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theScore esports Daily (May 11): friberg officially joins Heroic, Vega Squadron add kibaken and next OWL expansion to reportedly cost owners $30-60 million

by Keith Capstick May 11
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friberg officially joins Heroic

Adam “friberg” Friberg has officially joined Heroic after serving time as a stand-in while trying out for a full-time position.

friberg started playing with the team after Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer and Jacob “JUGi” Hansen left the team a few weeks back.

"Obviously we’re happy about the situation. We’ve been very specific on our requirements for a new player, and Adam is a great match for the team in-game and outside," said Kasper Hvidt, sports director at RFRSH Entertainment, in a press release.

"We’re bringing in a tremendously experienced and professional player who has proven himself on the highest level, who is hungry and ready to put in the hard work required."

kibaken rounds out Vega Squadron's CS:GO Roster

Anton “kibaken” Kolesnikov has been added as the latest member of Vega Squadron's Counter Strike: Global Offensive starting five.

Their full CS roster is as follows:

  • Dmitriy "jR" Chervak
  • Pavel "hutji" Lashkov
  • Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov
  • Igor "crush" Shevchenko
  • Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov
  • Arteom "Fierce" Ivanov (coach)

Next Overwatch League slots may cost $30-60 million: report

The next round of expansions into the Overwatch League could cost between $30-60 million, according to a report by ESPN's Jacob Wolf.

The report cites unnamed sources "familiar with discussions for those spots."

The specific price for each spot will reportedly be determined by a number of contributing factors which include: the general population of the prospective base location and how many Overwatch players live in that area.

Prior to the start of Season 1 of the Overwatch League, the 12 teams paid $20 million for a franchise within the league.

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