Bud Light esports, ROCCAT kicks four, Hearthstone nerfs come early

Our top stories from the weekend:

The career path of the ROX Tigers’ Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho to becoming one of the best League of Legends players in the world.

Ranking the CIS teams in Dota 2 before the Manila Major qualifiers. Will any of them make it?

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Team ROCCAT parted ways with four of its players and will restructure its team going into the summer split of the European League Championship Series.

European Challenger team Inspire Esports has reportedly finalized its roster.

Breaking down SK Telecom’s League Champions Korea spring championship.

An interview with James “Spawn” Tiberi, League of Legends Pro League caster for Riot Games.

Dota 2

The newest patch was released Monday, causing some major changes to the game.

Counter-Strike

Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans has signed with LDLC after leaving G2.

Hearthstone

Nerfs for some cards came two days earlier than expected.

Super Smash Bros

Another look at the wobbling debate.

Smash Summit 2 was a tournament for the people.

Industry

Bud Light is entering the esports realm in a weird way (and why it’s a problem).

IEM will be holding a regional event in Korea in December.

Other games

Recapping a wild week in the Capcom Pro Tour.

A look at the lopsided results to this point in the Global StarCraft II League Code S finals.

Street Fighter V pros revealed their character wish lists.

Major League Gaming announced a Call of Duty event later this year in Anaheim.

Results

ECS: Week 3 (CS:GO)

Virtus.pro 2:1 Fnatic (16-10, 14-16, 16-9)

Astralis 2:0 Virtus.pro (16-1, 16-8)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ECS: Week 3 (CS:GO)

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

Natus Vincere vs. G2 Esports, 3 p.m.

ESL Pro League: Week 9 (CS:GO)

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

Europe

Astralis vs. Fnatic, 1 p.m.

G2 Esports vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 1 p.m.

Natus Vincere vs. mousesports, 1 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Dignitas, 1 p.m.EnVyUs vs. FaZe Clan, 1 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. Flipsid3 Tactics, 1 p.m.

North America

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

Cloud9 vs. KKona, 8 p.m.

Renegades vs. compLexity, 8 p.m.

OpTic Gaming vs. NRG, 8 p.m.

Luminosity vs. Selfless Gaming, 8 p.m.

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