FaZe leaves WESA, Astralis sub, first post-launch Overwatch tourney

Our top stories from Wednesday:

The first public statement from Ludwig “Zai” Wåhlberg since returning to professional Dota 2.

An interview with League of Legends Challenger player Tanner “Damonte” Damonte before last night’s game against Cloud 9’s Academy  team for a spot in the North American Challenger Series.

The support player for ESC EVER said his team’s bottom lane was top five in Korea.

The coaches of the top-tier teams in League Champions Korea gave predictions for the summer split.

Pre-split LCK power rankings from the OGN casters.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at H2K Gaming’s big bet on its new AD Carry.

A Game of Thrones breakdown of the European League Championship Series.

Dota 2

Fnatic qualified for StarLadder i-League Season 2 after defeating Mineski 2-0.

Counter-Strike

FaZe Clan has officially left the World Esports Association after a week of speculation.

Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander will stand in for Astralis at the next major, ESL One Cologne.

An interview with Luminosity coach Wilton “zews” Prado.

Catching up with Christina Alejandre, vice president and general manager of ELeague.

An interview with Renegades’ Yaman ‘yam’ Ergenekon.

The E-frag.net World Championships will take place in October.

Catching up with Luminosity’s Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo after a 16-0 win against Renegades in ELeague.

First impressions of ELeague.

Super Smash Bros

An interview with Melee player DaJuan “Shroomed” McDaniels.

Players No. 20-11 in Panda Global’s Top 50 Smash 4 rankings.

Industry

Breaking down WESA as a show of the industry’s power dynamics as a whole.

Other games

An interview with Street Fighter pro Eduardo PR Balrog” Perez.

Agents Rising will be the first post-launch tournament for Overwatch.

A look at the teaching tactics of Eric “Juicebox” Albino in Street Fighter.

Results

ELeague: Week 1 (CS:GO)

Renegades 2:0 Team Liquid (16-14, 16-10)

Luminosity 2:0 Cloud 9 (16-7, 16-10)

Renegades 1:1 Cloud 9 (7-16, 16-11)

League of Legends Champions Korea

EVER 2:0 CJ Entus

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

Europe

Fnatic 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-9, 16-8)

mousesports 2:1 FaZe Clan (16-13, 11-16, 16-10)

North America

Team SoloMid 2:1 OpTic (2-16, 16-11, 16-13)

Team Liquid 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-2, 16-7)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League of Legends Champions Korea

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

ROX Tigers vs. Samsung Galaxy, 7 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League

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

EDward Gaming vs. Newbee, 5 a.m.

Snake eSports vs. Game Talents, 8 a.m.

ELeague: Week 1 (CS:GO)

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

Luminosity vs. Team Liquid, 2 p.m.

TBD, 4:30 p.m.

ECS 2016 (CS:GO)

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

Europe

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. FaZe Clan, 7 a.m.

mousesports vs. Fnatic, 9 a.m.

North America

Team SoloMid 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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