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Twitter strikes live streaming deal with ESL and DreamHack, Bang reaches 1,000 kills

Our top stories from Thursday:

Twitter announced a live streaming deal with ESL and DreamHack starting this weekend with IEM Katowice.

A look into the life and role of two North American League of Legends Championship Series translators.

Why Astralis, Virtus.pro and SK Gaming are the clear top three in Counter-Strike.

AMD announced a sponsorship for Lunatic-Hai’s Overwatch team.

Comments from Faker and Bang after SK Telecom T1 defeated KT Rolster in League Champions Korea.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Bae “Bang” Jun-Sik picked up his 1,000th kill during SK Telecom T1’s win against KT Rolster on Thursday.

An interview with EnVyUs’ Nam “Lira” Tae-yoo.

An interview with Misfits’ Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage.

An interview with EnVyUs’ Apollo “Apollo” Price.

Counter-Strike

Interviews with FaZe Clan’s Fabien “Kioshima” Fiey, Natus Vincere’s Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs and Heroic’s Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer from IEM Katowice.

Overwatch

A look at Orisa, the new hero.

Other games

MarsTV canceled its upcoming Dota 2 LAN finals after the Kiev Major was rescheduled.

An interview with compLexity’s Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman (Dota 2).

Lucky’s improbable journey to the Smash Summit.

Everything you need to know about the new Hearthstone expansion.

ELEAGUE released the groups for the Street Fighter V Invitational.

Results

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Misfits 2:1 Unicorns of Love

H2K 2:0 Fnatic

IEM Katowice (CSGO)

North 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-13)

Virtus.pro 1:0 Cloud9 (16-4)

SK Gaming 1:0 Heroic (16-5)

North 1:0 Natus Vincere (16-12)

Virtus.pro 1:0 SK Gaming (16-14)

Heroic 1:0 Natus Vincere (16-12)

North 1:0 Cloud9 (16-12)

Natus Vincere 1:0 Cloud9 (16-6)

SK Gaming 1:0 North (16-8)

Heroic 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-14)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

IEM Katowice (CSGO)

Round of 6

North vs. Immortals, 7 a.m.

Astralis vs. Natus Vincere, 10:25 a.m.

European League Championship Series (LoL)

G2 vs. Vitality, 11 a.m.

Splyce vs. Giants Gaming, 2 p.m.

North American League Championship Series (LoL)

Immortals vs. Team Liquid, 6 p.m.

Phoenix1 vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 9 p.m.

Saturday

IEM Katowice (CSGO)

Semifinals

FaZe Clan vs. TBD, 6:30 a.m.

Heroic vs. TBD, 10:25 a.m.

League Champions Korea (LoL)

bbq Olivers vs. Samsung Galaxy, 3 a.m.

ROX Tigers vs. Jin Air Green Wings, 6 a.m.

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Misfits vs. Origen, 10 a.m.

Unicorns of Love vs. ROCCAT, 1 p.m.

North American League Championship Series (LoL)

FlyQuest vs. EnVysUs, 3 p.m.

Echo Fox vs. Cloud9, 3 p.m.

Team SoloMid vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 6 p.m.

Phoenix1 vs. Dignitas, 6 p.m.

Sunday

IEM Katowice (CSGO)

Grand final, 12:30 p.m.

League Champions Korea (LoL)

SK Telecom T1 vs. KT Rolster, 3 a.m.

Afreeca Freecs vs. Kongdoo Monster, 6 a.m.

North American League Championship Series (LoL)

Team SoloMid vs. Dignitas, 3 p.m.

Echo Fox vs. Liquid, 3 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. FlyQuest, 6 p.m.

Immortals vs. EnVyUs, 6 p.m.

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