Collegiate LoL to air on Big Ten Network, Indian billionaire to start esports league

Our top stories from Thursday:

Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner wrote that this week’s RFRSH revelations are just the latest example that esports is still the Wild West.

An interview with Phoenix1’s new AD Carry No “Arrow” Dong-hyeon.

Roundup of League Champions Korea remarks, including KurO and Spirit from the Afreeca Freecs.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A collegiate league will launch on the Big Ten Network next week.

Riot Games explained the problems it created with the jungle position.

Joshua “Jist” Carr-Hummerston has joined Immortals’ coaching staff.

Son “S0NSTAR” Seung-ik joined the Giants Gaming coaching staff.

Dota 2

A preview of the DotaPit Season 5 LAN Finals.

Counter-Strike

Duncan “Thorin” Shields on why Astralis will win the ELEAGUE Major.

Astralis has secured Audi as a sponsorship.

An interview with Fnatic’s Simon “Twist” Eliasson.

An interview with EnVyUs’ Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer.

Other Games

An Indian billionaire will reportedly invest $15 million to start an esports league.

Students at the University of Toronto can now apply for an esports scholarship.

How Echo Fox uses statistics as a recruiting tool for possible esports pros.

G2 started the Trinity Series with a 6-0 Murloc sweep (Hearthstone).

Why esports aren’t selling out, they’re making money, and fans need to know the difference.

Why Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez has something to prove at Genesis 4 (Super Smash Bros).

A look at why Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma is seeded fifth at Genesis 4 (SSB).

Results

League Champions Korea

ROX Tigers 2:1 Kongdoo Monster

League of Legends Pro League

Invictus 2:0 Oh My God

World Elite 2:1 NewBee

European League Championship Series

H2K 2:0 Origen

G2 2:1 Fnatic

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

League of Legends Pro League

EDward Gaming vs. Vici Gaming, 7 a.m.

European League Championship Series

Misfits vs. Giants, 11 a.m.

Unicorns of Love vs. Vitality, 2 p.m.

North American League Championship Series

Team SoloMid vs. Cloud9, 6 p.m.

Echo Fox vs. Phoenix1, 9 p.m.

Saturday

League of Legends Pro League

I MAY vs. LGD Gaming, 12 a.m.

Invictus Gaming vs. Snake eSports, 3 a.m.

Royal Never Give Up vs. Oh My God, 6 a.m.

European League Championship Series

ROCCAT vs. G2, 10 a.m.

H2K vs. Splyce, 1 p.m.

North American League Championship Series

EnVyUs vs. FlyQuest, 3 p.m.

Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team Liquid, 3 p.m.

Dignitas vs. Phoenix1, 6 p.m.

Echo Fox vs. Immortals, 6 p.m.

League Champions Korea

BBQ Olivers vs. KT Rolster, 3 a.m.

Jin Air Green Wings vs. Longzhu Gaming, 6 a.m.

Sunday

ELEAGUE Major (CSGO)

North vs. Gambit, 10 a.m.

G2 vs. Fnatic, 11:15 a.m.

SK Gaming vs. HellRaisers, 12:30 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. OpTic Gaming, 1:45 p.m.

Natus Vincere vs. mousesports, 3 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. EnVyUs, 4:15 p.m.

Astralis vs. Godsent, 5:30 p.m.

FaZe Clan vs. Flipsid3, 6:45 p.m.

League of Legends Pro League

Game Talents vs. Qiao Gu, 12 a.m.

Vici Gaming vs. NewBee, 3 a.m.

WorldElite vs. EDward Gaming, 6 a.m.

North American League Championship Series

EnVyUs vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 3 p.m.

Team SoloMid vs Immortals, 3 p.m.

Liquid vs. FlyQuest, 6 p.m.

Dignitas vs. Cloud9, 6 p.m.

League Champions Korea

MVP vs. Afreeca Freecs, 3 a.m.

SK Telecom T1 vs. Kongdoo Monster, 6 a.m.

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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