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Origen relegated, Riot Games fines Tainted Minds

Our top stories from Thursday:

An interview with FlyQuest’s Hai “Hai” Du Lam.

A look at the career of Aleksi “allu” Jalli leading up to his first premier tournament win.

KT Rolster’s head coach said the League Champions Korea playoffs are about revenge.

Stephen Chiu explains the CS:GO economy and the problems with the Negev.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games’ ruling on alleged wrongdoing by Oceanic org Tainted Minds did little to quell community outrage.

Origen was relegated from the European LCS.

A look at the possible last ride of Hai “Hai” Du Lam.

An interview with Fnatic’s Paul “sOAZ” Boyer.

Why the Cloud9/Phoenix1 semifinal in the North American League of Legends Championship Series should be fun.

The top 10 reverse sweeps in League of Legends history.


An interview with Frederik “LOMME” Nielsen about North Academy.

ESL Pro League will ban the use of the Negev until further notice.

Renegades officially announced the signing of two players.


Brandon “Seagull” Larned has stepped down from NRG to focus on streaming.

A look at the rise of Lunatic-Hai.

A look at the top performers from OGN Apex Season 2.


Rixk Fox and other investors launched an esports private equity firm.

Infiltration will step away from Street Fighter V for a while.


ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


Fnatic 2:0 HellRaisers (16-10, 16-14) 1:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-6, 9-16)

FaZe Clan 2:0 North (16-14, 25-22)

G2 2:0 mousesports (16-10, 16-11)

North America

Renegades 2:0 Winterfox (16-4, 16-8)

Immortals 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-8, 16-6)

SK Gaming 1:1 Team Liquid (16-9, 14-16)

European League Championship Series: Summer promotion (LoL)

Misfits Academy 3:2 Fnatic Academy

Giants 3:0 Origen


(All times Eastern)


European League Championship Series: Summer promotion (LoL)

Fnatic Academy vs. Giants, 11 a.m.

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)


G2 vs. Godsent, 1 p.m.

Astralis vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 3 p.m.

North America

Liquid vs. OpTic, 6 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Bee’s Money Crew, 8 p.m.


League Champions Korea: Spring playoffs (LoL)

KT Rolster vs. Samsung Galaxy, 4 a.m.

European League Championship Series: Spring playoffs (LoL)

G2 vs. Fnatic, 11 a.m.

North American League Championship Series: SPring playoffs (LoL)

Phoenix1 vs. Cloud9, 3 p.m.

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)


Astralis vs., 9 a.m.

Fnatic vs. EnVyUs, 11 a.m.

North America

Counter Logic Gaming vs. OpTic, 2 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Immortals, 4 p.m.


European League Championship Series: Spring playoffs (LoL)

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

North American League Championship Series: SPring playoffs (LoL)

Team SoloMid vs. FlyQuest, 3 p.m.

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)


mousesports vs. Dignitas, 9 a.m.

G2 vs. Astralis, 11 a.m.

North America

SK Gaming vs. OpTic, 2 p.m.

Renegades vs. Luminosity, 4 p.m.


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