Worlds field set, VP owner buys shares of SK Gaming, Wings disbands

Our top stories from the weekend:

Gerard Kelly, NRG co-founder, was ordered to turn over documents in a lawsuit about alleged unpaid dues.

An interview with Immortals’ Wilton “Zews” Prado after winning Northern Arena.

A look at what happened to East Coast Melee and what’s being done to rebuild the region.

The Counter-Strike offseason is over: Takeaways from Northern Arena.

Samsung Galaxy’s Kang “Ambition” Chan-Yong was elated after finally qualifying for the League of Legends World Championship.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Cloud9’s Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi during the North American gauntlet.

Dota 2

Wings Gaming, The International champions, has dropped its entire roster.

Daryl “iceiceice” Koh has announced the formation of his new team, Team Faceless.

The two remaining players on Evil Geniuses have left.

LGD Gaming announced Lei “MMY!” Zengrong is taking a six month break from Dota.

Counter-Strike

ESForce, which owns Virtus.pro, has confirmed its acquisition of 66 percent of the shares in SK Gaming.

The Northern Arena tournament in Toronto was marred by delays and technical problems.

Astralis has qualified for ESL One New York.

Overwatch

Masters Gaming Arena has announced a $75,000 Overwatch tournament.

Industry

French soccer club Paris Saint Germain could be looking to invest in esports.

Other games

A Polish Hearthstone player might have to miss the European championships because he can’t get a U.S. work visa.

John Takeuchi won First Attack over the weekend (Street Fighter V).

Why crowdfunding is important to the growth of the FGC.

Why the L.A. Rams’ Rodger Saffolfd bought an esports team.

Results

Friday

League of Legends Masters Series: Regional semifinals

ahq 3:0 Hong Kong Esports

Northern Arena (CSGO)

Group A

Counter Logic Gaming 2:1 NRG (16-14, 13-16, 16-9)

Group B

Echo Fox 2:1 Team SoloMid (16-14, 14-16, 16-9)

Group C

Cloud9 1:0 Ace Gaming (16-5)

Rogue 1:0 compLexity (16-7)

Cloud9 1:0 Rogue (16-9)

compLexity 2:0 Ace (16-5, 16-14)

Group D

Heroic 1:0 Winterfox (16-11)

Selfless 1:0 Splyce (16-8)

Heroic 1:0 Selfless (16-14)

Winterfox 2:1 Splyce (9-16, 16-8, 16-6)

Saturday

League of Legends Masters Series: Regional semifinals

Machi 3:2 J Team

League Champions Korea: Regional final

Samsung Galaxy 3:2 KT Rolster

European League Championship Series: Regional gauntlet

Round 1

Unicorns of Love 3:0 Giants

North American League Championship Series: Regional gauntlet

Round 1

EnVyUs 3:0 Team Liquid

International Wildcard Qualifier: Playoff Final 1

INTZ 3:2 Dark Passage

Northern Arena (CSGO)

Group C

compLexity 2:0 Rogue (16-9, 16-14)

Quarterfinals

Heroic 2:1 OpTic (11-16, 16-11, 16-9)

Immortals 2:0 Selfless (16-13, 16-11)

Cloud9 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-2, 16-11)

Echo Fox 2:1 compLexity (7-16, 16-7, 19-16)

Semifinals

Cloud9 2:1 Heroic (11-16, 16-2, 16-9)

Immortals 2:1 Echo Fox (16-8, 11-16, 16-9)

Sunday

League of Legends Masters Series: Regional final

ahq 3:0 Machi

European League Championship Series: Regional gauntlet

Round 2

Unicorns of Love 3:0 Fnatic

North American League Championship Series: Regional gauntlet

Round 2

Cloud9 3:0 EnVyUs

International Wildcard Qualifier: Playoff Final 2

Albus NoX Luna 3:2 Lyon

Northern Arena

Third place match

Heroic 2:0 Echo Fox (16-1, 16-5)

Grand final

Immortals 2:1 Cloud9 (16-12, 13-16, 16-11)

Monday

European League Championship Series: Regional gauntlet

Final

Splyce 3:2 Unicorns of Love

North American League Championship Series: Regional gauntlet

Final

Cloud9 3:1 Immortals

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 4

Europe

FaZe Clan vs. PENTA, 1 p.m.

mousesports vs. Flipsid3, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Selfless vs. eUnited, 8 p.m.

Winterfox vs. eUnited, 10 p.m.

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

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