PGL awarded CSGO Major in Krakow, Riot accused of bias in Oceanic league

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Interviews with Cloud9’s Juan “Contractz” Arturo Garcia and Phoenix1’s Derek “Zig” Shao from the League of Legends Championship Series

Peanut says players stuck in Diamond 1 in the Korean League of Legends server are maybe there because they’re not good enough.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Riot Games defended itself amid claims of bias in the Oceanic Pro League.

Immortals announced Nick Phan as its new general manager.

An interview with retired player Marcus “Dyrus” Hill.

An interview with Immortals’ Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett.

Counter-Strike

PGL was awarded the next Major in Krakow, Poland, July 21-23.

The Thorin Treatment: Missing Yegor “markeloff” Markelov

OpTic Gaming will attend IEM Sydney.

An interview with Heroic’s Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså.

Overwatch

College Overwatch teams are getting a new tournament series.

Blizzard has sued a cheat-making company for $8.5 million in damages.

Other games

Part 2 of a sort of legal analysis roundtable in esports.

The UK Gambling Commission lashed out against skins gambling.

DreamLeague Season 7 playoffs will take place in Atlanta (Dota 2).

A look at the growth of Jun “TY” Tae-Yang (Starcraft 2).

Justin Wong and LI Joe talk about their approaches to the Capcom Pro Tour (FGC).

EVO Japan 2018 dates and location have been revealed.

Results

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

Fnatic 1:1 Virtus.pro (16-2, 5-16)

Heroic 1:1 HellRaisers (16-12, 6-16)

North 1:1 Astralis (16-4, 11-16)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 Kinguin (16-12, 16-14)

North America

SK Gaming 2:0 Selfless (16-6, 16-9)

Liquid 2:0 Rush (16-3, 16-11)

Luminosity 2:0 Misfits (16-13, 16-10)

Immortals 2:0 Winterfox (16-11, 16-14)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

MVP 2:0 Kongdoo Monster

Longzhu 2:1 ROX Tigers

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

KT Rolster vs. Samsung Galaxy

European League of Legends Championship Series (LoL)

Vitality vs. Origen, 11 a.m.

Fnatic vs. ROCCAT, 2 p.m.

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

Fnatic vs. Natus Vincere, 2 p.m.

Heroic vs. Astralis, 2 p.m.

North vs. EnVyUs, 4:20 p.m.

LDLC vs. mousesports, 4:20 p.m.

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