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CompLexity signs ptr, Twitch releases desktop app

Our top stories from Thursday:

CompLexity signed ex-NRG CS:GO player Peter “ptr” Gurney.

A League of Legends interview with Unicorns of Love’s Fabian “sheepy” Mallant and Fabian “Exlieh” Schubert.

Rookie and his rookies: How Invictus Gaming will push one last time for worlds.

Vega Squadron extended the contracts of its CS:GO team.

Changes to Roadhog, Junkrat and Widowmaker hit the Overwatch PTR.

ESL confirmed the finals of Season 6 of the ESL Pro League will take place in Denmark.

Star Guardian action figures are available in the Riot China merch store.

Riot Games reversed a ban on a team playing pacifist League of Legends.

Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch were added to the Overwatch PTR.

A new League of Legends item will act like a mini-Zhonya’s Hourglass.

Overwatch League welcomed a London and second Los Angeles franchise.

NRG signed ex-Selfless co-owner Brad Rajani as Overwatch coach.

New League of Legends rune named Channel-Blink could be a real game-changer.

Faker says he is more concerned this time for SKT than in the 2016 spring split.

Thunder Lord Ornn splash art is live in the League of Legends PBE.

Comic book villains inspired the recent Urgot rework.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

A look at the journey of Johnny “Altec” Ru.

A bunch of arcade-themed items are available in Riot Games’ merch store.

An interview with Echo Fox’s Henrik “Froggen” Hansen.

How League of Legends looks to colorblind players.

Counter-Strike

Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs attributed his struggles last year to Zeus leaving the team — not his wrist injury.

DreamHack announced the schedule for its Malmo event.

Karsa returned to Flash Gaming.

Other

A look at how the Kongdoo company has tried to use KPOP to grow esports.

An interview with Sean “Day9” Plott about hosting TI7 (Dota 2).

Twitch’s desktop app was released Thursday.

Results

The International 7 (Dota 2)

Lower bracket

Team Liquid 2:0 Empire

LGD 2:0 OG

Team Liquid 2:1 Virtus.pro

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 Fnatic

ROCCAT 2:1 G2

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Friday

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Mysterious Monkeys vs. H2K, 11 a.m.

Unicorns of Love vs. Vitality, 2 p.m.

North American League Championship Series (LoL)

Summer promotion

Team Liquid vs. eUnited, 3 p.m.

Phoenix1 vs. Gold Coin United, 6 p.m.

The International 7 (Dota 2)

Upper bracket

Newbee vs. LGD Forever Young, 4 p.m.

Lower bracket

Invictus vs. LGD, 1 p.m.

Team Liquid vs. TBD, 7 p.m.

Saturday

League Champions Korea (LoL)

Playoffs first round

SK Telecom T1 vs. Afreeca Freecs, 4 a.m. Friday

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Misfits vs. ROCCAT, 11 a.m.

Fnatic vs. G2, 2 p.m.

North American League Championship Series (LoL)

Matches TBD, 3 p.m.

The International 7 (Dota 2)

Lower bracket final, 1 p.m.

Grand final, 6 p.m.

Sunday

European League Championship Series (LoL)

Vitality vs. Splyce, 11 a.m.

H2K vs. Unicorns, 2 p.m.

North American League Championship Series (LoL)

TBD, 3 p.m.

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