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Worlds group stage begins, Immortals appoints new COO

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Our top stories from Wednesday:

Changes to the new League of Legends rune system are coming in the preseason.

Samsung Galaxy AD Carry Ruler talked about laning against the legendary Uzi.

Chinese League of Legends players apparently call Lucian “Obama.”

Godsent appointed a new CS:GO coach.

PENTA terminated the contracts of its CS:GO roster.

Denial’s CEO is reportedly looking for a merger to pay off debts to players.

G2 Esports released a hype video for worlds with the band White Sage.

SKT’s head coach explained bringing Huni over Untara to worlds.

WWE wrestlers showed support for LPL teams at worlds.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Can Cuzz overcome his group stage trials?

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Grading the worlds play-in stage performances.

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An interview with Riot Games casters Medic and Vedius.

Counter-Strike

Gambit signed former Natus Vincere coach Andi.

Starix stepped down from Team Spirit.

Other

Immortals appointed a former NHL executive as COO.

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A $200,000 PUBG tournament is coming to IEM Oakland.

A look at the growth of college esports.

Results

League of Legends World Championship

Group A

SK Telecom T1 1:0 Cloud9

Group B

Longzhu 1:0 Immortals

Gigabyyte Marines 1:0 Fnatic

Group C

Royal Never Give up 1:0 1907 Fenerbah├že

Samsung Galaxy 1:0 G2

ESL Pro League Season 6 (CS:GO)

Europe

Astralis 1:1 BIG (16-19, 16-6)

Natus Vincere 2:0 LDLC (16-14, 16-10)

LDLC 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-14, 19-17)

North 1:1 FaZe Clan (16-12, 4-16)

North America

Immortals 2:0 Ghost (16-8, 16-6)

OpTic 1:1 Luminosity (16-5, 9-16)

SK Gaming 2:0 Cloud9 (16-11, 16-9)

Liquid 2:0 Rogue (16-8, 16-9)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 6 (CS:GO)

Europe

North vs. Astralis, 1 p.m.

FaZe Clan vs. HellRaisers, 1 p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. mousesports, 3:20 p.m.

G2 vs. LDLC, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Cloud9 vs. Rogue, 7 p.m.

Misfits vs. Immortals, 7 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. NRG, 9 p.m.

Splyce vs. compLexity, 9 p.m.

League of Legends World Championship

Group A

EDward Gaming vs. ahq e-sports Club, 8 a.m.

Cloud9 vs. ahq, 7 a.m. Friday

Group D

Flash Wolves vs. Team SoloMid, 3 a.m. Friday

Team WE vs. Misfits, 4 a.m. Friday

Group B

Immortals vs. Fnatic, 5 a.m. Friday

Longzhu vs. Gigabyte Marines, 6 a.m. Friday

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