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Valve changes Dota 2 Major system, PGL Major talent revealed

Our top stories since Monday:

Kelsey Moser’s EU LCS in Review for Week 5.

DeKay’s Final Five observations from the PGL Major Qualifier.

League of Legends interviews with G2’s Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, Unicorns of Love coach Fabian “Sheepy” Mallant and Counter Logic Gaming’s Choi “Huhi” Jay-hyun.

Immortals was finally halted and other NA LCS observations from Week 5.

Fnatic is a Counter-Strike empire on the brink of ruins.

The prize pool for The International 7 eclipsed $20 million.

EVO registration is down significantly across many games.

Evil Geniuses dropped its Overwatch roster after two months.

Vuggo stepped down from Fnatic.

Diana will receive a slight re-work in League of Legends.

The teams and first round matchups for the PGL Krakow Major have been revealed.

Zero will start in place of Ben for Team WE in Rift Rivals.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Kayn’s backstory has been revealed.

A look at differing styles among regions that will converge at Rift Rivals.

A look at EU vs. NA, the strongest rivalry in League of Legends.

Exploring Korea’s imminent dominance over China and Taiwan.

There’s been a currency hike in the U.K. for League of Legends.

An interview with Phoenix1’s Michael “MikeYeung” Yeung.

Counter-Strike

PGL revealed talent for the Krakow Major.

Interviews with Team Liquid’s Russel “twistzz” Van Dulken and Fnatic’s Robin “flusha” Ronnquist from ESL One Cologne.

A map-by-map look at the best teams in the world.

Overwatch

A European tournament will be held this summer.

The top four plays from the Overwatch Contenders playoffs.

Other games

Valve changed the Dota 2 Major format.

A former Bundesliga soccer coach has become an esports agent.

Results

Monday

None

Tuesday

ESL One Cologne (CSGO)

Round 1

FaZe Clan 1:0 Heroic (16-14)

mousesports 1:0 Fnatic (16-11)

Space Soldiers 1:0 SK Gaming (16-14)

Immortals 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-12)

G2 1:0 TyLoo (16-9)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:0 Cloud9 (16-12)

OpTic 1:0 North (16-9)

Team Liquid 1:0 Natus Vincere (16-7)

Round 2

SK Gaming 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-9)

Fnatic 1:0 Heroic (16-6)

Natus Vincere 1:0 Cloud9 (34-32)

North 1:0 TyLoo (16-6)

OpTic 1:0 Space Soldiers (16-9)

Liquid 1:0 Immortals (19-15)

mousesports 1:0 FaZe Clan (16-12)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:0 G2 (16-9)

Wednesday

ESL One Cologne (CSGO)

Round 3

Heroic 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-9)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL One Cologne (CSGO)

Round 3

Cloud9 vs. TyLoo, 7:30 a.m.

Natus Vincere vs. Space Soldiers, 8:30 a.m.

North vs. SK Gaming, 9:30 a.m.

Immortals vs. G2, 10:40 a.m.

Fnatic vs. FaZe Clan, 11:50 a.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. mousesports, 1 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. OpTic Gaming, 2:10 p.m.

Round 4 matchups TBD

Rift Rivals: EU vs. NA (LoL)

Team SoloMid vs. G2, 11 a.m.

Fnatic vs. Phoenix1, 12 p.m.

G2 vs. Cloud9, 1 p.m.

Unicorns of Love vs. Phoenix1, 2 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Fnatic, 3 p.m.

TSM vs. Unicorns of Love, 4 p.m.

Rift Rivals: LCK vs. LPL vs. LMS (LoL)

Samsung Galaxy vs. J Team, 2 a.m. Thursday

MVP vs. Oh My God, 3 a.m. Thursday

Samsung Galaxy vs. EDward Gaming, 4 a.m. Thursday

Machi vs. OMG, 5 a.m. Thursday

ahq vs. Royal Never Give Up, 6 a.m. Thursday

SK Telecom T1 vs. Flash Wolves, 7 a.m. Thursday

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