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theScore esports Daily (Oct. 9): GODV retires from LoL and ESL partners with Hulu for four esports series

by Preston Dozsa 13d ago
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GODV retires from LoL, switches to PUBG

Legendary mid laner Wei "GODV" Zhen, has retired from League of Legends and transitioned to LGD's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds team, according to a statement made by the team on Weibo.

GODV was a longtime member of LGD, joining in May 2014. During his time on the team, LGD would most notably win the 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs, though they would go on to place a disappointing 9-11th at the 2015 Season World Championship. His most recent games for the team were during the Summer promotion tournament in April, with Yu "Cool" Jia-Jun replacing him on the starting lineup throughout the most recent split.

ESL to produce four new esports series for Hulu

ESL is partnering with Hulu to produce four new series focusing on esports for the streaming video-on-demand service, ESL announced in a press release on Monday.

Notably, one of the four series will be a documentary called Bootcamp that focuses on Immortals' CS:GO team rebuilding their roster in advance of IEM Oakland, which will take place from Nov. 18-19. Immortals recently benched Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Lecas "LUCAS1" Teles after they requested a transfer following Vita "kNgV-" Giuseppe departure from the team. Those moves follow the team's forfeiture of the first game of the Grand Finals at DreamHack Montreal 2017 after the three aforementioned players were late.

The other three series include Player V. Player, a "gamified debate show" where casters and esports personalities debate various topics; Defining Moments, a show exploring the most impactful moments in esports history; and ESL Replay, a documentary-style recap of memorable moments from four unspecified tournaments.

Preston Dozsa is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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