Pawn and Deft leave EDG, Faker in Players Tribune, world champions crowned

Our top stories from the weekend:

Heo “Pawn” Won-Seok has left EDward Gaming, according to his Facebook page (So has his teammate, Deft).

SK Telecom Ta’1 Bae “Bang” Jun-Sik apologized for disconnecting early during Game 4 of the League of Legends World Championship grand final.

Highlights from the press conference following SKT’s world championship victory.

The coach of the ROX Tigers does not like the idea of expanding bans to 10.

Inside the demise of Korean StarCraft II.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok wrote a piece in the Players Tribune.

Riot Games representatives addressed the absence of Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles at worlds.

An interview with the ROX Tigers’ Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho.

A look at the strategy behind picks and bans among the worlds finalists.

An interview with Trick2G at worlds.

Dota 2 and Ad Finem are two of the final teams to qualify for the Boston Major.


TyLoo won the Asia Minor over the weekend.

An interview with Cloud9’s Timothy “autimatic” Ta after winning the ESL Pro League LAN finals.


Cloud9 has made changes to its starting lineup.

Super Smash Bros

Adam “Armada” Lindgren won Melee at the Canada Cup over the weekend.

Other games

A look at the quarterfinalists in the Hearthstone World Championship.

A look at the Street Fighter portion of the Canada Cup.



ESL Pro League Season 4: LAN Finals (CSGO)

Group A

Immortals 1:0 mousesports (16-14)

EnVyUs 1:0 OpTic (16-5)

mousesports 1:0 EnVyUs (16-9)

Group B

FaZe Clan 1:0 NRG (22-20)

SK Gaming 1:0 Dignitas (16-7)

Cloud9 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-9)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:0 FaZe Clan (16-7)

Cloud9 1:0 Dignitas (16-13)

SK Gaming 1:0 NRG (16-10)


League of Legends World Championship

Grand final

SK Telecom T1 3:2 Samsung Galaxy

ESL Pro League Season 4: LAN Finals (CSGO)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 EnVyUs (16-9, 19-17)

Cloud9 2:0 OpTic (16-12, 16-2)


ESL Pro League Season 4: LAN Finals (CSGO)


SK Gaming 2:1 Ninjas in Pyjamas (10-16, 16-7, 16-10)

Cloud9 2:0 mousesports (16-9, 16-10)

Grand final

Cloud9 2:1 SK Gaming (17-19, 16-6, 16-5)

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