Schalke to keep League of Legends team, TSM transfers Overwatch roster

Our top stories from Monday:

Interviews with Team Secret’s Sam “BuLba” Sosale, Escape Gaming’s Max “qojqva” Bröckerand Team Liquid’s Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen from The International 6.

Catching up with European League of Legends Championship Series caster Devin “PiraTechnics” Younge about the best-of-two format and his broadcast experience.

Samsung Galaxy defeated Afreeca Freecs on Monday to keep its League Champions Korea season going, setting up a match with a team it hasn’t beaten in its last 16 matches. The players were not phased.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

FC Schalke 04 will not sell its European Challenger Series spot after being relegated.

An interview with Phoenix1’s Austin “Gate” Yu after maintaining a North American LCS spot.

Catching up with Echo Fox owner Rick Fox after staving off relegation in the North American LCS.

Cloud9’s Hai “Hai” Du Lam defended the idea of Cloud9 Challenger after qualifying for the LCS.

Dota 2

An interview with OG’s Tal “Fly” Aizik from The International.

A look at the international rise of Digital Chaos.

Interviews with LGD’s Zhang “xiao8” Ning, Digital Chaos’ Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen, Alliance’sJonathan “Loda” Berg and Team Liquid’s Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislavov from The International.

Four heroes on the rise at The International.


Group stages have finished for the StarLadder i-League Season 2 Europe qualifiers.

Super Smash Bros

Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman won Melee at the Clutch City Clash.


Becoming agile in esports: Organizational change and where to start.

The Wild West of esports statistics.

Other games

Team SoloMid has transferred its Overwatch roster to compLexity.

Groups have been announced for the Overwatch Atlantic Showdown at GamesCom.

Roundup of the week’s Capcom Pro Tour event.

Twitch will finally crack down on Pokemon Go cheaters.


The International 6 (Dota 2)

Upper Bracket

MVP Phoenix 2:1 OG

Wings 2:1 Digital Chaos

Lower bracket

TNC Pro Team 1:0 Vici Gaming Reborn

LGD 1:0 Team Secret

Fnatic 1:0 Escape Gaming

Team Liquid 1:0 Natus Vincere


(All times Eastern)

The International 6 (Dota 2)


Upper bracket

EHOME vs. Alliance, 1 p.m.

Evil Geniuses vs. NewBee, 4 p.m.

Lower bracket

OG vs. TNC Pro Team, 7 p.m.

Digital Chaos vs. LGD, 10 p.m.

League Champions Korea: Playoffs Round 2


Samsung Galaxy vs. KT Rolster, 5 a.m. Wednesday

League of Legends Pro League: Playoffs Round 1


Game Talents vs. Vici Gaming, 1 a.m. Wednesday

I MAY vs. TBD, 5 a.m. Tuesday