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LPL stuns LCK at Rift Rivals, SK Gaming wins ESL One Cologne

Our top stories from the weekend:

Coldzera, s1mple and NiKo: A generation of miracles.

League of Legends interviews with Samux and Exileh from Unicorns of Love.

EDG’s coach before Rift Rivals said he wanted to beat one Korean team, and he did.

KT Rolster’s coach said if Korea didn’t win its Rift Rivals tournament, the players would (jokingly) have to swim home.

A Taiwanese media member apparently asked SKT coach Kim “kkOma” Jung-Gyun to marry her at Rift Rivals.

Selfless Gaming’s owners put the organization up for sale.

NRG and EnVyUs are among the teams attending the X Games Rocket League tournament.

Urgot will receive a new ultimate and other items in his rework.

Misfits Overwatch player Reinforce defended Blizzard.

Inven reacts to Doomfist’s release.

OGN Overwatch Apex Season 4 will not include foreign teams.

A Chinese CS:GO team has been punished for a match under suspicion of possible fixing.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Takeaways from North America’s victory at Rift Rivals.

China asserted its dominance at Rift Rivals.

Cloud9’s Andy “Smoothie” Ta answered Twitter questions.

Counter-Strike

SK Gaming was penalized prize money for an illegal timeout during ESL One Cologne.

Krakow Major stickers and graffiti are now available.

Interviews with FalleN, RUSH, shox and f0rest from ESL One Cologne.

OpTic announced Chet “ImAPet” Singh as its new coach.

Overwatch

Several sports brands are reportedly reconsidering their Overwatch League interest.

Rogue won the BEAT Invitational.

The Overwatch World Cup will be broadcast in eight different languages.

Jeff Kaplan says the game is balanced just fine.

Overwatch pros talk about Doomfist.

Other games

On the state of coaching in Super Smash Bros.

The evolution of a rivalry between Smash 4 and Melee.

Results

Friday

ESL One Cologne (CSGO)

Quarterfinals

Cloud9 2:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-10, 11-16, 16-6)

FaZe Clan 2:0 Team Liquid (16-9, 16-5)

SK Gaming 2:1 OpTic (10-16, 16-9, 16-7)

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

SK Telecom T1 1:0 Team WE

Rift Rivals EU vs. NA (LoL)

Phoenix1 1:0 G2

Unicorns of Love 1:0 Cloud9

Team SoloMid 1:0 Fnatic

Phoenix1 1:0 Unicorns of Love

Cloud9 1:0 Fnatic

Team SoloMid 1:0 G2

Saturday

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

Semifinals

Team WE 1:0 J Team

Flash Wolves 1:0 OMG

ahq 1:0 EDward Gaming

Royal Never Give Up 1:0 Machi

Team WE 1:0 Flash Wolves

Rift Rivals EU vs. NA (LoL)

Final

Team SoloMid 3:0 Unicorns of Love

ESL One Cologne (CSGO)

Semifinals

Cloud9 2:0 Natus Vincere (16-13, 16-14)

SK Gaming 2:0 FaZe Clan (16-4, 19-16)

Sunday

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

Final

EDward Gaming 1:0 Samsung Galaxy

Team WE 1:0 SK Telecom T1

KT Rolster 1:0 OMG

Royal Never Give Up 1:0 MVP

ESL One Cologne (CSGO)

Grand final

SK Gaming 3:0 Cloud9 (16-9, 16-12, 16-14)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Longzhu vs. MVP, 4 a.m. Tuesday

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