British esports veteran Michael 'ODEE' O'Dell is leaving the esports organization he founded after many years running the show. As covered by Esports News UK, ODEE founded Dignitas 16 years ago, back when esports industry was still in infancy. The organization was acquired, rebranded and merged since 2016 and now a new general manager will have to be appointed.
We have mutually parted ways with GM Michael "ODEE" O'Dell and will soon appoint a General Manager that will operate in Los Angeles, alongside our new LCS franchise. We wish @ODEEisOG the very best in his future endeavors. pic.twitter.com/ihRO58YtbJWe have mutually parted ways with GM Michael "ODEE" O'Dell and will soon appoint a General Manager that will operate in Los Angeles, alongside our new LCS franchise. We wish @ODEEisOG the very best in his future endeavors. pic.twitter.com/ihRO58YtbJ— Dignitas (@dignitas) July 3, 2019July 3, 2019
O'Dell also shared the news on social media, noting immediate availability and a drive to help build esports as he has done so for the past two decades.
I look forward to talking to a lot of people in the next couple of weeks. I will continue to help build esports as I have been doing for 20 years. I am free to work immediately and my drive to see it succeed is as strong now as it was in 1999.
Thank you for the kind words.I look forward to talking to a lot of people in the next couple of weeks. I will continue to help build esports as I have been doing for 20 years. I am free to work immediately and my drive to see it succeed is as strong now as it was in 1999.
Thank you for the kind words.— Michael O'Dell (@ODEEisOG) July 4, 2019July 4, 2019
We'll have to keep tabs on O'Dell's newly founded Model Esports holding company to see what's next on his esports journey.
Riot Games to host Teamfight Tactics tourney
Riot Games will be hosting a new League of Legends tournament for the Teamfight Tactics mode in conjunction with Twitch Rivals. As reported by The Esports Observer, the tournament will see 64 popular streamers take part with the chance of bagging a portion of the $125,000 prize pool. It's interesting to see Riot Games partner with Twitch for its esports division to host the tournament, which will take place between July 17 and 18. The full roster will be announced on July 8.
Teamfight Tactics is a new League of Legends game mode, attracting streamers and players from other tactics-based games like Hearthstone. It's an autobattler game mode, first showcased at E3 2019 and launched on the live server at the tail end of June. Teamfight Tactics is an 8-player free-for-all drafting tactics game in which the player recruits powerful champions, deploys them, and battles to become the last player standing.
Upcoming live events
- ESPN Apex Legends — starting July 11, watch on Twitch.
- League of Legends Teamfight Tactics — July 17 - 18, watch on Twitch.
- Farming Simulator League — July 27 - 28, watch on Twitch.
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