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ELEAGUE announces CSGO return, TI7 Battle Pass released

Our top stories from the weekend:

ELEAGUE will return to Counter-Strike in September.

The “E-Sports World Games” seem like bullshit.

A look at Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom and DreamHack Tours.

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok says the Flash Wolves are a “strong competitor” at the Mid-Season Invitational.

SKT’s head coach said Korean esports will eventually receive the investment seen in North America and China.

MVP’s Max talked about his team’s unorthodox picks.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at Heo “Huni” Seung-Hoon’s triumphant return to Korea.

Why it’s time to eliminate the spring split.

A look at G2’s Luka “Perkz” Perkovic.

Splyce announced a new coach.

Immortals parted ways with coach David “Hermes” Tu.

An interview with Marcus “Dyrus” Hill.

Counter-Strike

An interview with SK Gaming’s Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo.

Interview with Misfits’ Sean Gares, mousesports’ ropz, G2’s Nathan “NBK” Schmitt and HellRaisers’ Martin “STYKO” Styk from DreamHack Tours.

An interview with Vexed Gaming’s COO about signing KQLY.

Interviews with North’s Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen and Astralis’ Lukas “Gla1ve” Rossander from IEM Sydney.

How IEM Sydney shows Australia’s appetite for esports.

Overwatch

Team SoloMid has pulled out of Overwatch.

A South Korean presidential candidate used Overwatch in part of her campaign.

LG Evil is on the rise in North American Overwatch.

Other

Ai “Fuudo” Keita and Joshua “Wolfkrone” Philpot advanced to the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational playoffs.

Valve released the Battle Pass for The International 7 (Dota 2).

Results

Saturday

IEM Sydney (CSGO)

Semifinals

SK Gaming 2:0 OpTic (16-1, 16-7)

FaZe Clan 2:1 Astralis (16-13, 11-16, 16-9)

DreamHack Tours (CSGO)

Group A

Natus Vincere 1:0 Misfits (16-5)

Mousesports 1:0 Heroic (16-10)

Mousesports 1:0 Natus Vincere (16-3)

Group B

Tricked :0 G2 (16-7)

HellRaisers 1:0 EnVyUs (16-5)

HellRaisers 1:0 Tricked (16-13)

Mid-Season Invitational (LoL)

Gigabyte Marines 3:1 SuperMassive

Sunday

IEM Sydney (CSGO)

Grand final

SK Gaming 3:1 FaZe Clan (16-12, 16-7, 13-16, 16-11)

DreamHack Tours (CSGO)

Group A

Misfits 2:1 Heroic (22-19, 4-16, 16-12)

Misfits 2:1 Natus Vincere (7-16, 16-9, 16-4)

Group B

G2 2:0 EnVyUs (16-10, 16-8)

G2 2:0 Tricked (16-11, 16-9)

Monday

DreamHack Tours (CSGO)

Semifinals

HelRaisers 2:0 Misfits (16-14,16-7)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

DreamHack Tours (CSGO)

Semifinals

G2 vs. mousesports, 6 a.m.

Grand final

HellRaisers vs. G2/mousesports, 11 a.m.

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