ELEAGUE Season 1 viewership, Valve reportedly drops a Dota 2 major

Our top stories from Monday:

An interview with Jake “Xmithie” Puchero from Counter Logic Gaming about CLG’s roller coaster summer League Championship Series split and why he likes to stay under the radar.

Elliot “Ally” Bastien Carroza-Oyarce is making a strong case that he’s the best Smash 4 player in the world.

A look at what expects to be the most wide open tournament in the history of The International.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Wrapping up the final week of the European League Championship Series regular season.

A look at Apex and the debate about one person shot-calling.

Dota 2

Valve reportedly plans to reduce the number of majors next year by one.

A look at the most must-see matchups at this year’s International.

A look at Evil Geniuses’ road to The International 6.

Counter-Strike

Viewers watched 897 million minutes of ELEAGUE Season 1.

Other games

Qualifying for the Overwatch Open has continued, and two teams are one step closer to the main event.

Luminosity has released its Overwatch team and signed another one.

Ricki Ortiz dominated Street Fighter V at Defend The North over the weekend.

Microsoft has announced an esports circuit for Gears of War 4.

StarCraft team Invasion eSports has been accused of failing to pay its players.

Results

League Champions Korea

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

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

The International 6 (Dota 2)

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/dota2ti

Wild card

Execration vs. EHOME, 12 p.m.

Escape Gaming vs. compLexity, 12 p.m.

Winners match, 3 p.m.

Losers match, 3 p.m.

Elimination match, 6 p.m.

League Champions Korea

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

ESC Ever vs. CJ Entus, 7 a.m.

SK Telecom T1 vs. Jin Air Green WIngs, 4 a.m. Wednesday

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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