Following another exciting week of eSports, Scuf Gaming takes a look at this week’s biggest stories from around the world.
Millenium Qualifies For Stage 2 Finals On Last Day
In the final week of Call of Duty World League action over in Europe, Millenium’s vital win against Splyce saw them qualify for the Stage 2 Finals in the sixth and final place. Splyce, who’d already qualified, will likely play Millenium in the first round of the offline competition in the coming weeks. Millenium and Splyce will join table topping Hypergames Infused Epsilon eSports and Frenchmen Supremecy in the Stage 2 finals, set to take place in Cologne, Germany mid-July.
MLG Orlando Sells Out
Following the success of MLG Anaheim, MLG Orlando has already sold out all 96 Open Bracket team passes and 12 Pro team passes ahead of the tournament in August. 108 teams will battle it out for the MLG Orlando title 5 th -7 th August. OpTic Gaming walked out winners of MLG Anaheim and another exciting competition is anticipated in what looks likely to be the final testing ground for teams ahead of this year’s Call of Duty World Finals.
FC Schalke Expand Further Into eSports
2016 has seen a number of professional sports teams and former stars join the eSports arms race and one such team is German based FC Schalke who kicked off their eSports interest with the acquisition of a League of Legends team. Now, Schalke have gone one further with the addition on a competitive FIFA set up. The new division of FC Schalke will be headed up by one time FIWC Champion and former SK Gaming man, Joshua Begehr aka Kr0ne. Begehr will be charged with developing FIFA talent that so far comprises of Austrian born talent Mario Viska and Berlin based Cihan Yasarlar.
Aches Joins YouTube
One of Call of Duty’s most colourful characters has announced he’s joining YouTube this week. Aches, the former Call of Duty World Champion and one of the game’s most successful ever players, released his first video on the website, a 60 kill game against Kingdom eSports. Aches has taken a page out of 100Thieves owner, Nadeshot’s book. The former OpTic Gaming man has become one of eSports’ most popular figures with a subscriber base of over 2,500,000 on YouTube.com.
Crimsix Moves Out Of The OpTic SCUF House
This week Crimsix announced that he’d be vacating the OpTic SCUF House after a lengthy stint living with his team mates, in order to move in with his girlfriend at a separate location nearby. Fans of OpTic Gaming won’t be all that surprised by the news that should have no impact on the team that look set to scoop their second ever World title later this year. Like Crimsix, Karma has also taken up residence in a nearby property rather than living directly with his team mate. His move now opens up the opportunity for a new face to move into the house in the near future.