Esports’ gambling problem, Leffen to miss CEO, moE’s ELEAGUE future in doubt?

Our top stories from Monday:

A look at the current practice dilemma for League of Legends pros and their take on Tournament Realm.

An interview with Anthony “Hard” Barkhovtsev from Echo Fox.

MVP pulled off a stunning upset win against Jin Air in League Champions Korea, and its jungler talked about making incremental improvements.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at the path of Cloud9’s Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen.

Team Liquid’s Jovani “fabbbyyy” Guillen said he was able to play in last week’s North American League Championship Series more or less because he asked to.

Interview with Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell and Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg of Team SoloMid.

Why Vincent “Biofrost” Wang is the next great North American support.

The repercussions of rotating starters.

Counter-Strike

Mohamad “m0E” Assad’s tenure with ELEAGUE as an analyst could be in jeopardy amid a gambling scandal with skin betting site CSGO Diamonds.

A primer for Group E of ELEAGUE.

An interview with mousesports’ Timo “Spiidi” Richter.

Fipsid3 Tactics is acquiring Jan “WayLander” Rahnkonen from Gambit Gaming.

Hearthstone

Dima “Rdu” Rau won DreamHack Summer, making him the first player to win a major event in every year.

Five potential interesting formats for Hearthstone.

Super Smash Bros

A look at the constant push forward of Weston “Westballz” Dennis.

William “Leffen” Hjelte will miss CEO for personal reasons.

Industry

Esports has yet to solve its gambling problem.

A feature about Sonja Reid, gaming’s “girl next door.”

A look at the growing trend of soccer clubs getting involved with esports.

Other games

The prize pool for Mortal Kombat XL event at EVO has been increased by $50,000.

Why asking whether or not Heroes of the Storm is dying is the wrong question in the first place.

Results

DreamHack Summer (CS:GO)

Semifinals

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:1 Astralis (16-12, 10-16, 16-14)

Immortals 2:1 GODSENT (16-11, 12-16, 16-8)

Grand final

Immortals 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-10, 16-13)

League Champions Korea

MVP 2:0 Jin Air Green Wings

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea

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

Samsung Galaxy vs. KT Rolster, 7 a.m.

European Challenger Series (LOL)

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

Forge vs. Nova, 11 a.m.

Huma vs. Millenium, 1 p.m.

Misfits vs. Epsilon, 3 p.m.

ELEAGUE: Week 5 (CSGO)

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

Natus Vincere vs. Echo Fox, 12 p.m.

mousesports vs. Flipsid3 Tactics, 2 p.m.

mousesports vs. Natus Vincere, 4 p.m.

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