76ers purchase Dignitas and Apex, TDK owner speaks, German soccer interest

Our top stories from the weekend:

The man with the broken back: The style of Mvp.

Team Liquid is considering getting rid of its League of Legends Challenger Series team.

The future of the Daily Dot esports section looks uncertain.

Thoughts from the coaches of ROX Tigers and Samsung Galaxy leading up to the League of Legends World Championship.

Rough Drafts’ Group B worlds preview podcast.

Catch up on the latest blog posts: Chiu on This, Found in Translation and Mangaka’s Study.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The Philadelphia 76ers have purchased Team Dignitas and Apex.

Team Dragon Knights owner Chris Shim released a lengthy statement about his dealings with Riot Games when his organization was ultimately banned in May.

The rise of Taiwan at the League of Legends World Championship.

A threepart feature on the career of Team SoloMid’s Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg.

A brief history of wild card regions at worlds.

A look at Europe’s history at worlds.

An interview with Splyce coach Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi.

Counter-Strike

TyLoo won the CS:GO Super League.

Super Smash Bros

Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios won 2GGT: Abadango Saga.

Overwatch

Ask the pros: What champion do they like to play the most?

Five heroes to watch at the Overwatch Open.

Industry

Eight German soccer teams are reportedly interested in getting into esports.

Other games

Artem “DrHippi” Kravets won the Hearthstone European Summer Championship tour to qualify for Blizzcon.

In defense of Yogg-Saron, Hearthstone’s most hated card.

Blizzard has replaced the pro circuit for Heroes of the Storm with an online league like the League of Legends Championship Series.

Results

Friday

Gfinity Invitational (CSGO)

EnVyUs 3:1 Epsilon (16-5, 14-16, 22-19, 16-7)

Saturday

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 6 (CSGO)

Europe

Virtus.pro 1:0 EnVyUs (16-10)

PENTA 1:1 HellRaisers (16-11, 7-16)

North America

Cloud9 2:0 NRG (16-5, 16-10)

SK Gaming 2:0 Splyce (16-10, 16-6)

Echo Fox 1:1 Winterfox (16-11, 8-16)

Gfinity Invitational (CSGO)

mousesports 3:1 GODSENT (11-16, 16-5, 19-17, 16-2)

Sunday

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 6 (CSGO)

Europe

Hellraisers 2:0 Flipsid3 (16-7, 16-3)

Fnatic 2:0 Natus Vincere (16-3, 16-6)

FaZe Clan 2:0 Dignitas (16-4, 19-17)

North America

Cloud9 2:0 Winterfox (16-11, 16-7)

NRG 2:0 compLexity (16-10, 16-4)

Echo Fox 2:0 Splyce (16-10, 16-6)

Gfinity Invitational (CSGO)

Final

EnVyUs 3:0 mousesports (19-17, 16-12, 16-14)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 7

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

Europe

Flipsid3 vs. Virtus.pro, 1 p.m.

HellRsiers vs. Natus Vincere, 1 p.m.

PENTA vs. EnVyUs, 3:0 p.m.

Astralis vs. Dignitas, 3:20 p.m.

North America

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

SK Gaming vs. eUnited, 8 p.m.

OpTic vs. Winterfox, 10 p.m.

compLexity vs. Liquid, 10 p.m.

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