UCI League of Legends scholarship, longest match in CS:GO major history

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Looking into the recent career of Aziz “Hax$” Al-, a once promising Super Smash Bros Melee player slowed by various ailments.

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League of Legends

The University of California Irvine announced a scholarship program for League of Legends as part of a large esports initiative in partnership with Riot Games.

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Five storylines ahead of Origen vs. Unicorns of Love in the European LCS playoffs.

How will NRG, North America’s most inconsistent team, fare in this weekend’s playoffs?


The longest match in major history took place Wednesday at MLG Columbus between mousesports and Flipsid3 Tactics ESP.

Recapping the rest of Day 2 of the MLG Columbus Major.


Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced Wednesday a $5.4 million esports tournament series across multiple games.

Other games

Looking into the perceived sexualization of the character Tracer in Overwatch.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the return of a Mortal Combat X pro league with a $500,000 prize pool.

StarCraft II player Jo “Patience” Ji Hyun has joined the Afreeca Freecs.


MLG Columbus Major (CS:GO)

Group A

mousesports 1:0 Flipsid3 Tactics ESP (31-28)

Luminosity Gaming 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-5)

Group B

FaZe Clan 1:0 Splyce (16-3)

Team Liquid 1:0 Fnatic (22-19)

Group C

Gambit Gaming 1:0 EnVyUs (16-13)

Astralis 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-9)

Group D

G2 Esports 1:0 Cloud 9 (16-3)

Natus Vincere 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-4)

DreamLeague Season 5 (Dota 2)

Team Empire 2:0 Team Spirit

Virtus.pro 1:1 Ad Finem

League of Legends Champions Korea

Longzhu 2:0 Samsung Galaxy

Afreeca Freecs 2:0 Jin Air Green Wings

SK Telecom T1 2:0 Kongdoo Monster

League of Legends Pro League

Energy Pacemaker 2:1 Qiao Gu

Masters3 vs. Snake eSports, 7 a.m.


(All times Eastern)

MLG Columbus Major (CS:GO)

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

Elimination matches

Group A

mousesports vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 10 a.m.

Group B

Fnatic vs. FaZe Clan, 12:30 p.m.

Group C

Gambit Gaming vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 2:45 p.m.

Group D

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

DreamLeague Season 5 (Dota 2)

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

Virtus.pro vs. No Diggity, 12:30 p.m.

No Diggity vs. London Conspiracy, 3 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea

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

SBENU vs. Longzhu, 4 a.m. Friday

CJ Entus vs. KT Rolster, 7 a.m. Friday

League of Legends Pro League

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

Royal Never Give UP vs. EDward Gaming, 5 a.m.

Oh My God vs. Invictus Gaming, 7 a.m.

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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