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Rich Campbell Announces Retirement from Esports Commentating

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Following a number of years broadcasting, hosting, and being a prominent esports caster, and commentating esports events and competitions, Rick Campbell has announced his retirement from commentating, so that he can focus on other opportunities, including streaming.

“I do not plan on hosting anymore tournaments after this” Campbell announced on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone who has watched me cast over the years, it has been a wild ride-but I can’t manage casting in any capacity while full time streaming. The announcement being made soon will be changing everything for me”

Campbell’s last gig is the ongoing Dota 2 tournament, which he is hosting until September 6th.

“I do not plan on hosting anymore tournaments after this,” Campbell said, via Twitter. “Thank you to everyone who has watched me cast over the years, it has been a wild ride-but I can’t manage casting in any capacity while full time streaming. The announcement being made soon will be changing everything for me.”

The move should not come as a complete shock, as Campbell recently made the move to full-time streaming following his dismissal from Blizzard Entertainment back on July 9th.

A few days later, Campbell decided not to renew his expired contract with Activision for their Call of Duty League so that he could pursue streaming.

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NAVI Releasing Documentary on s1mple

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NAVI is getting set to release a documentary that will follow s1mple’s life and explore his “ups and downs” as one of the most recognizable esports players with insight from former and current teammates, his family, commentators, analysts, and “many others” from the industry.

“I remember the time when we just signed a contract in 2016,” NAVI CEO Yevhen Zolotarov said in an official press release. “Honestly, now it’s hard to believe that it was already five years ago. For the esports industry, five years is quite a long period of time.”

“S1mple is a legend not only for NAVI but for esports in general,” co-founder and CEO of DMarket Vlad Panchenko said. “Therefore, the items that will be dropping during the NAVI watch party stream are also legendary and unique.”

DMarket has created a “unique drop-game” with exclusive items dedicated to s1mple to coincide with the release of the doc, and Natus Vincerewill be premiering a documentary about him on Twitch next month, to celebrate his fifth year with the brand.

Additionally, a NAVI watch party is also set for the doc, set to air on one of their upcoming twitch streams set to take place on September 8th at 11am CT.

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Pengu Retires From Rainbow Six, Focusing on Content Creation

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Niclas ‘Pengu’ Mouritzen, who made a name for himself in the Rainbow Six universe and is considered one of the best players in the world, has officially announced his retirement from the game so that he can focus his attention on content creation.

“It’s been FIVE years. Five years of living my childhood dream, and getting to experience the most incredible things. I have stepped down as an active pro league player active as of this tweet,” Pengu said in a statement issued on his official Twitter page. “I can’t wait to show you what the future holds. But for now, we gotta be patient.”

G2 released a video to honor his contributions to the team, and his incredible career.

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Astralis Mid Laner ‘Nukeduck’ Steps Away from LEC Starting Lineup

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Astralis Mid Laner Erlend “nukeduck” Våtevik Holm is stepping away from the LEC starting lineup due to “personal reasons”, according to DOT Esports.

In a corresponding move, Astralis is currently in talks with other midlaners outside of the LEC, with free agent such as Felix “MagiFelix” Boström being among the names. MagiFelix parted ways with Fnatic last November.

Currently, Astralis has only one victory on the LEC, and is tied for ninth place with team Vitality, posting a 1-6 record over the first three weeks of competition.

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