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ROX Tigers disband, NA LCS owners reportedly sign up for season despite threats

Our top stories from the weekend:

Interviews with Cloud9’s Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert, SK Gaming’s Epitacio “TACO” de Melo and Natus Vincere manager Evgeniy “Ugin” Erofeev from IEM Oakland.

A profile of Mike “Typo” Bassett, the “new controller guy” in Super Smash Bros Melee.

Seven Counter-Strike pros weighed in on the caster criticism/SmithZz debate.

Stephen Chiu rated different tournament formats in looking for the best when it comes to Counter-Strike.

Two players are leaving KT Rolster.

Kim “Ssumday” Chan-Ho posted a goodbye note to his fans from KT Rolster.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The ROX Tigers have disbanded.

North American LCS teams have reportedly signed a contract for the 2017 season after threats from Riot Games.

Unicorns of Love has reportedly signed Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir.

Team SoloMid has parted ways with coach Weldon Green.

The end of an era: A tribute to the ROX Tigers.

G2 has declined an invitation to IEM Gyeonggi.

Chres “Sencux” Larsen has re-signed with Splyce.

Two players have left INTZ.

Counter-Strike

The lineup is set for the ECS Season 2 finals.

Interviews with Gambit Gaming’s Abay “HObbit” Khasenov, Renegades’ Ricardo “Rickeh” Mulholland and Flipsid3’s Andrey “B1ad3” Gorodenskiy from DreamHack Winter.

Other games

Why esports doesn’t have to change for women to succeed.

ESPN2 will broadcast the Capcom Cup.

Louis “Mitsuhide” Bremers won Hearthstone at DreamHack Winter.

Adam “Armada” Lindgren won Super Smash Bros Melee at DreamHack Winter

Results

Saturday

DreamHack Winter (CSGO)

Semifinals

Renegades 2:1 Kinguin (9-16 16-7, 16-14)

Gambit 2:1 Godsent (16-5, 8-16, 16-13)

Grand final

Gambig 2:0 Renegades (16-12, 16-10)

Esports Championship Series: Week 6 (CSGO)

Europe

Astralis 2:0 G2 (19-17, 16-2)

FaZe Clan 1:1 Godsent (16-8, 7-16)

Sunday

Esports Championship Series: Week 6 (CSGO)

Europe

Astralis 2:0 Godsent (16-3, 16-7)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:1 EnVyUs (12-16, 16-13)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:1 mousesports (16-9, 7-16)

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