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Yahoo Esports shutting down, OpTic and FaZe join WESA

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Yahoo Esports will shut down at the end of the week.

League of Legends interviews with EnVyUs’ Nam “LirA” Tae-yoo and Phoenix1’s No “Arrow” Dong-hyeon.

Virtus.pro continues the trend of being “hot and cold Poles.”

Immortals signed an ex-Rhinos Gaming player as a sub for its Overwatch team.

Horizon Lunar Colony will join the Overwatch map pool next week.

Wolf and Faker lamented their performances in making SKT’s world championship skins.

FaZe Clan will attend ESL One New York.

A member of South Korea’s government posted on Inven’s League of Legends forum.

OpTic Gaming joined WESA and FaZe Clan pretended it never left.

A South Korean bill could put account boosters in jail.

KeSPA partnered with OP.GG to create a statistical database for League of Legends.

League of Legends remains comfortably ahead of Overwatch in PC Bang percentages.

Comments from Wolf and Faker following SK Telecom T1’s win against MVP.

Check out the latest episode of “Taking Aim” with Jarek “DeKay” Lewis and Stephen Chiu.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A profile of Immortals’ Jake “Xmithie” Puchero.

Huge buffs are coming to Shaco and Trundle in the next patch.

A profile of Jin Air Green Wings’ Park “Teddy” Jin-sung.

Interviews with Dignitas’ Lee “Shrimp” Seong-Hoon, Cloud9’s Andy “Smoothie” Ta, Team SoloMid’s Vincent “Biofrost” Wang and Team Liquid’s Samson “Lourlo” Jackson.

An interview with Team Liquid’s Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer.

Counter-Strike

Jason “JasonR” Ruchelski will step down from OpTic.

The tale of the tape headed into the ELEAGUE Clash for the Cash showdown between Astralis and Virtus.pro.

An interview with Ballistix’s Maikil “Golden” Selim.

Overwatch

Selfless added a former BK Stars player ahead of the Overwatch Contenders group stage.

Blizzard provided details for the Overwatch Open division for aspiring professionals.

Other

Team Liquid added Daniel “ChuDat” Rodriguez to its Melee team.

The best and worst of E3.

A look at original Dota’s most broken heroes.

Results

League Champions Korea (LoL)

bbq Olivers 2:1 Ever8

Afreeca Freecs 2:1 ROX Tigers

The Summit 7 (Dota 2)

Virtus.pro 2:0 Empire

LGD 2:1 NP

LGD 2:1 Virtus.pro

European Minor (CSGO)

Group A

Ballistix 1:0 EnVyUs (16-13)

BIG 1:0 Kinguin (16-8)

Big 1:0 Ballistix (16-14)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

KT Rolster vs. Samsung Galaxy, 7 a.m.

European Minor (CSGO)

Group A

EnVyUs vs. Kinguin, 8 a.m.

Ballistix vs. Envy/Kinguin, 11:30 a.m.

Group B

PENTA vs. iGame, 3 a.m. Friday

Dignitas vs. LDLC, 4:30 a.m. Friday

Winners match, 6 a.m. Friday

The Summit 7 (Dota 2)

Quarterfinals

Vici Gaming J vs. Natus Vincere, 1 p.m.

Team Secret vs. Digital Chaos, 4 p.m.

Semifinal, 7 p.m.

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Vitality vs Mysterious Monkeys, 11 a.m.

ROCCAT vs. Fnatic, 2 p.m.

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