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Hearthstone champion leaves team, best junglers in Korea, note from Skillz CEO

Our top stories from Tuesday:

Our publisher and CEO Joe Ragazzo explained his idea for Slingshot.

A conversation with Dota 2 player Chris “USH” Usher, who had a turbulent few months with Power of Friendship.

SK Telecom T1’s struggles are ROX Tigers’ gain, writes Colin Nimer about League Champions Korea.

The top five plays of the LCK, in GIF form.

Takeaways from a wild and weird weekend at IEM Taipei.

Best from around the web:

Former Hearthstone world champion James “Firebat” Kostesich left Team Archon, one of the reasons reportedly being he hadn’t been paid in some time.

A statistical breakdown to determine the best jungler in Korean League of Legends.

The CEO of mobile esports company Skillz wrote about the industry’s rise.

Blizzard made some significant changes to Hearthstone gameplay.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Hellraisers is withdrawing from two upcoming tournaments.

That news broke just before Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen published a story about the organization’s turbulent history.

Team ROCCAT announced Erik “Tabzz” van Helvert will be its starting AD carry in this week’s European League of Legends Championship Series.

The top five blind pick games in League Champions Korea history.

The transformation of KT Rolster’s AD carry No “Arrow” Dong-hyeon.

An interview with Team Liquid up-and-comer Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett.

The group draw for this weekend’s CS:GO Global eSports Cup has been announced.

Why CS:GO will be bigger than League of Legends by the end of the year.

Duncan “Thorin” Shields on CS:GO contract buyouts and impending free agency.

Dota 2 team No Logic Gaming has disbanded.

Qualifiers for the ESL One Manilla Dota 2 tournament have been announced.

Why World of Warcraft is broken as an esport but still salvageable.

Alaan “SexyBamboe” Faraj has reportedly left Mamas Boys Dota, according to his Twitter account.

Super Smash Bros player Jason “Bizzaro Flame” Yoon has retired to focus on a law career.


League of Legends Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:0 e-mFire

CJ Entus 2:1 Longzhu Gaming

League of Legends Masters Series

Midnight Sun 1:1 Taipei Assassins

COUGAR E-Sport vs. Machi, 8 a.m.

WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage

European East Division

Team TORNADO ROX 1:0 Prodota Gaming

Natus Vincere1:0 Power Rangers

Americas Division

Elite Wolves 1:0 Leviathan

Digital Chaos 1:0 Leviathan


WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage


European East Division

Team Empire vs. Vega Squadron, 11 a.m.

HellRaisers vs. Natus Vincere, 12:15 p.m.

Americas Division

Shazam vs. Digital Chaos, 5 p.m.

Team Archon vs. Digital Chaos, 6:15 p.m.

European West Division

Mamas Boys Dota vs. Team Liquid, 2 p.m.

PRIES Gaming vs. COOKISS, 3:15 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea

Afreeca Freecs vs. ROX Tigers, 3:30 a.m. Thursday

SBENU vs. SK Telecom T1, 6:30 a.m. Thursday

League of Legends Masters Series

Taipei Assassins vs. eXtreme Gamers, 6 a.m. Thursday

ahq e-Sports Club vs. Midnight Sun, 8 a.m. Thursday


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