s1mple reportedly heading to Na’Vi, MonteCristo responds to Riot, TI6 primers

Our top stories from the weekend:

Highlights from Virtus.pro’s championship press conference from ELEAGUE.

Fnatic’s Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer spoke about a wide range of topics in an interview before the ELEAGUE semifinals.

An interview with Natus Vincere’s Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs before the ELEAGUE semifinals.

ELEAGUE general manager Christina Alejandre evaluated the organization’s first season.

Six years of The International: A look back.

One year later: Cloud9 Dota 2.

An interview with EnVyUs League of Legends player Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent about the team’s up and down summer split.

KT Rolster’s Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho said after a League Champions Korea match that it “was about time” he “get good again.”

A retired Korean StarCraft pro player said his mother lost all of his career earnings (of about $350,000).

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Christipher “MonteCristo” Mykles responded personally to the Renegades ban after months of silence about the situation.

Playlist of interviews from the European and North American League Championship Series.

Immortals reflected on not winning the regular season championship after a 2-0 loss to Team SoloMid on Friday.

Rapid fire questions for NRG’s Lee “GBM” Chang-seok and Oh “Ohq” Gyu-min.

Dota 2

An Australian politician is trying to get Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to be considered gambling and potentially banned from sale in the country.

TNC and Execration secured visas for The International 6 after all and will attend.

An interview with OG coach Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs.

A complete primer for the International 6.

While not competing in The International, Virtus.pro announced a preliminary roster going forward.

Can a European team finally make top four at The International?

Counter-Strike

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev is reportedly signing with Natus Vincere.

Luminosity has re-entered the game by signing the former WinOut roster.

An interview with Jaroslaw “pashaBiceps” Jarzabkowski after winning ELEAGUE.

Interviews with Filip “NEO” Kubski from VP and Fnatic’s Robin “Flusha” Ronnquist from ELEAGUE championship weekend.

Hearthstone

Blizzard announced it will release its newest venture, One Night in Karazhan, on Aug. 11.

Other games

CEO 2018 might take place in Daytona Beach.

Interviews with Street Fighter V players Du “Nuckledu” Dang and Julio Fuentes from Defend The North.

Results

Friday

ELEAGUE: Semifinals (CS:GO)

Fnatic 2:0 Natus Vincere (16-4, 16-13)

Virtus.pro 2:0 mousesports (16-7, 16-10)

League Champions Korea

Longzhu 2:1 Afreeca Freecs

KT Rolster 2:1 ESC Ever

League of Legends Pro League

Team World Elite 2:1 I MAY

LGD 2:0 Vici Gaming

League of Legends Masters Series

ahq 1:1 Midnight Sun

Flash Wolves 2:0 Team Mist

North American League Championship Series

Team SoloMid 2:0 Immortals

Phoenix1 2:1 EnVyUs

Saturday

ELEAGUE: Finals (CS:GO)

Grand final

Virtus.pro 2:0 Fnatic (16-10, 16-12)

League Champions Korea

Samsung Galaxy 2:1 MVP

ROX Tigers 2:0 CJ Entus

League of Legends Pro League

EDward Gaming 2:0 Saint Gaming

Invictus Gaming 2:0 Game Talents

Snake eSports 2:0 NewBee.

League of Legends Masters Series

J Team 2:0 Team Mist

Hong Kong Esports 2:0 Machi

Flash Wolves 2:0 eXtreme Gamers

European League Championship Series

Fnatic 1:1 ROCCAT

G2 1:1 Vitality

Splyce 2:0 Origen

Schalke 1:1 Giants

H2K 2:0 Unicorns of Love

North American League Championship Series

Apex 2:1 Liquid

Counter Logic Gaming 2:1 NRG

Immortals 2:1 Phoenix1

Cloud9 2:0 Echo Fox

Sunday

League of Legends Pro League

LGD 2:1 Team World Elite

Vici Gaming 2:0 I MAY

Oh My God 2:1 Royal Never Give Up

European League Championship Series

Giants 2:0 ROCCAT

Schalke 1:1 Vitality

H2K 2:0 Origen

Unicorns of Love 2:0 Splyce

G2 2:0 Fnatic

Tisbreakers

H2K 1:0 Fnatic

Vitality 1:0 Schalke

League of Legends Masters Series

Hong Kong Esports 2:0 eXtreme Gamers

J Team 2:0 Midnight Sun

ahq 2:0 machi

North American League Championship Series

Team SoloMid 2:1 NRG

Apex 2:1 Counter Logic Gaming

EnVyUs 2:0 Echo Fox

Cloud9 2:0 Team Liquid

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea

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

Samsung Galaxy vs. Afreeca Freecs, 7 a.m.

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