In this week’s In Case You Missed It:
- Breso becomes the first player to win a Fortnite LAN tournament using a controller.
- Cloud9 soar above the competition in the LCS.
- Dota legend, Mushi, returns to SEA with Team IO.
- And the coronavirus causes disruption to esports events across Asia.
Breso wins the Fortnite Summer Smash tournament with a controller
Unsponsored Fortnite player, Breso, has become the first player to ever win a Fortnite LAN tournament using a controller, taking home US$100,000 in prize money.
The Queensland native won the Australian Open Summer Smash tournament, finishing with a dominating 52 points, putting him 15 points clear of runner-up, Looter is FA.
However, Breso’s win has been somewhat controversial due to the aim assist advantage that comes from using a controller.
Pro Fortnite player, Mack “MackWood” Aesoph, even went as far to say that Breso’s achievement will be “defamed” due to his use of a controller.
Cloud9 soar above the competition in the LCS
Cloud9 continues to impress in the League Championship Series, with wins over Immortals and 100 Thieves in week 2.
Last week, Cloud9 defeated Golden Guardians and last season’s LCS champions, Team Liquid, giving them a perfect 4-0 record, and sole possession of first place atop the LCS Spring standings.
Cloud9 bot laner, Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, has been a standout for the team in their recent games. Against Immortals, he finished with a perfect 7 – 0 – 6 KDA, and heavily contributed to his team’s 15-3 stomp over their LCS rivals.
Dota legend, Mushi, returns to SEA with Team IO
Malaysian Dota 2 legend, Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung, is set to make a return to competition in his home region, joining forces with Filipino pro, Ryan “Raging-_-Potato” Jay Qui.
The two have formed Team IO, and will be joined by fellow SEA stalwarts Khoo “Ohaiyo” Chong Xin, Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen, and Benhur “Nayeon” Lawis.
Mushi has one of the most decorated careers in all of pro Dota, which included notable stints with the legendary Team DK squad in 2013 and with Fnatic from 2015 to 2017.
The coronavirus causes disruption to esports events across Asia
As the nCoV coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, with over 30,000 people infected, and more than 600 deaths, organizations have responded by postponing or outright canceling many esports tournaments and events, particularly in Asia.
The Overwatch League has canceled the week 2 homestand for Chinese Overwatch League team, the Shanghai Dragons, and WESG has canceled its APAC finals, which would have featured Dota 2, CS:GO, Starcraft II, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2020.
Meanwhile, the League of Legends Champions Korea Spring Season will continue as scheduled but will be played without a live audience until further notice.