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The NA LCS spring playoffs are set. Quarterfinals (April 8-9): #3 Phoenix1 (11-7) vs. #6 Dignitas (9-9), #4 Counter Logic Gaming (10-8) vs. #5 FlyQuest (9-9) Semifinals (April 15-16): #1 Team SoloMid (15-3) vs. highest remaining seed, #2 Cloud9 (14-4) vs. lowest remaining seed 3rd Place (April 22): The two losing semifinal teams battle for 3rd Place at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC NA LCS Finals (April 23): The two winning semifinal teams battle for the North American title at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC

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The top eight of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament 2GGC: Civil War is set to begin later on Sunday in Santa Ana, California. The remaining eight players include Zack "CaptainZack" Lauth, Samuel "Dabuz" Buzby, Griffin "Fatality" Miller, Isami "T" Ikeda, Noriyuki "Kirihara" Kirihara, Eita "HIKARU" Hoshi, Mason "Locus" Charlton and Tyler "Marss" Martins. Dabuz is the only top 10 player in the industry-standard Panda Global Rankings to compete in the tournament's top eight after many of his peers, including Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios and Elliot "Ally" Bastien Carroza-Oyarce who the tournament is themed around, have been eliminated earlier on.

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Blizzard Entertainment CEO Michael Morhaime has announced StarCraft: Remastered, a major revisit to the 19-year-old classic real-time strategy game that played a key role in establishing esports. Remastered will feature 4K graphics, re-recorded audio and other upgrades but will keep the familiar gameplay the same. In anticipation of Remastered's release this summer, an update to StarCraft: Brood War to version 1.18 on March 30 will include an observer mode, improved online matchmaking functionality and other features and bug fixes. Morhaime also announced that after the game is updated to 1.18, the StarCraft anthology with the original StarCraft and expansion will be free forever (pricing for Remastered has not yet been announced). Top Brood War players like Lee "Flash" Young-ho took the stage in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday following the presentation and spoke positively about their experiences so far with Remastered.

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The playoff race and the sixth and final spot in the postseason will come down to the final day. If FlyQuest (8-9) win tomorrow against Team Liquid, the rookie organization will qualify for the playoffs in its first season. The winner of Dignitas (8-9) and Immortals (8-9) will also qualify for the playoffs, regardless if FlyQuest wins or loses. If FLY drop to TL, however, the final playoff spot will be determined in a one-game tiebreaker between FlyQuest and the loser of the DIG and IMT series.

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North American AD carry Trevor "Stixxay" Hayes will sit out of Counter Logic Gaming's (9-7) League Championship Series game today following an undisclosed illness or injury, the team announced Saturday. Support player Zacqueri "Aphromoo" Black will move to AD Carry, while substitute support Joseph "Joey" Haslemann will fill in as support. The team competes against Immortals (7-9) and Team EnVyUs (3-13) on Saturday and Sunday respectively, but it is not known if Stixxay will return for Sunday's match.

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Storied esports org Team Liquid is jumping back into Heroes of the Storm after disbanding its former roster in December 2016. According to the official announcement, the new squad is the accomplished ex-Misfits HotS roster, including Markus "Blumbi" Hanke, Nils "Nurok" Gebhardt, Simon "Darkmok" Tabin, Lyubomir "Splendour" Kozlovski and former StarCraft II pro Dennis "HasuObs" Schneider. The squad is changing banners to TL in between the first and second halves of the HotS Global Championship Phase #1 Europe, where they lead the eight-team league with a 7-0 record.

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