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ESL Pro League prize pool increases, Crumbz forms agency

Our top stories from Monday:

A look back at the brief time SK Telecom T1 coach Kim “kkOma” Jung-gyun was a StarCraft player.

The Twitte account of Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin was apparently hacked Monday, with alleged personal information of League of Legends pro players leaked as the result.

An interview with Counter-Strike caster Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The Flash Wolves have added two players for IEM Oakland.

Looking at potential destinations for Kim “Deft” Hyuk-Gyu.

Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo has formed the Agency for Professional Esports.

Immortals has declined an invitation to next week’s IEM Oakland event.


The ESL has increased the prize pool for its online pro league to $1 for each season in 2017.

An interview with Fnatic’s Robin “flusha” Ronnquist.

eUnited has reportedly acquired Vault’s lineup.

Super Smash Bros

An interview with Adam “Armada” Lindgren after winning Smash Summit 3.


The Helsinki Reds are Finland’s newest Overwatch team.

An interview with members of the Overwatch World Cup champion South Korean team.

Other games

Du “Nuckledu” Dang won the Capcom Pro Tour North American Final.

A look at Blizzcon in pictures.

An interview with Hearthstone world champion Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov.


Esports Championship Series (CSGO)


Astralis 1:1 FaZe Clan (16-13, 9-16)

Fnatic 2:0 Dignitas (19-16, 19-17)

North America

SK Gaming 2:0 compLexity (16-5, 16-4)


(All times Eastern)



ESC Ever vs. CJ Entus, 3:30 a.m.

Seoul City vs. Kongdoo Monster, 6 a.m.

Esports Championship Series (CSGO)



Fnatic vs. FaZe Clan, 1 p.m

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Dignitas, 3 p.m.

North America

Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team SoloMid, 6 p.m.

OpTic vs. NRG, 8 p.m.


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