Slingshot Readers,

We NEED your support. More specifically, the author of this article needs your support. If you've been enjoying our content, you know that a lot of work goes into our stories and although it may be a work of passion, writers gotta eat. If just half our readers gave 1 DOLLAR a month, one measly dollar, we could fund all the work from StuChiu, DeKay, Emily, Andrew (and even Vince). If you contribute 5 DOLLARS a month, we invite you to join our Discord and hang with the team. We wouldn't bother you like this if we didn't need your help and you can feel good knowing that 100% of your donation goes to the writers. We'd really appreciate your support. After all, you're what makes all this happen. Learn more

Swag to stand in for Cloud9 at CS Summit, mousesports adds ropz

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Braxton “Swag” Pierce will stand in for Cloud9 at next week’s Counter-Strike Summit.

Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken has joined Team Liquid, completing his transfer from Misfits.

An interview with Phoenix1’s Yoo “Ryu” Sang-wook from the North American League of Legends Championship Series playoffs.

KT Rolster’s Pawn said he’s never made a League Champions Korea final and wants to change that.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The history of Counter Logic Gaming in 59 seconds.

Interviews with FlyQuest’s Galen “Moon” Holgate and Phoenix1’s Derek “Zig” Shao from the North American LCS quarterfinals.

A look at the rise of G2 through the European LCS.

An interview with Unicorns of Love coach Fabian “Sheepy” Mallant.


North launched an academy team.

Mousesports added Robin “ropz” Kool.

Ropz said in an interview he had “lots of teams” to choose from.

DreamHack announced talent for its upcoming event in Austin.

An interview with Selfless owner Steve “Ryu” Rattacasa about dropping his team.


Team Dignitas is no longer exclusive to streaming on Twitch.

A profile of Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland (Super Smash Bros).

Evil Geniuses plans to run a Halo competition featuring NASCAR drivers.

A look at the quick and recent rise of Victor “Punk” Woodley (Street Fighter V).


ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


Natus Vincere 2:0 Kinguin (16-6, 16-5)

mousesports 2:0 EnVyUs (16-8, 16-12)

G2 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-10, 16-9)

Astralis 2:0 HellRaisers (16-9, 16-14)

North America

Liquid 2:0 OpTic (16-13, 16-14)

Luminosity 2:0 Rush (16-14, 16-8)

Immortals 2:0 The Foundation (16-2, 16-5)

SK Gaming 1:1 Cloud9 (16-10, 12-16)


(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


HellRaisers  vs. Fnatic, 2 p.m. vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 2 p.m.

North vs. FaZe Clan, 4:30 p.m.

G2 vs. mousesports, 4:30 p.m.

North America

Winterfox vs. Renegades, 8 p.m.

Immortals vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 8 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Team Liquid, 10 p.m.

European League Championship Series: Summer promotion (LoL)

Fnatic Academy vs. Misfits Academy, 8 a.m.

Giants vs. Origen, 8 a.m.


Leave a Reply