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EnVyUs 2:0 compLexity (16-9, 16-8) 2:0 Gambit Gaming (16-6, 16-6)

European League Championship Series

Giants 2:0 ROCCAT

Splyce 1:1 Unicorns of Love

Schalke 1:1 Vitality

H2K 1:1 Origen

G2 2:0 Fnatic


(All times Eastern)



EnVyUs vs., 10 p.m. (TV: TBS)

European League Championship Series


H2K vs. ROCCAT, 11 a.m.

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

G2 vs. Origen, 1 p.m.

Splyce vs. Vitality, 1 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Giants, 3 p.m.

North American League Championship Series


Cloud9 vs. Team Liquid, 8 p.m.

EnVyUs vs. Echo Fox, 11 p.m.


North American League Championship Series


Team SoloMid vs. Phoenix1, 3 p.m.

Counter Logic Gaming vs. NRG, 3 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. EnVyUS, 6 p.m.

Immortals vs. Apex, 6 p.m.

Demacia Cup (LOL)


Quarterfinals: 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.


North American League Championship Series


NRG vs. Echo Fox, 3 p.m.

Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team SoloMid, 3 p.m.

Apex vs. Phoenix1, 6 p.m.

Immortals vs. Cloud9, 6 p.m.

Demacia Cup (LOL)


Quarterfinals: 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.


League Champions Korea


KT Rolster vs. Afreeca Freecs, 7 a.m.


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