Esports Hall of Fame, Frodan interview, celebrity endorsements

Our top stories from Monday:

Analyzing the tight playoff race in League of Legends Champions Korea.

We asked five League of Legends Championship Series players who was the best playerthey’ve ever faced.

Best from around the web:

Counter-Strike

One final primer for the MLG Columbus Major, which begins today.

LGD Gaming has announced its CS:GO roster.

The 10 highest earners in Counter-Strike.

Hearthstone

An interview with Dan “Frodan” Chou.

Super Smash Bros

The creator of Super Smash Bros talked about the game’s popularity as an esport.

Industry

ESL announced it is beginning an esports Hall of Fame this summer.

Activision Blizzard detailed its plan to increase its esports audience.

Why celebrity endorsements are important for esports.

Other games

Major takeaways from the Capcom Pro Tour Northern California Regionals.

An interview with Paul “Snakebite” Duarte, Halo captain for Counter Logic Gaming.

Results

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Schedule

(All times Eastern)

MLG Columbus Major (CS:GO)

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

Group A

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Flipsd3 Tactics ESP, 10 a.m.

Luminosity Gaming vs. mousesports, 11 a.m.

Group B

FaZe Clan vs. Team Liquid, 12 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Splyce, 1 p.m.

Group C

EnVyUs vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 2 p.m.

Astralis vs. Gambit Gaming, 3 p.m.

Group D

Natus Vincere vs. Cloud9, 4 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. G2 Esports, 5 p.m.

DreamLeague Season 5 (Dota 2)

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

Virtus.pro vs. Team Empire, 12:30 p.m.

Vega Squadron  vs. Team Empire, 3 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea

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

ROX Tigers vs. KT Rolster, 4 a.m. Wednesday

Longzhu vs. Samsung Galaxy, 7 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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