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No LCK franchising “in the short term,” Australian Football League makes esports push

Our top stories from the Wednesday:

Riot Games Korea said League Champions Korea has no plans of franchising “in the short term.”

An interview with Misfits’ Lee “IgNar” Dong-Geun.

A look at the highs, lows and funny moments from Round 1 of the Mid-Season Invitational.

Check out the latest episode of “Taking Aim” with Jarek “DeKay” Lewis and Stephen Chiu.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at the play rates of champions at the Mid-Season Invitational.

What would it take for SuperMassive to upset Flash Wolves at MSI?

A look at Phoenix1’s journey through the North American League of Legends Championship Series spring split.


A look at the world’s best teams, map-by-map, from last month.

A look at G2 heading into DreamHack Tours.

Subaru announced the eight teams for its invitational next week.

Interviews with SK Gaming’s Epitacio “TACO” de Melo, FaZe Clan’s Finn “Karrigan” Andersen and Astralis’ Lukas “Gla1ve” Rossander from IEM Sydney.

SK Gaming was invited to DreamHack Summer.


Denial dropped its roster.

Tempo Storm got rid of its Australian roster to make way for a North American one.


The Australian Football League is making a $1.2 million push into esports.

The five biggest storylines from the Kiev Major (Dota 2).


IEM Sydney (CSGO)

Round 2

Astralis 1:0 FaZe Clan (16-7)

Round 3

Renegades 1:0 VG Cyber Zen (16-5)

OpTic 1:0 Chiefs (16-5)

FaZe Clan 1:0 North (19-16)

SK Gaming 1:0 Astralis (16-12)

Round 4

Chiefs 1:0 North (16-13)

FaZe Clan 1:0 OpTic (16-6)

Astralis 1:0 Renegades (16-3)

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)


Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:1 mousesports (11-16, 16-11)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:1 Fnatic (13-16, 16-14)

North America

Team Liquid 1:1 Counter Logic Gaming (16-12, 4-16)

Cloud9 2:0 Luminosity (16-3, 16-6)

Mid-Season Invitational: Play-in stage (LoL)

Round 2

Team SoloMid 3:2 Gigabyte Marines


(All times Eastern)

Mid-Season Invitational: Play-in stage (LoL)

Round 2

Flash Wolves vs. SuperMassive, 2 p.m.

IEM Sydney (CSGO)

Round 5

OpTic vs. Chiefs, 7 a.m.

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)


mousesports vs., 1 p.m.

Godsent vs. Dignitas, 3 p.m.

North America

Team Liquid vs. Immortals, 6 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Ghost, 8 p.m.


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