mousesports to replace spiidi, ECS Season 3 teams announced, LW Blue player hospitalized

Our top stories from Wednesday:

mousesports will replace Timo “spiidi” Richter and is trying out players for the role, according to multiple sources.

Ask the North American League Championship Series pros: What other regions to you watch?

An interview with Capcom’s director of esports, Neidel Crisan, about ELEAGUE.

Comments from SK Telecom T1’s head coach and Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan after Wednesday’s League Champions Korea win.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with Samsung Galaxy’s Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in.

KT Rolster’s “super team” experiment is being put to the test.

An interview with FlyQuest’s Galen “Moon”Holgate.

Counter-Strike

The 20 teams competing in ECS Season 3 have been announced.

Natus Vincere and Heroic have been invited to DreamHack Tours.

An interview with HellRaisers’ Martin “STYKO” Styk.

An interview with Dignitas’ Carolyn “artStar” Noquez.

Overwatch

An LW Blue player was hospitalized for a collapsed lung and will sit out the third place match of OGN Apex.

Blizzard announced the second Overwatch World Cup.

Other games

Hollywood’s iconic Chinese Theater will house a 4D “esports theater.”

Evil Geniuses were sent to the lower bracket of the Dota 2 Asian Championship.

An interview with Maroun “GH” Merhej (Dota 2).

A look at how Smash Sisters creates a space for women in esports.

An interview with Eric ‘ESAM” Lew at Smash 2GG Civil War.

Results

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:1 Natus Vincere (12-16, 16-8)

Astralis 2:0 Kinguin (16-7, 16-9)

North America

Renegades 2:0 NRG (16-12, 16-8)

Immortals 2:0 Rush (16-13, 16-1)

compLexity 2:0 Selfless (16-10, 16-14)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 MVP

Kongdoo Monster 2:1 Longzhu

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Afreeca Freecs vs. KT Rolster, 7 a.m.

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Splyce vs. Unicorns of Love, 12 p.m.

G2 vs. Fnatic, 3 p.m.

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

HellRaisers vs. North, 1 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. EnVyUs, 1 p.m.

Fnatic vs. FaZe Clan, 3:20 p.m.

G2 vs. LDLC, 3:20 p.m.

North America

Misfits vs. OpTic, 8 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Renegades, 8 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 10 p.m.

NRG vs. Luminosity, 10 p.m.

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