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FaZe NiKo, NBA partners for 2K esports league, North signs aizy

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Nikola “NiKo” Kovac will sign with FaZe Clan, according to multiple sources.

An interview with Craig Barry, executive vice president of Turner, about ELEAGUE.

An interview with Dignitas’ Lee “Chaser” Sang-Hyun.

Thoughts from Longzhu’s Expession and KT Rolster’s Smeb after their respective League Champions Korea games on Wednesday.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Sandbox mode has finally been released.

An interview with Fnatic’s Jesse “Jesiz” Le.

A look at wild card teams’ new place at international tournaments.

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

Counter-Strike

Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom has reportedly signed with EnVyUs.

North has signed Philip “aizy” Aistrup.

An interview with mmousesports’ Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný.

Heroic and Tricked are in a dispute over Jakob “JUGi” Hansen.

IEM Katowice talent has been revealed.

Overwatch

Splyce signed the remaining members of Kungarna.

Other games

The NBA has partnered to create a NBA 2K esports league.

EVO will donate $10,000 to Pokken Tournament events this year.

Results

ESL Pro League: Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

mousesports 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-8, 16-10)

Natus Vincere 1:1 Virtus.Pro (16-10, 8-16)

FaZe Clan 2:0 Heroic (19-16, 16-7)

North 2:0 Fnatic (16-5, 16-12)

North America

Misfits 2:0 Rush (16-12, 16-11)

OpTic 2:0 Renegades (16-5, 19-17)

Selfless 1:1 Counter Logic Gaming (11-16, 16-7)

Immortals 2:0 Luminosity (22-19, 16-11)

League Champions Korea

MVP 2:1 Kongdoo Monster

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea

SK Telecom T1 vs. Afreeca Freecs, 6:30 a.m.

European League Championship Series

Giants Gaming vs. Unicorns of Love, 11 a.m.

G2 vs. H2K, 2 p.m.

League of Legends Pro League

LGD vs. Oh  My God, 7 a.m.

ESL Pro League

Europe

Virtus.pro vs. Kinguin, 1 p.m.

EnVyUs vs. FaZe, 1 p.m.

LDLC vs. HellRaisers, 3:20 p.m.

G2 vs. EnVyUs, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Counter Logic Gaming vs. Winterfox, 8 p.m.

Misfits vs. Liquid, 8 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. compLexity, 10 p.m.

Luminosity vs. Renegades, 10 p.m.

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