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Yet another major esports tournament had to go on a break because of the coronavirus situation, this time the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang MPL MY/SG. Meanwhile the ONE Esports World Pro Jakarta invitationals have also been affected. But don’t despair, there’s still lots of online esports to catch, including the FSL Dota 2 Solos!
Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing because of the coronavirus.
Female Esports League Dota 2 Solos (Online)
Date: 14 and 21 March
Stream: Watch it live on Yahoo TV
While the FSL Elite might have been postponed, you can still get your fix of female esports competition with the Dota 2 solos! Watch as 30 competitors battle it out at the grand dame of MOBAs!
League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (Asia)
Date: Starts 29 February
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)
Talon (Hong Kong)
Esports Events and Commentary Mentorship (Singapore)
Dates: 14 and 15 March (Commentary), 21 and 22 March (Events), 9am to 6pm
Venue: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre
Interested in being an esports commentator? Or maybe esports events are more your thing? *SCAPE Esports is working with SIN Productions to mentor interested applicants.
Featuring local esports shoutcasters Lysander, HungryCast (Daryl Lim) and Abstract (Eugene Eu) on the commentary side, and Kimberlyn See (FSL) and Wanda Hu (Armaggeddon) for the events mentorship, this could be the start of an eventful career in esports for those willing to take the leap.
Apex Legends Global Series (Online)
Date: 21 - 23 March, 4 and 6 April
Due to the coronavirus, the first-ever Apex Legends Global Series live tournament will be suspended indefinitely. However, the online qualifiers, majors and premiers will still go on as planned. The next fight will be later this March.
Overall, the best teams from Southeast Asia from the top 15 in this battle royale genre tournament are Made in Thailand 1 and Made in Thailand 2, with both teams earning 1,500 and 1,440 ALGS points respectively. The full top 16 list is below:
EXO Clan (Australia)
SCARZ White (Japan)
Aura Esports (South Korea)
Made in Thailand 1 (Thailand)
Team SoloMid (USA)
Korean Rushers (Australia)
_4K (South Korea)
Made in Thailand 2 (Thailand)
2nd (Saudi Arabia)
CPTL eSports (South America)
Sniper Abusers (USA)
BDS Esport (France)
Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 (The Philippines)
Date: June or July
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 Wuhan virus, the Predator League has been postponed to a later date in June or July. Watch this space for updates!
Heartbeat @ Bedok Esports (Singapore)
Date: 13 - 15 March
Venue: 11 Bedok North Street 1
A Call of Duty Mobile Singapore qualifiers will be held in this location, organised by SCOGA. The event aims to bring the mobile gaming community together with this tournament as well as other activities.
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
Hearthstone Masters Tour 2020 Indonesia (Indonesia)
Date: 20 - 22 March
Venue: Nusa Dua, Bali
Blizzard’s Masters Hearthstone tour will take place all over the world, including Indonesia. The offline tournament features a US$250,000 prize pool using the Conquest format.
ESL Pro League Season 11 CS:GO (Online)
Date: 16 March - 12 April
The biggest CS:GO pro league tournament will go online from start to finish due to the current pandemic worldwide. The finals will now take place online; previously ESL was going to have it at a studio location in Europe with no live audience.
Notable Asian teams in this tournament include China’s TYLOO. The full team roster is below:
Ninjas in Pyjamas
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.
Call of Duty Mobile Garena Invitational (Thailand)
Date: January - March
It was bound to happen - the mobile version of Call of Duty will be getting its own tournament series courtesy of Garena.
Teams from all over Southeast Asia and Taiwan will be competing in various qualifier tournaments for a spot at the invitationals. With a prize pool of US$65,000 and more, we’ll be seeing a lot of people tuning into this.
Check out the invitational tournament schedules below. The first online qualifiers for the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore will be on 8 February for the first two countries and 13 March for the latter.
The winners of each qualifiers will win a huge share of up to SG$13,000.
Free Fire India Championship (India)
Date: 31 Jan - 29 March
Venue: India (TBC)
Garena’s flagship battle royale title is getting a major tournament held in India.
Free Fire India Championship will feature teams fighting it out online to secure the top 24 spots.
The winner of the tournament in the offline portion will win up to US$21,000 from a prize pool of US$50,000.
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.
PUBG Mobile Thailand Pro League 2020 - Spring League (Thailand)
Date: 14 Feb - 22 March
Venue: True Digital Park, Bangkok
This PUBG tournament is held by the PUBG Mobile Thailand pro league and features the top battle royale teams in the country.
This leg of the tournament will culminate at the PUBG Mobile World League 2020 Spring which will take place in mid-2020.
PUBG Mobile Pro League Spring Split 2020: MY/SG League (Malaysia/Singapore)
Date: 3 - 22 March
The best of Malaysia and Singapore’s PUBG Mobile teams will go toe-to-toe in this pro league season this month. The winners will get US$15,000 in the finals, which is the lion’s share of the US$99,000 prize pool.
The following teams will be participating in this free-for-all.
Bapak Ah Esp9orts
FV Unbeatable Gaming
Last Survivor R2K
Team No Recoil
TARA Proyecto X
Tone WoW Esport
Steel Hearts Esports
So far, the top 3 teams with the most points in the regular season are Team Secret, Bapak Ah Esports, and Yoodo Gank.
Arena of Valor Star League Season 4
Date: March - May
Venue: Online, Jakarta (Playoffs, Finals)
Garena’s yearly Arena of Valor tournament will be starting next month, with the world’s finest teams fighting for mobile MOBA domination. The tournament will feature a US$73,000+ prize pool and seed points to AWC 2020. The following teams are confirmed so far:
The remaining players will be confirmed in the ASL Qualifiers.
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.
The Wuhan virus situation has already made four Chinese teams make the decision to relocate, the latest being the Shanghai Dragons moving to South Korea temporarily, but the moves hope to allow the teams to continue training with little disruption ahead of the start of the league.
New York Excelsior
Los Angeles Gladiators
Los Angeles Valiant
San Francisco Shock
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