Blizzard reveals first seven Overwatch League cities/owners, TI7 breaks prize pool record

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Blizzard announced the first seven Overwatch League cities/owners.

Jeff Kaplan says the Overwatch team will fix Reinhardt’s bugs.

Registration is open for the NBC Sports/FaceIt Rocket League tournament.

Sadokist has recovered his stolen BMW.

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Urgot’s rework went live in the League of Legends PBE.

Smeb said playing against Yasuo made him angry.

There’s a direct conflict of interest with Blizzard and one of the seven Overwatch League cities.

The TI7 prize pool broke a record for the largest in esports history.

Disney invested in Team Liquid’s ownership group.

Lunatic-Hai unveiled a second Overwatch team.

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Results

League Champions Korea (LoL)

KT Rolster 2:1 Jin Air Green Wings

Longzhu 2:0 bbq Olivers

DreamHack Valencia (CSGO)

Group A

KPI Gaming 1:0 EnVyUs (16-14)

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea (LoL)

SK Telecom T1 vs. Samsung Galaxy, 7 a.m.

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Vitality, 11 a.m.

ROCCAT vs. H2K, 2 p.m.

DreamHack Valencia (CSGO)

Group A

Misfits vs. Heroic, 10 a.m.

KPI Gaming vs. Misfits/Heroic, 1 p.m.

Group B

NRG vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 8:30 a.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Red Reserve, 11:30 a.m.

Winners, 2:30 p.m.

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