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FORG1VEN to leave H2K, Team YP banned from ESL, Armada beats HBox

Our top stories from the weekend:

A historical deep dive on the innovative Moscow 5 League of Legends team.

Breaking down the budding rivalry that took place over the weekend in the League of Legends Champions Korea final between SK Telecom and ROX Tigers.

Breaking down the heroic European League Championship Series performance from Origen’s Alfonso “Mithy” Rodriguez.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou-Napoleon will reportedly leave H2K Gaming.

Apex Gaming has reportedly bought Dignitas’ Challenger Series spot and will look to field two teams.

An interview with Cloud 9’s Michael “BunnyFuFuu” Kurylo about the team’s new initiative.

Danil “Diamondprox” Reshetnikov will not return to Unicorns of Love and will likely play in North America, the team announced Sunday.

Cloud 9 has reportedly signed Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong from NRG.

Splyce has added Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle to its roster replacing Nicolai ‘Nisbeth’ Nisbeth.

Elementz mid laner Jérémy “eika” Valdenaire tweeted he is contemplating a move to another team.

Why hosting the North American LCS spring finals is a bet on esports for Las Vegas.

Dota 2

Why Natus Vincere deserves a direct invite to the Manila Major.

Breaking down the Manila Major.


An interview with popular caster Anders Blume about next month’s ELEAGUE.

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostylev talked about his departure from Team Liquid on his stream.

Cloud 9 announced Alec “Slemmy” White as the permanent new member of its team.

Nuke has replaced Inferno in the game’s active duty map pool.

Team Liquid has parted ways with coach James “GBJames” O’Connor.

Looking at EnVyUs and the sanctity of eras.

Hearthstone has added a four-player Hearthstone team to its organization.

Pro players are reportedly worried the new expansion might make Shaman unstoppable.

Super Smash Bros

Adam “Armada” Lindgren ended the recent winning streak of Juan “Hungrybox” Dibiedma at Smash Summit 2.


The ESL has cut ties with Team YP, owned by YouPorn, because of a new rule disassociating itself from teams having anything to do with “pornographic material.”

How esports can learn from traditional sports teams and broadcasters.

Cheating allegations have popped up against a player in Rainbow Six: Siege.

Mobile game revenue is reportedly expected to overtake PC games this year.

Other games

Rapper Lupe Fiasco tweeted his fighting games career might not be done just yet.

Rick Fox sees H1Z1 as “the Hunger Games of esports.”

Team Dignitas won the European Heroes of the Storm summer regional.

The good, bad and ugly from Texas Showdown.

Previewing the GSL Season 1 finals (StarCraft II).



ESL One Manila

Group A

compLexity Gaming 2:1 Mineski

Group B

Fnatic 2:0 Team Empire


League of Legends Pro League: Finals

Royal Never Give Up 3:1 EDward Gaming, 3 a.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea: Playoff finals

SK Telecom T1 3:1 ROX Tigers

ESL One Manila

Group A

Wings Gaming 2:1 compLexity

Group B

Team Secret 2:0 EHOME

Team Empire 2:1 Team Secret

Wings Gaming 2:1 Fnatic

ESL Pro League (CS:GO): Week 8

North America

Team Liquid 2:0 KKona (16-1, 16-1)

Luminosity 2:0 Renegades (16-3, 16-13)

OpTic Gaming 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-7, 16-7)

ECS: Week 2 (CS:GO)

Europe 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-12, 25-22)

North America

Cloud9 2:1 OpTic Gaming (16-13, 5-16, 16-8)

Team Liquid 2:1 Team SoloMid (14-16, 16-10, 16-14)


ESL One Manila


Team Liquid 2:0 Team Empire

Grand final

Wings Gaming 3:0 Team Liquid

ECS: Week 2 (CS:GO)


FaZe Clan 2:1 Fnatic (16-11, 13-16, 16-7)

mousesports 2:0 (16-4, 16-13)

North America

Counter Logic Gaming 2:1 Echo Fox (13-16, 16-3, 16-8)

OpTic Gaming 2:0 Team Liquid (16-9, 19-16)

ESL Pro League (CS:GO): Week 8

North America

Cloud9 2:0 Splyce (16-7, 16-5)

Selfless Gaming 1:1 Team Liquid (16-9, 11-16)


(All times Eastern)

ECS: Week 3 (CS:GO)


Fnatic vs., 12 p.m.

Astralis vs., 3 p.m.


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