theScore esports Daily (Jan. 23): Newbee acquire JT- on loan from Mineski, Farming Simulator announces competitive league

by Dimitri Pascaluta Jan 23
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Newbee loaned JT- as Inflame's replacement

Newbee have received offlaner Thiay "JT-" Jun Wen on loan from Mineski, the Chinese organization announced on Wednesday.

The roster addition was made in preparation for the third Major of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit, said Newbee. As of right now, the player is slated to compete with them during the Chinese Open Qualifier for DreamLeague Season 11.

JT- is replacing Newbee's former offlaner, He "Inflame" Yongzheng, whom the organization placed on their inactive roster in early December. Inflame joined Newbee from LGD.Forever Young following their third-place finish at The International 2017, but only played with Newbee for three months before being benched.

Farming Simulator announces competitive circuit

Farming Simulator is getting its own competitive league, the game's developer, GIANTS Software, announced on Wednesday.

The Farming Simulator League will be an evolution of the Farming Simulator Championship, a four-event circuit that took place over the course 2018. GIANTS' new league will boast a whopping 10 events and, at the end of the season, a championship tournament where teams can compete for €100,000 in prize winnings. The developer also announced that each event will award circuit points and that the season's total prize pool will reach €250,000.

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