Steeelback joins Vitality, ELEAGUE Season 2 groups announced

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League of Legends

Pierre “Steeelback” Medjaldi has joined Team Vitality.

A look at ahq’s return to the world championship.

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Immortals will have to use a substitute at the Overwatch Open because of visa issues.

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Blizzard is dropping the name.

Other games

An interview with Edwin “HotMEOWTH” Cook, who unexpectedly won the Hearthstone Summer Americas Championship.

An interview with the Heroes of the Storm battleground designer.


ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 6 (CSGO)


Natus Vincere 2:0 PENTA (19-17, 16-7)

EnVyUs 2:0 Flipsid3 (16-4, 16-5)

G2 1:1 Heroic (19-16, 12-16) 1:1 HellRaisers (16-7, 14-16)

North America

OpTic 2:0 Echo Fox (16-5, 16-11)

Liquid 1:1 Counter Logic Gaming (16-5, 12-16)

SK Gaming 2:0 Echo Fox (16-12, 16-11)

Selfless 1:1 compLexity (9-16, 16-7)


(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 6 (CSGO)



Natus Vincere vs., 1 p.m.

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

North America

SK Gaming vs. Immortals, 8 p.m.

Selfless vs. OpTic, 10 p.m.

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