KeSPA ends StarCraft ProLeague, new Dignitas CEO

Our top stories from Monday:

Interviews from the League of Legends World Championship with Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski and the ROX Tigers’ Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeon.

The creator of Rick and Morty is going to make a YouTube Red series about esports.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The ROX Tigers have denied a report they are breaking up after worlds concludes.

A compilation of interviews and features at worlds by outlet: The Score, ESPN, Yahoo

A look at the four possible world final matchups.

Counter-Strike

An interview with Ninjas in Pyjamas’ Adam “friberg” Friberg.

Flipsid3 and Gambit have qualified for DreamHack Winter.

Interviews with G2’s Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom and Virtus.pro’s Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski from EPICENTER in Moscow.

Overwatch

Recapping the recent games of Overwatch Apex.

Industry

Dignitas has appointed former game developer Jonathan Kemp as CEO.

An interview with Kemp about his new job and how he can improve the scene.

Other games

The Korean Esports Association has discontinued the StarCraft ProLeague after 14 years.

The Hearthstone World Championship lineup is set.

Street Fighter pros talk about problems with the Capcom Pro Tour.

Results

EPICENTER (CSGO)

Group A

Dignitas 1:1 Natus Vincere (16-6, 9-16)

G2 1:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (11-16, 16-9)

Group B

Virtus.pro 2:0 SK Gaming (16-9, 16-12)

Fnatic 1:1 HellRaisers (13-16, 16-10)

Virtus.pro 1:1 HellRaisers (14-16, 16-7)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

EPICENTER (CSGO)

Group A

Dignitas vs. Ninjas in Pjyamas, 7 a.m.

Natus Vincere vs. G2, 10 a.m.

Group B

SK Gaming vs. Fnatic, 1 p.m.

Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio, who appreciates clean copy and good Counter-Strike. You can reach him at Vince@slingshotesports.com

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