Worlds grand final, Sasin retires, Weird Al performing at Blizzcon

Our top stories from Thursday:

Korean League of Legends player Oh “Sasin” Jeung-Su has retired.

An interview with SK Telecom T1’a Kang “Blank” Sun-Gu from the League of Legends World Championship.

An interview with Smash 4 player Tyrell “NAKAT” Coleman.

An interview with longtime esports host, interviewer and broadcaster Susie Kim.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Tricked Esports announced its European Challenger roster.

The global phenomenon of Faker.

Win conditions for the world final.

A look at the SKT dynasty.

A preview of the weekend’s world final between Samsung Galaxy and SKT.

Team SoloMid’s coach explained on his personal blog a bit about his coaching approach.

How Samsung Galaxy can beat SKT this weekend.

Counter-Strike

Interviews with Grzegorz “SZPERO” Dziamałek and Morten “zEVES” Vollan from the Esports World Cup.

Interviews with Finn “Karrigan” Andersen and Óscar “mixwell” Cañellas from the ESL Pro League LAN Finals.

Overwatch

A look at Overwatch’s “Pay-to-pay” model.

Team Vitality has entered Overwatch.

What to watch in the Overwatch World Cup group stage.

Industry

Weird Al Yankovic will perform a concert at the closing of Blizzcon.

Results

ESL Pro League Season 4: LAN Finals (CSGO)

Group A

OpTic 1:0 Immortals (16-4)

EnVyUs 1:0 Liquid (16-4)

OpTic 1:0 mousesports (16-10)

Group B

SK Gaming 1:0 FaZe Clan (16-2)

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

FaZe Clan 1:0 Dignitas (16-7)

SK Gaming 1:0 Cloud9 (16-6)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

ESL Pro League Season 4: LAN Finals (CSGO)

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

Group A

Immortals vs. mousesports, 10:15 a.m.

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

mousesports vs. EnVyUs, 1 p.m.

Immortals vs. Team Liquid, 1 p.m.

Group B

FaZe Clan vs. NRG, 2:30 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Dignitas, 4 p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Cloud9, 5:30 p.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. FaZe Clan, 7 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Dignitas, 7 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. NRG, 7 p.m.

Saturday

League of Legends World Championship

Stream: http://twitch.tv/riotgames

Grand final

SK Telecom T1 vs. Samsung Galaxy, 7:30 p.m.

ESL Pro League Season 4: LAN Finals (CSGO)

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

Round of 6 matches: 12:50 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.

Sunday

ESL Pro League Season 4: LAN Finals (CSGO)

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

Semifinals: 9 a.m. and 12:50 p.m.

Grand final, 4:50 p.m.

Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio, who appreciates clean copy and good Counter-Strike.

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