Swag to stand in for Cloud9 at CS Summit, mousesports adds ropz

Our top stories from Wednesday:

Braxton “Swag” Pierce will stand in for Cloud9 at next week’s Counter-Strike Summit.

Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken has joined Team Liquid, completing his transfer from Misfits.

An interview with Phoenix1’s Yoo “Ryu” Sang-wook from the North American League of Legends Championship Series playoffs.

KT Rolster’s Pawn said he’s never made a League Champions Korea final and wants to change that.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

The history of Counter Logic Gaming in 59 seconds.

Interviews with FlyQuest’s Galen “Moon” Holgate and Phoenix1’s Derek “Zig” Shao from the North American LCS quarterfinals.

A look at the rise of G2 through the European LCS.

An interview with Unicorns of Love coach Fabian “Sheepy” Mallant.

Counter-Strike

North launched an academy team.

Mousesports added Robin “ropz” Kool.

Ropz said in an interview he had “lots of teams” to choose from.

DreamHack announced talent for its upcoming event in Austin.

An interview with Selfless owner Steve “Ryu” Rattacasa about dropping his team.

Other

Team Dignitas is no longer exclusive to streaming on Twitch.

A profile of Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland (Super Smash Bros).

Evil Geniuses plans to run a Halo competition featuring NASCAR drivers.

A look at the quick and recent rise of Victor “Punk” Woodley (Street Fighter V).

Results

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

Natus Vincere 2:0 Kinguin (16-6, 16-5)

mousesports 2:0 EnVyUs (16-8, 16-12)

G2 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-10, 16-9)

Astralis 2:0 HellRaisers (16-9, 16-14)

North America

Liquid 2:0 OpTic (16-13, 16-14)

Luminosity 2:0 Rush (16-14, 16-8)

Immortals 2:0 The Foundation (16-2, 16-5)

SK Gaming 1:1 Cloud9 (16-10, 12-16)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

HellRaisers  vs. Fnatic, 2 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 2 p.m.

North vs. FaZe Clan, 4:30 p.m.

G2 vs. mousesports, 4:30 p.m.

North America

Winterfox vs. Renegades, 8 p.m.

Immortals vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 8 p.m.

SK Gaming vs. Team Liquid, 10 p.m.

European League Championship Series: Summer promotion (LoL)

Fnatic Academy vs. Misfits Academy, 8 a.m.

Giants vs. Origen, 8 a.m.

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

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