Best NA mid laners, lurppis mailbag, NESN at Sloan Conference

Our top stories from Tuesday:

Q&A with popular YouTube streamer and comedian Sky Williams about League of Legends, his hiatus and recent heat his videos have received.

Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner debuts with a look at what it would take for Overwatch to excel as an esport.

A closer look at the first loss of Korean League of Legends powerhouse, the ROX Tigers.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Immortals’ Kim “Reignover” Ui-jin about his team’s knack for playing from behind.

European League Championship cellar dweller Giants Gaming has made yet another lineup change.

Ember (North American Challenger Series) general manager Bao Lam announced he’s stepping down.

An interview with Cloud9’s An “Balls” Lee about finishing the spring North American LCS splitstrong.

A statistical analysis ranking the best mid laners in the NA LCS.

Dota 2

Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov has joined Team Spirit from Natus Vincere.

compLexity Gaming will not make any changes before the roster freeze date later this month.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen answers reader questions in his monthly mailbag.

Former EnVyUs player Fabien “KioShima” Fiey is playing on an all-UK lineup in hopes of qualifying for the ESL UK Premiership


An interview with 15-year-old Will “Amnesiac” Barton, who won the Americas Winter Championship over the weekend.

The spring championships have been changed from best-of-five to best-of-seven, with players  using five decks.


NESN talked to some of the people involved with the esports part of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

UK game retailer GAME’s latest acquisition is a bit of a murky one.

Another look at Train Jam 2016.

Other games

A bunch of StarCraft II professionals talked about the game’s current map pool.

An extended look at Paragon


European League of Legends Challenger Series

Spring finals

Team Huma 3:2 Copenhagen Wolves

ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 5


Natus Vincere 2:0 Dignitas (16-14, 16-3)

G2 Esports 2:0 SK Gaming (16-5, 16-13)

North America

OpTic Gaming 1:1 Winterfox (16-5, 6-16)

compLexity Gaming 1:1 Splyce (7-16, 16-14)

WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage

Southeast Asia Division

Fnatic 2:0 Team Redemption

European East Division

Team Spirit 1:0 Power Rangers

European West Division

Ad Finem 1:0 Samurai Champloo

Americas Division

Team Archon def. Infamous (forfeit)

League of Legends Champions Korea

SK Telecom T1 2:0 Jin Air Green Wings

Afreeca Freecs vs. Kongdoo Monster, 6 a.m.


(All times Eastern)

North American League of Legends Challenger Series


Spring final

Team Dragon Knights vs. Apex, 9 p.m.

ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 5



G2 Esports vs. Dignitas, 2 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 4 p.m.

North America

Cloud9 vs. Renegades, 8 p.m.

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

WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage


Southeast Asia Division

Fnatic vs. Execration, 9 a.m.

Americas Division

Team Archon vs. Digital Chaos, 6:30 p.m.

Team Archon  vs. Enemy, 7:30 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea


Longzhu Gaming vs. CJ Entus, 4 a.m. Thursday

KT Rolster vs. SBENU, 7 a.m. Thursday

League of Legends Pro League


Snake eSports vs. Royal Never Give Up, 5 a.m. Thursday

Masters3 vs. EDward Gaming, 7 a.m. Thursday

League of Legends Masters Series


Machi vs. Flash Wolves, 6 a.m. Thursday

COUGAR E-Sport vs. Hong Kong Esports, 8 a.m. Thursday

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