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Dota money allegedly owed, CPT bans player, 1,500 Overwatch cheaters banned

Our top stories from Thursday:

A look at the collegiate esports dynasty built by the University of British Columbia.

The Rough Drafts podcast for Week 1 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series (with power rankings).

SK Telecom T1’s Bae “Bang” Jun-Sik said he’s been sick of League of Legends for two years.

Translation of an interview with SKT’s head coach after a 2-0 win against CJ Entus on Thursday.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Origen’s Paul “sOAZ” Boyer from the European LCS.

Building an LCS franchise through the eyes of the owners of EnVyUs and Phoenix1.

Previewing the contenders for the North American LCS summer split.

Dota 2

An event organizer allegedly owes $9,000 in prize money to teams.

The fall and re-rise of Chinese Dota.

A look at the teams expected to finish near the top of the Manila Major.


The acquisition of Fluffy Gangsters by Russian organization Binary Dragons has reportedly fallen through.

An interview with Immortals CEO Noah Whinston about getting into CS:GO.

Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo’s Games Academy is expanding to become worldwide.


Team Hearthlytics has released all its players and will temporarily suspend operations.

Super Smash Bros

Dream Team has signed Melee player Hugo “HugS” Gonzalez.

Smash 4 has broken registration records for CEO and EVO this summer.

A feature about Tom “Moxie2D” Skender, an Australian artist with a rising reputation in Smash.


Comcast’s Xfinity has entered esports and will sponsor Evil Geniuses while being a brand partner of the ESL.

Other games

Blizzard has banned more than 1,500 Overwatch users for cheating.

A comprehensive tier list of Overwatch heroes.

Why it’s premature to eulogize Heroes of the Storm.

After being banned from Combo Breaker earlier in the week, Noel Brown has also been banned from the Capcom Pro Tour.


League of Legends Champions Korea

SK Telecom T1 2:0 CJ Entus

ROX Tigers 2:0 ESC Ever

League of Legends Pro League

Team World Elite 2:1 I MAY

European League Championship Series


G2 2:0 Origen

Splyce 1:1 Vitality

Schalke 04 2:0 Unicorns of Love

Fnatic 2:0 Giants Gaming

Manila Major (Dota 2)

Gruop A

Newbee 2:0 compLexity

OG 2:0 Team Empire

NewBee 2:0 OG

Empire 2:0 compLexity

OG 2:1 Empire

Group B

Natus Vincere 2:0 Team Secret

Digital Chaos 2:1 Wings Gaming

Nagus Vincere 2:0 Digital Chaos

ELeague: Week 2 (CS:GO)

Group B semifinals

G2 2:0 Selfless (16-2, 16-8)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:1 OpTic Gaming (3-16, 16-2, 16-14)


(All times Eastern)


Manila Major (Dota 2)


Group A

Team Secret vs. Wings, 5 a.m.

Digital Chaos vs. Secret/Wings winner, 8 a.m.

Group C

Vici Gaming Reborn vs. Fnatic, 10 p.m.

Liquid vs. Alliance, 10 p.m.

Group D

MVP Phoenix vs. LGD Gaming, 10 p.m.

Evil Geniuses vs. Mineski, 10 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea


Samsung Galaxy vs. MVP, 7 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League


Invictus Gaming vs. Saint Gaming, 7 a.m.

European League Championship Series


Unicorns of Love vs. Origen, 11 a.m.

Splyce vs. ROCCAT, 11 a.m.

Giants vs. G2, 1 p.m.

H2K vs. Schalke, 1 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Vitality, 3 p.m.

North American League Championship Series


Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team SoloMid, 8 p.m.

Team EnVyUs vs. NRG, 11 p.m.

ELeague: Week 2 (CS:GO)


G2 vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 10 p.m.


Manila Major (Dota 2)


Group C

Winners match, 1:20 a.m.

Losers match, 4:40 a.m.

Elimination match, 8 a.m.

Group D

Winners match, 1:20 a.m.

Losers match, 4:40 a.m.

Elimination match, 8 a.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea


KT Rolster vs. SK Telecom T1, 1 a.m.

CJ Entus vs. Afreeca Freecs, 4 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League


Royal Never Give Up vs. Oh My God, 1 a.m.

Vici Gaming vs. I MAY, 4 a.m.

Team WE vs. LGD Gaming, 7 a.m.

North American League Championship Series


Echo Fox vs. Phoenix1, 3 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Immortals, 3 p.m.

Apex vs. NRG, 6 p.m.

EnVyUs vs. Liquid, 6 p.m.


League of Legends Pro League


EDward Gaming vs. Saint Gaming, 1 a.m.

Invictus Gaming vs. Game Talents, 4 a.m.

NewBee vs. Snake eSports, 7 a.m.

North American League Championship Series


Team SoloMid vs. Liquid, 3 p.m.

Counter Logic Gaming vs. Apex, 3 p.m.

Immortals vs. Phoenix1, 6 p.m.

Echo Fox vs. Cloud9, 6 p.m.


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