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Dota 2 moves, SKT’s sub, esports as the Wild West

Our top stories from Wednesday:

A poor draft sunk KT Rolster in Wednesday’s League of Legends Champions Korea match, made worse by the fact that KT fell for a trick it used a few weeks ago.

League of Legends solo queue can have a terrible waiting period. Here are seven things to do to kill the time.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at Kang BlankSun-gu, substitute jungler for SK Telecom T1 who had a big role at IEM Katowice.

Another feature about Blank’s impact at IEM Katowice.

A translated interview with Longzhu Gaming’s Kang “Cpt Jack” Hyung-woo.

Enrique “xPeke” Cedeño Martínez will play in Origen’s European League Championship Series matches this week, replacing Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage, who is sick.

Dota 2

A feature about Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao of Shanghai Major champions, Team Secret.

The post-major roster moves have begun. Jio “Jeyo” Madayag has left Team Archon.

A look at the production company hired to work the next major in Manila, Philippines, in June.

Ilya “Illidan” Pivcaev will try out for Team Spirit by filling in at an upcoming tournament.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Juan “meisoN” Carlos Chacón has joined Spanish team k1ck.


The theme of the expansion pack to be released Friday might be centered around the “old gods.”


Why esports is the “Wild West.”

Twitch co-founder Justin Kan predicts there will be a virtual reality portion of the streaming service.

How a recent ruling by the French government is problematic for esports.

Other games

Riot Games’ acquisition of Radiant Entertainment is reason to believe the company will develop a fighting game.

A look at how players try to keep Marvel’s “Vs.” titles relevant.

ESPN’s “Heroes of the Dorm” tournament is approaching.

Two teams have earned bids to Heroes of the Storm’s Spring Global Championship.

A closed beta for a reboot of the game Doom will go live at the end of the month.


ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 4


Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 (16-2, 16-11)

G2 Esports 2:0 Team EnVyUs (16-11, 16-12)

North America

OpTic Gaming (16-13, 16-7)

Winterfox 1:1 Luminosity (11-16, 16-3)

League of Legends European Challenger Series

Spring playoffs-semifinals

Copenhagen Wolves 3:0 Millenium

League of Legends North American Challenger Series

Spring playoffs-semifinals

Apex 3:1 Team Liquid Academy

League of Legends Champions Korea

CJ Entus 2:0 Samsung Galaxy

ROX Tigers 2:0 SBENU

League of Legends Pro League

Qiao Gu 2:0  Hyper Youth Gaming

LGD Gaming vs. Oh My God, 6 a.m.

League of Legends Masters Series

Midnight Sun 1:1 Machi

eXtreme Gamers vs. Flash Wolves, 8 a.m. Thursday


(All times Eastern)

European League of Legends Championship Series


Fnatic vs. Giants Gaming, 12 p.m.

H2K Gaming vs. Team ROCCAT, 1 p.m.

Unicorns of Love vs. Origen, 2 p.m.

Team Vitality vs. G2 Esports, 3 p.m.

Elements vs. Splyce, 4 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea


Afreeca Freecs vs. SK Telecom T1, 3 a.m. Friday

Jin Air Green Wings vs. Kongdoo Monster, 6 a.m. Friday

League of Legends Pro League


Energy Pacemaker vs. Royal Never Give Up, 4 a.m. Friday

Team WE vs. Invictus Gaming, 6 a.m. Friday

League of Legends Masters Series


COUGAR E-Sport vs. Flash Wolves, 6 a.m. Friday

Hong Kong Esports vs. Machi, 8 a.m. Friday

ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 4



Flipside3 Tactics ESP vs. EnVyUs, 1 p.m.

Natus Vincere vs. FaZe Clan, 3 p.m.

North America

NRG Esports vs. Luminosity, 8 p.m.

compLexity Gaming vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 10 p.m.

WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage


European West Division

COOKISS vs. Samurai Champloo, 4 p.m.


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