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LoL playoff previews, mousesports signs ex-Ad Finem roster

Our top stories from Thursday:

An interview with Kassandra Karr, lead makeup artist for the North American League of Legends Championship Series.

Why MVP has the potential to match the ROX Tigers in terms of likability.

Tickets for the League Champions Korea playoffs reportedly sold out in minutes.

Return of the Emperor: A look at BurNIng’s path back to the top of Chinese Dota 2

Popular OGN caster CloudTemplar broke down caster pay structure in Korea.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Five champions to watch in the North American LCS playoffs this weekend.

Previewing the League Champions Korea playoffs.

A look at Lee “Crown” Min-ho’s rise and career.

An interview with eUnited’s Matthew “Deftly” Chen.

Previewing the European LCS playoffs.

An interview with Immortals’ Eugene “Pobelter” Park.

Counter-Strike

Interviews with Fnatic’s Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer, CLG’s Ricky “Rickeh” Mulholland and Ninjas in Pyjamas’ Adam “Friberg” Friberg from StarLadder.

compLexity signed Alec “Slemmy” White.

Overwatch

NRG will debut its new roster in April’s Monthly Melee

Other

A profile of Street Fighter V pro Victor “Punk” Woodley.

Misfits signed Marvel vs. Capcom player Armando “Angelic” Mejia.

Beyond The Summit announced dates for The Summit 7 (Dota 2).

The former Ad Finem roster signed with mousesports (Dota 2).

Swiss soccer club FC Lausanne-Sport entered esports by acquiring a multi-game organization.

Results

StarLadder i-League Season 3 (CSGO)

Round 3

FaZe Clan 1:0 Gambit (16-13)

HellRaisers 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-11)

Natus Vincere 1:0 North (16-11)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-5)

G2 1:0 SK Gaming (16-8)

Astralis 1:0 Fnatic (16-13)

Round 4

Immortals 1:0 MVP Project (16-9)

Counter Logic Gaming 1:0 Gambit (16-14)

Fnatic 1:0 Virtus.pro (16-2)

North 1:0 FaZe Clan (16-13)

European League Championship Series: Summer promotion (LoL)

Fnatic Academy 3:1 Giants Gaming

League Champions Korea: Spring playoffs (LoL)

MVP 2:0 Afreeca Freecs

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

StarLadder i-League Season 3 (CSGO)

Round 4

HellRaisers vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 8:30 a.m.

Astralis vs. SK Gaming, 10 a.m.

Round 5

TBD, 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m.

European League Championship Series: Summer promotion (LoL)

Origen vs. Misfits Academy, 11 a.m.

Saturday

StarLadder i-League Season 3 (CSGO)

Quarterfinals, 3 a.m.

European League Championship Series: Quarterfinals (LoL)

Misfits vs. Splyce, 11 a.m.

North American League Championship Series: Quarterfinals (LoL)

Phoenix1 vs. Dignitas, 3 p.m

Sunday

StarLadder i-League Season 3 (CSGO)

Semifinals, 5 a.m.

Grand final, 12 p.m.

European League Championship Series: Quarterfinals (LoL)

H2K vs. Fnatic, 11 a.m.

North American League Championship Series: Quarterfinals (LoL)

Counter Logic Gaming vs. FlyQuest, 3 p.m.

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