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.

Counter-Strike

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.

Hearthstone

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.

Industry

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.

Results

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

H2K 1:1 ROCCAT

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)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

Manila Major (Dota 2)

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

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

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lck1

Samsung Galaxy vs. MVP, 7 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lpl1

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

European League Championship Series

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/eulcs1

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

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/nalcs1

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

Team EnVyUs vs. NRG, 11 p.m.

ELeague: Week 2 (CS:GO)

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

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

Saturday

Manila Major (Dota 2)

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

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

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lck1

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

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

League of Legends Pro League

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lpl1

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

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/nalcs1

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.

Sunday

League of Legends Pro League

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lpl1

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

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/nalcs1

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.

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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