Though Counter Logic Gaming's sister team, CLG Black, were unable to qualify for the 2017 NA Spring Challenger Series, the organization will continue to support its roster as they announced the signing of head coach Sami "Rico" Harbi as well as the acquisition of a team house in Los Angeles. Announcing our Head Coach for CLG Black: @CLGRico! Happy to have you part of the #CLGFam! Read: — Counter Logic Gaming (@clgaming) December 30, 2016 Rico previously served as Fnatic's team manager in 2013, the same year the roster fought its way to the semifinals of the 2013 World Championship. He also coachedRead More →

Former Team Liquid mid Adrian "FATA-" Trinks has joined forces with Adam "343" Shah, Lee "Forev" Sang-don, Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat and newcomer Feras "Feero" Hroob to create a new team ahead of the upcoming Kiev Major. Feero FATA- Forev @YapzOrdota @_343dota ^-^ — Adrian Trinks (@LiquidFATA) December 30, 2016 "It was a team formed through a lot of talks, and consideration. We really like talking to each other, and have the same goals and direction for the team. It feels really good," 343 told theScore esports. "We all want to learn, we want to help each other improve as well as improve ourselves, [and] weRead More →

Former CJ Entus support Hong "MadLife" Min-gi will be joining fledgling NA Challenger Series team Gold Coin United. MadLife previously played with GCU coach Choi "Locodoco" Yoon-seop on MiG Frost back in 2011. He has also played with the current CJ Entus team since CJ Entus Frost and CJ Entus Blaze were combined in November 2014. RELATED: Locodoco to coach Challenger team Gold Coin United Despite high-place finishes in 2015, the team suffered in 2016, falling to 10th place in the LCK summer season with a 3-15 record and getting relegated out of the league in the 2017 Spring Promotion Tournament. In November, CJ EntusRead More →

Abed "Abed" Yusop has left Execration to take "a short break and later pursue my career in a different working environment." Abed originally joined Execration in February, helping the team qualify for The International 2016 after placing third in the Southeast Asia Qualifiers. At their first TI, Execration were unable to advance past the Wild Card stage, though they did knock compLexity Gaming out of the tournament. Following TI6, Execration went on to win the MPGL Southeast Asian Championship and secured an invite to The Boston Major. Unfortunately, Execration were unable to attend the Major due to visa issues and were replaced by LGD Gaming.Read More →

Despite the myriad of roster changes, rising salaries, and a small wave of players returning to domestic shores after years abroad, there is one constant in Korea that has remained the same since the first LoL Champions Korea Spring Finals: everyone wants to beat SK Telecom T1. Only one LCK title has gone to another team — ROX Tigers’ recent win in LCK Summer 2016 — and SKT have held the Summoner’s Cup for two years running. Here's a look at the rosters the LCK have put together to try and contend with the monarchs of LoL. KT Rolster Top: Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho Jungle: GoRead More →

From rough seas in Shanghai to the top of the world at TI, this was a year full of surprises in Dota 2. In 2016 we saw teams like OG and Wings Gaming ascend with standout performances from new stars and old veterans, while the largest prize pool in esports continued to grow and the game itself changed dramatically. Good and bad, here's what we'll remember most about Dota 2 in 2016. ‘James is an ass’ Where to begin with The Shanghai Major? The second Major tournament in the 2015-2016 season was marred by production problems, from extreme delays between games, stream lag, frequent audioRead More →

From the reverse Korean exodus, to teams getting banned, to loving us some Regi, 2016 was a wild year for League of Legends. So without further ado, here are some of the biggest stories that took place in LoL this year. The Class of 2016 – Rookies in the top leagues If there was one thing that stood out in 2016, it was the sheer amount of talented rookies that jumped onto the scene and gave the old guard a run for their money. From the short-lived 73 KDA LOD, Ray’s no nonsense carry performances, the complete rework of P1 once Inori was cleared toRead More →

The new captain of Natus Vincere, Per Anders Olsson "Pajkatt" Lille, sat down with this week to discuss his return to competitive play. He was optimistic about joining Na`Vi alongside Danil "Dendi" Ishutin, Viktor "GeneRaL" Nigrini and Roman "rmN-" Paley, and he singled out rookie Position 5 support Malthe "Biver" Winther as a "great teammate" with a lot of potential. “We’ve played a number of practices against other teams before locking the roster. The whole process took two weeks,” Pajkatt said, according to a translation by Reddit user _donPaul. Though Na`Vi have traditionally fielded a CIS roster, the addition of Pajkatt (a Swede) andRead More →

FC Schalke 04 have brought on several LCS veterans to help them regain their spot in the EU LCS, according to a report from ESPN's Jacob Wolf that cites unnamed sources close to the organization and players. The report says Schalke’s spring 2017 roster will consist of top laner Max “Satorius” Günther, jungler Jean-Victor “loulex” Burgevin, mid laner Marcin “SELFIE” Wolski, AD carry Elias “Upset” Lipp and support Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan. VandeR, who played with H2k-Gaming for the past year and attended Worlds with the team, has teased fans with his plans over the past week, at first saying he would be taking the springRead More →

Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat is no longer a member of Escape Gaming, according to a tweet he posted Tuesday. YapzOr was with Escape Gaming for over six months and was part of their TI6-qualifying roster. The team took down compLexity Gaming and Execration in the TI Wild Card Qualifier, but were knocked out in the first round of the main event bracket by Fnatic and finished 13th-16th. In their last event of the season, DreamLeague Season 6, Escape finished first in the regular season and second in the playoffs after a 3-0 Grand Finals loss to Team Liquid. The team were expected to make some changesRead More →