Worlds prize pool grows, Oskar explains absence, new Inferno?

Our top stories from Monday:

Check out our latest interviews from the League of Legends World Championship: Royal Never Give Up’s Li “xiaohu” Yuan-Hao and ROX Tigers coach Jeong “NoFe” No-Chul.

An interview with Spud from The Big House 6.

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League of Legends

Six people have predicted the correct outcome of the League of Legends World Championship so far.

Fan contributions have increased the worlds prize pool to more than $4 million.

Interviews from worlds with the Flash Wolves’ Hang “Maple” Yi-Tang, SK Telecom T1’s Bae “Bengi” Seong-ung and Cloud9’s Andy “Smoothie” Ta.

An interview with Cloud9’s William “Meteos” Hartman.

Catching up with Aleš “Freeze” Kněžínek from H2K and Samsung Galaxy’s Lee “Crown” Min-ho at worlds.


Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný released a lengthy statement about his benching from mousesports.

A beta update teased a new version of Inferno.

DreamHack Winter qualifiers have been announced.


Recapping the second day of OGN’s Overwatch Apex.

Super Smash Bros

Michael “Mike Haze” Pulido has signed with Obey Alliance.

Catching up with Joseph “Mango” Marquez after winning The Big House 6.


Jonas Jerebko talked about buying Renegades.




(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 9 (CSGO)



Fnatic vs. Heroic, 1 p.m.

HellRaisers vs. mousesports, 1 p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Penta, 3:20 p.m.

G2 vs. Astralis, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Counter Logic Gaming vs. Echo Fox, 8 p.m.

Liquid vs. Splyce, 8 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. OpTic, 10 p.m.

Selfless vs. Renegades, 10 p.m.

Esports Championship Series Season 2 (CSGO)



G2 vs. Ninjas in Pjyamas, 9 a.m.

FaZe vs. Dignitas, 11 a.m.

North America

NRG vs. compLexity, 6 p.m.

NRG vs. OpTic, 8 p.m.

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