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André Gomes invests in G2, LW Blue reportedly becomes NYC Overwatch League team

Our top stories from Wednesday:

League of Legends interviews with EnVyUs’ Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer and Schalke’s Jonas “Memento” Elmarghichi.

Stuchiu’s “Buy or Sell” on the CS:GO roster shuffle.

The real mismatch: Schalke and Giants fight for an LCS spot amid budding rivalry.

Check out the new Eternum Cassiopeia skin.

Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes invested in G2 Esports.

LG Evil’s JAKE will attempt to join an Overwatch League team.

Cloud9 will replace OpTic Gaming in DreamHack Malmo.

Blizzard released a new Overwatch animated short involving the origins of Mei.

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan offered a cheeky apology to the entire country of Australia but kind of missed the point.

Znajder will miss a week of ESL Pro League matches because of an apparent eye injury.

WarriorsGaming.Unity revealed its new Dota 2 roster.

OGN confirmed LW Blue withdrew from OGN Overwatch APEX.

MikeYeung and Ssong earned the NA LCS awards for best rookie and coach of the summer split.

Competitive Overwatch seasons will be reduced in length by a month.

Longzhu’s coach Hirai said playing in the promotional tournament prepared his team for the stress of the LCK final.

 

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Unwrapping conflicts in the EU LCS All-Pro selections.

The best of Han “Peanut” Wang-ho.

An interview with EnVyUs’ Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent.

Counter-Strike

An interview with CS 1.6 legend dsn.

CLG and Immortals were invited to DreamHack Montreal

Everything you need to know about the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier

Overwatch

LW Blue will reportedly occupy the NYC slot of Overwatch League.

How the Korean Overwatch scene might be in limbo.

Overwatch’s latest statue features Genji’s blade.

TakeTV signed a German Overwatch team.

Other

Dreamleague Season 8 will not have separate qualifiers for South America and CIS (Dota 2).

The Nintendo Switch version of Rocket League is getting Mario-themed cars.

Results

ESL Pro League Season 6 (CSGO)

Europe

G2 2:0 Astralis (16-9, 16-6)

HellRaisers 1:1 BIG (16-7, 11-16)

Heroic 1:1 Godsent (16-10, 9-16)

mousesports 1:1 FaZe Clan (16-9, 14-16)

North America

OpTic 2:0 Rogue (16-4, 16-12)

Misfits 1:1 CLG (9-16, 16-8)

Ghost Gaming 1:1 Team Liquid (9-16, 16-14)

SK Gaming 2:0 Luminosity (16-4, 16-12)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Spring promotion Round 2

Mysterious Monkeys vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 8 a.m.

Schalke 04 vs. Giants, 1 p.m.

ESL Pro League Season 6 (CSGO)

Europe

EnVyUs vs. HellRaisers, 1 p.m.

G2 vs. North, 1 p.m.

BIG vs. FaZe Clan, 3:20 p.m.

Astralis vs. Heroic, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Misfits vs. Luminosity, 7 p.m.

Rogue vs. compLexity, 7 p.m.

Renegades vs. Splyce, 9:20 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Immortals, 9:20 p.m.

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