theScore esports Daily (May 9): Hanwha Life's Moojin fined for sending violent threats to fans, NRG's Overwatch Contenders roster disbands

by Devin Jones May 9 2019
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Hanwha Life's Moojin fined for sending violent threats to female fans

According to a report from InvenGlobal with English translations provided by Twitter user @gatamchun via Upcomer, Hanwha Life Esports jungler Kim “Moojin” Moo-jin has been fined roughly $12,700 USD for sending violent messages to female fans.

What spurred on Moojin's comment is not known at this time. According to Twitter user @gatamuchun, who Upcomer cite for their translations, Moojin said in one message: "I’ll kill you. Rip your hair. You know what “date violence” is right? I heard it happens a lot in Busan. Wanna have it happen in Guri?"

In addition to the fine, Moojin received 48 hours of community service according to the InvenGlobal report.

Additionally, Moojin posted a written apology on the Hanwha Life Esports Facebook page, alongside an apology from the organization.

NRG Overwatch Contenders roster disbands

NRG Esports—whose chairman and founder, Andy Miller, also owns Overwatch team the San Fransisco Shock—has decided to release its Overwatch Contenders roster and will no longer have a presence in the developmental league.

Making the announcement via Twitter, NRG didn't give a definitive answer as to why the organization is stepping back from the Contenders league. The departure of NRG leaves one of eight slots in the NA West division open for new competition.

Before disbanding, the NRG Contenders team registered a fifth-place finish at the end of season one, before reaching the semifinals where they lost to Team Envy, Dallas Fuel's academy team.

Chaos Esports releases Kingrd and tavo from Dota 2 roster

Following a lower bracket exit during the MDL Paris Major, Chaos Esports has released Otavio "tavo" Gabriel and Danylo "Kingrd" Nascimento while simultaneously deciding to leave the South American Dota 2 scene.

Announced in a blog post and accompanied by a Twitter video from General Manager, Jared "pandaeg0" Fletcher, the decisions stem from a string of poor results since Chaos Esports picked up the ex-paiN Gaming roster in January of this year.

pandaeg0 goes on to explain that the remaining Chaos Dota 2 roster, which includes William "hFn" Medeiros, Aliwi "w33" Omar, Rasmus "Misery" Berth Filipsen, will be moving to a European territory with an updated roster in the coming weeks.

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