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Jason Katz out as PEA commissioner, VP wins DreamHack Las Vegas

Our top stories from the weekend:

An interview with Phoenix1 co-owner Michael Moore.

An interview with Team Liquid League of Legends head coach David Lim.

Casper “ruggah” Due, head coach of North, said professional sports investment in esports is important.

League Champions Korea roundup with input from SK Telecom T1’s Bang and Faker, KT Rolster’s head coach, Longzhu Gaming’s Fly and the ROX Tigers coach.

Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner says esports fans should prepare to have to pay to watch events in the near future.

Slingshot Questionnaire with Alberto ‘Crumbz” Rengifo.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A League of Legends player broke a 72-hour streaming world record.

A look at PSG building from the Challenger Series up.

League Championship Series owners and CEOs participated in a charity poker tournament over the weekend.

Splyce and its new corporate partner want to turn Boston into an esports city.

Rick Fox wrote a Players Tribune piece about starting Echo Fox.

Changes to the uLoL season have sparked controversy among the players.

An interview with Phoenix1’s William “Meteos” Hartman.


Jason Katz is out as commissioner of the Professional Esports Association.

A look at how Jonas Jerebko is all in on esports.

An interview with Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski after won DreamHack Las Vegas.

Two Danish players are not allowed to compete in the country’s championship tournament because of more stringent anti-cheat rules.

An interview with Gambit’s Danill “Zeus” Teslenko.

Interviews with SK Gaming’s Epitacio “TACO” de Melo and Marcelo “coldzera” David.


An artist is transforming Overwatch heroes into Pokemon.

NRG has received interest from mayors and sports teams regarding a bid in Overwatch League.

Other games

The NBA and esports: How we got here

PAX East and SXSW will have Hearthstone tournaments.

An interview with CEO founder Alex Jebailey about investments in the FGC.

An interview with Smash professional William “Leffen” Hjelte.



DreamHack Las Vegas (CSGO)

Group A

North 2:0 OpTic (16-2, 16-7)

Group B 2:0 Fnatic (16-9, 16-2)

Group C

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:1 Cloud9 (2-16, 16-6, 16-13)

Group D

Natus Vincere 2:1 FaZe Clan (16-6, 13-16, 16-11)

European League Championship Series

Misfits 2:0 Vitality

H2K 2:0 Giants

North American League Championship Series

Dignitas 2:0 FlyQuest

Phoenix1 2:0 EnVyUs


DreamHack Las Vegas (CSGO)

North 2:0 Gambit (16-11, 22-20) 2:0 mousesports (16-8, 16-4)

Astralis 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-8, 16-14)

SK Gaming 2:0 Natus Vincere (25-22, 16-7)

League Champions Korea

Longzhu 2:0 Afreeca Freecs

KT Rolster 2:0 Kongdoo Monster

European League Championship Series

Splyce 2:0 ROCCAT

Fnatic 2:0 Origen

North American League Championship Series

Dignitas 2:1 Liquid

EnVyUs 2:0 Echo Fox

Team SoloMid 2:0 Cloud9

Counter Logic Gaming 2:1 Immortals


DreamHack Las Vegas (CSGO)

Semifinals 2:1 Astralis (16-3, 9-16, 16-4)

SK Gaming 2:0 North (16-14, 16-9)

Grand final 2:1 SK Gaming (8-16, 16-11, 16-13)

League Champions Korea

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 Jin Air Green Wings

ROX Tigers 2:1 bbq Olivers

North American League Championship Series

Team SoloMid 2:1 FlyQuest

Phoenix1 2:0 Cloud9

Immortals 2:0 Echo Fox

Counter Logic Gaming 2:1 Liquid


(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


EnVyUs vs. HellRaisers, 1 p.m.

LDLC vs. Heroic, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Liquid vs. NRG, 8 p.m.

Luminosity vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 10 p.m.


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