SHAHZAM RETURNS TO MISFITS’ ACTIVE LINEUP

After a brief stint on the bench, Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan will return to Misfits’ active lineup, relegating Skyler “Relyks” Weaver to the backup position once again.

Misfits found themselves in a tough position going into the Americas Minor last week, as two of their starting players, Sean “seang@res” Gares and Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan didn’t attend the tournament.

The team’s in-game leader, seang@res, couldn’t be present at the event due to the fact that he was getting married, and has, as it was expected, already stepped back into the active roster.

However, just days before the Minor, the team ended up benching ShahZaM due to a dispute regarding a boot camp and preparation, with Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu shining some more light on the situation via a twitlonger, pointing out that the benching was not his own decision.

With the event around the corner, Misfits decided to use Caio “zqkS” Fonseca as their second stand-in at the event. The tournament didn’t end well for the team, as they went out with a 0-3 map record, losing to CLG and paiN.

Shortly after the disappointing event was brought to an end, Misfits announced that ShahZaM would be returning to the active lineup, together with seang@res. This means that Skyler “Relyks” Weaver will once again take a seat on the bench, while, according to the press release, zqkS will return to Brazil.

GATEKEEPERS SIGN TEAM ON A PERMANENT BASIS

Gatekeepers have announced that they have signed their Swedish roster on a permanent basis after the squad represented them at GeForce Cup 2017.

Robin “robiin” Sjögren & company qualified for GeForce Cup 2017 using the name Fightclub but attended the LAN event under Gatekeepers’ banner. In Wrocław, Poland, Gatekeepers were able to upset PENTA with a 2-0 victory in the quarter-finals.

They then faced Space Soldiers who beat the Swedes 2-0 and went on to win the tournament. Gatekeepers earned $4,000 at the event. Also, they have recently won Yoggi Yalla Cup 2017—a Swedish online tournament—and earned ~$2,850.

Taking into consideration their recent results, Gatekeepers signed the squad on a permanent basis with their sponsor loot.bet. robiin said in his statement that the team meshed together and decided to maintain the lineup:
You can catch Gatekeepers in action on June 22 when they face MAXISAUCISSE in Hellcase Cup 5.

FOX: “FIRST LAN IS HARD, BUT OUR GOAL IS CLEAR”

SK Gaming have been invited to compete at ESL One New York, the event’s organisers have confirmed.

The Brazilian giants are the fourth team confirmed at the event, joining Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro and FaZe, who were all previously invited.

SK, the No.1 team in the world at the moment, recently finished third-fourth at the ESL Pro League Season 5 finals, in Dallas. They will attend DreamHack Summer, in Sweden, this weekend, and the ECS Season 3 finals, in the United Kingdom, next week.