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Esports on TV, IEM Katowice history, CS:GO tampering

Our top stories from the weekend:

The case for Counter Logic Gaming to make an IEM Katowice run.

A look back at the wild run that put Korean League of Legends team EVER ESC at IEM Katowice.

Riot Games banned a Korean League of Legends player for 10 months for using a bot to artificially level up his account.

Best from around the web:

The complicated past (and future) of esports on TV.

A look back on 10 years of esports in Katowice, Poland.

Team Liquid’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team is under scrutiny for possible tampering with the signing of its newest player.

The ugly new front in gaming’s never-ending culture war.

With the launch of their esports sections, Yahoo and ESPN are set to compete on yet another platform.

This “trailer” for the Shanghai Major, after all its problems last week, is hilarious.

Dota 2 team Leviathan has disbanded.

After a poor showing at the Shanghai Major, Team Spirit dropped two players from its Dota 2 roster.

A look at the disastrous week for Chinese Dota 2 teams at the Shanghai Major.

Who won the European CS:GO transfer window?

EDward Gaming, one of the most successful Chinese League of Legends teams, is launching a CS:GO team.

A host of player interviews in League of Legends and CS:GO during IEM Katowice.

A quick look at the sponsorships in Brazilian League of Legends and what they mean.

Choi “Polt” Seong Hun won the StarCraft II event at IEM Katowice days after leaving his sponsor.



Shanghai Major (Dota 2)

Playoff lower bracket

Fnatic 2:1 OG

Evil Geniuses 2:0 compLexity Gaming

MVP Phoenix 2:0 Fnatic

IEM Katowice (League of Legends)

Group A

EVER 1:0 Team SoloMid

Royal Never Give Up 1:0 Origen

Royal Never Give up 1:0 EVER

Team SoloMid 2:1 Origen

Team SoloMid 2:0 EVER

IEM Katowice (CS:GO)

Round of 6

Natus Vincere 2:1 Tempo Storm (16-10, 15-19, 16-13)

Fnatic 2:0 (16-5, 16-8)


Luminosity Gaming 2:0 Natus Vincere (22-19, 16-12)

Fnatic 2:1 Astralis (16-6, 12-16, 16-7)


Shanghai Major (Dota 2)

Playoff lower bracket

Evil Geniuses 2:0 MVP Phoenix

Team Liquid 2:0 Evil Geniuses

Playoff winners bracket

Team Secret 2:0 Team Liquid

IEM Katowice (CS:GO)


Fnatic 3:0 Luminosity Gaming (19-17, 16-3, 19-15)

IEM Katowice (League of Legends)

Group B

SK Telecom T1 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming

Qiau Gu 1:0 Fnatic

SK Telecom T1 1:0 Qiao Gu

Fnatic 2:1 Counter Logic Gaming

Fnatic 2:1 Qiao Gu

IEM Katowice (Hearthstone)


SilverName 3:1 Toaden, 12 a.m.

Elscouta 3:1 LuckyShadow

AKA Wonder 3:2 DoKy

espumito 3:2 Impact


SilverName 3:1 Elscouta

AKA Wonder 3:2 espumito


AKA Wonder 3:0 SilverName


Shanghai Major (Dota 2)

Grand final

Team Secret 3:1 Team Liquid

IEM Katowice (League of Legends)


SK Telecom T1 2:0 Team SoloMid

Fnatic 2:1 Royal Never Give Up


SK Telecom T1 3:0 Fnatic


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