MLG Columbus interviews, LCS playoffs, Blizzard voice chat

Our top stories from the weekend:

Q&A with Luminosity’s Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo after winning the MLG Columbus Major.

Interviews with Activision Blizzard/MLG execs Sundance DiGiovanni, Mike Sepso and Adam Apicella about the Columbus major, MLG’s history and future of esports.

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen wrote about Fnatic’s quarterfinal Columbus defeat and what it means going forward

Q&A with Team Liquid’s Matt “Matt” Elento about the origins of his League of Legends career.

The MLG Columbus Major was a learning experience for the young team from Splyce.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Team Liquid’s Matt “Matt” Elento talked about his team’s North American League Championship Series playoff win against NRG.

A look at Team SoloMid’s win against Cloud 9 in the NA LCS spring playoffs from Saturday.

Roundup of the European LCS spring playoffs from the weekend.

CS:GO

All of HLTV.org’s coverage from the MLG Columbus Major.

Recapping the grand finals of the MLG Columbus Major.

Interviews from the MLG Columbus Major.

FaZe Clan’s Mikail “Maikelele” Bill tweeted he will be looking for a new team.

Super Smash Bros

Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma won Melee at the weekend’s Pound event, while Yuta “Abadango” Kawamura won Smash 4.

Industry

Blizzard Entertainment’s voice chat has gone into alpha testing.

The top five esports April Fool’s announcements.

Other games

MVP Black won the Spring Global Championship in Heroes of the Storm.

A look at the viability and interest in Vainglory as an esport.

An interview with Street Fighter professional Martin “Marn” Phan.

Results

Friday

MLG Columbus Major (CS:GO)

Quarterfinals

Natus Vincere 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-9, 16-10)

Astralis 2:0 Fnatic (16-10, 16-5)

Team Liquid 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-13, 16-6)

Saturday

League of Legends Pro League

Qiao Gu 2:1 Masters2

Snake eSports 2:1 Energy Pacemaker

LGD Gaming 2:0 Team WE

League of Legends Champions Korea

SK Telecom T1 2:1 Samsung Galaxy

ROX Tigers 2:0 Afreeca Freecs

MLG Columbus Major (CS:GO)

Quarterfinals

Luminosity Gaming 2:1 Virtus.pro (17-19, 16-10, 16-11)

Semifinals

Natus Vincere 2:0 Astralis (16-14, 16-5)

Luminosity 2:0 Team Liquid (19-15, 19-16)

European League Championship Series: Spring playoffs

Fnatic 3:1 Vitality

North American League of Legends Championship Series: Spring playoffs

Team SoloMid 3:1 Cloud 9

Sunday

League of Legends Pro League

EDward Gaming 2:0 Vici Gaming

Invictus Gaming 2:0 Hyper Youth Gaming

Royal Never Give Up 2:0 Oh My God

MLG Columbus Major (CS:GO)

Grand final

Luminosity 2:0 Natus Vincere (19-17, 16-2)

European League of Legends Championship Series: Spring playoffs

Origen 3:0 Unicorns of Love

North American League of Legends Championship Series: Spring playoffs

Team Liquid 3:0 NRG

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