Leffen granted visa, ESL One New York, stream cheating

Our top story from Wednesday:

Looking at recent comments and why trash talking is good in esports.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Recapping the first day of the Mid-Season Invitational.

A look at Counter Logic Gaming’s mid lane control.

How do you stop SK Telecom’s Lee “Duke” Ho-Seong?

Interviews with CLG’s Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black and G2 Esports’ Luka “PerkZ” Perković after the first day of the MSI.

Catching up with the coach of Flash Wolves.

Dota 2

Signature.Trust was possibly stream-cheating during its online Manila Major qualifier losses.


the ESL announced ESL One New York for Oct. 1-2 at Barclays Center.

Inside the mind of the man who ran one of the worst CS:GO events of all time.

Previewing DreamHack Austin.


A streamer for Cloud9 has left the team because of a ban he received from Twitch.

Breaking down the Hearthstone portion of DreamHack Austin this weekend.

Another in the series of trying out a pros’ decks.

Super Smash Bros

William “Leffen” Hjelte received a United States visa through July and will attend EVO.

On Leffen and why pro esports players’ visas are complicated.

Other games

An interview with Chris “HuK” Loranger (StarCraft II).

Dignitas dropped one of its players ahead of the DreamHack tours (HotS)

An interview with Kevin “Dieminion” Landon (Street Fighter V).


Mid-Season Invitational (LOL)

Counter Logic Gaming 1:0 G2 Esports

Royal Never Give Up 1:0 SK Telecom T1

Flash Wolves 1:0 SuperMassive eSports

Royal Never Give Up 1:0 G2 Esports

SuperMassive eSports 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming

SK Telecom T1 vs. Flash Wolves, 6:30 a.m. Thursday

ECS: Week 3 (CS:GO)


FaZe Clan 2:1 G2 Esports (9-16, 16-7, 16-6)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 Fnatic (16-11, 16-7)

North America

Luminosity 2:0 Team Liquid (16-1, 16-12)

Luminosity 2:0 OpTic Gaming (16-4, 16-11)


(All times Eastern)

Mid-Season Invitational (LOL)

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

Flash Wolves vs. Royal Never Give Up, 1:30 a.m. Friday

SK Telecom T1 vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 2:30 a.m. Friday

G2 Esports vs. SuperMassive eSports, 3:30 a.m. Friday

Flash Wolves vs. SK Telecom T1, 4:30 a.m. Friday

Counter Logic Gaming vs. SuperMassive eSports, 5:30 a.m. Friday

G2 Esports vs. Royal Never Give Up, 6:30 a.m. Friday

ECS: Week 3 (CS:GO)

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


FaZe Clan vs. Dignitas, 12 p.m.

mousesports vs. G2 Esports, 3 p.m.

North America

OpTic Gaming vs. compLexity, 7 p.m.

Echo Fox vs. Without A Roof, 10 p.m.