IEM Katowice numbers, Dota 2 madness, reactions to Brussels

Our top stories from Tuesday:

How traditional sports (and specifically the Pittsburgh Steelers) influenced Renegades’ style.

A history of Jigglypuff’s use in Super Smash Bros Melee.

CJ Entus’ 17-year-old rookie Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong has drawn some lofty comparisons, but it’s time to cool down.

A compilation of social media reactions from esports players and teams about the tragic bombings in Brussels, Belgium.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Yu “XiaoWeiXiao” Xian about his role on Chinese team OMD.

Team Liquid’s Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin talks about Team Liquid and hopes for the North American League Championship Series playoffs.

A high school in South Korea now has a League of Legends team.

Dota 2

Two of Evil Geniuses’ top players have left for Team Secret, just says before the roster freeze date.

Vega Squadron also announced changes to its Dota 2 roster on Tuesday.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

An interview with Astralis’ Finn “karrigan” Anderson ahead of next week’s MLG Columbus Major.

Hearthstone

Recapping the European Winter Championship.

The eight best fan-made Hearthstone cards.

Super Smash Bros

A feature on Michael “Nintendude” Brancato, the “smartest man in Smash.”

Industry

A look at the flow of money that does (and sometimes doesn’t) exist in esports.

IEM Katowice shattered a lot of its previous viewership records.

Other games

A new patch has come with some major changes for Heroes of the Storm.

StarCraft II player Won “PartinG” Lee Sak has reportedly joined Korean team Kongdoo Monster as a “game creator.”

An interview with Halo’s world champions from Counter Logic Gaming.

Results

ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 6

Europe

SK Gaming 1:1 Flipsid3 Tactics ESP (10-16, 16-13)

Dignitas 2:0 mousesports (19-16, 16-10)

North America

Selfless Gaming 2:0 OpTic Gaming (16-10, 16-14)

Renegades 2:0 Splyce (16-4, 16-6)

League of Legends Champions Korea

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 SBENU

ROX Tigers 2:0 CJ Entus

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 6

Stream: http://pro.eslgaming.com/csgo/proleague/season-3/week-4/#live-streams

Europe

Fnatic vs. Flipsid3 Tactics ESP, 2 p.m.

Astralis vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 4 p.m.

North America

Luminosity Gaming vs. Team AGG, 8 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Winterfox, 10 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/riotgames

KT Rolster vs. Afreeca Freecs, 4 a.m. Thursday

Longzhu vs. SK Telecom T1, 7 a.m. Thursday

League of Legends Pro League

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/riotgames

Hyper Youth Gaming vs. EDward Gaming, 5 a.m. Thursday

Vici Gaming vs. Invictus Gaming, 7 a.m. Thursday

League of Legends Masters Series

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/riotgames

eXtreme Gamers vs. COUGAR E-Sport, 7 a.m. Thursday

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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