ESL One New York format, Four teams sign Overwatch rosters

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Championship interview with’s Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas after winning ELEAGUE.

A talk with Immortals’ Heo “Huni” Seung-Hoon about playoff chances and the new lane swap meta.

SK Telecom T1 played a sloppy match against Jin Air Green Wings on Wednesday, and the team knew it.

The ROX Tigers control their own destiny for first place in League Champions Korea.

The Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” podcast: European Spring Promotion edition.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Why ties in the European League Championship Series take away from the spirit of competition.

A look at each region on the road to the world championships.

Why the current LCS promotion system is broken.

A look at owning an esports organization with Team Liquid’s Steve Arhancet.

An interview with NRG’s Chang-seok “GankedByMom” Lee.

Dota 2

What to make of substitute players for LGD and Vici Gaming Reborn at The International.

An interview with Alliance support Joakim “Akke” Akterhall.

The road to The International for OG and Team Liquid.

Previewing Group B of The International.

A look at the current iteration of Natus Vincere heading into The International.


The ESL announced format and schedule for ESL One New York in October.

ELEAGUE’s first season: The good, the bad and the ugly.

Interviews with Fnatic’s Olof “Olofmeister” Kajbjer and ELEAGUE general manager and vice president Christina Alejandre.

A Dota 2 primer for Counter-Strike fans.

Super Smash Bros

How an EVO championship in Melee was the culmination of Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma’s career.


What esports might look like in a Donald Trump economy.

Other games

Luminosity has returned to Hearthstone by signing three players.

Method has signed Overwatch team 1SHOT.

H2K Gaming has signed Overwatch team Kids Next Door.

ahq eSports has moved its AVA roster into Overwatch.

NRG Esports has signed the ex-Luminosity Overwatch roster.


The International 6 (Dota 2)

Group A

Natus Vincere 1:1 Escape Gaming

Alliance 2:0 TNC Pro Team

Evil Geniuses 1:1 Wings

OG 1:1 LGD

LGD 2:0 Escape

OG 2:0 Alliance

TNC Pro Team 2:0 Wings

Evil Geniuses 2:0 Natus Vincere

Wings 2:0 Escape

LGD 1:1 Alliance

Natus Vincere 1:1 TNC

OG 1:1 Evil Geniuses,

Group B

EHOME 2:0 Fnatic

Team Secret 2:0 Vici Gaming Reborn

Team Liquid 1:1 NewBee

MVP Phoenix 1:1 Digital Chaos

Team Liquid 1:1 EHOME

Team Secret 1:1 MVP Phoenix

NewBee 2:0 Vici Gaming Reborn

Digital Chaos 2:0 Fnatic

League Champions Korea

ROX Tigers 2:0 MVP

League of Legends Pro League

Royal Never Give Up 2:1 LGD


(All times Eastern)

The International 6 (Dota 2)


Group A

Evil Geniuses vs. Escape Gaming, 12:30 p.m.

OG vs. Wings Gaming, 12:30 p.m.

Natus Vincere vs. Alliance, 12:30 p.m.

LGD Gaming vs. TNC Pro Team, 12:30 p.m.

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

Evil Geniuses vs. TNC, 2:30 p.m.

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

Natus Vincere vs. LGD, 2:30 p.m.

Group B

Team Secret vs. EHOME, 4:30 p.m.

Digital Chaos vs. Vici Gaming Reborn, 4:30 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. MVP Phoenix, 4:30 p.m.

Newbee vs. Fnatic, 4:30 p.m.

EHOME vs. MVP Phoenix, 6:30 p.m.

NewBee vs. Digital Chaos, 6:30 p.m.

Team Secret vs. Fnatic, 6:30 p.m.

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

NewBee vs. EHOME, 8:30 p.m.

MV Phoenix vs. Vici Gaming Reborn, 8:30 p.m.

Team Secret vs. Digital Chaos, 8:30 p.m.

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

European League Championship Series: Spring Promotion


Millenium vs. ROCCAT, 11 a.m.

North American League Championship Series: Spring Promotion


Echo Fox vs. Team Liquid Academy, 3 p.m.

League Champions Korea


KT Rolster vs. CJ Entus, 7 a.m.

ROX Tigers vs. Afreeca Freecs, 4 a.m. Friday

League of Legends Pro League


Oh My God vs. Vici Gaming, 8 a.m.

Saint Gaming vs. Snake eSports, 5 a.m. Friday

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