Valve announces TI7 dates, Slemmy joins compLexity on trial

Our top stories from Tuesday:

The new competitive season of Overwatch is a month old, but League of Legends still reigns supreme atop Korean PC Bang percentages.

Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas are Swedish CS:GO teams with divergent philosophies about roster construction. Both will be tested this year.

DeKay and Stuchiu return for Episode 3 of Taking Aim.

Kongdoo Monster’s head coach dedicated Sunday’s League Champions Korea win to Zefa, the coach who has returned after another health problem.

The first of a two-part interview with Richard Lewis for the Slingshot Media Column.

Three Oceanic Challenger League of Legends players were suspended days before their grand final match.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi from the North American LCS.

Mlxg will return to Royal Never Give Up’s lineup this week.

Counter-Strike

Jason “JasonR” Ruchelski will stand in for OpTic.

Alec “Slemmy” White has joined compLexity on trial.

An interview with North’s Philip “Aizy” Aistrup.

ECS Season 3 will have a $750,000 prize pool.

The field is set for this weekend’s iBP Invitational.

Overwatch

Orisa is ready to go in competitive play.

Other games

Duncan “Thorin” Shields on why it’s important to question who controls the numbers being reported about esports’ growth.

Valve announced the dates for The International 7 (Dota 2).

An interview with Daigo Umehara (Street Fighter).

Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada played a Smash exhibition at halftime of a Sacramento Kings game.

According to a new Superdata report, Hearthstone “is killing itself.”

Results

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Afreeca Freecs 2:0 Jin Air Green Wings

SK Telecom T1 2:1 ROX Tigers

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

Natus Vincere 2:0 HellRaisers (16-5, 16-11)

mousesports 1:1 Heroic (4-16, 16-12)

North America

SK Gaming 1:1 OpTic (14-16, 16-7)

Liquid 2:0 Winterfox (16-11, 16-5)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Natus Vincere, 1 p.m.

Astralis vs. Kinguin, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Renegades vs. NRG, 8 p.m.

Immortals vs. Rush, 8 p.m.

compLexity vs. Selfless, 10 p.m.

League Champions Korea (LoL)

MVP vs. Samsung Galaxy, 7 a.m.

Longzhu vs. Kongdoo Monster, 4 a.m. Thursday

Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio, who appreciates clean copy and good Counter-Strike.

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