DailyBits Esports Roundup – July 25th

Team Liquid On Their Way To Becoming Best Ever NA CS:GO Team

Following their victory at ESL One Cologne, Team Liquid continued their flawless streak at IEM Chicago 2019, losing only one map in the entire tournament. Currently sitting in first place of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive World Rankings, with more than double the points of Team Vitality, Team Liquid is just one major win away from becoming the greatest North American CS:GO lineup we’ve ever seen. We’ll likely see Team Liquid continue to dominate in upcoming tournaments, but will they still be on form for the StarLadder Berlin Major Champions? They’ve already matched Astralis’ six big-event record so it’ll be interesting to see whether they can maintain their streak in the next major, which starts on August 23rd.

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Acquiring Echo Fox’s LCS slot for $30.25 Million

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, owner of Premier League football club, Arsenal, NFL L.A Rams and NBA Denver Nuggets have agreed to acquire Echo Fox’s League of Legends Championship Series slot, an ESPN report says. The $30.35 million slot sale has been agreed but is still pending, awaiting approval from Riot. The sale may be a result of a dispute between Echo Fox founder, Rick Fox and shareholder, Ramit Raizada, who used a racist slur in an email exchange with former CEO, Jace Hall. This deal marks the second esports acquisition for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which also owns the Gladiators Overwatch League team.

Qualifiers For Hearthstone Masters Tour Bucharest This Weekend

The qualifiers for the Hearthstone Masters Tour in Bucharest continue this weekend, giving the winners of each final bracket a golden ticket to the tournament. These qualifier rounds are for Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific, so if you have a favourite Hearthstone player from any of these regions be sure to cheer for them in Twitch chat. When the qualifiers wrap up at the end of August, the players will compete for $250,000 in the third and final Hearthstone Masters Tour in Bucharest, Romania from October 18th-20th.