Player resource center, s1mple out, new NRG CEO

Our top stories from Tuesday:

An interview with Splyce owner Marty Strenczewilk about his League of Legends team, coaching and building a brand.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Qiao Gu’s Baek “Swift” Da-hoon denied claims made by teammates that he “runs” the team.

A criticism of Riot Games’ latest “Riot Pls” post last week.

Oh My God jungler Zhu “Quan” Yongquan will reportedly be punished for boosting an accountthat wasn’t his.

NRG Esports announced Andrew Pruett as its new CEO.


Team Liquid’s Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev is going to miss DreamHack Austin as he sorts out issues with his visa.

Daniel “roca” Gustaferri  is set to join Echo Fox.

Ivan “spaze” Obrezhan has joined Gambit Gaming, the team announced Tuesday.

Team LDLC has signed former G2 in-game leader Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans

Top five plays from the DreamHack Malmo playoff stage.


The “Whispers of the Old Gods” expansion will be released next Tuesday.

One Nation of Gamers announced Tuesday a $10,000 major to take place at PAX East this weekend in Boston.


Retired League of Legends player Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis and attorney Bryce Blum are launching a resource center for players in esports.

Esports is on track to become a $1 billion industry by 2019.

Don’t expect to see esports at the Olympics anytime soon, even if a petition for recognition is successful.

Other games

MVP Black will become the first Heroes of the Storm team to sell a branded item and receive proceeds from the sales.

Taling to “Heroes of the Dorm” winners about their esports futures.

Call of Duty player Matt “Nadeshot” Haag has distanced himself from Optic Gaming and said he’s forming his own team.

An interview with FGC pro Justin Wong.


ECS 2016 (CS:GO): Week 2

North America

OpTic Gaming 2:0 Echo Fox (16-11, 16-13)

Without A Roof 2:0 (16-10, 16-11) compLexity Gaming


FaZe Clan 2:1 (8-16, 16-10, 16-12)

North America

Echo Fox 2:1 Team SoloMid (11-16, 19-17, 16-9)

Team Liquid 2:0 NRG (16-14, 16-8)

ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 8


mousesports 2:0 Team EnVyUs (22-19, 16-8)

Natus Vincere 1:1 Fnatic (11-16, 16-13)

Astralis 2:0 FaZe Clan (16-12, 16-9)


(All times Eastern)

ECS 2016: Week 2



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

EnVyUs vs. FaZe Clan, 3 p.m.

North America

Luminosity vs. NRG, 7 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Echo Fox, 10 p.m.

ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 8



Natus Vincere vs. Flipsid3 Tactics, 12 p.m.

Dignitas vs. Flipsid3 Tactics, 2 p.m.

Fnatic vs. FaZe Clan, 4 p.m.

North America

Splyce vs. NRG, 8 p.m.

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

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