Doublelift explains hiatus, WESA forms arbitration court, KeSPA Cup rosters

Our top stories from Wednesday:

A look at why SK Telecom T1 might have had a “tough year” leading up to the League of Legends World Championship.

An interview with veteran caster Anders Blume about Overwatch.

An interview with Phoenix1’s Austin “Gate” Yu from worlds.

CJ Entus has a new League of Legends coach.

The World Esports Association has set up an arbitration court.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

League of Legends’ official Weibo issued a response to claims of All-Star vote manipulation in China.

Michael “IMAQTPIE” Santana is trying to make people think he’s going to replace Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng on Team SoloMid.

An interview with Doublelift about his decision to step back from professional League of Legends.

Three Korean teams have made changes to their roster ahead of next week’s KeSPA Cup.

Why we’re lucky to have SKT.

Dota 2

Fnatic has dropped out of DotaPit Season 5.


What we learned from the ESL Pro League LAN.

Ex-EnVyUs player Timothée “DEVIL” Démolon has created his own team called Queen Colsolidated.

Super Smash Bros

A guide to Smash Summit 3 this weekend.

Other games

Jasom “Amaz” Chan is crowdfunding a second Archon League Team Championship (Hearthstone).

A primer for Blizzcon this weekend.

An interview with Hearthstone pro Edwin “HotMEOWTH” Cook.

Tempo Storm has disbanded its Heroes of the Storm roster.


Esports Championship Series: Week 3 (CSGO)


Astralis 1:1 EnVyUs (4-16, 16-8)

North America

Team SoloMid 1:1 compLexity (22-19, 16-19)

Cloud9 2:0 Luminosity (16-8, 16-8)


(All times Eastern)

Esports Championship Series: Week 3 (CSGO)



Astralis vs. mousesports, 2 p.m.

G2 vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 4 p.m.

North America

Team SoloMid vs. NRG, 6 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. compLexity, 8 p.m.

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