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theScore esports Daily (May 10): Schalke 04 still reportedly undecided on franchised EU LCS and SK Gaming allegedly have decision to make on double roster before ESL One BH

by Keith Capstick May 10
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theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports.

RUI steps down as Shanghai Dragons head coach

Wang "RUI" Xingrui has stepped down as the head coach of the Shanghai Dragons, the team announced on Twitter Thursday.

The team cited "health issues" as the reason for his departure.

Son "Kong" Jun Young will be taking over for RUI on an interim basis.

SK Gaming have a choice to make on double roster: report

According to DBLTAP's Jarek "DeKay" Lewis, SK Gaming currently have two Counter Strike: Global Offensive rosters under contract coming into ESL One: Belo Horizonte and they have to make a decision on which roster is going to play at the event.

According to ESL rules, only one roster per organization may play at the event. So, if reports that SK Gaming have signed Não Tem Como's CS:GO roster are true, the org will need to vacate one of their two rosters in order for both to compete.

DeKay recently reported that SK had signed the Não Tem Como CS:GO roster to pair with their Major-winning roster led by Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Marcelo "Coldzera" David.

He has also reported that that famous Brazlian lineup is planning to leave SK when their contracts finish to play for Immortals.

ESL One: Belo Horizonte takes place June 13-17.

Schalke 04 may not join franchised EU LCS: report

Schalke 04 will reportedly not apply to stay in the European League Championship Series when the league franchises after the summer split, according to a report by The Esports Observer.

The report cites a translation of a German sports magazine Sport Bild.

Schalke responded to the report in a Reddit post:

"As of right now there is no yes or no on the permanent partnership from our side. The moment Riot shared more information at the owner’s conference in Berlin, we started researching the pro’s and con’s. We’ve been working with our Berlin Esports department to get the best understanding of the space and we’ll research a bit more before making a decision."

Keith Capstick is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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