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More visa issues, esports makes the CW, LoL prefect games

Our top stories from Monday:

LCS trends after two weeks: Lane swaps, power up top and flex picks.

Major plot lines after Week 2 of League Champions Korea.

Top 5 plays of the week, with video, from the LCK.

Best from around the web:

Another League of Legends visa issue came to light Monday, with European team Unicorns of Love’s announcement that jungler Danil “Diamondprox” Reshetnikov will not be able to play, maybe for a while.

Marketing companies have differing views about esports. Who will be right?

The CW is picking up the next season of an esports reality TV show about Mortal Kombat players.

A week after Immortals’ dominating performance of Team Impulse, a look at four other “perfect” League of Legends games.

Is it time to hop on Immortals’ bandwagon for good?

Likewise, after a rebound week, Team Impulse’s new addition says the team can go pretty far.

Roundup of the week’s League of Legends Pro League action.

LPL caster Indiana “Froskurinn” Black joined a podcast to talk about Snake eSports.

Episode 2 of Fnatic’s team-produced League of Legends video.

Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis on whether or not one entity can realisticallyoperate all of esports.

Primer for the MarsTV Dota 2 League LAN finals, which are shaping up to be a preview of the Shanghai Major.

Casters and analysts for the Major League Gaming CounterStrike: Global Offensive major have been announced.

Same goes for the CS:GO minor at IEM Taipei this weekend.

FaZe Clan’s purchase of G2 Esports’ CS:GO team was for a reported $700,000, though the acquisition reportedly came with threats of an ESL ban.

Interview with Turkish CS:GO player Fatih ‘gob b’ Dayik about hisdeparture from mousesports (with English subtitles).

The field for a CS:GO invitational in Spain is shaping up to be pretty deep.

Former LCS player and Team Dignitas coach Ram “Brokenshard” Djemal ranked the European Challenger Series teams on his Facebook page.

How gambling, for better or worse, plays into esports.

Why Xu “Robin” Bin’s win at the StarLadder i-League LAN Finals (Hearthstone) was a big deal for Chinese esports as a whole.


WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage

SEA Division

Signature.Trust 1:0 Team Redemption

European East Division

Prodota Gaming 1:0 Walrus Punch

European West Division

London Conspiracy 1:0 Mamas Boys Dota

Dota Pit 4: European Group Qualifiers

Team Empire 1:1 Power Rangers

Team Liquid 2:0 STARK eSports


WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage

SEA Division

Execration vs. Team Taring

Team Taring vs. Signature.Trust, 9:15 a.m.

European East Division

Team TORNADO ROX vs. Team Empire, 11 a.m.

European West Division

Team Liquid vs. No Logic Gaming, 2 p.m.

Ad Finem vs. London Conspiracy, 3:15 p.m.

MarsTV Dota 2 League LAN Finals: Group Stage

Group A

Vici Gaming vs. OG, 11 p.m.

Evil Geniuses vs. Team Spirit, 11 p.m.

Group B

Team Secret vs. LGD Gaming, 11 p.m.

EHOME vs. compLexity Gaming, 11 p.m.


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