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Echo Fox forfeit, ranked play crashes, LCS interviews

Team Echo Fox, run by former NBA player Rick Fox, was forced to forfeit its game Saturday of the North American LCS because of an ineligible roster.

Fox later told The Daily Dot he “takes full responsibility” for the forfeit. (Echo Fox played Sunday and lost to Team Liquid, by the way).

Riot Games launched its newest season of ranked play Friday…and it crashed almost immediately.

Updated team stats for the North American and European LCS. (Here are individual stats for both.)

Week 2 LCS interviews done by The Score eSports.

A look into the rampant esports success in South Korea.

Natus Vincere defeated Luminosity in two games to win the DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig on Sunday in dominating fashion.

A look at the life of professional esports photographer Robert Paul.

Electronic hardware company Razer is hoping to build an “Apple culture for gaming.”

Yahoo tries its best to explain esports.

A look at some of the difficulties in Hearthstone’s growth as an esport.

Speaking of, Xu “Robin” Bin won this weekend’s StarLadder i-League LAN Finals, defeating Gareth “Cipher” Rouse in the finals.

Summoning Insight with Team Liquid owner Steve “Liquid112” Arhancet.

Where does most of the power lie in Dota 2?

An inside look at esports featuring Dota 2 team Evil Geniuses.

Why ESPN is investing in esports.

How ESPN could help the Halo franchise.

NRG Esports has purchased a CS:GO team.

How roster format hurts World of Warcraft as an esport.

Why EVO might no longer be the No. 1 event fighting games.

What Genesis 3 revealed about Smash 4’s metagame.

The two best Smash players in the world just keep chugging along.



North American League of Legends Championship Series

Team Impulse 1:0 Cloud 9

Immortals 1:0 Team SoloMid

Counter Logic Gaming 1:0 Team Liquid

Team Dignitas 1:0 Renegades

NRG Esports win-forfeit Echo Fox

League of Legends Champions Korea

e-mFire 2:1 SBENU

ROX Tigers 2:0 Longzhu Gaming

League of Legends Pro League

Snake eSports 2:1 Energy Pacemaker

Qiao Gu 2:0 Masters3

Team WE 2:0 LGD Gaming

League of Legends Masters Series

Taipei Assassins 2:0 COUGAR E-sports

eXtreme Gamers 2:0 Flash Wolves

CS:GO Dreamhack ZOWIE Open Leipzig (semifinals)

Luminosity 2:0 Astralis (16–8, 16–12)

Natus Vincere 2–0 Team Dignitas (16–13, 16–9)



Team SoloMid 1:0 Team Dignitas

Immortals 1:0 NRG

Cloud 9 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming

Team Liquid 1:0 Echo Fox

Team Impulse 1:0 Renegades


EDward Gaming 2:0 Vici Gaming

Royal Never Give Up 2:0 Hyper Youth Gaming

Oh My God 2:0 Invictus Gaming

CS:GO DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig

Natus Vincere 2:0 Luminosity (19–16, 19–16)

Hearthstone StarLadder i-League LAN finals

Round 1 playoffs

Gareth “Cipher” Rouse 3:2 Stanislav “StanCifka” Cifka

David “Dog” Caero 3:2 Kim “Surrender” Jung-soo

Round 2

Cipher 3:1 Aleksandr “Kolento” Malsh

Xu “Robin” Bin 3:1 Dog


Robin 4:1 Cipher


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