StarLadder IX: Day one summary

The opening day of the StarLadder LAN finals saw every team play out two matches, with a delightful Test of Faith by Akke against Team DK's infested lifestealer just one of the highlights of an eventful day. No team was eliminated as of yet, but by tomorrow four teams will have lost their chance at double elimination. (Photo: @Kellymilkies)

StarLadder IX: Na'Vi versus iG

With the match between iG and Na'vi one of the highlights of day one, we took a closer look at the matchup between the runner-up in StarSeries China and the six-time Starladder champions. Na'vi went into the match following a defeat to Team EG, so the pressure was on if they wanted to finish top 2 of their group.

Starladder LAN Finals: Supplementary guide

North America? Europe? China? Korea? Who are these teams and what will they bring to Kiev? We've laid it all out clear as day for you to catch up on the player roles, their favourite heroes and also some trends from the online stage of the Starladder. With the finals upon us, make sure you know your stuff!

MLG T.K.O EU: We have our WINNER!

The climax to the MLG T.K.O. Europe happened earlier today. The team of the moment Empire took on Fnatic, who lost to the Russian team less than 24 hours before. The prize for first place was $14,000 and the two teams had performed equally well in Stage 1, 2 and 3. However, when the grand finals dawned, who rose to the challenge?

EHOME legend 357 to coach VG

Vici Gaming has been shaping up as of late, preparing for the upcoming International. For this very reason, they have hired a coach to boost their teams performance even further, enlisting the services of former Ti1 silver medalist Yao '357' Yi.

SL: MVP draw into Group of Death

The groups have been drawn and it does not look good for MVP.Phoenix, who were drawn against some of the strongest teams in the pool in Group A. Meanwhile Na'vi and Team EG will meet on LAN, following their beautiful match earlier this week. The StarLadder commences tomorrow and with groups like these you should definitely tune in.

ESL One Frankfurt: Free swag & Cosplay

ESL have gone and added a Cosplay competition to the ESL One Frankfurt as well as free entry to any cosplayers. What is more ticket-holders can claim free swag at the event according to how many friends they bring with them. Dog tags, t-shirts and hoodies are all up for grabs so time to get popular.

Dendi rampage seals $62,000 D2CL

The D2CL Season 2 champions have been crowned in a bizarre yet thrilling final between Na'Vi and Cloud9. The best-of-5 was a frantic back and forth series that set up Na'Vi nicely for the StarLadder finals this week.