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Riot residency rule, SK’s fer out six weeks, CSGO Lounge to try to legitimize

Our top stories from Tuesday:

An interview with G2’s AD Carry Jesper ”Zven” Svenningsen.

Cloud9 coach Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu talked about his transition to coaching a North American League of Legends team and how he’s trying to get C9 on the same page.

A mega preview for The International 6, running down every major storyline entering this week.

Gamescom has banned cosplayers from bringing any replica weapons for the Cologne event in light of last month’s mass shooting in Munich.

CJ Entus’ Hong “Madlife” Min-Ki said that being put into the relegation tournament actually gave his team a sense of relief.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games has made it a bit more difficult for League Championship Series teams to load up on imports by doubling the amount of time it takes a foreign player to qualify as a resident.

The case for Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng as MVP of the North American LCS.

Interviews with Immortals coach Dylan Falco and Counter Logic Gaming support Zaqueri ‘Aphromoo” Black.

Dota 2

Previewing Group A of The International.


SK Gaming’s Fernando ‘fer” Alvarenga will miss the next six weeks to have surgery to repair hearing problems.

CSGO Lounge will attempt to acquire gambling licenses to make the site legal in most countries.

The wild card teams for ESL Pro League will be decided by fan vote.

A brief analysis of ELEAGUE’s first season ratings.

What Counter-Strike can learn from Pokemon Go.

compLExity has signed Michael “Uber” Stapells.

Key takeaways from ELEAGUE Season 1.

Other games

Jan “Ekop” Palys has left Cloud9’s Hearthstone roster.

Ninjas in Pyjamas has signed Finnish Overwatch team SG-1.

An interview with Los Angeles Rams player Roger Saffold, who also owns Call of Duty team Rise Nation.

An interview with Street Fighter V player Raynel “RayRay” Hidalgo.


The International 6 (Dota 2)

Wild card

EHOME 2:1 Execration

Escape Gaming 2:1 compLexity

EHOME 2:0 Escape Gaming

Execration 2:0 compLexity

Escape Gaming 2:0 Execration

League Champions Korea

CJ Entus 2:1 ESC Ever

SK Telecom T1 2:1 Jin Air Green Wings


(All times Eastern)

The International 6 (Dota 2)


Group A

Natus Vincere vs. Escape Gaming, 12:30 p.m.

TNC Pro Team vs. Alliance, 12:30 p.m.

Evil Geniuses vs. Wings, 12:30 p.m.

OG cs. LGD, 12:30 p.m.

LGD vs. Escape, 2:30 p.m.

OG vs. Alliance, 2:30 p.m.

Wings vs. TNC Pro Team, 2:30 p.m.

Natus Vincere vs. Evil Geniuses, 2:30 p.m.

Wings vs. Escape, 4:30 p.m.

LGD vs. Alliance, 4:30 p.m.

Natus Vincere vs. TNC, 4:30 p.m.

OG vs. Evil Geniuses, 4:30 p.m.

Group B

Fnatic vs. EHOME, 6:30 p.m.

Team Secret vs. Vici Gaming Reborn, 6:30 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. NewBee, 6:30 p.m.

MVP Phoenix vs. Digital Chaos, 6:30 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. EHOME, 8:30 p.m.

Team Secret vs. MVP Phoenix, 8:30 p.m.

NewBee vs. Vici Gaming Reborn, 8:30 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Digital Chaos, 8:30 p.m.

League Champions Korea


ROX Tigers vs. MVP, 7 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League


LGD vs. Royal Never Give Up, 5 a.m.


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