EVO viewership, Valve sends C&D letters, Smash player banned for year

Our top stories from Tuesday:

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen’s key storylines heading into this week’s ELEAGUE playoffs.

How a new coach could bring hope in a tough situation for mousesports’ Nikola NiKoKovač.

12 North American League Championship Series pros gave their opinions on the new best-of-three format.

A comparison between a former SK Telecom T1 player and his replacement.

KT Rolster’s coach said one of his players has been dealing with a lot of negativity during a recent losing streak.

An interview with Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez, EVO champion in Marvell vs. Capcom 3.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Immortals’ Eugene “Pobelter” Park.

Dota 2

A look at the four Chinese qualifiers for The International and how they’re all staunchly different.

Wings Gaming returned to form at The Summit 5.


Valve has started sending cease and desist letters to skins gambling sites.

The top five most valuable Counter-Strike players, according to lurppis.

Super Smash Bros

Tournament organizers have banned Cristian “Hyuga” Medina for a year after he was accused of groping someone during EVO weekend.


A look at Ethos, a new company specializing in matchmaking and leagues in various titles.

How esports is creeping beyond streaming sites and onto live TV.

Other games

EVO viewership was higher on Twitch than it was on ESPN2.

Lee “Infiltration” Seon-woo sits deservedly on the Street Fighter V throne after EVO.

A look at the career of Street Fighter pro Darryl “Snake Eyez” Lewis.

The stars and winners of EVO 2016.


League Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:0 MVP

SK Telecom T1 2:0 Samsung Galaxy

European Challenger Series (LOL)



(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea

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

CJ Entus vs. Afreeca Freecs, 7 a.m.

North American Challenger Series (LOL)

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


Team Liquid Academy vs. Cloud9 Challenger, 9 p.m.

League of Legends Pro League

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

I MAY vs. Oh My God, 5 a.m. Thursday

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

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