DreamHack Las Vegas begins, Twitch releases 2016 viewership statistics

Our top stories from Wednesday:

An interview with AdreN from Gambit Gaming.

An interview with Dignitas’ Kim “Ssumday” Chan-Ho.

DreamHack Las Vegas and IEM Katowice are Majors that aren’t Majors.

League Champions Korea roundup from bbq Olivers’ Crazy and head coach and the Kongdoo Monster head coach.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Team Liquid signed Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon as a backup.

An interview with Schalke 04 coach Michael “Veteran” Archer.

An interview with Unicorns of Love’s Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir.

An interview with Counter Logic Gaming’s Jake “Xmithie” Puchero.

The best and worst of Jason “WildTurtle” Tran.

A look at Immortals’ split through the eyes of Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung.

Translated interviews from Week 2 of the League of Legends Pro League (China).

Interviews with Liquid’s Samson “Lourlo” Jackson and Dignitas’ William “Stunt” Chen.

The development problem stemming from vanishing sister teams in Europe.


An interview with Astralis co-owner Frederik Byskov.

Three storylines to watch at DreamHack Las Vegas.

Ruben “RUBINO” Villaroel released a statement about stepping down from North.

Interviews with FaZe Clan’s Finn “Karrigan” Andersen, SK Gaming’s Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo and OpTic’s Spencer “Hiko” Martin from DreamHack Las Vegas.


Team YP’s roster will include players from its other titles.

Other games

Viewers spent 292 billion minutes watching Twitch in 2016.

FaZe Clan has the largest social media reach of any esports organization.

Melee Mailbag with Daniel “Tafokints” Lee.


DreamHack Las Vegas (CSGO)

Group A

Astralis 1:0 compLexity (16-5)

OpTic 1:0 North (16-11)

Group B

Virtus.pro 1:0 Misfits (16-12)

Gambit 1:0 Fnatic (16-8)

Group C

SK Gaming 1:0 TyLoo (16-5)

Cloud9 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-14)

Group D

FaZe Clan 1:0 Renegades (16-14)

mousesports 1:0 Natus Vincere (16-12)

League Champions Korea

BBQ Olivers 2:0 Afreeca Freecs

SK Telecom 2:0 Samsung Galaxy

MVP 2:0 ROX Tigers


(All times Eastern)

European League Championship Series

G2 vs. Unicorns of Love, 11 a.m.

Fnatic vs. Splyce, 2 p.m.

DreamHack Las Vegas (CSGO)

Group A

North vs. compLexity, 1 p.m.

Astralis vs. OpTic, 6:40 p.m.

Group B

Fnatic vs. Misfits, 2:15 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. Gambit, 8:05 p.m.

Group C

Ninjas in Pyjamas, 3:40 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Cloud9, 9: 50 p.m.

Group D

Natus Vincere vs. Renegades, 5:15 p.m.

FaZe Clan vs. mousesports, 10:55 p.m.

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