TSM enters Overwatch, HotS player facing charges, G2A re-enters CS:GO

Our top stories from the weekend:

Winning Super Smash Bros Melee at EVO was the final chapter of Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma’s redemption story.

An interview with longtime Street Fighter commentator and active FGC figure James Chen.

An interview with Stephen “reltuC” Cutler, in-game Counter-Strike leader for Counter Logic Gaming.

The ROX Tigers coach wasn’t buying the humility coming from the reigning League of Legends world champions, SK Telecom T1.

Speaking of SKT, it lost to the Afreeca Freecs for the second time this split, resulting in one player saying he wasn’t surprised and another relaying their coach’s message.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Checking Riot Games’ lane swap assumptions, Part 1.

Playlist of interviews from the North American and European League Championship Series.

Rapid-fire questions for Samson “Lourlo” Jackson and Jake “Xmithie” Puchero.

An interview with Counter Logic Gaming’s Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes.

H2K coach Neil “PR0LLY” Hammad talked about the frustration of the summer split.


Custavo “SHOOWTiME” Goncalves has joined INTZ after leaving Immortals.

Virtus.Pro and Natus Vincere have a new sponsor in G2A, which has a less than stellar reputation in esports.

Maikel “Maikelele” Bill has announced plans to form his own team.

Super Smash Bros

An interview with Johnny “S2J” Kim from EVO.

A look at Joseph “Mang0” Marquez’s weekend at EVO.

Other games

Team SoloMid has acquired an Overwatch team.

A Heroes of the Storm player is facing charges of threatening Blizzard.

An interview with two of the members from Overwatch team Northern Gaming Red.

Why a 2004 Street Fighter match is esports’ most thrilling moment.



ELEAGUE: Quarterfinals (CS:GO)

mousesports 2:0 Astralis (16-2, 16-12)

Virtus.pro 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-8, 16-9)

League Champions Korea

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 CJ Entus

League of Legends Masters Series

Flash Wolves 2:0 Midnight Sun

League of Legends Pro League

Snake eSports 2:1 Game Talents

European League Championship Series

Giants 2:0 Vitality

Splyce 2:0 H2K

G2 2:0 Schalke

Unicorns of Love 2:0 ROCCAT

Fnatic 1:1 Origen

North American League Championship Series

Immortals 2:0 NRG

Apex 2:1 Echo Fox

StarLadder i-League Finals (Dota 2)

Losers Round 1

Fnatic 2:1 CDEC.Youth

FRIENDS 2:1 compLexity


Natus Vincere 2:0 Evil Geniuses

Team Secret 2:1 Digital Chaos


League Champions Korea

Afreeca Freecs 2:0 SK Telecom T1

ESC Ever 2:1 MVP

League of Legends Masters Series

J Team 2:0 eXtreme Gamers

ahq 2:0 Team Mist

Flash Wolves 1:1 Hong Kong Esports

League of Legends Pro League

I MAY 2:0 LGD Gaming

Team World Elite 2:1 Oh My God

Royal Never Give Up 2:1 Vici Gaming

North American League Championship Series

Cloud9 2:0 EnVyUs

Counter Logic Gaming 2:1 Team Liquid

Phoenix1 2:1 Team SoloMid

Immortals 2:0 Apex

StarLadder i-League Finals (Dota 2)

Losers Round 2

Fnatic 2:1 Digital Chaos

FRIENDS 2:1 Evil Geniuses

Losers Round 3

Fnatic 2:0 FRIENDS

Team Secret 2:0 Natus Vincere


League of Legends Masters Series

Midnight Sun vs. Machi, 5 a.m.

Team Mist vs. Hong Kong Esports, 7 a.m.

ahq vs. eXtreme Gamers, 9 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League

EDward Gaming 2:0 Game Talents

NewBee 2:1 Saint Gaming

Snake eSports 2:1 Invictus Gaming

North American League Championship Series

Team SoloMid 2:0 Team EnVyUs

Team Liquid 2:0 NRG

Cloud9 2:0 Phoenix1

Counter Logic Gaming 2:0 Echo Fox

StarLadder i-League Finals (Dota 2)

Natus Vincere 2:0 Fnatic


(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lck1

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