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Fear retires, CLG drops Halo, WESA announces player council

Our top stories from Wednesday:

The StarLadder final between G2 and Ninjas in Pyjamas was a throwback to an older era of Counter-Strike.

Samsung Galaxy’s Kang “Ambition” Chan-Yong talked about who he’s excited to see at the League of Legends World Championship.

Check out the latest blog posts at Chiu on This, Found in Translation and Mangaka’s Study.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Immortals’ Kim “Reignover” Ui-Jin is bootcamping with Counter Logic Gaming to help prepare CLG for worlds.

The top 15 players not attending the world championships.

Dota 2

Evil Geniuses’ Clinton “Fear” Loomis has retired and will transition into a coaching role.

Chen “Hao” Zhihao and Zhang “Mu” Pan are not returning to NewBee.

Counter-Strike

The World Esports Association announced the formation of its player council.

Godsent has been invited to the Gfinity Invitational.

Super Smash Bros

A look at the divide between Smash and the rest of the fighting games community.

An interview with Jason “ANTi” Bates after signing with Immortals.

Industry

DreamHack is heading to Atlanta, Austin and Denver next year.

UC Irvine debuted the first public college esports arena in the country.

Other games

Counter Logic Gaming released its Halo roster, which was then picked up by OpTic.

NRG acquired a Gears of War team, which was greeted with a message by investor Alex Rodriguez.

Results

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 5 (CSGO)

Europe

Dignitas 2:0 Fnatic (16-11, 16-9)

Astralis 1:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (14-16, 16-7)

Dignitas 2:0 PENTA (16-10, 16-7)

mousesports 2:0 EnVyUs (16-9, 16-9)

North America

Immortals 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-8, 16-3)

Renegades 1:1 compLexity (10-16, 16-8)

Selfless 2:0 Splyce (16-14, 16-13)

Renegades 2:0 eUnited (16-5, 16-13)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 5 (CSGO)

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

Europe

Astralis vs. Fnatic, 1 p.m.

Natus Vincere vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 1 p.m.

G2 vs. PENTA, 3:20 p.m.

Astralis vs. HellRaisers, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Team Liquid vs. eUnited, 8 p.m.

Counter Logic Gaming vs. NRG, 8 p.m.

Renegades vs. Echo Fox, 10 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. compLexity, 10 p.m.

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