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Relegation scrapped in LPL, Doublelift returns to TSM

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League of Legends

Relegation will be scrapped in the Chinese league.

Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng returned to Team SoloMid.

Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan left Schalke o4.

PSG’s bot lane has left the organization.


A look at the floundering state of some of Astralis’ biggest challengers.

EnVyUs announced it will field an academy team.


A handful of pro players are leading an educational training about the game.


Winning the Kiev Major further cemented OG’s dynasty.

Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios and Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma won the Smash events at DreamHack Austin.



Kiev Major (Dota 2)

Round of 16

OG 2:1 Team Random

Evil Geniuses 2:0 Thunderbirds

SG 2:1 Secret

DreamHack Austin (CSGO)

Group A

HellRaisers 1:0 Luminosity (16-8)

Gambit 1:0 Heroic (25-23)

Gambit 1:0 HellRaisers (16-7)

Group B

Immortals 1:0 Liquid (16-11)

Cloud9 1:0 G2 (16-10)

Immortals 1:0 Cloud9 (16-7)

Mid-Season Invitational (LoL)

Round 1

Red Candids 1:0 Dire Wolves

SuperMassive 1:0 Rampage

Red Candids 1:0 Rampage

SuperMassive 1:0 Dire Wolves

Dire Wolves 1:0 Rampage

SuperMassive 1:0  Red Candids


Kiev Major (Dota 2)


Invictus Gaming 2:1 Liquid

Vici Gaming J 2:1

OG 2:1 Faceless

Evil Geniuses 2:1 SG

Mid-Season Invitational (LoL)

Lyon Gaming 1:0

Gigabyte Marines 1:0 Isurus

Virtus.pri 1:0 Isurus

Lyon Gaming 1:0 Isurus

Gigabyte Marines 1:0 Lyon Gaming

Gigabyte Marines 1:0

DreamHack Austin (CSGO)

Group A

Heroic 2:0 Luminosity (16-10, 16-5)

Heroic 2:0 HellRaisers (16-2, 16-11)

Group B

G2 2:1 Team Liquid (16-13, 5-16, 16-9)

G2 2:1 Cloud9 (16-12, 10-16, 16-12)


Kiev Major (Dota 2)

Semifinals 2:0 Invictus Gaming

OG 2:0 Evil Geniuses

Grand final

OG 3:2

Mid-Season Invitational (LoL)

Red Candids 1:0 Rampage

SuperMassive 1:0 Dire Wolves

Rampage vs. SuperMassive, 4 p.m.

Dire Wolves 1:0 Red Candids

Red Candids 1:0 SuperMassive

Rampage 1:0 Dire Wolves

DreamHack Austin (CSGO)


Immortals 2:1 Heroic (14-16 16-6, 16-13)

Gambit 2:1 G2 (22-25, 16-12, 16-14)

Grand final

Gambit 2:0 Immortals (16-12, 16-12)


(All times Eastern)

Mid-Season Invitational (LoL)

Isurus Gaming vs., 2 p.m.

Lyon vs. Gigabyte Marines, 3 p.m.

Gigabyte Marines vs. Isurus, 4 p.m.

Lyon vs., 5 p.m. vs. Gigabyte Marines, 6 p.m.

Lyon vs. Isurus, 7 p.m.


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