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Smash Box for Melee, VP announces Dota 2 roster, s1mple to NaVi announced

Our top stories from Thursday:

Vitality’s Raymond “KaSing” Tsang hinted at roster changes during the League of Legends  offseason.

A massive Q&A with Duncan “Thorin” Shields about ELEAGUE, skins gambling and the state of Counter-Strike.

An interview with ROCCAT jungler Jonas “Memento” Elmarghichi about the struggles of the summer European League Championship Series split.

The recent roller coaster of emotions for The International 6 caster Travis “Maut” Bueno.

KT Rolster has a match this weekend to secure third place in League Champions Korea, and as usual, Kim “Ssumday” Chan-Ho is feeling confident.

Latest episode of the Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” podcast.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at Vincent “Biofrost” Wang, Team SoloMid’s impressive rookie support.

An interview with Team Envy’s Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent.

Dota 2

Virtus.pro announced its roster going forward.

Players to watch at The International.

What the Wild Card tournament taught us about The International.

Counter-Strike

Is fan voting secretly a way for ESL to get Virtus.pro back in to the ESL Pro League?

The acquisition of Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev was officially announced by Natus Vincere.

An interview with Turner’s Craig Berry from ELEAGUE.

Super Smash Bros

A look at the new Smash Box controller for Melee.

Industry

Esports under the Clinton economy.

Other games

Overwatch might start adding more stats to Spectator mode.

The Overwatch World Cup is coming to BlizzCon.

Fade2Karma is getting rid of its professional Hearthstone division to focus more on streamers.

Every card Blizzard has released so far in the One Night In Karazhan expansion.

Misfits has picked up the ex-mYinsanity Heroes of the Storm roster.

Results

The International 6 (Dota 2)

Group A

Evil Geniuses 2:0 Escape Gaming

OG 1:1 Wings Gaming

Alliance 2:0 Natus Vincere

TNC Pro Team 2:0 LGD Gaming

OG 2:0 Escape

Evil Geniuses 2:0 TNC

Wings 2:0 Alliance

Natus Vincere 2:0 LGD

Group B

EHOME 2:0 Team Secret

Digital Chaos 1:1 Vici Gaming Reborn

Team Liquid 1:1 MVP Phoenix

Newbee 2:0 Fnatic

EHOME 2:0 MVP Phoenix

Digital Chaos 2:0 NewBee

Fnatic 2:0 Team Secret

Vici Gaming Reborn 2:0 Team Liquid

EHOME 2:0 NewBee

MVP Phoenix 1:1 Vici Gaming Reborn

Digital Chaos 2:0 Team Secret

Team Liquid 1:1 Fnatic

European League Championship Series: Spring Promotion

ROCCAT 3:2 Millenium

North American League Championship Series: Spring Promotion

Echo Fox 3:2 Team Liquid Academy

League Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:0 CJ Entus

ROX Tigers 2:0 Afreeca Freecs

League of Legends Pro League

Vici Gaming 2:1 Oh My God

Snake eSports 2:1 Saint Gaming

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

The International 6 (Dota 2)

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/dota2ti

Group A

Alliance vs. Escape Gaming, 12:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group B

EHOME vs. Vici Gaming Reborn, 4:30 p.m.

Fnatic vs. MVP Phoenix, 4:30 p.m.

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

Digital Chaos vs. Team Liquid, 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Fnatic vs. Vici Gaming Reborn, 6:30 p.m.

Liquid vs. Secret, 6:30 p.m.

European League Championship Series: Spring Promotion

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/eulcs1

Schalke vs. ROCCAT, 11 a.m.

Misfits vs. Origen, 11 a.m.

League Champions Korea

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

SK Telecom T1 vs. Longzhu Gaming, 7 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lpl1

EDward Gaming vs. Invictus Gaming, 8 a.m.

League of Legends Masters Series

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

Midnight Sun vs. eXtreme Gamers, 7 a.m.

ahq vs. J Team, 9 a.m.

Saturday

League Champions Korea

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

Jin Air Green Wings vs. ESC Ever, 1 a.m.

KT Rolster vs. Samsung Galaxy, 4 a.m.

League of Legends Masters Series

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

Machi vs. Team Mist, 5 a.m.

Hong Kong Esports vs. Midnight Sun, 7 a.m.

ahq vs. Flash Wolves, 9 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lpl1

Team World Elite vs. Vici Gaming, 1 a.m.

Oh My God vs. LGD Gaming, 4 a.m.

Royal Never Give Up vs. I MAY, 7 a.m.

North American League Championship Series: Spring Promotion

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/nalcs1

Phoenix1 vs. Echo Fox, 3 p.m.

Cloud9 Challenger vs. NRG, 3 p.m.

Sunday

European League Championship Series: Spring Promotion

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/eulcs1

Qualifying rounds, 11 a.m.

League of Legends Masters Series

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

eXtreme Gamers vs. Team Mist, 5 a.m.

Machi vs. Flash Wolves, 7 a.m.

J Team vs. Hong Kong Esports, 9 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lpl1

Saint Gaming vs. Game Talents, 1 a.m.

Snake eSports vs. EDward Gaming, 4 a.m.

NewBee vs. Invictus, 7 a.m.

North American League Championship Series: Spring Promotion

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/nalcs1

Qualifying rounds, 3 p.m.

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