ECS starts, s1mple interview, Immortals upset

Our top stories from the weekend:

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen explored the problems with unfair qualification processes for tournaments and leagues.

Why the ESL shouldn’t run the esports Hall of Fame.

The four most intriguing post-shuffle storylines in Dota 2.

We bought a Loot Crate. Here’s what we got.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Dignitas’ Alan “Kiwikid” Nguyen said he might go back to school now that his team has been relegated.

All the top plays from the spring split of the League Championship Series.

Catching up with Counter Logic Gaming after its North American LCS semifinal win against Team Liquid.

CLG’s Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black predicted Team SoloMid would defeat Immortals the day  before it happened.

Recapping the European LCS semifinals.

Dota 2

Natus Vincere and were the final two teams invited to the StarLadder i-League Invitational.

A look at the roster swap madness involving Evil Geniuses and Digital chaos.


Valve announced ESL One Cologne will be the next $1 million Major tournament in July.

Niclas “Plessen” Plessen will substitute for Fnatic while Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer is out with an injury.

An interview with Team Liquid’s Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev.

Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey has replaced Maikel “Maikelele” Bill on FaZe Clan.

There will  be an Oceanic qualifier for an Asian CS:GO Minor after claims of bias toward Renegades, which received an invitation.

Renegades’ coach also cited short notice as to why his team wasn’t in the ECS qualifiers.

An interview with Dignitas’ Jesper “tenzki” Mikalski ahead of DreamHack Malmo.

G2 Esports made a roster change over the weekend.

Echo Fox is reportedly set to make some big changes to its roster.


The Shaman and Hunter classes appear to be getting a boost in the new expansion.


Bleacher Report Radio will now host an esports show.

MOBAs and shooters comprise 85 percent of esports watched on Twitch.

None of the top Australian teams will attend next month’s Esports World Cup.

Other games

Team Liquid signed an Overwatch team, including a player banned by Valve for life for match fixing in CS:GO.

A preview of Overwatch’s release and wondering if Blizzard can bring esports to console games.

Two European StarCraft pros are being investigated for possible wintrading.

Team Topanga needed only two of its three players to make it out of its group at Street Fighter V Crash.

Arizona State won “Heroes of the Dorm” over the weekend.



League of Legends Champions Korea

SK Telecom T1 2:0 SBENU

League of Legends Pro League

Snake eSports 2:1 Team WE

LGD Gaming 2:0 Masters3

ECS 2016: Qualifier (CS:GO)

mousesports 3:2 HellRaisers (14-16, 19-17, 11-16, 16-8, 16-9)

Exho Fox 3:2 Splyce (10-16, 16-11, 16-12, 10-16, 16-11)

North American League of Legends Championship Series-spring promotion

Apex 3:0 Team Dragon Knights


League of Legends Pro League

Royal Never Give Up 2:1 Invictus

EDward Gaming 2:0 Oh My God

Vici Gaming 2:0 Hyper Youth Gaming

League of Legends Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:1 Kongdoo Monster

Longzhu 2:1 Jin Air Green Wings

European League of Legends Championship: spring playoffs

Origen 3:2 H2K Gaming

North American League of Legends Championship Series: spring playoffs

Counter Logic Gaming 3:2 Team Liquid

ECS 2016: Qualifier (CS:GO)

G2 Esports 3:0 Gambit Gaming (16-7, 16-6, 16-10)

Obey Alliance 3:1 Selfless Gaming (22-20 16-13, 10-16, 16-7)


League of Legends Pro League

Team WE 2:1 Qiao Gu

LGD Gaming 2:1 Snake eSports

Energy Pacemaker 2:0 Masters3

European League of Legends Championship: spring playoffs

G2 Esports 3:1 Fnatic

North American League of Legends Championship Series: spring playoffs

Team SoloMid 3:0 Immortals

ECS 2016: Week 1


Astralis 2:1 mousesports (5-16 16-13, 16-3)

Dignitas 2:1 (16-13, 4-16, 16-14)

EnVyUs 2:1 G2 Esports (16-7, 6-16, 22-20)

North America

NRG 2:0 Flipsid3 Tactics (16-6, 16-5)

OpTic 2:0 Without A Roof (16-8, 16-10)


(All times Eastern)

Dreamhack Malmo: Group Stage


Group A

Luminosity vs. TyLoo, 5 a.m. Tuesday

Team Liquid vs. mousesports, 6:30 a.m. Tuesday

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