ELEAGUE announces SFV tournament, EnVyUs invited to Counter-Strike Summit

Our top stories from Thursday:

Defend the throne: What will it take for Astralis to stay atop the Counter-Strike world.

ELEAGUE will host a Street Fighter V event but won’t abandon Counter-Strike.

Rising from the ashes: The rebirth of Phoenix1

The Slingshot Media Column is back with an interview with Ferguson Mitchell of the Esports Observer.

Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeon on being the “IRL support” for his team.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Phoenix1’s Derek “Zig” Shao.

Big changes are on the way for Maokai.

The best fails from Week 5 of the League Championship Series.

Trades LCS teams should make — but won’t.

Interviews with Team Liquid’s new manager Michael Artress and Team SoloMid’s Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnson.

Counter-Strike

A look at perceived burnout in Counter-Strike.

EnVyUs was invited to the Counter-Strike Summit in April.

Matthew “no_one” Congdon stepped down from Selfless.

An interview with Ninjas in Pyjamas’ Richard “Xizt” Landstrom at DreamHack Las Vegas.

An interview with caster Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill.

Overwatch

John “Minstrel” Fisher left Team Liquid.

How stability will be key to Overwatch League.

Hoe Korean Overwatch overtook Europe’s best teams.

Other games

An interview with Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner about his career and future.

Qualifiers for the Kiev Major will feature region lock (Dota 2).

Eric “747” Dong has joined compLexity (Dota 2).

Results

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

mousesports 2:0 Kinguin (16-5, 16-14)

Astralis 2:0 LDLC (16-8, 25-23)

North America

SK Gaming 2:0 Rush (16-12, 19-17)

Cloud9 2:0 Renegades (16-6, 16-1)

Misfits 2:0 Selfless (16-4, 16-5)

Liquid 2:0 compLexity (16-11, 16-9)

IEM Katowice (LoL)

Group A

Hong Kong Esports 2:0 M19

G2 2:1 Kongdoo Monster

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

None

Saturday

IEM Katowice (LoL)

Group A

H2K vs. Hong Kong Esports, 8:15 a.m.

G2 vs. Unicorns of Love, 11:45 a.m.

Sunday

IEM Katowice (LoL)

Semifinals, 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Grand final, 1:40 p.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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