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WESA forms, EnVyUs enters NA LCS, SKT reigns supreme

Our top stories from the weekend:

Amid the formation of the World Esports Association, other esports organizers said they were never contacted about WESA, despite the ESL’s James Lampkin saying differently.

Team Impulse’s Brandon “Mash” Phan talked about not being paid and the chance his team might receive the money it is owed.

Why the Flash Wolves’ run at the Mid-Season Invitational shows Riot Games needs to support the Taiwan region more.

Regardless of the Flash Wolves’ semifinal appearance, they need a new AD Carry.

A translated interview with Royal Never Give Up’s Cho “Mata” Sang-hyung

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Team EnVyUs has reportedly purchased the North American League Championship Series spot occupied by Renegades.

SK Telecom T1’s win at the Mid-Season Invitational was its third major trophy in the last calendar year.

Demystifying the dominant SKT.

Chinese AD Carry Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao has joined Royal Never Give Up, an MSI semifinalist.

Top five plays from the MSI.

An extensive set of interviews from the MSI.

NRG added the fifth starter to its lineup for the summer LCS split.

Schalke announced the purchase of Elements’ European LCS spot and revealed its roster.

An interview with Riot Games caster Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels.

A look at NRG’s big changes for the summer LCS split.

On mid-season patches and why change is good.

Dota 2

What effect do regional qualifiers really have on producing good teams and tournaments?


Luminosity’s Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo said he can not afford to be naive about WESA.

Luminosity’s coach Wilton “zews” Prado talked about the thrilling five-set win against G2 in the ESL Pro League finals.

An interview with G2’s Richard “shox” Papillon.

Jacob “FugLy” Medina has parted ways with Counter Logic Gaming.

Tempo Storm won the ESEA Premier League finals.


Some pretty big names are among the eight players to qualify for the Hearthstone Championship Tour Spring European Championship.

Super Smash Bros

A look at the never-ending quest for Juan “HungryBox” Debiedma to try to be the best Melee player in the world.

Catching up with Joseph “Mang0” Marquez.


Eight esports teams and the ESL announced Friday the formation of the World Esports Association (WESA).

An interview with the ESL’s James Lampkin about the formation of WESA.

EnVyUs’ owner Mike Rufail published a blog post trying to shed some more light into WESA.

Why bullying and bigotry in Twitch chat is more important than saying it’s “just the Internet.”

Other games

Blizzard Entertainment revealed a no-tolerance policy about cheating in Overwatch ahead of the game’s May 24 release.

An interview with Street Fighter pro Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley.

Weekly roundup of the Capcom Pro Tour.

Huge tournament delays are hurting Heroes of the Storm.



Mid-Season Invitational (LOL)

SK Telecom T1 3:1 Royal Never Give Up

Epicenter Finals (Dota 2)

Losers bracket

compLexity 2:1

Newbee 2:1 Alliance


Mid-Season Invitational (LOL)

Counter Logic Gaming 3:1 Flash Wolves

Epicenter Finals (Dota 2)

compLexity 2:0 Evil Geniuses

Newbee 2:0 compLexity

Team Liquid 2:0 OG

ESL Pro League Finals (CS:GO)


Luminosity 2:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-4, 8-16, 16-10)

G2 Esports 2:1 Fnatic (14-16, 16-8, 16-12)

DreamHack Tours (CS:GO)

Group A

Dignitas 1:0 Epsilon eSports (16-11)

Team Orbit 1:0 SK Gaming (16-6)

Dignitas 1:0 Team Orbit (16-13)

Epsilon eSports 1:0 SK Gaming (16-14)

Orbit 2:1 Epsilon (13-16, 19-16, 16-13)

Group B

HellRaisers 1:0 Lounge Gaming (16-9)

ENCE eSports 1:0 GODSENT (19-17)

Hellraisers 1:0 ENCE (16-9)

GODSENT 1:0 Lounge (16-6)

ENCE 2:1 GODSENT (16-6, 6-16, 16-13)


Mid-Season Invitational (LOL)

Grand final

SK Telecom T1 3:0 Counter Logic Gaming

Epicenter Finals (Dota 2)

Losers bracket final

Newbee 2:1 OG

Grand final

Liquid 3:2 Newbee

ESL Pro League Finals (CS:GO)

Grand final

Luminosity 3:2 G2 Esports (10-16, 16-13, 10-16, 16-11, 19-16)

DreamHack Tours (CS:GO)

OrBit 2:0 HellRaisers (16-14, 16-10)

Dignitas 2:0 ENCE (16-11, 16-8)

HellRaisers 2:0 ENCE (161, 16-11)


(All times Eastern)

DreamHack Tours (CS:GO)


Winners bracket final

Orbit vs. Dignitas, 7 a.m.

Losers bracket final

HellRaisers vs. Dignitas/Orbit, 9 a.m.

Grand final, 1:30 p.m.


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