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Yellowstar retires, AlphaDraft shutting down fantasy esports, Astralis sells Karrigan

Our top stories from Wednesday:

As H2K prepares for another challenge in the League of Legends world semifinals, it’s already overcome many this year.

An interview with Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels from worlds about surprises, his personal growth and his adulation of waistcoats.

An interview with Albus NoX Luna’s Vladyslav “aMiracle” Scherbyna from worlds.

A blog pot from Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen pondering the point of recorded POV demos.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Bora “Yellowstar” Kim announced his retirement.

A look at Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou’s play since returning to H2K.

A profile of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok.

A look at the rivalry between SK Telecom T1 and the ROX Tigers.

Worlds interviews with FORG1VEN and Albus NoX Luna’s Oleksandr “PvPStejos” Glazkov.

Dota 2

Time named Syed Sumail SumaiL Hassan one of the 30 most influential teens of 2016.

Team Secret won the FACEIT Invitational.


Astralis announced the sale of Finn “Karrigan” Andersen to Fae Clan.

DreamHack will expand its Counter-Strike circuit to all events in 2017.

StarLadder is hosting a CIS Minor in November.


REUNITED has signed Elliot “Hayez” Hayes as coach.


AlphaDraft is shutting down paid fantasy esports.



Group A

Natus Vincere 1:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (11-16, 16-3)

Group B

SK Gaming 2:0 HellRaisers (16-5, 16-6)

Fnatic 1:1 (11-16, 16-13)


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