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Riot announces talent for MSI, Blizzard announces countries for Overwatch World Cup

Our top stories from Tuesday:

An interview with G2 assistant coach Weldon Green.

Jason “WildTurtle” Tran said underestimation is the biggest problem when teams are upset by wild card regions.

A look at SK Gaming’s transition period leading up to IEM Sydney next month.

Slingshot Media Column: Why Galen “Moon” Holgate’s embracing of the media is important.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games announced the casters for the Mid-Season Invitational.

Counter Logic Gaming’s CEO Devin Nash talked about the possible effects of franchising the LCS.

Why No “Arrow” Dong-hyeon deserved the North American LCS MVP.


An interview with the coach of MVP Project.

ESL revealed the talent for the Pro League Season 5 finals.


Ex-EnVyUs player Internethulk will coach Rogue at OGN Apex Season 3.

Blizzard announced the 32 countries for the Overwatch World Cup.

The Overwatch team is “passionate” about adding subtitles to help deaf players.


A job posting suggests Blizzard is working on a new mobile game.

A look at the concept of advertising cars to esports fans.

The future of CEO Dreamland tournaments is uncertain (Smash).

The NBA 2K League hired a managing director.


Kiev Major (Dota 2)

Round 4

Invictus 2:1 Evil Geniuses

OG 2:1 Thunderbirds

Vici Gaming J 2:0 mousesports

Newbee 2:0 Team Random

TNC 2:1 Digital Chaos

Team Liquid 2:0 Faceless

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


G2 2:0 Astralis (16-12, 16-9)

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

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

FaZe Clan 2:0 (16-11, 16-4)

North America

Liquid vs. Cloud9, ppd

SK Gaming vs. NRG, ppd

Immortals vs. Renegades, ppd

Luminosity vs. The Foundation, ppd

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)


FaZe Clan 2:0 (16-10, 16-4)

Astralis 2:0 Godsent (16-5, 16-9)

North America

OpTic 2:0 Ghost (16-3, 16-14)


(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe vs. G2, 1 p.m.

Heroic vs. EnVyUs, 1 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Kinguin, 3:20 p.m.

North vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Misfits vs. Renegades, 8 p.m.

OpTic vs. Winterfox, 8 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Luminosity, 10 p.m.

Immortals vs. Liquid, 10 p.m.

ECS Season 2 (CSGO)

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. FaZe Clan, 1 p.m.

Godsent vs. EnVyUs, 3 p.m.

NRG vs Ghost, 6 p.m.

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


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