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fnx leaves SK Gaming, ELEAGUE Season 3 in the works, Korean LoL shuffle

Our top stories from the weekend:

Lincoln “fnx” Lau has left SK Gaming.

Coverage from ELEAGUE over the weekend: Interviews with Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth and Tarik “Tarik” Celik, highlights from OpTic’s championship news conference, and the ELEAGUE GM said a third season is in the plans.

In Korean League of Legends news, KT Rolster signed Mata, Kongdoo Monster will keep its roster intact, Longzhu Gaming signed PraY and GorillA, Jin Air dropped Winged, TrAce joined Samsung Galaxy as coach.

Someone stole the Summoner name promised to be given to SKT Peanut.

Bengi almost didn’t make it to Allstars because he briefly lost his passport.

One against all: The legend of Infiltration.

Valde will stand in for Dignitas‘ Counter-Strike team at ECS this week.

An interview with Cody Dragon from Weedmaps about its involvement in esports.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Echo Fox reportedly tried to poach Adrian “Adrian” Ma after he signed with Phoenix1.

Freeze will reportedly join Tempo Storm.

Ryu and Arrow have reportedly signed with Phoenix1.

Team Liquid’s finalized roster will reportedly include Piglet.

Challenger Series teams in North America can no longer qualify for the promotion tournament.

Fnatic revealed its 10-person roster.

How Huni and Peanut fit around SKT.

Why 10 bans could be good for competitive League of Legends

A look at the “super team showdown” looming between SKT and KT Rolster.

Dota 2

Roundup of the group stage of the Boston Major.

Favorites and underdogs at the Boston Major.


Interviews with RUSH and stanislaw from Optic, gla1ve from Astralis and rain from FaZe Clan at ELEAGUE.


EnVyUs won the OGN Overwatch Apex.

Other games

The Houston Rockets have hired a director of esports development.

Flipsid3 Tactics won the Rocket League Championship finals.

Nuckledu won the Capcom Cup.

The Smash scene is getting another Major.





Astralis 2:0 SK Gaming (16-11, 16-12)

OpTic 2:0 FaZe (16-3, 16-12)




OpTic 2:1 Astralis (9-16, 16-6, 16-11)

Boston Major (Dota 2)

Group A

WarriorsGaming.Unity 2:1 Wings

Digital Chaos 2:0 LGD Forever Young

Digital Chaos 2:0 WG.U

Wings 2:0 LGD Forever Young

Wings 2:0 WG.U

Group B 2:0 Team NP

Newbee 2:0 MVP Phoenix 2:0 Newbee

Team NP 2:1 MVP Phoenix

Newbee 2:0 Team NP

Americas Minor (CSGO)

Coud91:0 Muffin Lightning (16-9)

Immortals 1:0 Team SoloMid (16-14)


Boston Major (Dota 2)

Group C

compLexity 2:1 Evil Geniuses

LGD 2:0 Faceless

LGD 2:0 compLexity

Evil Geniuses 2:0 Faceless

compLexity 2:1 Evil Geniuses

Group D

OG 2: 1 Invictus

Ad Finem 2:1 EHOME

OG 2:1 Ad Finem

EHOME 2:1 Invictus

EHOME 2:1 Ad Finem

Americas Minor (CSGO)

Immortals 2:0 Cloud9 (16-11, 16-11)

Team SoloMid 2:0 Muffin Lightning (16-6, 16-10)

Cloud9 2:0 Team SoloMid (16-3, 16-12)


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