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ESL explains G2’s technical issues at IEM Katowice, Telecom Wars rekindled

Our top stories from Wednesday:

An interview with Phoenix1 coach Kim “Fly” Sang-chul.

A look at the differing and successful styles of the coaches of SK Telecom T1 and KT Rolster.

Roundup of League Champions Korea action, including thoughts from the ROX Tigers’ Mickey and SKT’s Blank.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The ESL said G2’s technical issues at IEM Katowice were caused by software installed during practice.

A look at the latest edition of the “Telecom Wars” between KT Rolster and SKT.

An interview with KT Rolster’s Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho.

Team Liquid’s coach David Lim explained the team’s roster moves this week.

An interview with Liquid’s new AD Carry Jung “Youngbin” Young-bin.

An interview with Immortals’ Eugene “Pobelter” Park.


An interview with Heroic’s Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer.

Interviews with Cloud9’s Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert and FaZe Clan’s Nikola “NiKo” Kovac from IEM Katowice.


Why Overwatch’s skill rank decay changes are a good thing for competitive play.

Other games

Hearthstone game director Ben Brode released a rap about the new expansion deck in response to Reddit.

Twitch and Reddit are planning a live AMA all through SXSW.

Nevada’s Gaming Board and the Esports Integrity Coalition announced they will work together to curb illegal gambling.

The best of Team Liquid at StarLadder i-League Season 3 (Dota 2).


IEM Katowice (CSGO)

Group A

Astralis 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (28-24)

FaZe Clan 1:0 Fnatic (16-11)

Immortals 1:0 OpTic (16-8)

Fnatic  1:0 OpToc (16-10)

Astralis 1:0 Immortals (16-12)

Astralis 1:0 Fnatic (19-17)

FaZe Clan 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-6)

FaZe Clan 1:0 OpTic (16-12)

Immortals 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-14)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:0 OpTic (16-13)

Astralis 1:0 FaZe Clan (16-8)

Immortals 1:0 Fnatic (16-14)

ECS Development League (CSGO)


Rogue 1:1 Kinguin (12-16, 16-11)

Tengri 1:1 Pride (6-16, 16-12)

North America

Winterfox 1:1 Premier Rejects (8-16, 16-1)

Bee’s Money Crew 2:0 Selfless (19-17, 16-12)

League Champions Korea

Samsung Galaxy 2:1 bbq Olivers,

SK Telecom T1 2:1 KT Rolster


(All times Eastern)

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Misfits vs. Unicorns of Love, 11 a.m.

H2K vs. Fnatic, 2 p.m.

IEM Katowice (CSGO)

North vs.

Cloud9 vs.

SK Gaming vs. Heroic

Natus Vincere vs. North

SK Gaming vs.

Natus Vincere vs. Heroic

Cloud9 vs. North

Natus Vincere vs. Cloud9

North vs. SK Gaming

Heroic vs.


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