Players protest PEA exclusivity, Vander to take off spring split, ROX Tigers write letter to fans

Our top stories from Wednesday:

The Slingshot Media Column with Vince Nairn includes an interview with Travis Gafford of Yahoo Esports and a look at ESPN’s year in esports.

KT Rolster’s Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong says he was returning to Korea whether he was a player or not.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Oskar “Vander” Bogdan said he will not play in the spring split of the League Championship Series.

The ROX Tigers shared a letter with fans urging them to be patient with a roster not yet announced.

An interview with Misfits’ Lee “KaKAO” Byung-kwon.

The Jin Air Green Wings revealed their entire starting lineup.

An interview with Dignitas’ new AD Carry Benjamin “LOD” deMunck.

An interview with Team SoloMid’s Vincent “Biofrost” Wang.

Counter-Strike

RFRESH Entertainment, a new agency backed by a Danish tech investor, revealed itself to be working with Astralis, Godsent and other CSGO teams in recent months.

Players on the teams in the Professional Esports Association wrote a letter detailing transparency issues with PEA.

Ninjas in Pyjamas were the eighth and final team invited to DreamHack Las Vegas in February.

Interviews with Jake “Stewie2k” Yip and Timothy “autimatic” Ta from Cloud9.

Overwatch

Blizzard teased new maps and heroes coming in 2017.

Immortals signed 17-year-old Stefano “Verbo” Disalvo.

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