theScore esports Daily (Jan. 4): iLTW joins OG as stand-in, AmaNEk parts ways with LDLC and eUnited bench Relyks as Ace departs

by Dimitri Pascaluta Jan 4
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iLTW to stand-in as OG's newest carry

Igor "iLTW" Filatov will be standing-in a OG's new carry player, the organization announced on Friday.

The news arrives after yesterday's announcement that OG and their former carry, Per Anders "Pajkatt" Olsson Lille, had parted ways. Pajkatt had been brought in about a month ago to replace Anathan "ana" Pham, who decided to take a break from competitive play following OG's miraculous victory at The International 2018.

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iLTW's debut with OG happened during today's match against Vega Squadron as part of WePlay Winter Madness, where OG came out victorious. The appearance was presumably to determine whether he and OG have the right chemistry, as the team announced in yesterday's statement that they would be "holding try-outs to fill out the carry position."

AmaNEk parts ways with LDLC

François "AmaNEk" Delaunay's contract with LDLC expired as of Friday, the player announced on Friday.

The French player had been a member of LDLC since mid-May, when he joined the organization alongside David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic and Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon.

Relyks confirms eUnited benching as Ace departs

Skyler "Relyks" Weaver has been benched by eUnited, the North American player confirmed in a TwitLonger on Friday.

The 23-year-old shed light on the changes in recent months leading up to the team's decision to remove him from the starting lineup to make way for Will "dazzLe" Loafman.

Moreover, Brandon "Ace" Winn is no longer tied to eUnited and is "available to pursue other options," the player announced Thursday on Twitter.

We Dem Girlz sign with TSM

European Rocket League team We Dem Girlz has signed with Team SoloMid, the organization announced Friday on Twitter.

TSM’s Rocket League team consists of Remco “remkoe” den Boer, Jordan “EyeIgnite” Stellon and Otto “Metsanauris” Kaipiainen, and will be participating in the Rocket League Championship Series in Europe.

Dimitri Pascaluta is a content creator for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.