Martin Shkreli lawsuit, CS:GO bullying, PPMD feature

Our top stories from the weekend:

An Air Force member has started running esports events on his Georgia base.

Esports reality dating show “Fireside and Chill” debuted on Twitch, and it was awful.

Taking a look at the makeup of H2k Gaming, one of the top European League of Legends teams.

A look at the recent history of William “Leffen” Hjelte and his hopes for a big year.

Catch up on the League of Legends Championship Series with Joe Cannavino’s Week 6 blogs.

Best from around the web:

Martin Shkreli is being sued for $25,000 he allegedly owes to a member of his former esports team.

A Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player has been docked a month’s pay for bullying, andhas reportedly received death threats over the incident from late last week.

A feature about Super Smash Bros. Melee player Kevin “PPMD” Nanney.

Well-known League of Legends interviewer Travis Gafford is going to be working for Yahoo’s new esports team.

An interview with Bao Lam, 24-year-old owner of League of Legends team, Ember.

Natus Vincere has dropped its League of Legends European Challenger Series roster only a couple months after forming it.

Valve Corporation is preparing “Team Fortress 2” for esports.

What Twitch and esports can teach us about building successful media companies.

An interview with Dota 2 professional Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok, who recently signedwith Digital Chaos.

Adam “Armada” Lindgren defeated William “Leffen” Hjelte in the grand finals of BEAST 6 in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Ramin “Mr. R” Delshad won Smash 4.

Fnatic continued its CS:GO dominance by winning the ESL Barcelona Expo over the weekend.

Duncan “Thorin” Shields talks about Renegades’ CS:GO struggles.

Updated team and player statistics for the North American (and European) League of Legends Championship Series.

Thijs “Thijs” Molendjik won the Curse Trials Hearthstone event over the weekend.

Is there a way to determine the best Hearthstone player of all time?

Red Bull will host a Vainglory tournament in its custom-built studio.

Heroes of the Storm team Bob Ross Fan Club has signed with new organization Team Naventic.



European League of Legends Championship Series

Giants Gaming 1:0 Elements

Team Vitality 1:0 Unicorns of Love

H2k Gaming 1:0 Origen

Splyce 1:0 Fnatic

G2 Esports 1:0 Team ROCCAT

ESL Expo Barcelona (CS:GO)

Team EnVyUs 1:0 Fnatic (16-10)

Astralis 1:0 G2 Esports (19-17)

Team Dignitas 1:0 gBots eSports Club (16-14)

Astralis 1:0 x6tence (16-2)

Team Dignitas 1:0 Vexed Gaming (16-7)

Fnatic 1:0 Team EnVyUs (16-13)

Vexed Gaming 1:0 x6tence (16-2)

Fnatic 1:0 gBots eSports Club (16-13)

WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage

Southeast Asia Division

Execration 1:0 Mineski

European East Division

Team TORNADO ROX 1:0 Team Empire

Vega Squadron 1:0 HellRaisers

European West Division

Ad Finem 1:0 PRIES Gaming

Americas Division

Shazam def. Power of Friendship (forfeit)


League of Legends Pro League

Energy Pacemaker 2:0 Hyper Youth Gaming

Snake eSports 2:0 Invictus Gaming

Royal Never Give Up 2:0 LGD Gaming

League Champions Korea

Afreeca Freecs 2:1 SK Telecom T1

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 SBENU

North American League of Legends Championship Series

NRG Esports 1:0 Team Dignitas

Immortals 1:0 Renegades

Cloud9 1:0 Team SoloMid

Counter Logic Gaming 1:0 Team Impulse

Echo Fox 1:0 Team Liquid

ESL Expo Barcelona (CS:GO)

G2 Esports 1:0 x6tence (16-3)

Team EnVyUs 1:0 gBots eSports Club (16-4)

G2 Esports 1:0 Vexed Gaming (16-9)

Fnatic 1:0 Team Dignitas (19-17)

Astralis 1:0 Team WnVyUs (16-9)

Team Dignitas 1:0 Vexed Gaming (16-5)

G2 Esports 1:0 Astralis (16-13)

Fnatic 1:0 Team EnVyUs (16-7)

WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage

European East Division

Power Rangers 1:1 HellRaisers


League of Legends Pro League

Oh My God 2:0 Masters3

Qiao Gu 2:1 Vici Gaming

North American League of Legends Championship Series

Counter Logic Gaming 1:0 Renegades

Team Dignitas 1:0 Team SoloMid

Cloud9 1:0 NRG Esports

Echo Fox 1:0 Team Impulse

Immortals 1:0 Team Liquid

ESL Expo Barcelona (CS:GO)

Astralis 2:0 Team Dignitas (16-11, 16-12)

Fnatic 2:0 G2 Esports (16-7, 16-8)


Fnatic 2:0 Astralis (16-14, 16-13)


(All times Eastern)

CounterPit Season 2 (CS:GO)


European Group A

Vexed Gaming vs. ENCE Esports, 2:30 p.m.

European Group B

PENTA Epsorts vs. SK Gaming, 12 p.m. Esports Club vs. PANTERS, 4:30 p.m.

WePlay Dota Season 3: Group Stage


European East Division

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

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

European West Division

London Conspiracy vs. Samurai Champloo, 2 p.m.

London Conspiracy vs. Wombat Gaming, 3 p.m.

Americas Division

Infamous vs. Shazam, 5 p.m.

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