ESPN and Riot games (maybe?), EnVyUs finalizes roster, ELeague begin

Our top stories from Monday:

Why the mid-tier League of Legends teams in the Taiwan region are better than you think.

SBENU Sonicboom signed a new and relatively unknown support player.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

ESPN is reportedly in talks with Riot Games about broadcast rights to League of Legends, though both sides denied it.

Team EnVyUs finalized its roster on Monday.

Snake eSports mid laner Ceng “U” Long is leaving the team and might retire.

Previewing the summer split of League Champions Korea.

Comparing Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok’s accomplishment to the best players in traditional sports.

A look at coaching through the eyes of three League Championship Series coaches.

Three teams to watch in the Chinese league this split.

Why the North American LCS summer split should be the end of predictability.

Dota 2

Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg has signed with Kaipi after a one-year hiatus from the game.

Counter-Strike

Team SoloMid’s Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken will not play in the ELeague because he is 16 and does not meet the minimum age requirement.

Hearthstone

Lessons learned from the Americas Spring Preliminaries.

Super Smash Bros

The Panda Global top 50 Smash 4 rankings continue with Melee “god” Jasom “Mew2King” Zimmerman at No. 28.

Other games

Justin Wong had another strong week on the Capcom Pro Tour.

An interview with Wong from over the weekend.

An interview with Street Fighter pro Yasuke “Momochi” Momochi.

Results

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

Europe

G2 Esports 2:0 Dignitas (16-10, 16-8)

Ninjas  in Pyjamas 2:0 mousesports (16-8, 16-10)

G2 Esports 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-12, 16-14)

North America

Cloud 9 2:1 Counter Logic Gaming (9-16, 16-12, 16-14)

EnVyU

(All times Eastern)

ELeague: Week 1 (CS:GO)

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

Luminosity vs. Renegades, 12 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. Cloud 9, 2 p.m.

Luminosity vs. Team Liquid, 4 p.m.

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

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

Playoff matches: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea

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

Afreeca Freecs vs. Longzhu Gaming, 4 a.m. Wednesday

CJ Entus vs. EVER, 7 a.m. Wednesday

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

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