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Riot announces 10-ban system, Cloud9 re-enters Dota, ELEAGUE Major opening matchups

Our top stories from Thursday:

Playing for the team: The dilemma of Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and Nikola “NiKo” Kovacs.

Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyun said he wants to improve the reputation of his new team, Longzhu Gaming.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games announced a 10-ban system for professional play.

FlyQuest reportedly filled its roster with Galen “Moon”Holgate.

CJ Entus signed Vertias and Avenger.

Austin “Link” Shin is listed on Liquid’s roster in Riot’s contract database.

Charly “Djoko” Guillard and Lee “GBM” Chang-seok are listed on Team Vitality in Riot’s contract database.

A look at how Lee “Flame” Ho-jong will fit with Immortals.

A look at Origen and the future of player-owned teams.

Why the new world for AD Carries doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Dota 2

Cloud9 announced a new Dota 2 roster.

A preview of ESL One Genting.


First round matchups for the ELEAGUE Major were announced.

Team SoloMid secured a spot in ESL Pro League Season 5.


Why it’s “adapt or die” time for two teams at the Winter Premiere.

Other Games

A look at why CBS drama “Elementary” went all-in on an esports episode.

Razer is working on a laptop with three screens.

Why Echo Fox’s FGC signings don’t guarantee success.

Finnish soccer club SJK Seinäjoki signed a FIFA player.

Justin Wong apparently considered retiring recently.


ESL One Genting (Dota 2)

Group A 1:0 Fnatic

NewBee 1:0 Team NP

NewBee 2:1

Group B

Wings 1:0 WarriorsGaming.Unity

Digital Chaos 1:0 Execration


(All times Eastern)


ESL One Genting (Dota 2)

Group A

Fnatic vs. Team YP, 9:30 p.m.


ESL One Genting (Dota 2)

Group A vs. TBD, 4:40 a.m.

Group B

Execration vs. WarriorsGaming Unity, 1:05 a.m.

TBD, 6:15 a.m.


NewBee vs. TBD, 9:30 p.m.


ESL One Genting (Dota 2)

Semifinal No. 2, 1:05 a.m.

Final, 4:55 a.m.


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