Riot/MLBAM deal worth reported $200M, Adrian signs with Phoenix1

Our top stories from Tuesday:

Jonas “Trashy” Anderson has returned to Splyce.

An interview with Ralf Reichert, CEO of the ESL.

An interview with SK Gaming’s Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo from IEM Oakland.

A look at IEM Oakland through the eyes of what it’s like as a spectator.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games is reportedly close to a $200M deal with MLB Advanced Media for LEague of Legends streaming rights.

Jakob “YamatoCanon” Mebdi is returning to Splyce as coach next season.

eUnited has acquired Team Liquid Academy’s North American Challenger Series spot.

H2K re-signed two of its players, though Ales “Freeze” Kněžínek announced his departure from the team.

Adrian “Adrian” Ma has left Immortals for Phoenix1.


A look at the hopefuls and contenders at DreamHack Winter.

Five major takeaways from IEM Oakland.


Symmetra’s redesign is now live in the public test realm.

Other games

A recap of the Esports Industry Awards.

A preview of Super Smash Bros Melee at DreamHack Winter.


Esports Championship Series (CSGO)

Europe 1:1 Godsent (5-16, 16-11)

North America

OpTic 1:1 Counter Logic Gaming (16-10, 3-16)

Immortals 2:0 NRG (19-16, 16-4)


(All times Eastern)

Esports Championship Series (CSGO)


Europe vs. G2, 9 a.m.

Fnatic vs. Astralis, 11 a.m. vs. EnVyUs, 1 p.m.

G2 vs. FaZe Clan, 3 p.m.

North America

Counter Logic Gaming vs. NRG, 6 p.m.

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