PEA forms, DreamHack to return to America, Team Archon shuts down

Our top stories from Thursday:

An interview with Stephen “reltuC” Cutler, Counter-Strike player for Counter Logic Gaming.

Part II of an extensive Q&A with Smash 4 pro Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada.

The latest episode of the Rough Drafts podcast recaps the Western regional gauntlets.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at what the group of death could look like in the League of Legends World Championship.

An interview with Benjamin “LOD” deMunck to cap off EnVyUs’ season.

Dota 2

Team NP formed with a star-studded roster of North American players.


Seven North American organizations have formed the Professional Esports Association and will host a $1 million Counter-Strike league starting in January.

Immortals players and its CEO apologized for the controversy at Northern Arena.

Super Smash Bros

The evolution of coaching in Smash.

Aziz “Hax” Al-Yami released a statement about his medical status.


A look at some of the weirdest plays of the game.


DreamHack Austin will return in 2017, and the company will host events in two other North American cities.

Other games

Once a Hearthstone giant, Team Archon is shutting down.

Competitive Hearthstone isn’t dying, but it might be changing forever.


StarLadder i-League Season 2 (CSGO)

Group A

Dignitas 2:0 GODSENT (16-5, 16-13)

Group B

G2 1:0 FaZe Clan (16-10)

Group C

Astralis 1:0 Natus Vincere (19-16)

Group D

Vici Gaming.CyberZen 1:0 (16-7)

Team EnVyUs 1:0 (16-8)

Cloud9 1:0 VG.CyberZen (16-4)


(All times Eastern)


StarLadder i-League Season 2 (CSGO)


Group B

FaZe Clan vs. Flipsid3, 7 a.m.

Group C

Tyloo vs. Astralis, 9 a.m.

Group D

EnVyUs vs. VG.CyberZen, 12:30 p.m.


StarLadder i-League Season 2 (CSGO)


Quarterfinals, 2 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

League of Legends Masters Series: Promotional Tournament


eXtreme Gamers vs. Wings of Liberty, 5 a.m.


StarLadder i-League Season 2 (CSGO)


Semifinals, 6 ad 8:30 a.m.

Grand final, 12 p.m.

League of Legends Masters Series: Promotional Tournament


Team Mist vs. NonHK, 5 a.m.

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