CSGO teams protest EU Minor invites, FIFA to establish group to look into esports

Our top stories from Thursday:

An interview with G2 Counter-Strike player Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom about his team’s recent struggles.

Latest interviews from the League of Legends World Championship: Counter Logic Gaming’s Jake “Xmithie” Puchero and Samsung Galaxy coach Choi Woo-Beom.

Why players keep getting sick at worlds and how they try to prevent/help the problem.

Fans booed Samsung Galaxy during Thursday night’s League of Legends worlds quarterfinal match and Twitter users were upset for some reason.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at Friday’s matchup between SK Telecom T1 and Royal Never Give Up.

Comparing EDward Gaming’s Ming “Clearlove” Kai to H2K’s Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou.

A look at H2K’s redemption for the European region at worlds.

An interview with H2K coach Neil “Pr0lly” Hammad.

Counter-Strike

Richard Lewis looks into the shady nature of a Counter-Strike contract.

SK Gaming and Immortals are among the teams to qualify for the ESL Pro League Season 4 LAN Finals.

Twelve teams are protesting invites to a European minor.

Anton “notaN” Pedersen apparently lasted less than a week in Astralis’ roster.

Renegades will miss the ESL Pro League LAN because of a conflict with the Asia minor.

DreamHack announced a new competition called the Nordic Championship.

Industry

FIFA is establishing a group to investigate further interest in esports.

According to a NewZoo report, one in four Millennial men watch esports.

Other games

Hearthstone is testing a handful of possible new features.

Results

League of Legends World Championships: Quarterfinals

Samsung Galaxy 3:0 Cloud9

ESL Pro League Season 4: Week 9 (CSGO)

Europe

Natus Vincere 1:1 Heroic (4-16, 16-7)

Astralis 1:1 mousesports (16-10, 2-16)

G2 1:1 Virtus.pro (16-19, 16-12)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 HellRaisers (19-16, 16-11)

Fnatic 2:0 Penta (16-11, 16-12)

FaZe Clan 1:1 Flipsid3 (16-14, 7-16)

EnVyUs 2:0 Dignitas (16-12, 16-9)

North America

SK Gaming vs. Cloud9, 8 p.m.

Immortals vs. Echo Fox, 8 p.m.

Optic vs. NRG, 8 p.m.

Liquid vs. Selfless, 8 p.m.

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

Renegades vs. Winterfox, 8 p.m.

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

League of Legends World Championships: Quarterfinals

Stream: http://twitch.tv/riotgames

SK Telecom T1 vs. Royal Never Give Up, 6 p.m.

Esports Championship Series Season 2 (CSGO)

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

Europe

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

Dignitas vs. EnVyUs, 3 p.m.

North America

Counter Logic Gaming vs. compLexity, 6 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Team SoloMid, 8 p.m.

Saturday

League of Legends World Championships: Quarterfinals

Stream: http://twitch.tv/riotgames

ROX Tigers vs. EDward Gaming, 6 p.m.

Esports Championship Series Season 2 (CSGO)

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

Europe

Fnatic vs. EnVyUs, 9 a.m.

FaZe Clan vs. Virtus.pro, 11 a.m.

North America

OpTic vs. Team SoloMid, 4 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. NRG, 6 p.m.

Sunday

League of Legends World Championships: Quarterfinals

Stream: http://twitch.tv/riotgames

H2K vs. Albus NoX Luna, 6 p.m.

Esports Championship Series Season 2 (CSGO)

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

Europe

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. EnVyUs, 9 a.m.

Godsent vs. EnVyUs, 11 a.m.

North America

Immortals vs. compLexity, 2 p.m.

Luminosity vs. compLexity, 4 p.m.

Immortals vs. Liquid, 6 p.m.

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