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Steelback leaving ROCCAT, new EG roster, Monte and DoA to cast OGN Overwatch league

Our top stories from Thursday:

A look at three teams with a heavy Counter-Strike schedule on their plate heading into DreamHack Bucharest this weekend.

An interview in Korean press with G2’s Kim “Trick” Kang-Yoon about how he learned to communicate with his teammates.

Keep up with the latest posts on Chiu On This and Found In Translation on the Slingshot Blog Network.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Pierre “Steelback” Madjaldi announced he’s leaving ROCCAT.

Five mid laners to watch at worlds.

Dota 2

Evil Geniuses announced its new roster and the retirement of Peter “PPD” Dager.


At the behest of the new WESA players council, the ESL Pro League LAN finals will expand to 12 teams.

Epsilon is the fourth and final team for next week’s Gfinity Invitational.

SK Gaming, Immortals, Echo Fox and OpTic have qualified for ELEAGUE Season 2.

Super Smash Bros

The story behind the most viral meme in Smash history.


OGN is launching an Overwatch league that will be casted by Erik “DoA” Lonnquist and Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles

BlizzCon opening week will feature group stage matches for Overwatch and Hearthstone tournaments.

A look at the group stage of the Overwatch Open.


EVO Japan is set for early 2018, and the titles will be announced at next year’s EVO.

Other games

PGL is bringing the nine deck format back to Hearthstone.


ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 5 (CSGO)



Astralis 1:1 Fnatic (13-16, 19-17)

Natus Vincere 1:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-8, 11-16)

G2 2:0 PENTA (16-11, 16-14)

Astralis 2:0 HellRaisers (16-13, 16-8)

North America

Team Liquid 2:0 eUnited (16-2, 16-11)

Counter Logic Gaming 1:1 NRG (16-14, 9-16)

Renegades 1:1 Echo Fox, 10 p.m. (16-8, 14-16)

SK Gaming 2:0 compLexity (16-7, 16-1)


(All times Eastern)


DreamHack Bucharest (CSGO)


Group A vs. Gambit, 8 a.m.

Heroic vs. EnVyUs, 11 a.m.

Winners match, 2 p.m.

Group B

Cloud9 vs. Dlipsid3, 9:30 a.m.

Dignitas vs. FaZe Clan, 12:30 p.m.

Winners match, 3:30 p.m.


DreamHack Bucharest (CSGO)


Group A

Losers match, 3:20 a.m.

Elimination match, 11 a.m.

Group B

Losers match, 6:20 a.m.

Elimination match, 12:20 p.m.


DreamHack Bucharest (CSGO)


Semifinals, 3:30 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Grand final, 11:30 a.m.


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