Ocelot responds to G2/Fnatic ownership ties, skins gambling site still operating

Our top stories from Monday:

Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný’s move to mousesports could be the best thing to ever happen to him and Nikola “NiKo” Kovac.

Why esports teams and tournament organizers should embrace independent media and make player interviews mandatory.

ESC Ever retained a spot in League Champions Korea, and its coach said every day of the relegation tournament “felt like hell.”

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The 11 best plays from the League Championship Series finals.

An interview with Yoo “Ryu” Sang-ook after H2K’s third place European LCS match.

Dota 2

Daryl “iceiceice” Koh Pei Xiang has left EHOME.

Lu “Maybe” Yao has not left LGD, and the team will build around him.

Counter-Strike

How one skins gambling website is still operating in spite of a cease and desist letter from Valve.

An interview with G2 owner Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez about the reported financial ties between his team and Fnatic.

A preview of this weekend’s Northern Arena.

Overwatch

ELEAGUE changed the format of the Overwatch Open after outcry from the teams involved.

Industry

A profile of longtime esports host Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner.

Other games

A look at the innovation in the Insomnia Truesilver Championship (Hearthstone).

Three ways to simplify and improve the Capcom Pro Tour.

Results

International Wild Card Qualifiers (LOL)

Albus NoX Luna 1:0 Lyon

Dark Passage 1:0 Saigon Jokers

Rampage 1:0 Chiefs

League Champions Korea: Regional Finals

Round 1

Afreeca Freecs 3:2 Jin Air Green Wings

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 3

Europe

Virtus.pro 1:1 PENTA (16-7, 10-16)

G2 2:0 Flipsid3 (16-6, 16-12)

North America

NRG 2:0 eUnited (16-8, 16-8)

Cloud9 2:0 Renegades (16-12, 19-16)

Winterfox 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-11, 16-13)

Team Liquid 2:0 SK Gaming (16-10, 16-13)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 3

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

Europe

Fnatic vs. HellRaisers, 1 p.m.

FaZe Clan vs. Astralis, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Selfless vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 8 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. eUnited, 8 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. NRG, 10 p.m.

Immortals vs. Renegades, 10 p.m.

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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