Four teams invited to Americas Minor qualifier, Korean players possibly leaving RNG

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Team SoloMid, Immortals, Cloud9 and Echo Fox have been invited to the closed qualifier for the Counter-Strike Americas Minor.

The Korean players and coach from Royal Never Give Up might be leaving the team.

Dignitas’ CS:GO team has reached the top tier in the world after a long struggle.

An interview with SK Telecom T1 coach Kim “KkOma” Jung-Gyun from the League of Legends World Championship.

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League of Legends

An interview with caster Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith from worlds.

A look at the bot lane and mid lane matchups for the world final between SKT an Samsung Galaxy.

Everything you need to know about the world final.

An interview with Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere from worlds.

Dota 2

The Imperial won the second open European qualifier for the Boston Major.

Counter-Strike

DreamHack Masters Las Vegas will be held at the MGM Grand and include a $450,000 prize pool.

An interview with Heroic’s Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså.

An interview with Cloud9’s Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert at the ESL Pro League LAN finals.

Overwatch

Is Blizzcon’s World Cup format good for competitive Overwatch?

Other games

The Hearthstone Championship Tour will include more international events and a global regular season in 2017.

Epsilon eSports has partnered with soccer club AS Monaco.

Results

ESL Pro League Season 4: LAN Finals (CSGO)

Group A

OpTic 1:0 Liquid (16-2)

EnVyUs 1:0 Immortals (16-5)

mousesports 1:0 Liquid (16-12)

Group B

Cloud9 1:0 FaZe Clan (16-14)

Dignitas 1:0 NRG (16-3)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:0 SK Gaming (16-10)

Cloud9 1:0 NRG (16-9)

Dignitas 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-14)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 4: LAN Finals (CSGO)

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

Group A

Immortals vs. OpTic, 10 a.m.

EnVyUs vs. Liquid, 11:10 a.m.

mousesports vs. OpTic, 12:20 p.m.

Group B

SK Gaming vs. FaZe Clan, 1:30 p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas, 2:40 p.m.

FaZe Clan vs. Dignitas, 3:50 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Cloud9, 5 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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