IEM Oakland results, pick-and-ban changes coming to League of Legends?

Our top stories from the weekend:

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen’s IEM Oakland playoff preview.

Interviews with EnVyUs” Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer and OpTic’s Oscar “mixwell” Canellas from before ELEAGUE Group D.

A deep dive of a recent on-stream Q&A with Lee “Flash”Young-ho.

Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan said his teachers used to let him sleep through class because he had nightly League of Legends practice.

The ROX Tigers coach gave a puzzling statement about the state of his team.

Players from Splyce’s League of Legends team announced their free agency on Twitter.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

What is MLB Advanced Media and what could it do for League of Legends and esports?

A 10-ban system is reportedly being used in Singapore League of Legends.

Why the rumored pick and ban phases favor stronger teams.

Twitch is now Cloud9 and Team SoloMid’s exclusive sponsorship sales representative.

An interview with Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng about his time away from TSM.

Dota 2

Vega Squadron has signed Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev to replace Artsiom “fng” Barshack.

Vici Gaming’s coach will play in the starting lineup for the rest of 2016.

Counter-Strike

Luis “Peacemaker” Tadeu has become general manager of NRG.

CLG Red ad Team Secret played a match for charity Saturday at IEM Oakland.

Overwatch

Blizzard has canceled a graphic novel about Overwatch’s origin.

According to its founder, Reunited is in talks with NBA and soccer clubs about their interest in the scene.

Reviewing the Overwatch Apex quarterfinals.

Other games

IEM Oakland was the first legalized esports betting event posted in Las Vegas.

A look at the current landscape of the professional Hearthstone scene.

Results

Friday

KeSPA Cup (LOL)

Semifinals

ROX Tigers 2:1 SK Telecom T1

ELEAGUE: Group D (CSGO)

Fnatic 1:0 OpTic (19-17)

Dignitas 1:0 EnVyUs (16-12)

Dignitas 1:0 Fnatic (16-13)

The Summit 6 (Dota 2)

Team NP 2:0 EHOME

Digital Chaos 2:1 Faceless

Virtus.pro 2:1 OG

Saturday

KeSPA Cup (LOL)

Final

ROX Tigers 3:1 Kongdoo Monster

IEM Oakland (CSGO)

Round of 6

SK Gaming 2:1 G2 (6-16, 16-5, 16-3)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 Immortals (16-9, 16-4)

ELEAGUE: Group D (CSGO)

OpTic 2:1 EnVyUs (16-3, 13-16, 16-8)

OpTic 2:0 Fnatic (16-5, 16-11)

IEM Oakland (LOL)

Round of 6

Unicorns of Love 2:0 INTZ

Longzhu Gaming 2:0 Chiefs

The Summit 6 (Dota 2)

Evil Geniuses 2:0 Team NP

Wings 2:0 Digital Chaos

Evil Geniuses 2:1 Wings

Sunday

IEM Oakland (CSGO)

Semifinals

SK Gaming 2:0 Astralis (16-14, 16-12)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:1 FaZe Clan (19-15, 6-16, 16-13)

Grand final

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:1 SK Gaming (4-16, 16-14, 16-14)

IEM Oakland (LOL)

Semifinals

Unicorns of Love 2:1 Team SoloMid

Flash Wolves 2:0 Longzhu

Grand final

Unicorns of Love 3:2 Flash Wolves

The Summit 6 (Dota 2)

Losers final

OG 2:1 Evil Geniuses

Grand final

Virtus.pro 3:0 OG

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

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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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