Gross Gore hospitalized, underage betting, s1mple leaves Liquid

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How the AD Carries of the top three North American League of Legends teams — Immortals, Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming — are all connected.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Well-known streamer Ali “Gross Gore” Larsen was reportedly hospitalized as a precautionafter being permanently banned from Twitch.

Cloud 9 formally announced its intentions to split its League Championship Series roster into two teams.

Former Team Liquid top laner Diego “Quas” Ruiz is reportedly seeking a return and has been approached by two North American teams.

An interview with Splyce owner Marty Strenczewilk.

Interviews with David “Cop” Robertson and Alex “Xpecial” Chu from the NA LCS spring finals.

Dota 2

Power Rankings heading into ESL One Manila.

The Shanghai Major and the fall of Chinese Dota 2.

Counter-Strike

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev has left Team Liquid for good and will look to play in Europe.

Vladyslav “bondik” Nechyporchuk announced on Twitter that he’s leaving Flipsid3 Tactics.

Hearthstone

Blizzard is nerfing 12 classic cards with the release of the next expansion deck.

A few well-known pro players reacted to the nerfs.

Super Smash Bros

A look at each of the six players voted into Smash Summit 2.

Industry

Children are betting on esports.

Coca-Cola is hiring people to work on esports projects.

Other Games

A Smite caster is leaving Hi-Rez after berating a stream donor over his suicide attempt.

An interview with Street Fighter pro Brian “BJ Unchained” Jeon.

Catching up with FGC pro Daryl “Snake EyeZ” Lewis.

Looking at the Mortal Combat X pro scene.

Results

ECS 2016: Week 2

Europe

EnVyUs 2:0 FaZe Clan (16-9, 16-11)

North America

Luminosity 2:0 NRG (16-11, 19-16)

Cloud9 2:1 Echo Fox (16-7, 7-16, 16-11)

ESL Pro League (CS:GO): Week 8

Europe

Natus Vincere 2:0 Flipsid3 Tactics (16-12, 16-8)

Dignitas 1:1 Flipsid3 Tactics (3-16, 16-7)

FaZe Clan 2:0 Fnatic (16-6, 16-10)

North America

Splyce 1:1 NRG (16-11, 10-16)

Counter Logic Gaming 2:0 KKona (16-6, 16-10)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League (CS:GO): Week 8

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

Europe

Flipsid3 Tactics vs. FaZe Clan, 1 p.m.

mousesports vs. Virtus.pro, 3 p.m.

North America

Counter Logic Gaming vs. Splyce, 8 p.m.

KKona vs. Winterfox, 10 p.m.

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

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