Martin Shkreli allegedly owes money, Q&A with Thorin, Mark Cuban interested in LCS team

Our top stories from Monday:

A look at the Dota 2 casting debate and why retired professionals could be the key to ending it.

The League of Legends Championship Series has been ugly. Why? And how can it recover?

Best from around the web:

Martin Shkreli allegedly owes thousands of dollars to people he employed while owning an esports team.

A lengthy Q&A with esports historian and journalist Duncan “Thorin” Shields.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told TMZ he’s considering buying a League of Legends team. (Colin Cowherd had to chime in because of course he did.)

A fascinating feature about shoutcaster Benjamin “BreAKer” Novotny, an American working on the Taiwan esports scene.

ESL expects to expand the esports scene in Brazil.

A look at the rise of Games Academy, a Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.

G2 Esports has signed the former Titan CS:GO team.

The group draw for IEM Katowice (CS:GO) has been announced.

Top five plays from the MarsTV Dota 2 league.

The five best plays from Week 3 of the North American LCS.

NRG Esports doesn’t think it’s far away — if at all — from Immortals in the NA LCS.

Speaking of Immortals, here’s an interview with head coach Dylan Falco.

Who to add and drop in Week 4 of fantasy LCS.

Kim “sOs” Yoo-Jin won the StarCraft II tournament at IEM Taipei early Tuesday morning.

Why Heroes of the Storm will get bigger in 2016.

How to convince people to care about esports.

The fighting game tournaments to watch in 2016.

Take-Two is entering the esports realm with the announcement of a $250,000 NBA 2K16 tournament that will start later this month.

Results

WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage

SEA Division

TNC Pro Team 1:0 MVP Phoenix

MVP Phoenix def. Execration (forfeit)

European East Division

Power Rangers 1:0 Team TORNADO ROX

Walrus Punch vs. Vega Squadron, ppd.

European West Division

Team Liquid 1:0 COOKISS

Ad Finem 1:0 Mamas Boys Dota

Americas Division

Elite Wolves 1:0 Enemy eSports

IEM Taipei (StarCraft II)

Semifinals

Byun “ByuN” Hyun-Woo 3:1 Kim “Soulkey” Min Chul

Kim “sOs” Yoo-Jin 3:2 Song “herO” Hyeon-Deok

Grand final

sOs 4:2 ByuN

Schedule

WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage

Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/joindotared

European East Division

Team TORNADO ROX vs. Prodota Gaming, 11 a.m.

Power Rangers vs. Natus Vincere, 12:15 p.m.

Americas Division

Elite Wolves vs. Leviathan, 5 p.m.

Digital Chaos vs. Leviathan, 6:15 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea

e-mFire vs. KT Rolster, 3:30 a.m. Wednesday

CJ Entus vs. Longzhu Gaming, 6:30 a.m. Wednesday

League of Legends Masters Series

Midnight Sun vs. Taipei Assassins, 6 a.m. Wednesday

COUGAR E-Sport vs. Machi, 8 a.m. Wednesday

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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