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Teams reportedly hesitant to buy into OWL, TSM upset at MSI

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Heo “Huni” Seung-Hoon says Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell’s comments about Korean top laners weren’t meant as an insult.

League Champions Korea teams attended a KeSPA-hosted League of Legends tryout for amateurs.

The ex-Winterfox players forfeited their ESL Pro League spot.

Check out the latest episode of “Korean Esports News in 10 Minutes” with Andrew Kim.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Oskar “Vander” Bogdan joined Team Vitality.

William “Stunt” Chen will reportedly join Immortals.

Interviews with G2’s Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez and WE’s Su “Xiye” Hanwei from the Mid-Season Invitational.

eUnited announced the signings of Lee “GBM” Chang-seok and Choi “DanDy” In-kyu.

An interview with the ROX Tigers’ Park “Shy” Sang-myeon.

Gambit dropped its entire roster except for Danil “Diamondprox” Reshetnikov.

An interview with Nubar “Maxlore” Safarian about joining Misfits.


Sergey ‘Starix” Ischuk joined Team Spirit as a player.

An interview with Renegades’ Aaron “AZR” Ward from IEM Sydney.

An interview with OpTic’s Tarik “Tarik” Celik from IEM Sydney.


Teams are reportedly hesitant to buy into the Overwatch League because of the large asking price.


Marcus “Dyrus” Hill will play for Team 8 in a pro Heroes of the Storm match this weekend.

Andrey “Mag~” Chipenko left Vega Squadron for Mineski (Dota 2).


Mid-Season Invitational (LoL)

SK Telecom T1 1:0 G2

Team WE 1:0 Flash Wolves

Gigabyte Marines 1:0 Team SoloMid

G2 1:0 Flash Wolves

SKT 1:0 Gigabyte Marines

Team SoloMid 1:0 Team WE

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


HellRaisers 1:1 FaZe Clan (16-14, 15-19)

Heroic 2:0 Kinguin (16-10, 16-12)

North America

compLexity 2:0 Rush (16-2, 16-5)

Liquid 2:0 Cloud9 (16-5 16-11)

ECS Season 3 (CSGO)


Fnatic 2:0 (19-15, 16-9)

G2 1:1 mousesports (16-11, 13-16)

North America

Cloud9 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-13, 16-13)

OpTic 2:0 Luminosity (16-9, 16-9)


(All times Eastern)

Mid-Season Invitational (LoL)

SK Telecom T1 vs. Team SoloMid, 2 p.m.

Flash Wolves vs. Gigabyte Marines, 3 p.m.

G2 vs. Team WE, 4 p.m.

Flash Wolves vs. Team SoloMid, 5 p.m.

G2 vs. Gigabyte Marines, 6 p.m.

SK Telecom T1 vs. Team WE, 7 p.m.


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