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Four EU LCS teams reportedly apply for NA franchises, North and Splyce join WESA

Our top stories from Tuesday:

Kelsey Moser’s EU LCS in Review for Week 8: Who’s the real No. 1 team?

League of Legends interviews with Phoenix1’s No “Arrow” Dong-hyeon and Ninjas in Pyjamas’ Nagne.

Mid lane champions will continue to be tweaked in League of Legends.

The League of Legends design director explained the in-depth philosophy of champion creation.

Splyce and North joined the World Esports Association.

Planet Odd parted ways with its Dota 2 roster.

Brand buffs were reverted for now.

Duke says he still watches SKT even though he doesn’t play there anymore.

A League of Legends reality TV show is coming to Australia.

More than 40 new items could come to Overwatch in apparent Summer Games event.

Ambition says he wants to win League Champions Korea to get a break and spend time with his wife.

The Afreeca Freecs added two players to their Overwatch team.

ELEAGUE partnered with GEICO for a series of amateur esports tournaments.

Emil “Magisk” Reif confirmed his benching from North.

Hammer Esports dropped its Overwatch roster.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Four EU LCS teams reportedly applied for an NA LCS franchise.

New Battle Boss splash arts have been revealed.

What does MSG’s purchase of CLG mean for esports?

An interview with Team SoloMid’s Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng.

Counter-Strike

Destiny and shz joined the ex-Pain Gaming roster.

Overwatch

Overwatch Summer Games will return Monday.

Some of OGN APEX’s best moments have nothing to do with the actual game.

Other

Super Smash Con has more Smash 4 attendees than EVO.

A look at the Dota 2 meta heading into The International.

Next year’s Dota 2 season will include 11 $1 million Majors.

A roundtable and major storylines to watch regarding TI7.

Results

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 ROX Tigers

Jin Air 2:0 Ever8 Winners

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Afreeca Freecs vs. MVP, 7 a.m.

SK Telecom T1 vs. KT Rolster, 4 a.m. Thursday

The International 7 (Dota 2)

Group A

Secret vs. Empire, 12:30 p.m.

LGD vs. Fnatic, 12:30 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. IG.Vitality, 12:30 p.m.

Evil Geniuses vs. TNC Pro Team, 12:30 p.m.

Evil Geniuses vs. IG.Vitality, 5:30 p.m.

LGD vs. Empire, 5:30 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. Fnatic, 5:30 p.m.

Secret vs. Infamous, 5:30 p.m.

Empire vs. Infamous, 10:30 p.m.

TNC vs. Fnatic, 10:30 p.m.

LGS vs. Secret, 10:30 p.m.

EG vs. Liquid, 10:30 p.m.

Group B

LGD.Forever Young vs. Execration, 3:30 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. digital Chaos, 3:30 p.m.

Newbee vs. Invictus Gaming, 3:30 p.m.

OG vs. Cloud9, 3:30 p.m.

LGD.Forever Young vs. HellRaisers, 8 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. Execration, 8 p.m.

OG vs. Digital Chaos, 8 p.m.

Newbee vs. Cloud9, 8 p.m.

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