Our top stories from Tuesday:
Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen’s key takeaways from the ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals.
The mid laner for the Afreeca Freeca said he wants to be considered one of the best in the world.
Best from around the web:
League of Legends
Some last-minute madness happened with roster announcements in the European League Championship Series, including Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou-Napoleon moving to Origen.
Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo has retired from professional play.
Game Talents acquired Energy Pacemaker’s League of Legends Pro League spot.
Team SoloMid will reportedly add Vincent “Biofrost” Wang to its roster as support.
Renegades: Banditos will reportedly be renamed to Misfits and be owned by the players in the European Challenger scene.
Kim “Emperor” Jin-hyun has returned to his native Korea to play for Lingzhu Gaming.
An interview with NRG’s Lucas “Santorin” Larsen.
The rise of ranged supports at the Mid-Season Invitational.
The international rise of Counter Logic Gaming.
SK Telecom T1’s full news conference from MSI with English subtitles.
Looking at the gap between Korea and the rest of the world.
The Manila Major party crashers: Digital Chaos edition.
Three reasons The International 6 might break its prize pool record.
Previewing the MLG Americas minor.
FaZe Clan is reportedly leaving WESA over a dispute about exclusivity with regards to its talent agency.
Echo Fox announced the signing of Shazeeb “ShahZam” Khan.
Previewing the StarLadder i-League Invitational.
Blizzard has pledged to combat discrimination in Twitch chat after a Hearthstone pro talked about receiving racist comments.
Team Liquid’s Hearthstone and StarCraft pros will start streaming poker in partnership with Poker Stars.
Super Smash Bros
Previewing Get On My Level 2016.
Panda Global released the first part of its Top 50 Smash 4 Rankings.
Power dynamics in esports and the role of the publisher.
ECS 2016 (CS:GO)
Astralis vs. Dignitas, 12 p.m.
EnVyUs vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 3 p.m.
Team Liquid vs. compLexity, 7 p.m.
StarLadder i-League invitational (CS:GO)
HellRaisers 2:0 SK Gaming (16-5, 16-5)
Virtus.pro 2:1 Worst Players (16-5, 17-19, 16-13)e
(All times Eastern)
StarLadder i-League Invitational (CS:GO)
SK Gaming vs. Worst Players, 7 a.m.
Natus Vincere vs. Dobry&Gaming, 9 a.m.
Flipsid3 Tactics ESP vs. GODSENT, 9 a.m.
ECS 2016 (CS:GO)
EnVyUs vs. Dignitas, 12 p.m.
Fnatic vs. mousesports, 1 p.m.
Team Liquid vs. Echo Fox, 7 p.m.