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CLG drops Overwatch roster, Cloud9 signs Kongdoo Panthera roster

Our top stories from Thursday:

Stuchiu on why Blizzard can’t rely alone on the ladder to produce pro Overwatch players.

A Counter-Strike interview with Natus Vincere’s Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev.

An art student designed an astonishing new Overwatch hero concept.

New “hold to boost” feature could be coming to D.Va.

Bad behavior in Overwatch can get players automatically muted in Xbox Live.

Toxic Overwatch players can be permanently banned starting next week.

Immortals withdrew from the EPICENTER qualifiers amid roster turmoil.

Cloud9 signed the Kongdoo Panthera Overwatch roster.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

How Longzhu’s gamble on Khan paid off.

A look at the five new preseason rune paths coming to League of Legends.

Why Group C is the worlds group of death this year.

Counter-Strike

Space Soldiers commented on DESPE’s ESL ban.

Previewing Group C of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier.

Overwatch

Counter Logic Gaming dropped its roster.

A Chinese team tried a five tank push during a match and won.

Other

A Q&A with KeSPA officials about player rights.

Immortals CEO Noah Whinston conducted an AMA about his new Dota 2 team.

An interview with the NBA 2K League commissioner.

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier

Group C

Virtus.pro vs. EnVyUs, 6 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 7:30 p.m.

Winners, 10 p.m.

Saturday

ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier

Group C

Losers match, 2 p.m.

Elimination match, 4:30 p.m.

League of Legends World Championship

Play-in stage

Group A

Team WE vs. Lyon Gaming, 1:30 a.m.

Gambit vs. Lyon, 3:30 a.m.

Gambit vs. Team WE, 5:30 a.m.

Group B

Cloud9 vs. oNe Esports, 2:30 a.m.

Dire Wolves vs. Cloud9, 4:30 a.m.

Dire Wolves vs. oNe, 6:30 a.m.

Sunday

League of Legends World Championship

Play-in stage

Group A

Lyon vs. Team WE, 2 a.m.

Lyon vs. Gambit, 4 a.m.

Gambit vs. Team WE, 6 a.m.

Group B

oNe vs. Cloud9, 1 a.m.

Cloud9 vs. Dire Wolves, 3 a.m.

Dire vs. oNe, 5 a.m.

Monday

League of Legends World Championship

Play-in stage

Group C

Young Generation vs. Kaos Latin Gamers, 1 a.m.

Fnatic vs. Kaos Latin Gamers, 3 a.m.

Fnatic vs. Young Generation, 5 a.m.

Group D

Rampage vs. Hong Kong Attitude, 2 a.m.

Hong Kong Attitude vs. 1907, 4 a.m.

Rampage vs. 1907, 6 a.m.

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