Immortals enters CSGO, Phoenix1 co-owner talks, top HotS team considers quitting

Our top stories from Wednesday:

The debut of the Rough Drafts Podcast presented by Slingshot, as Chase Wassenar and Walter Fedczuk break down Week 1 of the European League of Legends Championship Series.

SK Telecom T1’s coach talked about his team’s fatigue and then did an about face, saying two days off was too much time.

Why statistics are misleading when it comes to Riot Games’ defense of dynamic queue.

What to make of Team Secret heading into the Manila Major.

KT Rolster’s Kim “Ssumday” Chan-Ho said he’s receiving hospital treatment for a wrist injury, but it isn’t anything to worry about.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Michael Moore, co-owner of new North American LCS team Phoenix1.

Galen “Moon” Holgate will start at jungler for Team Liquid in Week 1 of the North American LCS.

An interview with the new NRG roster.

H2K coach Neil “Pr0lly” Hammad talked about his team’s offseason addition at AD Carry.

Previewing the North American LCS summer split.

A look at Schalke 04, the dark horse of the European LCS.

Dota 2

How the Manila Major could be a chance for Team Liquid to win.

An interview with host and caster Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner.

The case for Chinese success at the Manila Major.


Immortals has purchased Tempo Storm’s roster.

Tempo Storm owner Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk explained the move in an interview.

Format and schedule for the main qualifier for ESL One Cologne, next month’s major tournament.

SKYLLA, a new tournament organizer, plans to pit male and female teams against each otherin the same event.


French TV station TF1 is looking to get involved in esports.

Other games

Fighting games player Noel Brown was suspended from Combo Breaker for two years for allegedly groping a woman at the event last weekend.

A look at the esports problem with Heroes of the Storm.

The world’s best Heroes of the Storm team, MVP Black, is considering quitting the game.


League of Legends Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:1 Longzhu

League of Legends Pro League

Vici Gaming 2:0 LGD Gaming

ELeague: Week 2 (CS:GO)

G2 Esports 2:0 OpTic (16-14, 16-4)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 Selfless Gaming (16-9, 16-12)

OpTic 2:0 Selfless (16-1, 16-14)


(All times Eastern)

League of Legends Champions Korea


SK Telecom T1 vs. CJ Entus, 7 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League


Team World Elite vs. I MAY, 8 a.m.

European League Championship Series


H2K vs. ROCCAT, 11 a.m.

Origen vs. G2, 11 a.m.

Splyce vs. Vitality, 1 p.m.

Schalke 04 vs. Unicorns of Love, 1 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Giants Gaming, 3 p.m.

Manila Major (Dota 2)


Gruop A

Newbee vs. compLexity, 10 p.m.

OG vs. Team Empire, 10 p.m.

Winners match, 1:20 a.m. Friday

Losers match, 4:40 a.m. Friday

Group B

Team Secret vs. Natus Vincere, 10 p.m.

Wings Gaming vs. Digital Chaos, 10 p.m.

Winners match, 1:20 a.m. Friday

Losers match, 4:40 a.m. Friday

ELeague: Week 2 (CS:GO)


Group B semifinals

G2 vs. Selfless, 2:15 p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs OpTic Gaming, 4:30 p.m.

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