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Ppd steps down as Evil Geniuses CEO, Cloud9 crowdsourcing Overwatch League team name

Our top stories from Wednesday:

A League of Legends interview with G2’s Luka “Perkz” Perkovic.

SK Gaming, FaZe Clan and Astralis are still figuring out the best CS:GO team in the world.

A look at Xiaohu’s most difficult journey yet: Helping Uzi win an LPL title.

Star Guardian merch goes on sale Sept. 7.

Ornn received his third round of changes in a week since being released.

SK Gaming completes the BLAST Pro Series field.

Team Liquid’s ownership group invested in Gamer Sensei.

BMW is the official partner of the EU LCS summer final.

SG e-Sports disbanded its Dota 2 team.

New League of Legends rune Ultimore lets players use their ultimate more frequently.

Leviathan returned to Dota 2 with a new roster.

Riot Games introduced the Client Strike Team to improve the client.

Junkertown went live in the Overwatch PTR.

Cloud9 asked for fans’ help in naming its Overwatch League team.

Peter “ppd” Dager stepped down as CEO of Evil Geniuses.

Details leaked of the new League of Legends game mode Clash.

The BLAST Pro Series format was revealed.

Three Renegades Overwatch players are looking to join an Overwatch League team.

OpTic Gaming signed HS to complete its CS:GO roster.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Dignitas’ bot lane.

Controversy when it comes to picking a coach of the split.

Who deserves to be NA LCS MVP?

The League of Legends Pro League finals is about pride and seeding.

Top 10 game-changing domestic finals in NA LCS history.

A profile of two Dignitas fans who traveled from North Carolina to watch the NA LCS playoffs.


Space Soldiers can’t attend DreamHack Montreal because of visa issues.

An interview with Cloud9’s Timothy “Autimatic” Ta at DreamHack Malmo.

An interview with OpTic Gaming’s OpTic’s Kevin “HS” Tarn.


Doomfist has risen in the latest evolution of the Overwatch meta.


The former Planet Odd players formed a new team (Dota 2).

A dedicated esports facility has opened in Jordan.

NRG acquired Northern Gaming.

Boise State will add a varsity esports program.


DreamHack Malmo (CSGO)

Group A

North 1:0 Cloud9 (16-10)

Cloud9 1:0 B.O.O.T-dream (16-2)

Group B

Natus Vincere 1:0 (16-4)

Renegades 1:0 (16-7)

Group C

Gambit 1:0 Mousesports(16-6)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:0 Faze Clan (16-8)

FaZe Clan 1:0 Mousesports (16-9)

Group D

Immortals 1:0 Fnatic (16-14)

G2 Esports 1:0 EnVyUs (16-13)

Fnatic 1:0 EnVyUs (16-13)


(All times Eastern)

DreamHack Malmo (CSGO)

Group A

SK Gaming vs. North, 4 a.m.

Group B

Astralis vs. Natus Vincere, 7 a.m.

Group C

Gambit vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 10 a.m.

Immortals vs. G2, 1 p.m.


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