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Liquid retains LCS spot, FORG1VEN open to returning to competitive LoL

Our top stories from the weekend:

A piece by piece look at the building of FaZe Clan’s Counter-Strike team.

SK Telecom T1’s Bang suggested celebrating milestones for support players.

Ask the North American LCS pros: Who’s the most underrated player in the region?

OGN’s most famous Korean caster explained the importance of coaching in League of Legends.

SKT players had all sorts of fun in the final post-game interview of the regular season.

Slingshot Questionnaire with Cloud9’s translator, Lee “Robin” Seung-hwan.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou is open to returning to competitive League of Legends.

An in-depth interview with G2 owner Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez.

Qiao Gu Reapers’ Liu “Ali” Xudong’s contract has been terminated for health reasons.

How Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin overcame a strong opponent to help Liquid in the North American promotional tournament.

The League Champions Korea playoff field is set.

The five biggest roster moves in North American LCS history.

Counter-Strike

An interview with Ladislav “guardiaN” Kovacs.

Interviews with G2’s Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, Virtus.pro’s Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas and Gambit’s Daniil “Zeus” Teslenko ahead of StarLadder i-League Season 3.

Overwatch

Celebrated Starcraft coach Hong “Cella” Seung Pyo joined Laser Kittenz.

Other games

The best and worst of esports April Fool’s Day jokes.

An interview with ENVyUs’ Austin “Mikwen” McCleary (Halo).

A roundup of the first week of the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational.

Results

Friday

European League Championship Series (LoL)

H2K 2:0 Origen

Misfits 2:0 Giants Gaming

North American League Championship Series — summer promotion (LoL)

Team Liquid 3:1 eUnited

Gold Coin United 3:1 EnVyUs

Saturday

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Unicorns of Love 2:0 Vitality

ROCCAT 2:1 G2

North American League Championship Series — summer promotion (LoL)

Team Liquid 3:2 Gold Coin United

EnVyUs 3:1 eUnited

League Champions Korea

Samsung Galaxy 2:0 ROX Tigers

SK Telecom T1 2:0 MVP

iBuyPower Invitational (CSGO)

Liquid 2:0 compLExity (16-13, 16-6)

Luminosity 2:0 NRG (16-7, 16-6)

Cloud9 2:0 Selfless (16-3, 16-7)

OpTic 2:0 Misfits (16-7, 16-14)

Sunday

European League Championship Series (LoL)

H2K 2:0 Splyce

Fnatic 2:1 Misfits

North American League Championship Series — summer promotion (LoL)

EnVyUs 3:2 Gold Coin United

League Champions Korea

KT Rolster 2:0 Longzhu

Jin Air Green Wings 2:1 bbq Olivers

iBuyPower Invitational (CSGO)

Semifinals

Cloud9 2:1 Luminosity (16-5, 11-16, 16-6)

OpTic 2:0 Liquid (16-14, 16-14)

Grand final

Cloud9 2:0 OpTic (16-8, 22-18)

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