ESPN enters esports, OpTic’s book deal, Snoopeh on Blizzard/MLG

The biggest esports news in a long time broke Thursday, when ESPN announced its esports team. A chunk of content is already live.

OpTic Gaming will reportedly be the first esports team to be the subject of a book.

Retired pro player Snoopeh provided some good insight on Activision Blizzard/Major League Gaming

Team Liquid and Cloud 9 partnered with new mobile app Instant Esports, which provides scores and updates about esports players and teams.

Part 1 of Richard Lewis’ awards for the worst in esports in 2015.

Thorin on the dissolving of Titan.

Good profile of Super Smash Bros Mele player Joseph “Mango” Marquez.

Interview with Origen’s Paul “sOAZ” Boyer after his team’s first EU LCS game against Fnatic.

After the first day of the EU LCS, player and team statistics.

The StarLadder i-League StarSeries continued in Dota 2 and CS:GO, with various sites recapping the action.

Eight women’s CS:GO teams from around the world will compete this weekend at IEM Katowice with $30,000 in prize money available.

Having some fun with “leftover” players regarding the next Dota 2 major.

Team SoloMid Smash Bros player William “Leffen” Hjelte will miss Genesis 3 because of problems with his application.

Results

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPIONS KOREA

Longzhu Gaming 2:0 Jin Air Green Wings

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 e-mFire

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE (CHINA)

Royal Never Give Up 2:0 Edward Gaming

Vici Gaming 2:0 OMG

EUROPEAN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Fnatic 1:0 Origen

G2 Esports 1:0 Elements

H2k 1: 0 Giants Gaming

Unicorns of Love 1:0 Splyce

Team ROCCAT 1:0 Team Vitality

Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio, who appreciates clean copy and good Counter-Strike. You can reach him at Vince@slingshotesports.com

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