SK tried to poach Luminosity, Dardoch suspended, ELeague ratings

Our top stories from the weekend:

An interview with Super Smash Bros Melee player Jeremy “Fly Amanita” Westfahl, one of the better Ice Climbers players in the world.

How became a hub for the entire community.

Comparing League of Legends teams to their traditional sports counterparts.

A player on ESC Ever’s account has been suspended for 30 days, though he can still play in League Champions Korea matches.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Team Liquid suspended Joshua “Dardoch’ Hartnett for insubordinate behavior and might look for a transfer.

On Dardoch and why Rookie of The Split might be a curse.

A group led by Paramount Pictures’ vice chairman purchased Team Impulse’s North American League Championship Series spot.

Esports psychologist Weldon Green has joined Team SoloMid as an assistant coach.

League of Legends will be included in Australia’s biggest university sports event.

A feature on Cloud 9’s new-look roster.

Apex Gaming and the return of the North American LCS veterans.

Five players to watch in the upcoming summer split.

Summer split previews for North American LCS teams Counter Logic Gaming, Cloud 9 andImmortals.

Previewing the summer split for European LCS teams G2 Esports and Fnatic.

Dardoch’s suspension and the importance of team dynamics.

Dota 2 will not play The Summit 5 after admitting to having an illegal player enter the game during a match.

The International 6’s prize pool continues to grow and has already surpassed last year’srecord mark.

Troels “syndereN” Nielsen will be coaching Alliance at the Manila Major.

An infographic in preparation for the Manila Major.

Why Moscow deserves to host a Dota 2 major.

Why ESL One Frankfurt should be a major.


SK Gaming and Luminosity are locked in a contract dispute after SK Gaming tried to poach the Luminosity roster.

Luminosity’s Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo issued a statement giving his side of the entire situation.

ELeague opened its first week with a 0.2 rating on TBS and an average of 500,000 viewers.

Rafael “zakk” Fernandes has joined Tempo Storm as a coach.

ELeague released the teams for the final three weeks of group play.

An interview with Tobias Sherman, head of esports for WME | IMG.

NRG signed two players to replace the recent holes in its starting lineup.

An interview with a player and manager from Chinese team EHOME.


Why Pirate Warrior is finally a viable competitive deck.

Super Smash Bros

Joey “Lucky” Aldama, perhaps the top unsponsored Melee player in the world, has signed with Selfless Gaming.

The Brawl tournament scheduled for Apex has been cancelled because of too few entrants.

An interview with Smash 4 player Tyrell “NAKAT” Coleman.

Catching up with Smash 4 player Jason “ANTi” Bates.

As expected, the biggest names dominated Combo Breaker 2016 over the weekend.

Other games

Weekly roundup of the Capcom Pro Tour.

Cloud 9 won Agents Rising, the first post-release Overwatch tournament.

Justin Wong continued his reign of dominance at Combo Breaker.



League of Legends Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:0 MVP

League of Legends Pro League

I MAY 2:1 Oh My God

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 mousesports (16-8, 16-9)

ELeague: Week 1 (CS:GO)

Group A final

Luminosity 2:1 Cloud 9 (11-16, 19-16, 16-9)


League of Legends Champions Korea

Jin Air Green Wings 2:0 Longzhu Gaming

League of Legends Pro League

EDward Gaming 2:0 Snake eSports

Game Talents 2:0 Saint Gaming

NewBee 2:1 Invictus Gaming


League of Legends Pro League

I MAY 2:0 LGD Gaming

Royal Never Give Up 2:0 Vici Gaming

Team World Elite 2:0 Oh My God


League of Legends Champions Korea

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 Afreeca Freecs


(All times Eastern)

League of Legends Champions Korea


Jin Air Green Wings vs. ESC Ever, 7 a.m.

ROX Tigers vs. MVP, 7 a.m. Tuesday

ELeague: Week 1 (CS:GO)


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

G2 Esports vs. Selfless Gaming, 2 p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. G2, 4 p.m.