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PEA forms, DreamHack to return to America, Team Archon shuts down

Our top stories from Thursday:

An interview with Stephen “reltuC” Cutler, Counter-Strike player for Counter Logic Gaming.

Part II of an extensive Q&A with Smash 4 pro Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada.

The latest episode of the Rough Drafts podcast recaps the Western regional gauntlets.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at what the group of death could look like in the League of Legends World Championship.

An interview with Benjamin “LOD” deMunck to cap off EnVyUs’ season.

Dota 2

Team NP formed with a star-studded roster of North American players.

Counter-Strike

Seven North American organizations have formed the Professional Esports Association and will host a $1 million Counter-Strike league starting in January.

Immortals players and its CEO apologized for the controversy at Northern Arena.

Super Smash Bros

The evolution of coaching in Smash.

Aziz “Hax” Al-Yami released a statement about his medical status.

Overwatch

A look at some of the weirdest plays of the game.

Industry

DreamHack Austin will return in 2017, and the company will host events in two other North American cities.

Other games

Once a Hearthstone giant, Team Archon is shutting down.

Competitive Hearthstone isn’t dying, but it might be changing forever.

Results

StarLadder i-League Season 2 (CSGO)

Group A

Dignitas 2:0 GODSENT (16-5, 16-13)

Group B

G2 1:0 FaZe Clan (16-10)

Group C

Astralis 1:0 Natus Vincere (19-16)

Group D

Vici Gaming.CyberZen 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-7)

Team EnVyUs 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-8)

Cloud9 1:0 VG.CyberZen (16-4)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

StarLadder i-League Season 2 (CSGO)

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

Group B

FaZe Clan vs. Flipsid3, 7 a.m.

Group C

Tyloo vs. Astralis, 9 a.m.

Group D

EnVyUs vs. VG.CyberZen, 12:30 p.m.

Saturday

StarLadder i-League Season 2 (CSGO)

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

Quarterfinals, 2 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

League of Legends Masters Series: Promotional Tournament

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

eXtreme Gamers vs. Wings of Liberty, 5 a.m.

Sunday

StarLadder i-League Season 2 (CSGO)

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

Semifinals, 6 ad 8:30 a.m.

Grand final, 12 p.m.

League of Legends Masters Series: Promotional Tournament

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

Team Mist vs. NonHK, 5 a.m.

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