LCS spring awards, MLG Major previews, Dota shuffle

Our top stories from the weekend:

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen makes the case for Natus Vincere to win the MLG Columbus Major.

How Matthew “Matt” Elento and Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett accelerated Team Liquid’s League of Legends rebuild.

A Q&A with esports artist TBSkyen about comics, his gaming history and freelance pay.

Three up, three down in Counter-Strike heading into this week’s major.

Q&A with Kailey Shepardson, a sponsored League of Legends streamer for Renegades.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The spring split award winners for the League of Legends Championship Series were announced Friday.

Dota 2

Only a day after many worried about the future of Evil Geniuses, the team re-loaded with two strong additions.

Digital Chaos also re-worked its roster after losing players to EG.

Team Empire’s roster disbanded, and signed two of its players.

Amid all the craziness, a look at how to fix the roster rules in Dota 2.


Previewing “the legends” going into the MLG Major.

Key storylines at the Major this week.

The finals of the ESL Pro League Season 3 will be held in London in May.

An interview with members of Fnatic leading up to the MLG Major.

Björn “THREAT” Pers will fill in for Ninjas in Pyjamas in the MLG Major because of Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi’s visa problems.

An interview with Team Liquid’s Spencer “Hiko” Martin.


A USA Today feature about the rise of esports.

How a women’s pro league can help gender equality in esports.

Being a woman in esports is still an uphill battle.

Competitive gaming is a largely untapped market in the Middle East.

Other games

Two days after announcing a $100,000 fighting games event, Avyd announced Street Fighter V will not be among the games at the tournament.

Harvard has been disqualified from the Heroes of the Dorm tournament for cheating.

The return of Eduardo “PR Balrog” Perez-Frangie to Street Fighter.



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