Overwatch League, pyth returns to NiP, Blizzcon champions

Our top stories from the weekend:

An interview with Dane Wilcox, owner of FYM Hot sauce, which recently sponsored Dota 2’s Team NP.

Reggie Miller playfully made fun of Renegades owner Jonas Jerebko for having an esports franchise while calling an NBA game.

A look at how Korean League of Legends players felt about practicing in North America.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Mateusz “Kikis” Szkudlarek announced his free agency via Twitter.

Origen announced a new coach on Friday.

G2 renewed the contracts of its entire team.

Dota 2

Lee “Forev” Sang-don has left Team Secret.

Natus Vincere has dropped three players.

Justin “jk” Rosselle has stepped down from compLexity.

Counter-Strike

Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi is returning to Ninjas in Pyjamas after missing time with a hand injury.

Super Smash Bros

Adam “Armada” Lindgren won Smash Summit 3 over the weekend.

Overwatch

Blizzard announced an official Overwatch league to start next year.

South Korea dominated the field in winning the Overwatch World Cup.

A new Overwatch hero, maps and gameplay mode all were announced at Blizzcon.

Industry

An interview with the chairman of the World Esports Association.

Other games

Pavel Beltukov won the Hearthstone World Championship.

Byun Hyun Woo won the WCS finals at Blizzcon (StarCraft II).

The coolest cosplay from Blizzcon 2016.

Results

Friday

ELEAGUE: Group B (CSGO)

Virtus.pro 1:0 Echo Fox (16-1)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:0 G2 (16-5)

Virtus.pro 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-7)

European Minor (CSGO)

Group A

Godsent 2:0 Alternate aTTax (16-10, 16-11)

Godsent 2:0 LDLC (16-7, 16-14)

Group B

HellRaisers 2:1 Heroic (16-9, 10-16, 16-10)

HellRaisers 2:0 ENCE (16-9, 16-11)

Saturday

ELEAGUE: Group B (CSGO)

G2 2:0 Echo Fox (16-3, 16-2)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 G2 (16-8, 16-10)

European Minor (CSGO)

Godsent 2:1 Epsilon (16-14, 16-21, 21-17)

HellRaisers 2:0 Space Soldiers (16-12, 16-13)

HellRaisers 2:0 Godsent (16-14, 16-14)

Sunday

European Minor (CSGO)

Epsilon 2:0 Space Soldiers (16-10, 16-12)

Godsent 2:1 Epsilon (14-16, 16-11, 16-7)

Grand final

Godsent 2:1 HellRaisers (14-16, 16-13, 16-14)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Esports Championship Series (CSGO)

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

Europe

Astralis vs. FaZe Clan, 1 p.m.

Fnatic vs. Dignitas, 3 p.m.

North America

SK Gaming vs. compLexity, 6 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. OpTic, 8 p.m.

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

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