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Riot rulings fallout, SV5 numbers sag, Dreamhack Austin interviews

Our top stories from Monday:

Dan “Clerkie” Clerke, owner and founder of Enemy, talked about his organization, college esports and the time he turned down $1 million for his League of Legends Championship Series spot.

Matt Akhavan, manager for the banned LCS team Renegades, said the team was investigated when making a trade with Team Dragon Knights in March and was surprised by the ban.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

How the LCS rulings have created hesitation from possible esports investors in traditional sports.

Esports lawyer Anna Baumann’s take on the rulings against Renegades, TDK and Impulse.

Jeffrey “Lyte” Lin, Riot Games’ person in charge of player behavior, announced he’s leaving the company.

A former substitute and coach for the banned Team Impulse said he — and other members of the team — weren’t paid for part of this season.

LGD Gaming will replace its mid laner for the Summer League of Legends Pro League season because of an injury.

Qiao Gu has announced that Bae “Dade” Eojin will rejoin the team for the summer LPL split.

The goals of the Challenger Series should be revisited after the latest ruling by Riot.

The group stage of the Mid-Season Invitational went exactly as it should have gone.

An interview with Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaha from MSI.

Dota 2

EHOME will have to play through The International 6’s open qualifiers after one of its players left.


Lounge Gaming has released its entire roster.

Brazilian teams Luminosity and Tempo Storm ruled DreamHack Austin.

A look at DreamHack Austin in pictures.

An interview with Luminosity’s Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo.


An interview with Keaton ‘Chakki” Gill after winning DreamHack Austin.

Super Smash Bros

An interview with Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson.

What the visa struggles of William “Leffen” Hjelte means for esports.

How much does coaching mean in Smash?


An esports lawyer’s call for publishers to do more for players’ rights.

Other games

Street Fighter V has fallen short of the expected number of sales.

Weekly roundup of the Capcom Pro Tour.

Recapping another win for Justin Wong on the Capcom Pro Tour.


Epicenter Finals (Dota 2)

Newbee 2:0 No Diggity

compLexity 2:1 Fnatic

compLexity 2:0 No Diggity

Group A

OG 2:0 Alliance

Group B

Evil Geniuses 2:0

Newbee 2:0 Team Secret

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 Dignitas


(All times Eastern)

Epicenter Finals (Dota 2)


Group A

Team Liquid vs. compLexity, 7 a.m.

OG vs. TBD, 9:30 a.m.

Evil Geniuses vs. Newbee, 3 p.m.

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)


EnVyUs vs., 12 p.m.


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