Ywlloestar, Battlefly hacker leak, Riot Games’ rise

Kelsey Moser of The Score eSports took a deep look at the career of Bora “YellOwStaR” Kim. The first of a multiple-part story takes readers all the way back to 2010 and how YellOwStar rose to prominence.

Hackers reportedly leaked information for almost 90,000 users of esports website Battlefly, according to The Daily Dot.

Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill posted a blog reflecting on the company’s rise and how the staff has steadily grown.

A deeper look at the business implications of Activision Blizzard’s acquisition of Major League Gaming with some background into why andwhat actually transpired.

The field for Dota 2’s Shanghai Major is set after the weekend’s qualifiers.

Splyce owner Marty Strenczewilk wrote about the dilemma regarding business opportunities in esports.

Travis Gafford on the five things that need to happen in esports this year.

Red Bull Esports looked ahead to what this year holds for Super Smash Bros.

A by-the-numbers look at how to draft your fantasy League of Legends team.

An interview with Dota 2 caster Lyrical.

The layout was really good in LoL Esports’ profile of Alexey “Alex Ich” Ichetovkin.

Cloud9 rounded out its CounterStrike: Global Offensive roster with the addition of Jake “Stewie2k” Yip.

Why talent means everything in CS:GO.

DreamHack has partnered with ZOWIE to create the DreamHack ZOWIE Open, which will have eight stops this year.

Mathieu “Maniac” Quiquerez has joined CS:GO team EnVyUs as coach.

Thorin posted a new “Reflections” video with CS:GO player Jesper “JW” Wecksell.

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen chimed in on last week’s announced permanent ban for CS:GO match fixers.

Bob Ross Fan Club scored an upset win over the weekend in the first Heroes of the Storm major tournament of the year.

Team Celestial won China’s largest team Hearthstone league in dramatic fashion.

A translated interview with Chinese League of Legends team OMG.

Valve Corporation doesn’t communicate much with the public. A look at the reasoning and effects of operating that way.

European team Epsilon won the Smite World Championships over the weekend.

A brief but detailed rundown of what, exactly, Activision Blizzard is.

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