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Two charged with match fixing in OGN Apex qualifiers, Riot will reportedly franchise in 2018

Our top stories from the weekend:

Highlights from the post-game news conferences from Team SoloMid and G2 after winning the North American and European League of Legends Championship Series spring finals.

Comments from kkOma and SKT as a whole after winning the League Champions Korea title.

Why the future of Chinese Dota is now.

Esports lawyer Anna Baumann explained how Riot Games’ ruling against Origen could affect new teams entering the European LCS.

Why Go “Score” Dong-bin doesn’t need an LCK title to validate his career, even if it would be nice.

Slingshot Questionnaire with UOL manager Romain Bigeard.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games will reportedly aim to start franchising next season, and current teams aren’t guaranteed their spots.

Phoenix1’s No “Arrow” Dong-hyeon won the spring split MVP for the North American LCS.

A reflection on the many iterations of TSM.

No “Ninja” Geon-woo left EnVyUs.

Where will former Splyce coach Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi land?

Flash Wolves won the spring League of Legends Masters series title.

An interview with Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng from the NA LCS spring finals.


ESL banned academy sides from playing alongside partnered teams.

SK Gaming partnered with sports agency Lagardère.

Duncan “Thorin” Shields’ world rankings.


Two players have been charged with match fixing in qualifiers for OGN Apex.

Misfits signed a player.

Evil Geniuses signed a team.

Lunatic-Hai signed two players.


Blizzard shut down a Chinese Hearthstone team league over simulated betting.

Eduardo “PR Balrog” Perez and Daigo Umehara advanced out of their ELEAGUE group.

A look back at Ad Finem’s win at the Boston Major (Dota 2).

Four storylines to watch at the Kiev Major (Dota 2).



Counter-Strike Summit (CSGO)

OpTic 2:1 EnVyUs (16-11, 14-16, 16-14)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 Godsent (16-3, 16-8)

SK Gaming 2:1 Cloud9 (16-14, 9-16, 16-8)

Gambit 2:0 Liquid (16-1, 19-17)


League Champions Korea: Spring final (LoL)

SK Telecom T1 3:0 KT Rolster

European League Championship Series: Third Place (LoL)

Fnatic 3:0 Misfits, 11 a.m.

North American League Championship Series: Third Place (LoL)

Phoenix1 3:2 FlyQuest

Counter-Strike Summit (CSGO)

Losers bracket

Cloud9 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-10, 16-14)

OpTic 2:1 Liquid (16-10, 10-16, 16-10)

OpTic 2:1 Cloud9 (22-20, 11-16, 16-14)

Winners final

SK Gaming 2:0 Gambit (16-4, 16-7)


European League Championship Series: Spring final (LoL)

G2 3:1 Unicorns of Love

North American League Championship Series: Spring final (LoL)

Team SoloMid 3:2 Cloud9

Counter-Strike Summit (CSGO)

Losers final

Gambit 2:0 OpTic (16-10, 9-16, 16-6)

Grand final

SK Gaming 2:1 Gambit (10-16, 16-2, 16-13)

Kiev Major (Dota 2)

Team Random 2:1 Invictus Gaming Vitality

OG 2:1 SG e-sports

Team Secret 2:0 Vici Gaming J

Invictus 2:0 mousesports

Digital Chaos 2:0 Newbee

TNC Pro Team 2:0 Evil Geniuses 2:0 Faceless

Thunderbirds 2:1 Team Liquid


(All times Eastern)

Kiev Major (Dota 2)

Round 2, 9:20 a.m. (Matchups TBD)

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


G2 vs. Astralis, 1 p.m.

HellRaisers vs. mousesports, 1 p.m.

LDLC vs EnVyUs, 3:20 p.m.

FaZe Clan vs., 3:20 p.m.

North America

Liquid vs. Cloud9, 8 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. NRG, 8 p.m.

Immortals vs. Renegades, 10 p.m.

Luminosity vs. The Foundation, 10 p.m.


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