theScore esports Daily (May 27): OWL commissioner leaves for Fortnite, pita to sub for dennis in NiP for Dallas and UUNO joins G2's R6 roster

by Keith Capstick May 27 2019
Thumbnail image courtesy of Robert Paul / OWL Stage 1 playoffs / Activision Blizzard

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OWL commissioner leaves for Fortnite esports

The Overwatch League's commissioner—Nate Nanzer—is moving on to Fortnite esports.

Nanzer announced on Twitter Friday that he'd be leaving his role with Activision/Blizzard in order to tackle a new project in Fortnite's burgeoning esports scene.

Fortnite is of course one of the most popular games in the world right now, and its esports scene is still very much in its growing stage despite Epic's massive financial investment.

Nanzer will be replaced by Pete Vlastelica. He currently oversees all of Activision/Blizzard's esports products.

Pita to play for dennis at DH Dallas

Faruk "pita" Pita will be playing in place of Dennis "dennis" Edman during Ninjas in Pyjamas' first game at DreamHack Masters Dallas on Tuesday.

NiP announced on Twitter Monday that the substitution was going to be made due to dennis arriving in Dallas later than they had originally expected.

NiP face off against TyLoo to start the event on Tuesday.

G2 add UUNO to their R6 roster

Aleksi "UUNO" Työppönen is the newest member of G2 Esports' Rainbow 6: Siege squad.

The 24-year-old is joining the team from ENCE eSports with which he attended the European Pro League Season 9 Finals.

"I am very excited to join the G2 roster and organization. I have known the players for a long time now and never thought I would get the chance to play in the same team as them," said UUNO, in a press release. "My goals with the team are to stay on top and dominate the scene.”

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