Logic to headline LCS Summer Finals 2020 Opening Ceremony - Dexerto
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Logic to headline LCS Summer Finals 2020 Opening Ceremony

Published: 4/Sep/2020 0:19 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 0:32

by Alan Bernal

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Logic will make a brief return to his performing life on September 6. The retired artist will make an appearance on the LCS Finals broadcast to headline the event’s Opening Ceremony.

Riot Games announced today that the rapper-turned-Twitch star is going to be featured on the official LCS channel before FlyQuest takes on either TSM or Team Liquid to decide the Summer 2020 Champion.

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Eager fans would love to see the two-time Grammy Award nominee go through a whole playlist live, but there’s a Grand Finals that has to be played that day. Luckily, Logic will have time to perform a “unique rendition” of the ‘Perfect’ single from his album ‘No Pressure.’

Although no details were shared, Logic’s single will feature “sound effects from iconic video game titles.” The track famously incorporates a few sound bites and callbacks to video games, but it would be interesting to see if Riot and Logic have something special in store for the League of Legends tournament.

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Logic will be performing at the LCS Summer 2020 Opening Ceremony.

How to watch Logic perform at the LCS Finals Opening Ceremony

Riot Games have been known to incorporate incredible displays before they kick off major events. Their partnership with Logic will let anyone tuning into the official LCS Twitch channel or Riot’s own LoL Esports website follow along the performance.

To start watching, tune in on the day of the Grand Finals on Sunday, September 6 at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST / 9 AM BST when the Opening Ceremony starts up to usher in the final match of the season.

The lead-up to the online games should also include other featurettes to hype up the match, so make sure to stay near the tab in case Logic isn’t on immediately starting the Opening Ceremony.

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Logic signed a seven-figure deal with Twitch in late July after retiring from his music career. The artist has long been vocal of his love for games. In 2018, he played Street Fighter II during a live concert, projecting the matches on a big screen.

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Logic recently moved on from music and invested in an esports team and Twitch career.

In late August, Logic and Pusha-T were announced as part of Chaos EC’s ownership group who were leading a charge for social justice and racial equality initiatives, particularly in the gaming community.

Now, he’ll lend his talents to bolster Riot’s extensive catalogue of live League performances from past artists including Imagine Dragons, (G)I-dle’s Soyeon & Miyeon, Duckwrth, Keke Palmer, Thutmose, Becky G, and much more.

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The LCS Summer Finals tends to draw thousands of viewers every year, and many more could follow suit this time to see Logic’s special performance.

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HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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