Esports Olympics, new CS:GO league, Ember’s season

Our top stories from Wednesday:

A look at how lineup changes sparked Renegades’ late League of Legends turnaround.

Team Impulse’s wild spring League Championship Series split had a lot of ups and downs.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Giants Gaming’s Isaac “xPePii” Flores is reportedly looking for a new team.

Jonathan Pan wrote about what running Ember was like for the season.

Looking ahead to this weekend’s European LCS playoff match between G2 Esports and Fnatic.

Dota 2

Dota 2 is apparently going to have a virtual reality spectator mode.

Team Secret’s Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen said the time before the roster lock was stressful.

Counter-Strike

Twitch and FACEIT announced a new CS:GO league, the Esports Championship Series, that started Wednesday and includes an ownership stake in the league for its teams.

An interview with broadcaster Jason “Moses” O’Toole from the MLG Columbus Major.

Hearthstone

BlizzCon, announced Wednesday for Nov. 4-5, will again host the Hearthstone World Championships.

Every Hearthstone emote, ranked.

Super Smash Bros

Spain’s Smash community is considering a ban on Bayonetta for being too powerful a character.

Two more players were voted in to Smash Summit 2 at the end of the month.

The evolution of the career of Aziz “Hax$” Al-Yami.

Industry

The British Government is aiming to create an Olympics for esports.

Esports makes up 21.3 percent of all hours watched on Twitch.

Dreamhack Canada announced an event in Montreal that will run from Aug. 12-14.

How collegiate esports continues to rise through “Heroes of the Dorm.”

Results

North American League of Legends Championship Series-spring promotion

Team Dragon Knights 3:0 Team Dignitas

ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO): Week 7

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

North America

compLexity Gaming 1:1 KKona (22-18, 8-16)

OpTic Gaming def. Luminosity Gaming (forfeit)

ECS 2016: Qualifier

Europe

HellRaisers 2:0 Team AGG (16-9, 16-13)

Gambit Gaming 1:1 SK Gaming (16-8, 5-16)

Gambit Gaming 1:1 HellRaisers (16-10, 5-16)

North America

Echo Fox 2:0 Winterfox (25-21, 16-12)

Echo Fox 2:0 Obey Alliance (19-15, 16-5)

Obey Alliance 2:0 KKona (16-9, 16-6)

League of Legends Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:0 SK Telecom T1

ROX Tigers 2:0 Jin Air Green Wings

League of Legends Pro League

Royal Never Give Up 2:0 Hyper Youth Gaming

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

North American League of Legends Championship Series-spring promotion

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

Renegades vs. Team Dragon Knights, 3 p.m.

Team Impulse vs. Apex, 8 p.m.

ECS 2016: Qualifier

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

Europe

SK Gaming vs. HellRaisers, 12 p.m.

Gambit Gaming vs. HellRaisers, 2 p.m.

Gambit Gaming vs. Team AGG, 4 p.m.

North America

KKona vs. Echo Fox, 7 p.m.

KKona vs. Winterfox, 9 p.m.

Winterfox vs. Obey Alliance, 11 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea

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

Smasung Galaxy vs. Kongdoo Monster, 7 a.m.

Afreeca Freecs vs. CJ Entus, 4 a.m. Friday

SK Telecom T1 vs. SBENU, 7 a.m. Friday

League of Legends Pro League

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

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

Team WE vs. Snake eSports, 5 a.m. Friday

Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio.

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