NRG reportedly terminates contracts, LCS awards, Team YP adds Overwatch

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Boxer, Faker, Olofmeister and the weight of a name.

Why the fear of SK Telecom T1 is real.

The lone female Counter-Strike pro in Korea hopes to be the start of a trend.

Coaches of SKT and KT Rolster spoke before their League Champions Korea playoff match.

Catch up on the newest episode of the Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” podcast, previewing the North American League Championship Series quarterfinals.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The summer split All-Pro awards for the LCS have been released.

NRG has reportedly terminated the contracts of its players.

Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou will play this weekend for H2K.

Interviews with Team Liquid’s Samson “Lourlo” Jackson and Cloud9’s Andy “Smoothie” Ta.

Dota 2

Hero selection at The International 6: Surprises and no shows.

An interview with a couple of the TI6 casters.

Four reasons The International 6 has been the best Valve-run tournament ever.

Super Smash Bros

A look at the renaissance of Smash 64.

Industry

Why esports might be the English Premier League’s biggest competition.

Other games

Hearthstone’s randomness has been called out in a new U.K. gambling commission report.

Overwatch will get replays, but not before other features.

Team YP has signed an Overwatch roster.

Results

The International 6 (Dota 2)

Lower bracket

Digital Chaos 2:1 TNC Pro Team

Fnatic 2:0 Liquid

Digital Chaos 2:0 EHOME

League of Legends Pro League: Quarterfinals

I MAY 3:1 Snake eSports

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League of Legends Pro League: Quarterfinals

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

Team World Elite vs. Vici Gaming, 5 a.m.

League Champions Korea: Playoffs Round 2

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

SK Telecom T1 vs. KT Rolster, 5 a.m.

Friday

The International 6 (Dota 2)

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

Lower bracket

MVP Phoenix vs. Fnatic, 1:30 p.m.

Digital Chaos vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m.

Upper bracket

Evil Geniuses vs. Wings, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday

The International 6 (Dota 2)

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

Lower bracket final, 1:30 p.m.

Grand finals, 4:30 p.m.

European League Championship Series: Quarterfinals

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

Giants Gaming vs. Unicorns of Love, 11 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League: Promotion Tournament

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

Oh My God vs. Young Miracles, 1 a.m.

NewBee vs. Star Horn Royal Club, 5 a.m.

North American League Championship Series: Quarterfinals

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

Cloud9 vs. Team EnVyUs, 3 p.m.

Sunday

European League Championship Series: Quarterfinals

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

H2K vs. Fnatic, 11 a.m.

League of Legends Pro League: Semifinals

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

EDward Gaming vs. TBD, 1 a.m.

Royal Never Give Up vs. TBD, 5 a.m.

North American League Championship Series: Quarterfinals

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

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

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

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