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Doublelift hiatus, Riot Games’ reported LCS mandate, Overwatch character leak?

Our top stories from Tuesday:

Valve reached out to a collection of professional Counter-Strike players about possible revisions to its coaching rule.

A look at how Cloud9 delivered a fatal blow to the SK Era.

Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng is taking a hiatus from professional League of Legends.

Kang “DayDream” Kyung-Min has left Japanese League of Legends team Detonation Focus Me.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games reportedly plans to mandate all teams in the League Championship Series to make its players and staff contractual employees and give them benefits.

Splyce has dropped out of IEM Oakland.

Former Schalke 04 player Hampus “Fox” Myhre announced his free agency.

How SK Telecom T1 has become the latest dynasty.

H2K’s Aleš “Freeze Kněžínek announced he’s open to outside offers for the next two weeks.

A look at the mid lane matchup from the world final.

Dota 2

Valve announced its spring major will be in April.

Team NP will replace Digital Chaos at the Northern Arena BEAT Invitational.


FaZe Clan has withdrawn from DreamHack Winter.


Art for a new Overwatch character has leaked online.


LA 2024 issued a press release pledging to use the popularity of esports to connect people back to the Olympics.

Other games

Le “Jaedong” Jae-Dong has retired from professional StarCraft.


Esports Championship Series: Week 3 (CSGO)

North America

Team Liquid 1:1 OpTic (16-14, 13-16)


(All times Eastern)

Esports Championship Series: Week 3 (CSGO)



Astralis vs. Godsent, 2 p.m.

Astralis vs. EnVyUs, 4 p.m.

North America

Team SoloMid vs. compLexity, 6 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Luminosity, 8 p.m.


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