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VP parent company reportedly owns shares in SK and Na’Vi, Riot “scouting grounds” initiative

Our top stories from the weekend:

A look at perceived over-saturation of Counter-Strike events from multiple perspectives.

An interview conducted with Turkish CS:GO team Space Soldiers by Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen.

An interview with Rob “Juggleguy” Harn about what it takes to produce The Big House and what to expect from this year’s event.

Reactions from the ROX Tigers after winning League Champions Korea and earning a berth in the League of Legends World Championship.

Tale of the Tape: Rick Fox vs. Shaq.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games announced a new “Scouting Grounds” initiative aimed to help possible pros get a taste of what the League Championship Series is really like.

A look at the parallel careers of KT Rolster’s Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho and the ROX Tigers’ Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho.

An interview with Cloud9’s Zachary ‘Sneaky” Scuderi after winning a North American LCS semifinal against Immortals.

A look at the overlooked wild card regions.

Dota 2

Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampusti has left Fnatic, according to Valve’s official roster registry.

Sun “Agressif” Zheng (LGD), Jimmy DeMoN Ho and Sam Sam_H Enojosa Hidalgo (TNC Pro Team), and Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling, Jacky “EternalEnvy” Mao and Theeban “1437” Siva (Team Secret) have all left their respective teams, according to Valve’s roster registry.

Counter-Strike’s parent company is reportedly a majority shareholder in SK Gaming.

OpTic Gaming has signed former Counter Logic Gaming member Tarik “Tarik” Celik.

The winners and losers from Valve’s coaching rule change.

Winterfox has signed a new roster days after dropping three of its players.

Super Smash Bros

Three questions about the Smash 4 meta after Super Smash Con.


Rogue won the ESL Atlantic Showdown at GamesCom over the weekend.

An interview with Fnatic’s Matthew “coolmatt69” Iorio.

An interview with compLexity’s Joe “Joemeister” Gramano.



League Champions Korea: Summer final

ROX Tigers 3:2 KT Rolster

European League Championship Series: Semifinals

Splyce 3:2 H2K

North American League Championship Series: Semifinals

Cloud9 3:2 Immortals

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


Natus Vincere 2:0 G2 (16-12, 16-11)

Team X 2:0 Astralis (16-13, 16-13)

FaZe Clan 1:1 EnVyUs (6-16, 16-10)

North America

Echo Fox 2:0 Selfless (16-13, 16-14)

Immortals 1:1 compLexity (16-7, 12-16)

Team Liquid 2:0 OpTic Gaming (16-3, 22-20)


League of Legends Masters Series: Summer final

Flash Wolves 3:1 J Team

European League Championship Series: Semifinals

G2 3:1 Unicorns of Love

North American League Championship Series: Semifinals

Team SoloMid 3:0 Counter Logic Gaming

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

Team X 1:1 HellRaisers (14-16, 16-6)

Natus Vincere 2:0 Astralis (16-7, 16-6)

FaZe Clan 2:0 G2 (16-12, 16-12)

North America

Immortals 2:0 Selfless (16-1, 16-8)

Echo Fox 2:0 eUnited (16-7, 16-8)

Cloud9 2:0 OpTic Gaming (16-2, 16-12)


League Champions Korea Promotion

Winners Round 1

ESC Ever 2:1 SBENU

Kongdoo Monster 2:0 CJ Entus


(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea Promotion


Losers Round 1

SBENU vs. CJ Entus, 7:30 a.m.


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