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Worlds group stage ends, NBA’s esports interest, ESL Pro League visa problems

Our top stories from the weekend:

Make sure to catch up on all our interviews from the League of Legends World Championship: H2K’s Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, Royal Never Give Up’s Cho “Mata” Se-Hyoung, Splyce’s Martin “Wunder” Hansen and Albus NoX Luna’s Michael “Kira” Garmash.

Follow Connor Smith’s coverage from The Big House 6, including interviews with: Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson, Kelsy “Super Girl Kels” Medeiros, Tyler “Marss” Martins, Bassem “Bear” Dahdouh and Zac “SFAT” Cordoni.

Catching up with OpTic Gaming’s Keith “NAF” Markovic at ESL One New York.

Staff writer Stephen Chiu’s next step in Counter-Strike production.

SBENU Korea’s League of Legends team has disbanded.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An I MAY player was suspended a game during worlds for using offensive language in solo queue.

Giants Gaming released two players.

A compilation of interviews and features at worlds by outlet: The Score, ESPN, Yahoo

Dota 2

Four teams have been invited to The Summit 6.

NewBee has acquired TongFu’s Dota 2 operations.


Some teams are having difficulties acquiring visas for the ESL Pro League LAN Finals in Brazil.

Dignitas won the WESG European qualifier.


Six teams have been invited to Carbon Masters, a new monthly tournament series.

Super Smash Bros

Elliot “Ally” Carroza pulled out of The Big House 6.

Luminosity has signed Yuta “Abadango” Kawamura.

An interview with William “Leffen” Hjelte at The Big House 6.


Two men have been charged for DDoS attacks that included high-profile targets, including Blizzard games.

A look at the NBA’s interest in esports.

NRG has announced a new president.

Other games

What Hearthstone cards should be nerfed next?



League of Legends World Championship

Group C

EDward Gaming 1:0 INTZ

H2K 1:0 ahq

H2K 1:0 EDward Gaming

ahq 1:0 INTZ

H2K 1:0 INTZ

EDward Gaming 1:0 ahq


H2K 1:0 EDward Gaming

Esports Championship Series (CSGO)

North America

OpTic 1:1 Immortals (16-11, 15-19)

Cloud9 1:1 Liquid (14-16, 16-14)


League of Legends World Championship

Group D

Samsung Galaxy 1:0 Team SoloMid

Splyce 1:0 Royal Never Give Up

Team SoloMid 1:0 Splyce

Samsung Galaxy 1:0 Royal Never Give Up

Samsung Galaxy 1:0 Splyce

Royal Never Give Up 1:0 Team SoloMid

Esports Championship Series (CSGO)

North America

SK Gaming 1:1 Counter Logic Gaming (20-22, 16-11)

Cloud9 2:0 Immortals (28-24, 16-8)


League of Legends World Championship

Group B

I MAY 1:0 Flash Wolves

SK Telecom T1 1:0 Cloud9

Flash Wolves 1:0 Cloud9

SK Telecom T1 1:0 I MAY

Cloud9 1:0 I MAY

SK Telecom T1 1:0 Flash Wolves

Esports Championship Series (CSGO)


mousesports 2:0 Fnatic (16-13, 16-8)

Fnatic 2:0 Ninjas in Pjyamas (16-7, 16-11)

North America

Immortals 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-13, 16-11)

OpTic  Luminosity (16-5)

SK Gaming vs. Immortals, 6 p.m.


(All times Eastern)



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