CSGO Lounge shuts down, Twitch acquired Curse, Nairo leaves Team Liquid

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DreamHack will be returning to Montreal in 2017 and perhaps other cities in Canada, too.

The Fnatic Counter-Strike shakeup is a reminder of just how fast things can change.

MVP Phoenix Dota 2 player Lee “FoREv Sang-don” declared his free agency but also said it is “very possible” he re-signs with the team.

The Korean casters have all predicted a ROX Tigers win in the League Champions Korea finals.

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Dota 2

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CSGO Lounge is shutting down completely and will turn into an esports entertainment site.

FaZe Clan has acquired Aleksi “Allu” Jalli to replace Ricardo “fox” Pacheco.

Selfless Gaming has finalized its roster by signing Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte and Matthew “no_one” Congdon.

An interview with Luminosity’s Renato “nak” Nakano ahead of its ESL Pro League Wild Card match against Echo Fox.

Joakim “disco dolpan” Gidetun will begin the ESL Pro League with Ninjas in Pyjamas while Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvis recovers from injury.

Super Smash Bros

Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada announced he has left Team Liquid.


Twitch has acquired popular community and software maker Curse.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey gave his thoughts about esports on a podcast.

Other games

The Afreeca Freecs have picked up an Overwatch team.

Why the Priest deck needs an overhaul in Hearthstone.

Street Fighter V player Fujimura “Yukadon” Atsushi has signed with Japanese stream production company YouDeal.


European League Championship Series: Playoffs


H2K 3:0 Fnatic

League of Legends Masters Series: Playoffs Round 1

ahq 3:0 Hong Kong Esports


(All times Eastern)

League of Legends Masters Series: Playoffs Round 2

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

Flash Wolves vs. ahq, 2:30 a.m. Thursday

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 1 (CS:GO)

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


FaZe Clan vs. Team X, 1 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Cloud9 vs. Team Liquid, 8 p.m.

compLexity vs. OpTic Gaming, 10 p.m.