Challenger players punished, VP drops Dota 2 roster, CEO reflections

Our top stories from Wednesday:

The results of CEO show Smash 4 is now anyone’s game.

The Pokken Tournament event at Apex was a step in the right direction for the future of the game.

Catch the latest episode of the Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” podcast.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Three Challenger players have been penalized by Riot Games for elo boosting.

Assessing Origen’s room for growth with founder Enrique “xPeke” Cenedo Martinez playing AD Carry.

A feature about Kang “Ambition” Chan-Yong.

Dota 2

Virtus.pro has dropped its Dota 2 roster.

Counter-Strike

Why the current skin betting lawsuit against Valve could be the first of many.

SK Gaming’s managing director Alexander Müller denied rumors soccer team Bayern Munich has purchased the organization.

Preview of Group A at ESL One Cologne.

Hearthstone

Reflecting on the Hearthstone Championship Tour: Spring Americas Championship.

Super Smash Bros

What we learned from Melee at CEO 2016.

Examining the major storylines from CEO.

Industry

How co-ed events mean women are starting to gain traction in esports.

The World Esports Council has not lived up to its claims.

Other games

Eric “2Easy” van Hoorn will temporarily step down from REUNITED’s Overwatch roster.

What we learned from five premier Street Fighter V events.

Results

ELEAGUE: Week 6 (CSGO)

EnVyUs 2:0 compLexity (16-9, 16-8)

Virtus.pro 2:0 Gambit Gaming (16-6, 16-6)

European League Championship Series

Giants 2:0 ROCCAT

Splyce 1:1 Unicorns of Love

Schalke 1:1 Vitality

H2K 1:1 Origen

G2 2:0 Fnatic

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

ELEAGUE: Week 6 (CS:GO)

EnVyUs vs. Virtus.pro, 10 p.m. (TV: TBS)

European League Championship Series

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

H2K vs. ROCCAT, 11 a.m.

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

G2 vs. Origen, 1 p.m.

Splyce vs. Vitality, 1 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Giants, 3 p.m.

North American League Championship Series

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

Cloud9 vs. Team Liquid, 8 p.m.

EnVyUs vs. Echo Fox, 11 p.m.

Saturday

North American League Championship Series

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

Team SoloMid vs. Phoenix1, 3 p.m.

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

Team Liquid vs. EnVyUS, 6 p.m.

Immortals vs. Apex, 6 p.m.

Demacia Cup (LOL)

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

Quarterfinals: 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Sunday

North American League Championship Series

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

NRG vs. Echo Fox, 3 p.m.

Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team SoloMid, 3 p.m.

Apex vs. Phoenix1, 6 p.m.

Immortals vs. Cloud9, 6 p.m.

Demacia Cup (LOL)

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

Quarterfinals: 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Monday

League Champions Korea

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

KT Rolster vs. Afreeca Freecs, 7 a.m.

Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio.

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