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theScore esports Daily (Dec. 13): Virtus.pro pulls out of CS:GO until further notice, NA LCS rebrands as the LCS and Cody Sun joins Clutch's Academy team

by Dimitri Pascaluta, Keith Capstick Dec 13
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Virtus.pro's CS:GO lineup pulls out of competitive play

Virtus.pro's CS:GO roster has temporarily pulled out of competitive play, the organization announced on Thursday.

The organization announced on Thursday that due to their recent lackluster tournament performances, they would not be looking to compete in the immediate future.

According to the team's official statement, the team "will cease any competitive activities until further notice," and will "announce [their] next steps by the end of the year."

RELATED: Virtus.pro CS:GO roster to stop competing

The organization announced on Thursday that due to their recent lackluster tournament performances, they would not be looking to compete in the immediate future.

NA LCS rebrands as LCS

The North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS) has rebranded as simply the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), Riot announced on Thursday.

The news follows the EU LCS's recent decision to rebrand as the League of Legends European Championship in conjunction with it becoming franchised.

The LCS's 2019 season will start on Jan. 26.

Cody Sun joins Clutch Gaming's Academy roster

Cody "Cody Sun" Sun has signed on to be the AD carry of Clutch Gaming's Academy roster, the organization announced on Wednesday.

The Chinese player spent last season with 100 Thieves, with whom he parted ways several weeks ago after being replaced by Bae "Bang" Jun-sik.

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

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