Valve limits CS:GO coaching, CLG signs two, GamesCom interviews

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen’s take on Valve’s ruling limiting Counter-Strike coaches that came down Wednesday.

A look at how for many players, surrender is the only failure.

An interview with Splyce’s League of Legends coach Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi.

The Korean gaming industry is attempting to crack down on the use of private servers.

The ROX Tigers coach said he expected his League Champions Korea finals opponent, KT Rolster, to be here.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Phoenix1’s Rami “Inori” Charagh and Austin “Gate” Yu.

Lingering questions as H2K heads to the European League Championship Series semifinals.

A look at Team Liquid’s “mystery” AD Carry, Phil “Jynthe” Vu.

How Team Liquid’s Matt “Matt” Elento got into esports in the first place.

An interview with Team Liquid general manager Nick “Swaguhsaurus” Phan.

Does Bora “Yellowstar” Kim create a problem for Fnatic?

Major takeaways from the North American LCS quarterfinals.

Dota 2

The top three moments from The International 6.


Valve has changed the rules to limit communication between coaches and players during games.

Notable personalities in the Counter-Strike community reacted to the coaching rule change.

How only Valve benefits from the coaching rule changes.

An interview with Robin “flusha” Ronnquist, one of GODSENT’s new players.

An interview with departed FaZe Clan player Ricardo “fox” Pacheco.

Counter Logic Gaming has signed Ethan “nahtE” Arnold and Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik.

Cloud9 officially announced the acquisition of Timothy “autimatic” Ta for Alec “Slemmy” White.

Recapping the first round of offseason roster moves.

Super Smash Bros

Denial has signed Smash 4 player Tyler “Marss” Martins.


An interview with Rogue’s Jonathan Reinforce Larsson.

Chinese team NGA has announced the acquisition of coach Tairong.

An interview with REUNITED’s Harrison Kruise Pond from GamesCom.


A look at legal sports betting at DreamHack Montreal.


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


FaZe Clan 2:0 Team X (16-13, 16-5) 1:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (8-16, 19-17)

North America

Cloud9 2:0 Team Liquid (16-8, 16-10)

OpTic Gaming 2:0 compLexity (16-4, 16-6)


(All times Eastern)

League of Legends Masters Series: Playoffs Round 2


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

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



Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Team X, 11 a.m.

FaZe Clan vs., 1:20 p.m.

North America

Immortals vs. Cloud9, 8 p.m.

Echo Fox vs. Team Liquid, 10 p.m.

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