Liquid/OpTic in discussions about RUSH and mixwell, NiP replaces pyth

Our top stories from Monday:

Team Liquid is in serious discussions with OpTic about acquiring Counter-Strike players Oscar “mixwell” Canellas and Will “RUSH” Wierzba, according to multiple sources.

Interviews with Counter Logic Gaming’s Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black and Dignitas’ Alex “Xpecial” Chu from the North American League of Legends Championship Series.

The Slingshot Media Column: Part 2 of an interview with Duncan “Thorin” Shields.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Jakub “Cinkrof” Rokicki replaced Kim “Wisdom” Tae-wan on Origen.

OMG’s mid laner is suspended for the next match because of bad behavior.

Adrian “Adrian” Ma will start for Team Liquid this week.

The story of Yilliang “Doublelift” Peng.

The League of Legends honor system is getting a revamp.

An interview with Doublelift from the LCS.

Counter-Strike

Ninjas in Pyjamas replaced pyth, confirming a Flickshot report from earlier Monday.

The Thorin Treatment on NiP.

Overwatch

A new $15,000 tournament will split the European and North American regions.

Luminosity dropped two players from its original roster after adding another team.

Other games

Team Secret and Onyx are among the eight teams to qualify for the Kiev Major (Dota 2).

SXSW will host a $20,000 Street Fighter tournament.

An interview with Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez (FGC).

Results

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Longzhu 2:1 bbq Olivers

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Jin Air Green Wings vs. KT Rolster, 6 a.m.

SK Telecom T1 vs. Afreeca Freecs, 4 a.m. Wednesday

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

EnVyUs vs. Kinguin, 2 p.m.

G2 vs. mousesports, 2 p.m.

FaZe Clan vs. LDLC, 4:20 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 4:20 p.m.

North America

Winterfox vs. compLexity, 8 p.m.

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

Renegades vs. NRG, 10 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. OpTic, 10 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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