ Yong-in, Team Liquid’s support, and Lee ‘Crown’ Min-ho, who spent a brief period under OpTic Gaming.

The clip’s translation was later confirmed by LCK journalist Ashley Kang, who added that the SSG players who did not leave Korea were the ones seemingly affected by this major delay.

Dexerto has reached out to Riot Games for a response.

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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

CaseEsports land1n
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CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.