ESL announced rule changes for all its CounterStrike: Global Offensive tournaments Friday morning, adjusting round and bomb timers among other things.
Fascinating story with a good layout about professional World Of Tanks player Kevin “canadianimpact” Mahoney.
A look at some potential problems with a new organization, the World Esports Council.
Thorin wrote about the shelf life of League of Legends as the world’s most popular esport.
The Los Angeles Times had some previously-unreported nuggets about ESPN’s esports division.
Speaking of the Worldwide Leader, here’s an article about North American LoL front-runner Team SoloMid.
Also, a fascinating look by Matt Demers about who could benefit from ESPN’s involvement in esports.
And Fnatic’s Lewis “Noxiak” Felix made some confident claims to The Daily Dot.
An interview with the COO of Hi-Rez Games — creator of Smite — about a handful of topics, including mobile esports.
A roundup of the third day of the League of Legends Champions Korea.
The debut of a weekly wrap-up video about Hearthstone.
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPIONS KOREA
KT Rolster 2:0 SBENU
ROX Tigers 2:0 CJ Entus
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE (CHINA)
Team WE 2:1 Energy Pacemaker
Qiao Gu 2:0 LGD Gaming
EUROPEAN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Unicorns of Love 1: Giants Gaming 0
Elements 1:0 Splyce
Team Vitality 1:0 Fnatic
H2k 1:0 Origen
G2 Esports 1:o Team ROCCAT
STARLADDER I-LEAGUE LAN FINALS-Round of 6 (DOTA 2)
Evil Geniuses 2:0 Vega Squadron
Alliance 2:1 Team Secret
STARSERIES XIV LAN FINALS-Round of 6 (CS:GO)
Fnatic 2:0 G2 Esports (16–8, 16–2)
Natus Vincere 2:1 questionmark (16–4, 11–16, 16–13)