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NiP replaces Friberg with REZ, ESL and Intel announce $1,000,000 grand slam

Our top stories from Monday:

League of Legends interviews with FlyQuest’s Daerek “LemonNation” Hart and Cloud9’s Jeon “Ray” Ji-won.

A Counter-Strike interview with Natus Vincere’s Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs.

Major takeaways from the PGL Americas Minor.

Team Liquid passed the biggest test so far this year by winning EPICENTER (Dota 2).

ELEAGUE will host a $250,000 Injustice 2 World Championship.

Fnatic Academy will play as Ballistix at the PGL European Minor.

PGL released the schedule for the EU Minor.

ESL and Intel announced a $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam for Counter-Strike.

Ninjas in Pyjamas signed Fredrik “REZ” Sterner to replace Adam “Friberg” Friberg.

Comments from SKT’s Bang and Faker after Saturday’s League Champions Korea win.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Team SoloMid’s macro game was much better in Sunday’s win against Counter Logic Gaming.

The Flash Wolves suspended Karsa for early disconnects.

An interview with Echo Fox’s Jonathan “Grig” Armao.

A transcript of post-game comments from OMG’s coach.

Henrik “Froggen” Hansen is one of the West’s best players, but can he ever be the best?

An interview with Phoenix1’s No “Arrow” Dong-hyeon.

Counter-Strike

Method signed a UK team.

Sam “Dazed” Marine says he’ll return to competitive Counter-Strike if un-banned by ESL.

An interview with Kinguin’s Grzegorz “SZPERO” DziamaƂek.

Overwatch

More than 700 teams have been whittled down to 16 in Overwatch Contenders.

A fix is on the way to the bug involving Reinhardt’s hammer.

Japanese team DeToNator signed an all-Korean team.

Other

How Justin ‘Wizzrobe” Hallett became the best Falcon player in the world (Smash Melee).

Another batch of interviews from Nairo Saga.

Results

League Champions Korea (LoL)

KT Rolster 2:0 Jin Air Green Wings

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Longzhu Gaming vs. ROX Tigers, 7 a.m.

SK Telecom T1 vs. MVP, 4 a.m. Wednesday

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