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Ranked 5s returns to League of Legends, TI6 qualifiers wind down

Our top stories from Wednesday:

An interview with Phoenix1 coach Charlie Lipsie about the team’s difficult start to the North American League Championship Series summer split.

Andrey “B1ad3” Gorodensky of Flipsid3 Tactics talked about ELEAGUE, his team’s growth and its future in an interview.

CEO showed us that Smash 4 is now anyone’s game.

Listen to the latest episode of the Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” podcast.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Ranked 5s is returning to League of Legends, but only during specific times each week.

Team Vitality has benched Kim “MightyBear” Min-soo.

A look what went into the in-game name for Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi.

A look at the career of Jake “Xmithie” Puchero and his fight to stay at the top of the North American LCS.

An interview with Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng.

Dota 2

Qualification for The International 6 is down to four wild card teams aiming for two spots.

A look at the advent of roster locks and the impact — good or bad — that they have.


A lengthy blog on Team Liquid’s website by Spencer “Hiko” Martin looking forward to ESL One Cologne.

Emil “Magiskb0Y” Reif has left the ex-SK Gaming roster.

Super Smash Bros

An interview with Smash 4 player Jason “ANTi” Bates.

Other games

Breaking down the meta in Overwatch.


League Champions Korea

ESC Ever 2:1 SK Telecom T1

North American Challenger Series (LOL)

Nova 2:0 Eanix

Cloud9 Challenger 1:1 Apex Pride

Dream Team 1:1 Team Liquid Academy


EnVyUs 2:0 compLexity (16-12, 16-9) 1:1 Gambit (16-9, 12-16)

Gambit 1:1 compLexity (16-13, 14-16)


(All times Eastern)



EnVyUs vs. compLexity, 2 p.m. vs. Gambit Gaming, 5 p.m.

European League Championship Series


ROCCAT vs. Giants, 11 a.m.

Splyce vs. Unicorns of Love, 11 a.m.

Schalke vs. Vitality, 1 p.m.

H2K vs. Origen, 1 p.m.

G2 vs. Fnatic, 3 p.m.


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