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theScore esports Daily (June 27): Snax joins mousesports, PUBG Corp. drops lawsuit against Fortnite, 100 Thieves to start Levi and Brandini at Rift Rivals

by theScore Staff Jun 27
Thumbnail image courtesy of Sebastian Ekman / DreamHack

theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports.

Snax joins mousesports

After leaving Virtus.pro's ESEA roster yesterday, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski has now joined mousesports, the organization announced earlier today.

Snax was one of the longest standing members of Virtus.pro, having joined the team back in January of 2014. During his time with VP, he helped them to numerous tournament wins, including the ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014 and ELEAGUE Season 1.

He will be competing with mousesports at ESL ONE Cologne later next week.

PUBG Corp. drops lawsuit against Epic Games Inc.

Korean game developer PUBG Corp. has sent a letter of withdrawal to Epic Games Inc.'s attorneys on Monday, according to a report by Bloomberg. After battling it out for months, the lawsuit has been dropped by the studio behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

The lawsuit was initially filed by the South Korean studio back in January with the Seoul Central District Court, along with a list of 11 major similarities that are shared between both games.

PUBG and its law firm confirmed that the lawsuit has been dropped but wouldn't say why or whether or not a settlement has been reached.

100 Thieves to start Levi and Brandini at Rift Rivals

Đỗ "Levi" Duy Khánh and Brandon "Brandini" Chen will be starting for 100 Thieves at Rift Rivals, the organization announced earlier today.

Both players have been playing for 100 Thieves Academy but a Tweet from the organization states: "Both players have shown immense dedication to the game and to the team. We can't wait to see them play at this special international event next week!"

Levi is a former member of the GIGABYTE Marines squad that surprised many at the 2017 World Championship, taking games off FNATIC and Immortals in the group stage. Brandini was formerly a member of TSM Academy.

Formula 1 announces 2018 F1 Esports Pro Draft

Formula 1 has announced that they will allow nine F1 Esports teams to pick their drivers for the latter stages of the 2018 Series, which will take place on July 9.

F1 says that, "they’ll get to choose from the top 40 drivers from qualifying, all of whom will go through a series of tests at Silverstone before Pro Draft Day." At Tuesday's draw, we found out that Williams Esports will have the first pick in the draft.

The nine teams included in the draft are:

  • Williams Esports
  • Hype Energy eForce India
  • Haas F1
  • Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport
  • Renault Sport Team Vitality
  • Sauber
  • Toro Rosso
  • McLaren
  • Red Bull Racing Esports

Niall McCrossan is an intern for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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