Pimp leaves Liquid, Skadoodle returns to C9, Tencent reports $21.9 billion revenue

Our top stories from Wednesday:

The ECS is investigating Renegades’ attempted purchase of Bee’s Money Crew as an academy team while playing in a competitive league against them, according to multiple sources.

Interviews with Immortals’ Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett and Dignitas’ Benjamin “LOD” deMunck from the League of Legends Championship Series.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Schalke 04 is reportedly considering selling its European Challenger Series spot.

An interview with Immortals coach Robert Yip.

League of Legends owner, Tencent, reported $21.9 billion in revenue in 2016.

An interview with Gold Coin United coach Choi “Locodoco” Yoon-sup.

An interview with Unicorns of Love’s Kiss “Vizicsacsi” Tamas.

A look at Juan ‘Contractz” Arturo Garcia trading in school for the North American LCS.

A look at WIlliam “Meteos” Hartman’s unlikely return to the spotlight.

How MVP’s support, Max, is a walking highlight reel.


Jacob “Pimp” Winneche is leaving Team Liquid.

Yaman “yam” Ergenekon will step down from Renegades for personal reasons.

Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham returned to Cloud9 after recovering from an unspecified medical problem.

North was invited to IEM Sydney.

A look at Gambit Gaming’s rise to the top 10 teams in the world.


The commissioner of Overwatch League revealed his vision for how the league could theoretically look.

Other games

Epicenter is running another $500,000 Dota 2 event in June.

ELEAGUE revealed the talent for the Street Fighter V Invitational.

PENTA has acquired Ad Finem’s staff and roster (Dota 2).

An interview with Norm Kelly, Toronto city councilman, about esports.

A look at Halo player Cameron “Victory X” Thorlakson’s career.


League Champions Korea

SK Telecom T1 vs. Longzhu Gaming, 7 a.m.

Jin Air Green Wings vs. Kongdoo Monster, 4 a.m. Thursday

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


Natus Vincere 1:1 North (4-16, 19-16)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 LDLC (16-7, 16-14)

Fnatic 1:1 EnVyUs (16-9, 14-16)

HellRaisers 2:0 Virtus.pro (16-10, 16-10)

North America

Counter Logic Gaming 2:0 Team Liquid (16-13, 16-10)

Cloud9 2:0 compLexity (16-7, 19-15)


(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea

Afreeca Freecs vs. bbq Olivers, 7 a.m.

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Splyce vs. Vitality, 11 a.m.

G2 vs. Giants, 2 p.m.

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)


North vs. Heroic, 2 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. mousesports, 2 p.m.

Kinguin vs. G2, 4:20 p.m.

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

North America

Luminosity vs. Winterfox, 8 p.m.

Misfits vs. SK Gaming, 8 p.m.

Immortals vs. NRG, 10 p.m.

Renegades vs. Selfless, 10 p.m.

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