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ELeague viewership grows, Lupe vs. ZeRo, NA Dota struggles

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Dota 2

How North America has faltered at the Manila Major.


ELeague’s viewership saw a large increase in Week 2.


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League of Legends Champions Korea

ROX Tigers 2:1 KT Rolster

Manila Major (Dota 2)

Lower bracket

Natus Vincere 2:1 Alliance

Vici Gaming Reborn 2:1 Digital Chaos

LGD Gaming 2:0 Team Empire

Upper bracket

OG 2:0 MVP Phoenix

ELeague: Week 3 (CS:GO)

NRG 1:1 Counter Logic Gaming (7-16, 16-14)

Astralis 1:1 SK Gaming (6-16, 16-7)

SK Gaming 2:0 NRG (16-8, 16-5)

North American Challenger Series (LOL)

Team Liquid Academy 1:1 Cloud9 Challenger,

Dream Team 2:0 Eanix

Nova 2:0 Apex Pride


(All times Eastern)

Manila Major (Dota 2)


Lower bracket

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

Vici Gaming Reborn vs. LGD Gaming, 1:20 a.m. Friday

Upper bracket

Newbee vs. Fnatic, 7 a.m.

ELeague: Week 3 (CS:GO)


Astralis vs. NRG, 2 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 4:30 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea


ESC Ever vs. Longzhu, 7 a.m.

League of Legends Masters Series


Machi vs. J Team, 7 a.m.

Flash Wolves vs. Midnight Sun, 9 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League


Snake eSports vs. Saint Gaming, 5 a.m.

EDward Gaming vs. Invictus, 7 a.m.

European League Championship Series (LOL)


Vitality vs. Origen, 11 a.m.

H2K vs. Giants, 11 a.m.

G2 vs. ROCCAT, 1 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Unicorns of Love, 1 p.m.

Schalke vs. Splyce, 3 p.m.

ESL One Cologne Qualifier (CS:GO)


Renegades vs. Flipsid3, 7 a.m.

Splyce vs. HellRaisers, 8 a.m.

Cloud9 vs. Team Empire, 9 a.m.

mousesports vs. Fluffy Gangsters, 10 a.m.

Immortals vs. EnVyUs, 11 a.m.

OpTic vs. Gambit, 12 p.m.

FaZe Clan vs. Dignitas, 1 p.m.

G2 vs. Tyloo, 2 p.m.


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