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.


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.


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).


ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


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


(All times Eastern)




IEM Katowice (LoL)

Group A

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

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


IEM Katowice (LoL)

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

Grand final, 1:40 p.m.


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