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Valde to join North, Overwatch League free agency period announced

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Valde will sign with North to replace Magisk, according to sources.

League of Legends interviews with Splyce’s Martin “Wunder” Hansen and Phoenix1’s Derek “Zig” Shao.

A look at improvements that could make the CBLol more prepared for international competition.

Kelsey Moser’s EU LCS in Review: Week 8.

Cinderhulk nerfs and Sion buffs are possible in League of Legends Patch 7.16.

Ilios Ruins will be adjusted to fix a one-sided sniping advantage in Overwatch.

Overwatch’s long-awaited update to the penalty system is live.

CS:GO caster John “BLU” Mullen was laid off by ESL.

Report: 11 SEA League of Legends teams petitioned Riot Games over a last-minute change to the Garena Pro League.

The latest League of Legends runes are all about vision.

Brand received buffs to accompany his new skin in the PBE.

New skin Pentakill Kayle hit the PBE.

Overwatch League players will receive a minimum $50,000 salary and health benefits.

Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett returned to Team Liquid.

Peanut says SKT’s losing streak hurt because it was the first time he’s ever lost so much.

Bang apologized for being a dick on stream.

ELEAGUE revealed teams and groups for the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Immortals CEO Noah Whinston says import rules maybe don’t go far enough.

TSM signed MrRallez to complete its six-person roster.

G2 Esports is still in contention for another EU LCS title.

A look at Cody “Cody Sun” Sun’s desire to be the best in the bot lane.

What would happen if every NA LCS jungler switched teams?

Team Liquid signed insanityXXX.

Phoenix1 signed Selfie as a potential replacement for Ryu.

A look at how the bottom lane has taken control of the meta.

Counter-Strike

The next Major reportedly will not take place until 2018.

Duncan “Thorin” Shields’ top 10 world rankings.

Why DaZed could be the key to killing the NA CS:GO meme.

Relyks officially left Misfits.

Overwatch

The Overwatch World Cup group stage will be held in Los Angeles.

Other

An amateur Dota 2 league is coming to Southeast Asia.

A TI7 preview of Team Secret (Dota 2).

Results

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 Afreeca Freecs

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Longzhu vs. Jin Air, 7 a.m.

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Mysterious Monkeys vs. Vitality, 11 a.m.

G2 Esports vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 2 p.m.

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