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theScore esports Daily (Nov. 7): Virtus.pro release Byali, ZeRo comes out of retirement to join Tempo Storm and Gambit part ways with Edward

by Dimitri Pascaluta 8d ago
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theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports.

Virtus.pro release byali

Paweł "byali" Bieliński has been officially released from Virtus.pro, the organization announced on Wednesday.

Byali had played for VP since 2014, when the org signed the former AGAiN roster.

The 24-year-old had been playing with the Polish stack MIKSTURA, who just last week secured a spot in the closed qualifiers for the European Minor leading up to the Katowice Major. According to HLTV, byali's manager has confirmed that the player's release ensures that he'll be able to play in the Minor.

ZeRo parts ways with TSM, joins Tempo Storm

Legendary Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player, Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios, has come out of retirement to sign with Tempo Storm, the organization announced on Wednesday.

ZeRo is widely considered the greatest Smash 4 player of all time, thanks in part to his 56-tournament win streak, EVO 2015 victory and his record as the number one ranked player in the world three years running. He retired in January, though has remained on Team SoloMid's roster as a streamer and content creator ever since.

His return to professional Smash will see him compete in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, not Smash 4.

Discord acquires Blitz Esports developers, lays off editorial staff

Discord has acquired Blitz Esports and announced the layoffs of members of their content team, the company announced Tuesday in a press release.

According to Blitz, their developers were brought on board to work on Discord's new game store and Nitro subscription service. Blitz also announced that, while they'll no longer be producing new content, their existing videos will stay on YouTube, and are not being deleted. Their League of Legends companion app is said to be transitioning to a new owner whose identity will be revealed at a alter date.

That said, Blitz has laid off their content team as part of the acquisition, which included video editors, motion graphic designers, and writer-producers. The affected employees were, according to their former employer, given three months severance and Blitz claims it is "working closely with with them to help them land the best jobs for their interests."

Gambit part ways with Edward

Gambit Esports have released one of their most well-known League of Legends players, Edward "Edward" Abgaryan, the organization announced on Wednesday.

The organization said that it already knows who their new Support player will be, and that the announcement will come in the next few days.

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

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