Fnatic to miss CS:GO event, injuries in esports

Our top story from Monday:

David “DAVEY” Stafford, a Counter-Strike player from Splyce, talked about the rise of professional CS:GO and the need for more infrastructure.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Team SoloMid’s Bora “YelloWStaR” Kim.

A roundup of the North American League Championship Series spring playoff quarterfinals.

Dota 2

Vega Squadron has qualified for the StarLadder i-League Invitational.


Fnatic will sit out of DreamHack Malmo because of a wrist injury sustained by Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer.

Top five plays from the MLG Columbus Major.

Another recap from the weekend’s major in Ohio.


A list of 25 things to do while waiting for the next Hearthstone expansion.

Super Smash Bros

Eric “ESAM” Lew and Aziz “Hax” Al-Yami were the first two players voted into Smash Summit 2.

How Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma won his third straight major Melee tournament.

A recap of Pound 2016 from over the weekend.


An interview with Valve developer Chet Faliszek about virtual reality esports.

Hitbox has signed a deal for broadcast rights to ESL events in Portuguese and Russian.

Why esports needs to face its injury problem.

Other games

A history of the Magic Pro Tour.

OpTic Gaming won the Call of Duty American Stage 1 Championship.




(All times Eastern)

ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 7

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo


Natus Vincere vs. G2 Esports, 12 p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. EnVyUs, 2 p.m.

Dignitas vs. FaZe Clan, 4 p.m.

North America

Renegades vs. NRG, 8 p.m.

OpTic Gaming vs. Team Liquid, 10 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/riotgames

Afreeca Freecs vs. Longzhu, 4 a.m. Wednesday

SK Telecom T1 vs. KT Rolster, 7 a.m. Wednesday