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Dota 2 is back this week, with the FSL Dota 2 Open happening this weekend, while the qualifiers for the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League will also be taking place on 4 June!
Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing because of the coronavirus.
FSL Dota 2 Open
Date: 6 - 7 June
Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV
Female Dota 2 players will be thrilled to find out that the FSL Dota 2 Open tournament is up again for 2020. The one-off competition will consist of 16 teams with a format of Bo1 Double Elimination and a Bo3 Finals.
Prize pools range from S$50 for 3rd place to S$300 for 1st place.
ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League
Date: June 4 (Qualifiers), June 18 (Main League), July 15 - 19 (Playoffs)
ONE Esports, together with IO Esports, will be hosting the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League starting June.
The tournament will conclude with playoffs taking place from July 15 - 19 to crown the best in Southeast Asia, with US$100,000 to be split among the teams who rank from 1st to 10th.
China Dota 2 Professional League Season 2 (China)
Date: April - June
Some of the best Dota 2 teams from China and Asia will go head to head in the next season of China’s Dota 2 Professional League, organised by ImbaTV.
Here are the teams in this tournament, with some of them featuring Malaysian players:
Royal Never Give Up
Sparking Arrow Gaming
League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2020
Date: 17 June
Venue: Offline, LoL Park, 33 Jong-ro, Cheongjin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The best Korean League of Legends team will contend once again in this official South Korean league for a big portion of the estimated US$81,980 prize pool. The teams who will be competing are:
Hanwha Life Esports
Razer SEA Invitational 2020
Date: 22 June - 5 July
Held entirely online, this SEA-focused tournament will pit the best players across the region in three games: Dota 2, Mobile Legends, and PUBG Mobile. This tournament will be hosted in partnership with Tier One Entertainment. The countries involved are:
Stay Home Circuit Breaker (Singapore)
Date: 6 June - 26 July
Singapore’s National Youth Council are teaming up with Redd+E (Reddentes Sports’ esports arm) to arrange a series of community esports tournaments. The games involved with the event are FIFA 20 and Valorant, with livestreams scheduled from 6 June to 26 July.
Here is the schedule breakdown:
6 - 7 June: Legends of Runeterra
13 -14 June: Valorant
23 - 26 July: Valorant/ League of Legends
Rainbow Six Asia Pacific League North Division
Ubisoft’s major APAC Rainbow Six Siege league tournament will be happening later this year. The tournament will be divided into two divisions: north (Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia) and south (Oceania, South Asia). The winners of each division will face off at a later date, where the victor of that tournament will represent Asia-Pacific at the upcoming Six Major.
Team Notorious (Taiwan)
Xavier Esports (Thailand)
PUBG Southeast Asia Series 2020 - Phase 2
Date: 9 - 14 June
Organisers Geek Events are hosting an online PUBG Mobile tournament for Southeast Asian teams, featuring a top prize of US$4,000 up for grabs. Teams include:
The Lucky Aces
Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 (The Philippines)
Venue: SM Mall of Asia Arena
The Acer Predator League pits all of Asia Pacific’s finest Dota and PUBG teams against each other for the lion’s share of the US$200,000 prize pool. The grand finals of the tournament features the following teams, with more on the way:
Flower Gaming (Malaysia)
Neon Esports (The Philippines)
Lowkey Esports (The Philippines)
Reality Rift (Singapore)
Unfortunately, due to the current developing situation with the coronavirus, the Predator League has been postponed to a later date in June or July. Watch this space for updates!
Konami PES 2020 Southeast Asian Cup (Singapore)
The top Southeast players in Konami’s premiere football game will compete in this May tournament to determine the best PES players in the region. The event was originally planned for March, but was postponed due to the situation with the coronavirus
Granblue Fantasy: Versus AMG-Chan Grand Tournament (Malaysia)
Venue: Quill City Mall
Malaysia’s fighting game community will continue supporting Granblue Fantasy: Versus with a tournament held during Animangaki’s mini-event AMG-Chan. The tournament’s entry fee is RM15 and features an RM350 Top 8 payout.
Apart from testing your skills against the top players within the region, this is also a great opportunity to mingle with the country’s fighting game community.
Unfortunately, this event has been postponed due to the coronavirus.
EVO Online 2020
Date: July 4 - 2 August
The world’s biggest fighting game tournament is going online. Held over the course of 5 weekends, the tournament will feature the best fighters in the following games:
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Granblue Fantasy Versus
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath (open tournament)
Killer Instinct (open tournament)
Them’s Fightin’ herds (open tournament)
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (open tournament)
Free Fire Champions Cup (Indonesia)
Date: TBA (formerly 19 April)
Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia
The battle royale tournament event for this mobile game was supposed to be on 19 April in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to the evolving global situation regarding COVID-19, the event will be postponed to a later date. Stay tuned here for more updates.
Overwatch Contenders 2020: Pacific
Date: May - June
The best Overwatch teams from the Pacific region will be fighting for the top prize of US$14,000. Right now, the top 8 teams with the most points by the end of the regular season will face off in the playoffs.
The Asian teams and their current rankings are as follows:
Talon Esports - 250 points
Far East Society - 140 points
BAYABA - 120 points
Electric Gaming - 90 points
Green Leaves - 65 points
Lord of Dragon Esports - 65 points
UND - 60 points
Team For Revenge - 35 points
Hearthstone Masters Tour Online 2020 Asia Pacific
Date: 17 - 19 July
Blizzard will still be keeping Hearthstone’s esports scene alive with the upcoming Masters tour for Asia Pacific players. The tournament will be offering a US$500,000 prize pool.
To participate, you may need to visit Battlefy for more information.
Overwatch League 2020 (International)
Date: February - August 2020
Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/overwatchleague
The best Overwatch teams in Asia will be fighting against competition from America and Europe in next year’s big Overwatch tournament. The teams are divided into both the Atlantic and Pacific conference for this massive league tournament.
FV Major 2020 (Malaysia)
Date: 19 - 20 September
One of Malaysia’s biggest fighting game tournaments will be opening its registration link for Malaysians this week under an early bird price.
The games that will be in the tournament include:
Tekken 7 (Tekken World Tour Challenger)
Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition (Capcom Pro Tour Ranking)
The King of Fighters XIV
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Under Night In-Birth