Russia is on the way to recognize eSports as a legitimate sport!

June 13, 2016 | 0 | 1825

League of Legends Weekly News Update

June 6th – June 12th

eSports are slowly, but surely, heading for a worldwide recognition as a legitimate sport. With LoL dominating the scene, CS:GO fans more hyped than ever, and Overwatch gaining on momentum, the scene has more tournaments and higher monetary prizes than most conventional sports.

This Week’s Hottest League of Legends News

Russia recognizes eSports!

An announcement from the Russian government that will come into effect this Friday (June 17th) will prove that the country is very progressive when it comes to its electronic competitive scene. eSports will be official and put on the ‘official register of sports”.

With super-teams like Team Empire and Moscow Five, and billionaires like Alisher Usmanov investing more than 100 million dollars, Russia will surely see interest from more investors.

French networks are winking at eSports!

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Source: https://twitter.com/miraelmartins/status/737927927061446656/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Most major French networks have either experimented or are going to include an eSports strategy in their future plans. What that means for the eSports scene remains to be seen, but it is certainly a brave step towards worldwide acceptance.

Copenhagen Wolves are no more

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It’s always sad to see a veteran team leave the scene. Copenhagen Wolves have been for years the most prominent Denmark team, with rosters in LoL, CS:GO, and Dota 2. The founders stated their various responsibilities in other eSports organizations couldn’t allow them to spend any time to the Wolves.

Misfits have new owners

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ESPN reports that the team formerly known as Renegades Banditos (banned by Riot Games) have been picked up by eSports Now.
If you are wondering, eSports Now is a new venture founded by Ben Spoont (digital media and mobile consultant) and its major investor is Mitchell Rubenstein, high executive of the Syfy channel. Expect a lot of money to drip in as Misfits have also signed ADC Steven “Hans” Liv (ex-Millenium) and support Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun (ex-KT Rolster).

This Week’s LCS, LCK and LPL Results

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NA (Best of 3):

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016 – DAY 1

  • NRG eSports Vs Immortals 1-2
  • Apex Vs Team Envy 1-2

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016 – DAY 2

  • Liquid Vs Counter Logic Gaming 1-2
  • NRG eSports Vs Echo Fox 2-0
  • Phoenix1 Vs Cloud9 1-2
  • TeamSoloMid Vs Apex 2-0

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016 – DAY 3

  • TeamSoloMid Vs Immortals 2-1
  • Team Envy Vs Phoenix1 2-0
  • Echo Fox Vs Liquid 0-2
  • Counter Logic Gaming Vs Cloud9 0-2

Europe (Best of 2):

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016 – DAY 1

  • H2K Vs Giants 2-0
  • Team Vitality Vs Origen 1-1
  • Fnatic Vs Unicorns of Love 2-0
  • Roccat Vs G2 eSports 1-1
  • Splyce Vs FC Schalke 04 2-0

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016 – DAY 2

  • Splyce Vs G2 eSports 0-2
  • Team Vitality Vs Roccat 0-2
  • H2K Vs Fnatic 2-0
  • Giants Vs Unicorns of Love 2-0
  • FC Schalke 04 Vs Origen 1-1

LPLLOGO (1)

LCK (Best of Three):

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016 – DAY 1

  • Rox Tigers Vs SKTelecom T1 0-2

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016 – DAY 2

  • Longzhu Gaming Vs CJ Entus 1-2

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016 – DAY 3

  • Samsung Galaxy Vs  Jin Air Green Wings 2-0
  • KT Rolster Vs Rox Tigers 1-2

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016 – DAY 4

  • ESC Fever Vs Longzu Gaming 0-2

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016 – DAY 5

  • CJ Entus Vs Jin Air Green Wings 0-2
  • KT Rolster Vs Afreeca Freecs 2-0

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016 – DAY 6

  • MVP Vs ESC Ever 2-0
  • SKTelecom T1 Vs Samsung Galaxy 2-0

 

LPL (Best out of 3):

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016 – DAY 1

  • Snake eSports Vs Saint Gaming 2-0
  • Edward Gaming Vs Invictus Gaming 2-1

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016 – DAY 3

  • Snake eSports Vs Invictus Gaming 2-0
  • NewBee Vs Saint Gaming 2-1
  • Edward Gaming Vs Game Talents 2-0

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016 – DAY 4

  • Team World Elite Vs Vici Gaming 2-0
  • Royal Never Give Up Vs I May 2-0
  • LGD Gaming Vs OMG 2-1

Teams – Roster

With LCS underway, this has been a very quiet week. Let’s see what happened.

06.06 – 12.06

Korea:

  • Ace joins Rising Star Gaming

Europe:

  • Internal changes in Origen: xPeke moves to starting AD carry. FORG1VEN moves to sub.

 

Latin America South:

  • Wardz leaves Last Kings. They move Primoo to jungle.

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