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ELEAGUE to host $250,000 show match, Xmithie reportedly joins Immortals

Our top stories from Tuesday:

ELEAGUE will host a $250,000 show match between Astralis and

An interview with Andrew Tye, in-house chef for Counter Logic Gaming.

Major observations from IEM Sydney and DreamHack Tours.

The group of Counter-Strike players denied entry to a female-only tournament were men pretending to be transgender as a joke.

Blizzard will expand MLG and turn it into an esports division for Overwatch.

South Korea elected a president who has the support of the gaming industry.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Jake “Xmithie” Puchero will reportedly join Immortals.

Nubar “Maxlore” Safarian will join Misfits.

The argument for franchising the League Championship Series.

Martin “Rekkles” Larsson will not attend Fnatic’s Korean bootcamp.

Where does Splyce go from here?


North is apparently in a contract dispute over an Academy player.

An interview with Renegades’ Karlo “USTILO” Pivac.


Splyce dropped its Overwatch team.

CompLexity released its Overwatch roster.

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said Overwatch League will aim for NFL and NBA-sized revenue.


An esports penny stock looks as if it’s a target of a pump and dump scam.

About $280 million was spent on esports advertising last year.

Digital Chaos added Lee “Forev” Sang-don (Dota 2).

A look at esports pros’ obsession with sneakers.

An interview with James “Duck” Ma (Smash).


ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


Fnatic vs. Kinguin, ppd.

EnVyUs 2:0 LDLC (16-12, 16-10)

North America

OpTic Gaming 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (19-15, 16-11)

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)


Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:1 EnVyUs (9-16, 16-13) 1:1 Godsent (16-11, 13-16)

North America

Luminosity 2:0 Immortals (16-13, 16-9)

Cloud9 1:1 NRG (12-16, 16-7)


(All times Eastern)

Mid-Season Invitational (LoL)

SK Telecom T1 vs. G2, 2:30 p.m.

Flash Wolves vs. Team WE, 3:30 p.m.

Team SoloMid vs. Gigabyte Marines, 4:30 p.m.

Flash Wolves vs. G2, 5:30 p.m.

SKT vs. Gigabyte Marines, 6:30 p.m.

Team SoloMid vs. Team WE, 7:30 p.m.

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


HellRaisers vs. FaZe Clan, 1 p.m.

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

North America

compLexity vs. Rush, 8 p.m.

Liquid vs. Cloud9, 10 p.m.

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)


Fnatic vs., 1 p.m.

G2 vs. Dignitas, 3 p.m.

North America

Cloud9 vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 6 p.m.

Liquid vs. Renegades, 8 p.m.


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