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Heroic to replace VP at IEM Oakland, TSM’s LoL team to attend, Origen founding members leave

Our top stories from Tuesday:

Heroic has replaced at IEM Oakland next week.

An interview with Ninjas in Pyjamas stand-in Maikel “Maikelele” Bill from ELEAGUE.

SK Telecom T1 head coach Choi Byung-Hoon and Kim “kkOma” Jung-Gyun told OSEN about how the team came to be.

ROX Tigers jungler Han ‘Peanut” Wang-Ho described an odd altercation he had with a stranger in New York City on his stream.

Two players have left Origen.

SKT revealed details about their championship skins on a special stream.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games has removed normal draft in some regions for the 2017 season.

Team SoloMid will attend IEM Oakland, with an announcement released less than a week after saying it wouldn’t

Allstar voting is closed, and some familiar faces will be heading to the event in Barcelona, Spain.

Why the Chinese region is no longer the second best in the world.

Bora “Yellowstar” Kim has declined an invite to the Allstar event.

Counter Logic Gaming has hired a new director of esports.

A look at how Kang “Ambition” Chan-Yong reinvented the jungle.

Dota 2

The Imperial and Team Liquid have earned spots at the DreamLeague LAN Finals.


Why going back to Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi was the right move for Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Team Preparation has let go of its Counter-Strike team.


Blizzard wants the Overwatch League to live for decades.

Half of all the heroes were chosen less than 5 percent of the time at the Overwatch World Cup.

An interview with EnVyUs’ Timo “Taimou” Kettunen from the Overwatch World Cup.

Other games

SK Gaming’s Esteban “AKAWonder” Serrano is hosting his own Hearthstone event.

Five things learned about Street Fighter V from Red Bull Battle Grounds.



ESC Ever 2:0 CJ Entus

Kongdoo Monster 2:0 Seoul City

Esports Championship Series (CSGO)


Fnatic 2:0 FaZe Clan (16-13, 16-7)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:1 Dignitas (13-16, 16-9)

North America

Counter Logic Gaming 2:0 Team SoloMid (16-10, 16-9)

OpTic 2:0 compLexity (16-5, 16-4)


(All times Eastern)

Esports Championship Series (CSGO)



G2 vs. EnVyUs, 11 a.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Godsent, 1 p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs., 3 p.m.

North America

Liquis vs. compLexity, 6 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. NRG, 8 p.m.



Jin Air Green Wings vs. Longzhu, 3:30 a.m. Thursday

Afreeca Freecs vs. MVP, 6 a.m. Thursday


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