TDK spot purchased, ELeague partners with Twitch, announces talent

Our top stories from the weekend:

Kang “Cpt. Jack” Hyung-Woo talked about going from Longzhu Gaming to the League Champions Korea broadcast desk.

SK Telecom T1’s coach offered the simplest of humblebrags as to why his team could use some time off.

Episode 2 of “Tilted,” where Slingshot’s Joe Cannavino and Colin Nimer discuss the most important topics in League of Legends.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A Chinese team fined a player two months salary for making fun of another team’s fans.

In the subtlest of announcements, VexX Gaming tweeted that it had purchased Team Dragon Knights’ North American Challenger Series spot.

Running down the League of Legends Pro League teams heading into the summer split.

An interview with EDward Gaming’s jungler Ming “Clearlove” Kai.

Apex finalized its Challenger roster by adding three players, including veteran Danil “Diamondprox” Reshetnikov.

NBA player Gordon Hayward told a radio show he is interested in buying a League of Legends team.

A look at Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou-Napoleon’s move from H2K Gaming to Origen.

Echo Fox CEO Jace Hall talked about his team’s struggles last split and the future of esports in an interview.

Dota 2

Inside DreamLeague, the goofiest production of any esports event.

Flipsid3 Tactics has re-entered Dota 2 by purchasing Rebels’ roster

Counter-Strike

ELeague starts tomorrow, and it announced a star-studded talent panel on Sunday.

ELeague has also partnered with Twitch for live streaming.

A primer for the first week of ELeague.

Michael “Uber” Stapells is no longer in the starting lineup for Selfless Gaming.

An interview with Markus “pronax” Wallsten.

OpTic Gaming and Tempo Storm grabbed the final two spots at ESL One Cologne after taking first and second at the MLG Americas Minor.

Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner broke down his thoughts on the World Esports Association.

Catching up with OpTic Gaming’s Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz.

Hearthstone

Hearthstone deck test: Miracle Rogue.

Super Smash Bros

William “Leffen” Hjelte won Melee at Get On My Level 2016 over the weekend.

A look at Leffen’s return to prominence.

A look at the long road that got Leffen to GOML.

Elliot “Ally” Bastien Carroza-Oyarce won Smash 4 at GOML, upsetting a returning Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios to do so.

An interview with ZeRo, who was playing his first tournament in months because of health issues.

Panda Global released the second part of its Smash 4 top 50 ranking.

Industry

Why there needs to be a more fair way to resolve disputes in esports, specifically League of Legends.

The importance of equipment in esports.

Other games

Team YP has been banned from the Capcom Pro Tour, though its players have not.

Setting the standards at Stunfest (FGC).

Results

Friday

StarLadder i-League Invitational (CS:GO)

Upper bracket

Virtus.pro 2:0 HellRaisers (16-6, 16-12)

Dobry&Gaming 2:0 GODSENT (16-1, 16-5)

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

Europe

Astralis 2:0 FaZe Clan (16-10, 16-12)

North America

Cloud 9 2:1 compLexity (7-16, 16-14, 16-11)

Saturday

StarLadder i-League Invitational (CS:GO)

Lower bracket

GODSENT 2:1 Qorst Players (16-14, 11-16, 16-6)

Natus Vincere 2:0 HellRaisers (16-8, 16-13)

Natus Vincere 2:0 GODSENT (16-12, 16-14)

Winners bracket

Virtus.pro 2:0 Dobry&Gaming (16-11, 16-12)

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

Europe

Astralis 2:0 Fnatic (16-9, 16-10)

North America

Cloud 9 2:0 Team Liquid (16-9, 16-14)

DreamLeague Season 5 (Dota 2)

Losers bracket

Virtus.pro 2:1 No Diggity

WInners bracket

OG 2:1 No Diggity

Natus Vincere 2:1 Virtus.pro

OG 2:1 Natus Vincere

Sunday

StarLadder i-League Invitational (CS:GO)

Upper bracket final, 6 a.m.

Lower bracket final, 9 a.m.

Grand final, 12 p.m.

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

Europe

FaZe Clan 2:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-14, 28-31, 16-11)

mousesports 2:1 Dignitas (16-3, 3-16, 16-8)

North America

compLexity 2:1 Echo Fox (11-16, 16-13, 16-14)

DreamLeague Season 5 (Dota 2)

Losers bracket

Natus Vincere 2:1 Virtus.pro

Final

OG 3:0 Natus Vincere

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

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

Europe

Dignitas vs. G2 Esports, 12 p.m.

Ninjas  in Pyjamas vs. G2 Esports, 4 p.m.

North America

NRG vs. Team Kaliber, 7 p.m.

Cloud 9 vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 10 p.m.

Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio, who appreciates clean copy and good Counter-Strike. You can reach him at Vince@slingshotesports.com

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