theScore esports Daily (Oct. 4): Astralis reportedly accepted into franchised EU LCS as Roccat, Giants and Unicorns of Love allegedly denied

by Dimitri Pascaluta Oct 4
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Astralis reportedly accepted into franchised EU LCS, Roccat, Giants and Unicorns of Love allegedly denied

Astralis will be one of the teams accepted into the EU LCS's franchised league come January 2019, according to a report from ESPN's Jacob Wolf. Citing unnamed sources, the ESPN report claims the org's application was spearheaded by Danish caster Martin "Deficio" Lynge.

The EU LCS announced that it would be moving to a franchise model for the 2019 season after the NA LCS, successfully did so earlier this year.

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This comes in the wake of ESPN's earlier report that Giants Gaming, Team ROCCAT and Unicorns of Love will not be participating in the 2019 franchised EU LCS.

Mike Morhaime steps down as president of Blizzard, succeeded by J. Allen Brack

Blizzard Entertainment Co-Founder Mike Morhaime is stepping down from his role as president, the company announced on Wednesday.

His successor will be J. Allen Brack, who previously served as a senior vice president and Executive Producer of World of Warcraft.

"After many years of working with some of the industry’s most talented people to create games and worlds for you to play in, I’ve decided it’s time for someone else to lead Blizzard Entertainment," Morhaime said in a statement. "I will now serve as an advisor to the company I so love and admire."

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