Weekly esports guide (13 - 20 January): Female Taiwanese teams ready for Arena of Valor in the FSL

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This weekend, the FSL continues its action with Taiwanese teams up for Arena of Valor, while Thai teams will be competing for a spot in the Elite tournament in League of Legends. Remember to tune in to Yahoo TV for the matches!

Female Esports League Circuit - Arena of Valor (Southeast Asia, Taiwan)

Female Esports League


Vietnam: 11-12 Jan

Taiwan: 18 Jan

Thailand: 1-2 Feb

Malaysia/Singapore/Philippines/Indonesia: 8-9 Feb

Venue: Online

Livestream: Watch it live on Yahoo TV

The FSL Circuit for Arena of Valor is back, featuring the best female players from Southeast Asia and Taiwan! The top teams of the tournament will face off in the Elite segment in Singapore this March. Be sure to catch all the action on Yahoo TV!

Female Esports League Circuit - League of Legends (Southeast Asia)


Vietnam: 4 Jan

Thailand: 18-19 Jan

Philippines: 1-2 Feb

Singapore/Malaysia/Indonesia: 15-16 Feb

Venue: Online

Livestream: Watch it live on Yahoo TV

The best female players in League of Legends will be fighting for the top spot of the FSL Elite later this March in Singapore. As with Arena of Valor, you can catch all the action live on Yahoo TV!

League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (Asia)

Pacific Championship Series

The inaugural Pacific Championship Series (PCS) will kick off in February! A merger of the League of Legends Master Series and the League of Legends Southeast Asia Tour, the PCS will see some of the best teams in Asia facing off. Get ready for some premier League of Legends action!

  • Alpha Esports (Taipei)

  • G-Rex Gaming (Hong Kong)

  • Hong Kong Attitude (Hong Kong)

  • J Team (Taipei)

  • Liyab Esports (Manila)

  • Nova Esports (Bangkok)

  • Resurgence (Singapore)

  • Talon (Hong Kong)

Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 (The Philippines)

Acer Predator League

Date: 20 - 23 February 2020

Venue: SM Mall of Asia Arena

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/predatorgaming 

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)

  • Veteran (Myanmar)

ONE Esports DOTA 2 World  Pro Invitational Jakarta (Indonesia)

Date: 17 - 19 April 2020

Venue: Indonesia  Convention  Exhibition

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/oneesportsgg 

ONE Esports partners with PGL to bring fans of DOTA 2  a new series of US$500,000 tournaments in Southeast Asia. This particular Indonesian tournament will have 12  of the world’s best teams clash next April.

EVO Japan 2020 (Japan)

EVO Japan 2020

Date: 24 - 26 January

Venue: Makuhari Messe

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/evo , https://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters 

The best Asian players will be participating in this EVO Championship fighting game tournament. The games featured include Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Samurai Shodown.

Notable Asian entrants include Dogura, Fenritti, Kane Blueriver, Sako, Momochi, Gachikun, Nemo, Infiltration, Tokido, and Daigo.

DreamLeague Season 13 (International)

Dream League Season 13

Date: 18 - 26 January

Venue: Leipziger Messe

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/dreamleague 

The second major of the 2019/20 Dota Pro Circuit season will be underway late January, with a prize pool of US$1 million and 15,000 DCP points up for grabs for the top teams. The Asian and Chinese teams who will be participating will be:

  • Fnatic (Southeast Asia)

  • Team Aster (China)

  • Vici Gaming (China)

  • Invictus Gaming (China)

  • TNC Predator (Southeast Asia)

  • Reality Rift (Southeast Asia)

Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV Counter-Strike (Katowice)

Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV Counter-Strike

Date: 25 February - 1 March

Venue: International Congress Centre, Katowice

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo 

Intel’s Counter-Strike: GO tournament series is now in its 14th season, featuring a US$500,000 prize pool. Notable Asian teams include ViCi Gaming which features Malaysian pro player Kaze among China players ZhokiNg, AumaN, Advent, JamYoung, and GRiFFIN. 

Konistra University of Malaya Esports Tournament (Malaysia)

Date: 29 February - 1 March

Venue: Kolej Kediaman Tun Syed Zahiruddin, University Malaya

Registration: http://wasap.my/60133500541?fbclid=IwAR1DuU9Zv0xY-x5WfqqtSKKcM9Y2wXPoKbyKd5aJMivfux53Dx9cdOyL0tY 

Malaysians who want to test their Tekken 7, PUBG, Dota 2, Mobile Legends, and FIFA 20 mettle will want to check out this grassroots tournament this February. Prize pools here are worth RM1,500++; all you need is RM25 per person to sign up.

AESF e-Masters Invitational Tournament (China)

AESF e-Masters Invitational Tournament

Date: 22 February - 3 March

Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre

Website: https://www.facebook.com/asian.esports/

This upcoming tournament series is hosted by the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia. The games that will be used for the tournament include Arena of Valor, Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, and WarCraft 3: The Frozen Throne.

The countries that are eligible include:

  • Hong Kong

  • Japan

  • Taiwan

  • India

  • Pakistan

  • Indonesia

  • Laos

  • The Philippines

  • Thailand

  • Singapore

  • Vietnam

Notable teams who will be in the tournament include:

  • Hong Kong Attitude

  • Team Flash

  • Liyab Esports

  • DG Esports

Hainan Master Invitational (China)

Hainan Master Invitational

Date: 15th January - 7th February (online qualifiers), 3rd-8th March (Offline)

Venue: Haikou (TBA)

Link: https://weibo.com/7348218582 

An upcoming China Dota 2 tournament that will feature qualifier tournaments all across the world. This tournament features a US$200,000 prize pool. In any case, expect the top Chinese Dota 2 players to duke it out in the March offline finals.

Overwatch League 2020 (International)

Overwatch League

Date: February - August 2020

Venue: TBA

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.

Atlantic Conference

  • Boston Uprising

  • London Spitfire

  • New York Excelsior

  • Paris Eternal

  • Toronto Defiant

  • Atlanta Reign

  • Florida Mayhem

  • Houston Outlaws

  • Philadelphia Fusion

  • Washington Justice

Pacific Conference

  • Chengdu Hunters’

  • Guangzhou Charge

  • Hangzhou Spark

  • Seoul Dynasty

  • Shanghai Dragons

  • Dallas Fuel

  • Los Angeles Gladiators

  • Los Angeles Valiant

  • San Francisco Shock

  • Vancouver Titans