ELEAGUE Major begins, Ronaldo invests in Brazilian esports club

Our top stories from the weekend:

Interviews from the North American League of Legends Championship Series with Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett and Henrik “Froggen” Hansen.

The Danish Major: The players who made Denmark perhaps the strongest European country in Counter-Strike.

An interview with Heather “sapphiRe” Garozzo about the observer role in Counter-Strike.

A roundup of League Champions Korea interviews, including Faker, Smeb and KT Rolster’s head coach.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games will host an additional international tournament this year.

An interview with FlyQuest’s Galen “Moon” Holgate.

Interviews with Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin and Ki ‘Expect” Dae-han from the North American and European LCS over the weekend.

LGD Gaming’s coach has left the team.

Dota 2

Evil Geniuses defeated OG in an epic grand final at DotaPit Season 5.

Counter-Strike

Three storylines of the ELEAGUE Major.

Interviews with FaZe’s Fabien “Kioshima” Fiey, Godsent’s Markus “pronax” Wallsten, Natus Vincere’s Oleksandr “s1mple’ Kostyliev and G2’s Richard “shox” Papillon from the first day of the ELEAGUE Major.

Overwatch

Ricky “manOFsnow” Felty has been removed from Renegades.

Other Games

Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo has invested in an esports club.

The Dallas Cowboys have considered buying an esports team for a year.

An interview with UFC champion Demetrious Johnson about esports and video games.

An executive search firm from the sports world is starting an esports division.

The North America vs. China event in Hearthstone ended in controversy.

An interview with Smash 4 player Ramin “Mr. R” Delshad.

Interviews with Weston “Westballz” Dennis and Elliot “Ally” Bastien Carroza-Oyarce from Genesis 4.

How Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios embraced the pressure he faced at Genesis 4.

An interview with Adam “Armada” Lindgren after winning Genesis 4.

An interview with Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma from Genesis 4.

Results

Friday

League of Legends Pro League

EDward Gaming 2:0 Vici Gaming

European League Championship Series

Misfits 2:1 Giants

Unicorns of Love 2:0 Vitality

North American League Championship Series

Cloud9 2:0 Team SoloMid

Phoenix1 2:0 Echo Fox

Saturday

League of Legends Pro League

I MAY 2:1 LGD Gaming

Snake eSports 2:1 Invictus Gaming

Royal Never Give Up 2:1 Oh My God

European League Championship Series

G2 2:0 ROCCAT

H2K 2:0 Splyce

North American League Championship Series

FlyQuest 2:0 EnVyUs

Team Liquid 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming

Dignitas 2:1 Phoenix1

Immortals 2:1 Echo Fox

League Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:0 BBQ Olivers

Longzhu Gaming 2:1 Jin Air Green Wings

Sunday

ELEAGUE Major (CSGO)

Gambit 1:0 North (16-8)

G2 1:0 Fnatic (16-10)

SK Gaming 1:0 HellRaisers (16-7)

Virtus.pro 1:0 OpTic Gaming (16-13)

Natus Vincere 1:0 mousesports (16-3)

EnVyUs 1:0 Team Liquid (25-21)

Godsent 1:0 Astralis (16-6)

FaZe Clan 1:0 Flipsid3 (16-9)

League of Legends Pro League

Qiao Gu 2:0 Game Talents

Vici Gaming 2:1 NewBee

EDward Gaming 2:0 WorldElite

North American League Championship Series

Counter Logic Gaming 2:0 EnVyUs

Team SoloMid 2:0 Immortals

FlyQuest 2:1 Liquid

Cloud9 2:1 Dignitas

League Champions Korea

MVP 2:1 Afreeca Freecs

SK Telecom T1 2:0 Kongdoo Monster

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ELEAGUE Major (CSGO)

mousesports vs. HellRaisers, 10 a.m.

Natus Vincere vs. EnVyUs, 11:15 a.m.

SK Gaming vs. FaZe Clan, 12:30 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. Flipsid3, 1:45 p.m.

North vs. Fnatic, 3 p.m.

Astralis vs. OpTic, 4:15 p.m.

Godsent vs. Gambit 5:30 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. G2, 6:45 p.m.

League Champions Korea

SK Telecom T1 vs. ROX Tigers, 3 a.m. Tuesday

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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