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Popular League of Legends players, LCS interviews and a cold swim

French media company Vivendi sold its remaining shares in Activision Blizzard for $1.5 Billion over the weekend, letting go of 5.7 percent of the company.

A few different looks at who, exactly, are the most popular people in League of Legends.

A former professional Dota 2 player promised to do a very cold swim if Alliance won the StarLadder i-League. It did, and he did.

Fnatic defeated Natus Vincere to win the StarLadder i-League StarSeries XIV.

ESL raised its prize pool for CS:GO to $1.5 million for 2016.

Updated statistics in the North American and European League of Legends Championship Series.

All of the interviews done by The Score Esports during Week 1 of the LCS.

Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou said in an interview with the Daily Dot that he was close to signing with a Korean team in the offseason instead of H2k.

A feature about FORG1VEN.

Thorin’s reflections with Alex “Xpecial” Chu.

The findings of a study reveal esports viewership has increased by 100 percent in the past two years in the United States.

A lengthy Q&A with the captain of CounterStrike: Global Offensive team EnVyUs, Vincent “Happy” Cervoni.

A look at how INTZ tried to game the system in Brzail to evade Riot Games’ rules about owning multiple teams…and got caught.

Professional Halo player Alex “BUK20” Buck talks about the growing industry of esports.

The book about OpTic Gaming will be out in May.

Blizzard announced a Heroes of the Storm Spring Global Championship to be held the first week of April in Seoul, South Korea, with regional qualifiers coming up.

A deeper look into the fall of Titan.

Listen to the latest edition of Rough Drafts’ esports gambling podcast.

Splyce owner Marty Strenczewilk wrote about how to be careful when trying to find an esports organization for which to work.

Genesis 3 concluded, and here’s a recap of the winners in Melee and Wii U.

On Genesis 3 weekend, a look at the re-rise of Super Smash Bros.

A video explaining why esports isn’t a major professional sport just yet.

A comparison of Hearthstone expansion packs.



League of Legends Champions Korea

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 Afreeca Freecs

Jin Air Greenwings 2:0 SK Telecom T1

League of Legends Professional League (China)

Royal Never Give Up 2:1 Vici Gaming

OMG 2:1 Hyper Youth Gaming

League of Legends Masters Series

Midnight Sun 1:1 eXtreme Gamers

Taipei Assassins 2:0 Machi 17

North American League of Legends Championship Series

Counter Logic Gaming 1:0 Team SoloMid

Immortals 1:0 Could 9

NRG 1:0 Team Dignitas

Renegades 1:0 Team Liquid

Echo Fox 1:0 Team Impulse

StarLadder i-League LAN Finals-semifinals (Dota 2)

Evil Geniuses 2:1 LGD Gaming

Alliance 2:0 Team Liquid

StarLadder StarSeries XIV Finals-semifinals (CS:GO)

Natus Vincere 2:0 Team EnVyUs (16–12, 16–5)

Fnatic 2–1 Luminosity Gaming (6–16, 16–7, 16–14)



Qiao Gu 2:0 Team WE

Energy Pacemaker 2:0 Masters3

Snake eSports 2:0 LGD Gaming

North American LCS

NRG 1:0 Renegades

Team Dignitas 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming

Team SoloMid 1:0 Team Liquid

Cloud 9 1:0 Echo Fox

Immortals 1:0 Team Impulse

StarLadder i-League LAN Finals-finals (Dota 2)

Alliance 2:0 Evil Geniuses

StarLadder StarSeries XIV Finals-finals (CS:GO)

Fnatic 2:0 Natus Vincere (16–3, 16–7)


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