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Twitch to sue botting sites, IeSF makes Olympic play, rappers vs. SFV pros

Our top stories from the weekend:

A lack of paywall in PC Bangs is at least partly responsible for Overwatch’s rise to take on League of Legends in popularity.

Why Bora “Yellowstar” Kim’s return could be the missing piece for Fnatic’s League of Legends team.

NRG’s Alan “Kiwikid” Nguyen said was almost as close as possible to retiring in between splits.

Jin Air’s win against SK Telecom T1 was shocking to even the person who predicted it would happen.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Kevin ‘Zentinel” Pires explained his roster status with Phoenix1.

An interview with Team Liquid’s Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin.

A look at Counter Logic Gaming and attempting to defy expectations.

An interview with Immortals’ Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon.

Catch up on interviews from the North American and European League Championship Series.

How G2 Esports is seeing a return on its midseason roster moves.

Why Andy “Smoothie” Ta could be the key to Cloud9’s success.

Dota 2

There’s been controversy about the six teams invited to The International 6.


compLexity’s CEO wrote an open letter to Valve’s Gabe Newell about the lifetime ban of Braxton “swag” Pierce.

Catching up with Immortals coach Rafael “zakk” Fernandes at DreamHack Summer.

An interview with ENCE’s Miikka “suNny” Kemppi from DreamHack Summer.

What we can learn about the future of skin betting from the fall of online poker.

An interview with GODSENT’s Markus “pronax” Wallsten.


Why Yogg Druid might just be crazy enough to work.


Twitch is suing seven botting sites.

The International e-Sports Federation is attempting to take the first steps to get esports recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

Recap of the weeklong E3 event in California.

Other games

Overwatch revealed updates to competitive play.

Big KRIT is among nine rappers who face off against Street Fighter pros at an exhibition.

DreamHack Summer and closing the gap in Street Fighter V.

A feature about the Call of Duty World League.




Fnatic 2:0 FaZe Clan (16-12, 16-5)

ESL One Frankfurt (Dota 2)

Group A

Vega Squadron 2:1 Team Liquid

Alliance 2:1 Fnatic

Vega Squadron 2:1 Alliance

Group B

OG 2:0 Natus Vincere

compLexity 2:1

OG 2:0 compLexity

European League Championship Series

G2 2:0 Unicorns of Love

Schalke 04 2:0 ROCCAT

Fnatic 2:0 Splyce

H2K 2:0 Vitality

Giants 2:0 Origen

League of Legends Champions Korea

ROX Tigers 2:0 Longzhu

League of Legends Masters Series

ahq 2:0 Midnight Sun

Flash Wolves 2:0 Team Mist

League of Legends Pro League

LGD Gaming  2:0 Snake eSports

North American League Championship Series

Team SoloMid 2:1 Cloud9

Liquid 2:0 Phoenix1


League of Legends Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:0 ESC Ever

Samsung Galaxy 2:1 CJ Entus

League of Legends Masters Series

Machi 2:0 eXtreme Gamers

Flash Wolves 2:0 ahq

League of Legends Pro League

NewBee 2:0 Vici Gaming

Royal Never Give Up 2:0 Invictus

I MAY 2:0 Saint Gaming

North American League Championship Series

Counter Logic Gaming 2:0 Echo Fox

Immortals 2:0 EnVyUs

Apex 2:1 Phoenix1

Team Liquid 2:1 NRG

ESL One Frankfurt (Dota 2)

Group A

Liquid 2:0 Fnatic

Liquid 2:0 Alliance

Group B

Natus Vincere 2:1

Natus Vincere 2:0 compLexity

DreamHack Summer (CS:GO)

Group A

Astralis 1:0 ENCE (16-6)

SK Gaming 1:0 Immortals (16-13)

Astralis 1-0 SK Gaming (16-12)

Group B

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:0 Epsilon (16-9)

GODSENT 1:0 HellRaisers (16-7)

GODSENT 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-8)


ESL One Frankfurt (Dota 2)


OG 2:1 Liquid

Natus Vincere 2:0 Vega Squadron

Grand final

OG 3:0 Natus Vincere

DreamHack Summer (CS:GO)

Group A

Immortals 2:0 ENCE (16-14, 16-7)

Immortals 2:1 SK Gaming (6-16, 16-9, 16-8)

Group B

Epsilon 2:0 HellRaisers (16-10, 16-13)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 Epsilon (16-13, 16-14)

League of Legends Pro League

Game Talents 2:0 LGD Gaming

Snake eSports 2:1 Team WE

North American League Championship Series

Team SoloMid 2:0 NRG

Cloud9 2:1 Apex

EnVyUs 2:1 Counter Logic Gaming

Immortals 2:0 Echo Fox


(All times Eastern)

DreamHack Summer (CS:GO)


Semifinals, 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Grand final: 1 p.m.

League Champions Korea


Jin Air Green Wings vs. MVP, 7 a.m.


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