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Riot drops hammer on three teams, FC Schalke buys into LCS, West Ham signs esports player

Our top stories from the weekend:

Outrageous reactions from Reddit after Counter Logic Gaming beat SK Telecom T1 in the Mid-Season Invitational on Friday.

The debut of “Tilted,” a new debate-themed League of Legends show.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games permanently banned Renegades, Team Dragon Knights and Team Impulse from being in the League Championship Series for a variety of infractions.

Bundesliga soccer club FC Schalke has reportedly purchased Element’s European LCS spot.

Aleš ‘Freeze’ Kněžínek has joined H2K Gaming.

Catch up on the Mid-Season Invitational through the group stages.

Counter Logic Gaming’s coach said this might be the best iteration of CLG in the team’s history.

A look at SuperMassive eSports and the wildcard regions.

Edward “Edward” Agbaryan has joined Vega Squadron.

Power ranking the MSI teams after the group stages.

CLG and the fight for international respect at MSI.

A look inside SKT’s woes at MSI.

Talking to Riot’s Sam “Kobe” Hartman-Kenzler at MSI.

Dota 2

Fnatic is making another lineup change.

Taking a look at Wings the recent success of younger Chinese teams.


Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev has found a new team: Worst Players.

A member of Splyce suffered perhaps the most embarrassing moment in Counter-Strike history over the weekend.

Chinese organization EHOME has picked up a CS:GO team.

An interview with Cloud 9’s Alec “Slemmy” White.

Talking with Ryan “fREAKAZOiD” Abadir while filling in for Splyce in Austin.

Catching up with Tempo Storm’s founder at Dreamhack Austin.

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen’s monthly mailbag.

A German TV channel will broadcast ELEAGUE.


Dignitas’ Keaton “Chakki” Gill finally won his first major championship at DreamHack Austin.

An interview with James “Firebat” Kostesich.

Super Smash Bros

Joseph “Mang0″ Marquez defeated Juan ‘Hungrybox” Debiedma to win the Malee tournamentat DreamHack Austin.

McCain “MacD” Lavelle said he thinks he can reach the top 10 Melee players by year’s end.

Catching up with Hungrybox at DreamHack Austin.


compLexity, one of the longest-tenured organizations in esports, rebranded Friday with a new logo.

Other games

West Ham signed professional FIFA esports player Sean “Dragonn” Allen.

Naventic won the Heroes of the Storm tournament at DreamHack Austin.

Talking Pokken Tournament with Phil “EE” Visu.

The FGC’s coaching debate continues to rage.



DreamHack Austin (CS:GO)

Group A

Luminosity 1:0 Splyce (16-5)

Cloud 9 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-1)

Luminosity 1:0 Cloud 9 (16-3)

Group B

Tempo Storm 1:0 NRG (16-5)

Liquid 1:0 Selfless Gaming (16-10)

Tempo Storm 1:0 Liquid (16-10)

Manila Major Qualifiers (Dota 2)

Americas finals

Digital Chaos 3:0 Shazam

Chinese finals

Newbee 3:0 EHOME

European finals

Team Empire 3:2 Ad Finem

Southeast Asia finals

Mineski 3:0 TNC Pro Team


Mid-Season Invitational (LOL)

G2 Esports 1:0 SuperMassive eSports

Royal Never Give Up 1:0 Flash Wolves

SK Telecom T1 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming

Flash Wolves 1:0 G2 Esports

Counter Logic Gaming 1:0 Royal Never Give Up

SK Telecom T1 1:0 SuperMassive eSports

Royal Never Give Up 1:0 SuperMassive eSports

DreamHack Austin (CS:GO)

Group A

Counter Logic Gaming 2:0 Splyce (19-16, 16-10)

Cloud 9 2:1 Counter Logic Gaming (19-16 12-16, 16-11)

Group B

NRG 2:1 Selfless Gaming (19-16, 11-16, 16-8)

Liquid 2:0 Selfless Gaming (16-3, 16-10)

ECS: Week 3 (CS:GO)

Team SoloMid 2:0 OpTic Gaming (16-12, 16-10)


Mid-Season Invitational (LOL)

Counter Logic Gaming 1:0 Flash Wolves

SK Telecom T1 1:0 G2 Esports

Flash Wolves 1:0 SuperMassive eSports

Counter Logic Gaming 1:0 G2 Esports

SK Telecom T1 1:0 Royal Never Give Up

DreamHack Austin (CS:GO)


Tempo Storm 2:1 Cloud 9 (13-16, 19-16, 16-11)

Luminosity 2:0 Liquid (16-6, 16-14)

Grand final

Luminosity 2:0 Tempo Storm (16-9, 16-9)

ECS: Week 3 (CS:GO)

Fnatic 2:1 Dignitas (16-3, 11-16, 16-7)


Epicenter Finals (Dota 2)

No Diggity 2:1 Fnatic

Newbee 2:0 compLexity


(All times Eastern)

Epicenter Finals (Dota 2)


Newbee vs. No Diggity, 7 a.m.

compLexity vs. Fnatic, 11 a.m.

Group A

OG vs Alliance, 3 a.m. Tuesday

Group B

Evil Geniuses vs., 3 a.m. Tuesday

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)



Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Dignitas, 12  p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Astralis, 3 p.m.

North America

Counter Logic Gaming vs. NRG, 7 p.m.


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