TI6 qualifiers, ROCCAT reportedly interested in CSGO, ZeRo upset

Our top stories from the weekend:

Jin Air Green Wings top laner Yeo “Trace” Chang-Dong was given a warning for intentionally disconnecting during the end of a game this week.

Catching up with Echo Fox’s Ryan “fREAKAZOiD” Abadir about his new team, ELEAGUE and the state of North American Counter-Strike.

An interview with Immortals’ Kim “Reignover” Ui-Jin about team stability and progress during the North American League Championship Series.

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok admitted that his presence has an affect on making his teammates, specifically Bae “bang” Jun-Sik, better.

Samsung Galaxy’s Kang “Ambition” Chan-Yong said the fundamental mindset of Korean players is to not make mistakes.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Catch up on a playlist of interviews from the North American and European League Championship Series.

An interview with Counter Logic Gaming’s Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black.

Winning 2-0 Friday meant Unicorns of Love could go watch the World of Warcraft movie.

Examining CLG’s slow start to the summer LCS split.

Dota 2

A primer for qualifiers for The International 6.

TNC Gaming has qualified for The International through the Southeast Asian qualifiers.

A hectic bit of time with roster moves did not stop Evil Geniuses from qualifying for The International.

Counter-Strike

ROCCAT is reportedly interested in acquiring the players dropped by SK Gaming last week.

An interview with Fnatic coach Viktor “vuggo” Jendeby.

A former gambler is suing Valve for allegedly being complicit in illegal skins gambling.

An interview with Ninjas in Pyjamas coach Björn “THREAT” Pers.

An interview with compLexity coach Matt “Warden” Dickens.

Hearthstone

An interview with Splyce’s Brian “Th3 RaT” Courtade at Dream Hack Summer.

Super Smash Bros

A look at the losses suffered by Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios in Smash 4.

Speaking of, ZeRo did not even make the final eight at CEO over the weekend.

An interview with Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma after winning Melee at CEO.

A behind-the-scenes feature about CEO.

Other games

Pro wrestlers Xavier Woods and Kenny Omega played Street Fighter against each other during CEO.

An interview with Woods from CEO and one with Omega.

FaZe Clan has signed an Overwatch team that includes multiple-time Counter-Strike world champion Daniel “fRoD” Montaner.

Pro Overwatch players are not happy with the rules announced for the ESL’s $100,000 tournament.

Catching up with Street Fighter V pro Lee “Infiltration” Seon-woo at CEO.

Overwatch isn’t overtaking League of Legends in popularity…at least not yet.

Results

Friday

League Champions Korea

Samsung Galaxy 2:1 ESC Ever

SK Telecom T1 2:0 Longzhu

League of Legends Pro League

I MAY 2:0 NewBee

Team World Elite 2:1 Invictus

League of Legends Masters Series

Machi 2:0 Team Mist

Midnight Sun 2:0 eXtreme Gamers

European League Championship Series

Schalke 2:0 Giants

Fnatic 2:0 ROCCAT

G2 1:1 Vitality

Splyce 1:1 Origen

Unicorns of Love 2:0 H2K

North American League Championship Series

Immortals 2:1 Counter Logic Gaming

Liquid 2:0 Apex

ELEAGUE: Week 5 (CSGO)

Natus Vincere 2:0 Flipsid3 (16-13, 16-2)

ECS LAN Finals (CS:GO)

Group A

Luminosity 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-12)

Liquid 1:0 G2 (16-8)

Luminosity 1:0 Liquid (16-12)

Group B

Team SoloMid 1:0 Astralis (16-12)

Fnatic 1:0 Cloud9 (16-13)

Fnatic 1:0 Team SoloMid (16-14)

Saturday

League Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:1 CJ Entus

ROX Tigers 2:0 Afreeca Freecs

League of Legends Pro League

Snake eSports 2:0 Oh My God

EDward Gaming 2:0 Vici Gaming

LGD Gaming 2:0 Saint Gaming

League of Legends Masters Series

J Team 2:0 Mist

Flash Wolves 2:0 eXtreme Gamers

North American League Championship Series

Team SoloMid 2:0 Echo Fox

Cloud9 2:0 EnVyUs

NRG vs. Phoenix1

Immortals 2:0 Liquid

ECS LAN Finals (CS:GO)

Group A matches

G2 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-4, 16-10)

G2 2:1 Liquid (12-16, 16-6, 16-11)

Group B

Cloud9 2:0 Astralis (16-9, 16-8)

Team SoloMid 2:0 Cloud9 (16-7, 16-11)

Sunday

League of Legends Pro League

Game Talents vs. I MAY, 4 a.m.

Royal Never Give Up vs. NewBee, 7 a.m.

League of Legends Masters Series

Machi vs. ahq e-Sports Club, 6 a.m.

Flash Wolves vs. Hong Kong Esports, 8 a.m.

North American League Championship Series

Cloud9 2:0 NRG

Team SoloMid 2:0 EnVyUs

Counter Logic Gaming 2:0 Phoenix1

Apex 2:0 Echo Fox

ECS LAN Finals (CS:GO)

Semifinals

G2 2:0 Fnatic (16-2, 16-13)

Luminosity 2:0 Team SoloMid (16-3, 16-14)

Grand final

G2 2:0 Luminosity (16-11, 16-5)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea

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

MVP vs. Longzhu, 7 a.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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