CSGO tournament changes, more details on ESPN Esports

ESL announced rule changes for all its CounterStrike: Global Offensive tournaments Friday morning, adjusting round and bomb timers among other things.

Fascinating story with a good layout about professional World Of Tanks player Kevin “canadianimpact” Mahoney.

A look at some potential problems with a new organization, the World Esports Council.

Thorin wrote about the shelf life of League of Legends as the world’s most popular esport.

The Los Angeles Times had some previously-unreported nuggets about ESPN’s esports division.

Speaking of the Worldwide Leader, here’s an article about North American LoL front-runner Team SoloMid.

Also, a fascinating look by Matt Demers about who could benefit from ESPN’s involvement in esports.

The Score eSports had a handful of interviews with various European LCS players. Find them here.

And Fnatic’s Lewis “Noxiak” Felix made some confident claims to The Daily Dot.

An interview with the COO of Hi-Rez Games — creator of Smite — about a handful of topics, including mobile esports.

A roundup of the third day of the League of Legends Champions Korea.

The debut of a weekly wrap-up video about Hearthstone.

Results

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPIONS KOREA

KT Rolster 2:0 SBENU

ROX Tigers 2:0 CJ Entus

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE (CHINA)

Team WE 2:1 Energy Pacemaker

Qiao Gu 2:0 LGD Gaming

EUROPEAN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Unicorns of Love 1: Giants Gaming 0

Elements 1:0 Splyce

Team Vitality 1:0 Fnatic

H2k 1:0 Origen

G2 Esports 1:o Team ROCCAT

STARLADDER I-LEAGUE LAN FINALS-Round of 6 (DOTA 2)

Evil Geniuses 2:0 Vega Squadron

Alliance 2:1 Team Secret

STARSERIES XIV LAN FINALS-Round of 6 (CS:GO)

Fnatic 2:0 G2 Esports (16–8, 16–2)

Natus Vincere 2:1 questionmark (16–4, 11–16, 16–13)

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