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PGL Major Qualifier (CSGO)

BIG 1:0 Tengri (16-14)

Immortals 1:0 Dignitas (16-13)

Flipsid3 Tactics 1:0 HellRaisers (16-3)

G2 1:0 Cloud9 (16-11)

mousesports 1:0 Godsent (16-11)

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Vitality 2:0 ROCCAT

H2K 2:0 Misfits

North American League Championship Series (LoL)

Cloud9 2:1 Team SoloMid

Phoenix1 2:1 EnVyUs


League Champions Korea (LoL)

Longzhu Gaming 2:1 Afreeca Freecs

Jin Air Green Wings 2:0 Samsung Galaxy

European League Championship Series (LoL)

G2 2:0 Mysterious Monkeys

Unicorns of Love 2:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas

North American League Championship Series (LoL)

Counter Logic Gaming 2:1 Cloud9

TSM 2:0 Immortals, 3 p.m.

FlyQuest 2:1 Dignitas

Echo Fox 2:1 Liquid

PGL Major (CSGO)

Round 3

Dignitas 1:0 Tengri (16-7)

Renegades 1:0 OpTic (16-10)

Vega Squadron 1:0 TyLoo (16-10)

BIG 1:0 Immortals (16-9)

Cloud9 1:0 Godsent (16-11)

mousesports 1:0 PENTA (16-14)

Liquid 1:0 HellRasers (16-2)

G2 1:0 Flipsid3 (16-13)


League Champions Korea (LoL)

bbq Olivers 2:1 Ever8 Winners

SK Telecom T1 2:0 MVP

North American League Championship Series (LoL)

FlyQuest 2:1 Echo Fox

Phoenix1 2:1 Immortals

CLG 2:0 Team Liquid

EnVyUs 2:1 Dignitas

PGL Major Qualifier (CSGO)

Round 4

PENTA 1:0 Vega Squadron (16-8)

HellRaisers 1:0 TyLoo (16-11)

Dignitas 1:0 Renegades (16-14)

Immortals 1:0 Godsent (16-14)

Cloud9 1:0 Flipsid3 (16-3)

BIG 1:0 Liquid (16-10)

Round 5

Immortals 1:0 HellRaisers (16-13)

Vega Squadron 1:0 Dignitas (16-5)

Flipsid3 1:0 Liquid (25-23)


(All times Eastern)




ESL One Cologne (CSGO)

Round 1

SK Gaming vs. Space Soldiers, 7:15 a.m.

Immortals vs., 7:15 a.m.

G2 vs. TyLoo, 8:30 a.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Cloud9, 8:30 a.m.

OpTic vs. North, 9:45 a.m.

Natus Vincere vs. Team Liquid, 9:45 a.m.


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