Related Stories Syracuse football director of recruiting operations Eric White will reportedly take player personnel job at MarylandScott Shafer hired as defensive coordinator at MarylandSyracuse football adds 4 members to its support staffSyracuse football announces hiring of 6 assistant coachesSyracuse football reportedly hires former Onondaga Central High School RB Mike Hart as running backs coach Syracuse football operations and recruiting administrator Cole Dial was let go on Friday, according to Scout.com.Dial is no longer listed on the Orange’s staff directory. SU has made several changes to its staff in the past week, officially hiring four support staff members and six assistant coaches, while also hiring two more assistants, according to their Twitter bios.Dial worked in the recruiting department under then-director of recruiting operations Eric White. On Wednesday, White reportedly took a job in the player personnel department at Maryland, where he will reunite with defensive coordinator Scott Shafer, who is Syracuse’s former head coach. The Orange hired Dino Babers to replace Shafer on Dec. 5.“He helps me out a ton,” White said of Dial in a September interview. “He helps form relationships with these kids as well. On visits, he’s showing kids around, also. And he’s looking at game results of all of our recruits.”Seven players have left SU’s 2016 recruiting class since Babers was hired and four have joined it. The class now sits at 12 commits with less than a month until National Signing Day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on January 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm Contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+
Image: @lolesportsRiot Games has announced that German car manufacturing giant BMW is the Official Partner for this year’s EULCS Summer Finals.The deal, which was announced on Twitter, sees Riot partnering with one of the best selling brands in the world for Europe’s biggest annual League of Legends event. The 2017 Finals will be held in Paris, and will see long-time European top dogs G2 face off against a Misfits lineup who have surprised many by upsetting both the Unicorns of Love and Fnatic in a series of dominating performances.The much-anticipated final will take place on Saturday the 3rd of September, and will be preceded by Fnatic’s third place match against H2K. With both finalists having already qualified for the World Championships, and with Fnatic already set to take top seeding in the upcoming gauntlet for the third spot, the matches this weekend will have a focus on local pride – and the small matter of a $200,000 (£155,000) prize pool.BMW’s sponsorship of the flagship event in the EULCS calendar is not the first time we’ve seen the automotive industry invest in esports. Just last week, ESL announced a gargantuan partnership with Mercedes-Benz, which will see them sponsor tournaments ‘across several global markets’. The fellow German-based company’s Vice President of Marketing, Dr. Jens Thiemer, said that they had been keeping track of esports’ burgeoning growth for some time. “This new involvement will complement our existing sports sponsoring activities with an eye on the future,” he said, “and allow us to make contact with a very interesting, new target group.”In January this year, we also saw the car industry partner with esports on a team level, with Audi’s sponsorship of Astralis. That deal may have been worth around €700,000 (£605,000), according to Dot Esports.Esports Insider says: Non-endemic partnerships seem as common as any in the current esports climate. Brands are finally sitting up and taking notice of the elusive (and lucrative) demographic which esports opens up. That is good news for everyone involved with the industry, and for Riot, this deal is also a show of strength.