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YamatoCannon to coach Vitality, NBA announces 2K League participants

Our top stories from Thursday:

SK Telecom T1 coach kkOma said he initially wanted to retire after four League of Legends world championships but won three faster than he thought he would.

From Austin to Tours: Checking in on G2, Heroic and HellRaisers.

Part 2 of an interview with compLexity founder Jason Lake.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Jakob “YamatoCannon” will coach Vitality.

An interview with SKT’s Heo “Huni” Seung-Hoon.

An interview with Dignitas CEO Jonathan Kemp.

An interview with Immortals CEO Noah Whinston.

Counter-Strike

An interview with Braxton “Swag” Pierce.

Counter Logic Gaming signed an academy team.

Overwatch

Overwatch has already earned $1 billion, according to Activision Blizzard’s earnings report.

This month is the last for Overwatch Monthly Melee.

Other

The NBA announced 17 teams will participate in the 2K League.

Team Secret dropped pieliedie and signed Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat (Dota 2).

Team NP signed two players (Dota 2).

A look at Street Fighter’s place in the history of video games.

A rundown of Group C of the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational, which resumes tonight.

Results

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

Round 2

Flash Wolves 3:0 SuperMassive

IEM Sydney (CSGO)

Round 5

OpTic 1:0 Chiefs (16-10)

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)

Europe

mousesports 1:1 Virtus.pro (18-22, 16-11)

Dignitas 2:0 Godsent (16-8, 16-10)

North America

Team Liquid 2:0 Immortals (16-13, 16-12)

Cloud9 2:0 Ghost (16-2, 16-1)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

None

Saturday

IEM Sydney (CSGO)

Semifinals

SK Gaming vs. OpTic, 1 a.m.

GaZe Clan vs. Astralis, 4 a.m.

DreamHack Tours (CSGO)

Group A

Natus Vincere vs. Misfits, 6 a.m.

Heroic vs. HellRaisers, 9 a.m.

Winners, 12 p.m.

Group B

Tricked vs. EnVyUs, 7:30 a.m.

G2 vs. mousesports, 10:30 a.m.

Winners, 1:30 p.m.

Mid-Season Invitational (LoL)

Gigabyte Marines vs. SuperMassive, 2 p.m.

Sunday

IEM Sydney (CSGO)

Grand final, 1 a.m.

DreamHack Tours (CSGO)

Group A

Losers match, 5:30 a.m.

Elimination match, 11 a.m.

Group B

Losers match, 8 a.m.

Elimination match, 2 p.m.

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