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The Female Esports League’s second Dota 2 open will be taking place this weekend, and where better to catch all the action than Yahoo TV? In addition, Game Changer returns with a new community focus, while ChuChu teaches you why having friends is so important in PUBG Mobile.
Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing because of the coronavirus.
Female Esports League Dota 2 Open
Date: 29 and 30 August
Time: 12pm (+8 GMT)
Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV
It’s time for more Dota 2 action in the Female Esports League. Find out who will claim regional bragging rights as teams match up over this weekend’s battles!
Pacific Championship Series Summer 2020 (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Date: 20 June to 6 September
Which is the best League of Legends team in Asia? Find out as teams from across the continent battle for the top spot in the official League of Legends series for the next few months. With a prize pool of US$71,000, it’s going to be a MOBA battle series to remember.
Here are the team rankings so far in the Group Stages:
1. J Team (13-3)
2. ahq e-Sports Club (12-4)
3. Machi Esports (12-4)
4. PSG Talon (12-4)
5. Alpha Esports (7-8)
6. Hong Kong Attitude (7-9)
7. Nova Esports (6-10)
8. Berjaya Dragons (5-10)
9. Liyab Esports (3-12)
10. Resurgence (1-14)
Game Changer: Communities
Date: 27 August
Time: 8pm (+8 GMT)
Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV
Game Changer is back with a new Communities feature, with host Deborah “Wolfsbanee” Sim! This week, she talks to Overwatch caster and personality Afiz on the community in Singapore as well as the state of the game.
Meta.us Philippines Dota 2 Leagues
Date: Every Thursday and Friday, August 2020 to January 2021
Time: 8pm (GMT +8)
Filipino Dota 2 players of all skills levels, there's a special league just for you! JBL has teamed up with esports platform meta.us to create a weekly Dota 2 league running for a grand total of 6 months all the way to January 2021.
Players can register weekly for their Open series to play in a 32-team single elimination competition happening every Thursday and Friday at 8pm (GMT +8).
This league features a ranking system which will promote teams that place high consistently in the Opens into Junior and later Senior series. Not playing but want to catch the newest Filipino Dota 2 teams in action? Tune in at www.facebook.com/metamaster during competition time to watch the livestream casted by Lupon WxC!
PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 2 (Singapore)
Date: August - December
The second season of PVP Esports Community Championships will be taking place starting this month until December, this time with the addition of Riot Games’ latest team-based shooter Valorant.
In addition, there will be an all-new Open Championship category alongside the Campus Championship, where gamers from all backgrounds and varying skill levels can participate.
Apart from Valorant, the games featured in this upcoming season include Mobile Legends.
ESL One: Cologne 2020 Online - Asia
Date: 25 August - 30 August
This upcoming CS:GO Regional Masters tournament features the top Asian teams in a battle for their share of the US$20,000 prize pool. This tournament is also tied in with the current ESL Pro League Season 12.
Teams who will be playing in this tournament include:
Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble (Singapore)
Date: 27 August - January 2021
Supercell and ESL will be teaming up to launch the Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble, where the country’s Brawl Star players will be competing for a total prize pool of S$14,000 over a period of 6 months. After 3 weekly cups per month where 8 top teams are determined, a monthly finals will be held. The top team will win up to S$1,000 from the prize pool.
PUBG Continental Series 2: Asia Pacific
This PUBG Corporation tournament will feature the best players from the Thailand Series, Thailand Open, Vietnam Series, Oceanic Qualifier, Indonesia Series, Philippine Series, and MY/SG series. The prize pool for the tournament will be worth US$200,000.
The following teams who are qualified so far are:
MSC Theerathon (Thailand)
Daytrade Gaming (Thailand)
Magic Esport (Thailand)
Buriram United Esports (Thailand)
Kaiser Tuna (Thailand)
CERBERUS Esports (Vietnam)
GameHome Esports (Vietnam)
Divine Esports (Vietnam)
DivisionX Gaming (Vietnam)
X-Stadium Thu Duc (Vietnam)
Victim Rise (Indonesia)
From The Future (Indonesia)
ArkAngel Predator (Philippines)
Battle Arena Elites (MY/SG)
PUBG Mobile Club Open - Fall Split 2020: SEA Wildcard
Date: 12 - 20 September
The best Southeast Asian teams from 15 regions will battle their way through this Fall Splits season. The following PUBG tournaments below will be including the winning teams to this Wild Card tournament.
PUBG Mobile Philippines National Championship 2020
Date: 2 - 3 September
Organised by Mineski Esports, Philippine Pro Gaming, Globe, and Tencent Games, this 16-team tournament will send its top 4 teams to the SEA Wildcard Finals. The winner will also get US$4,711 from the prize pool.
PUBG Mobile Pro League - Fall Split 2020: MYSG Regular Season
Date: 18 August - 13 September
The best Malaysian and Singapore PUBG teams will be duking it out for 4 weeks of league play. The Split will culminate at the PUBG Mobile World Championship 2020, happening later this year.
The teams are:
Team No Recoil
Axis NRL MPX
MLBB Professional League MY/SG Season 6
Date: July - August
Season 6 of the MPL has started. Here are the list of teams who are currently qualified for the regular season:
Team SMG (MY)
Bella Ciao (MY)
Divinity Esports (SG)
Team Bosskurr (MY)
Geek Fam (MY)
Orange Louvre (MY)
EVOS SG (SG)
ESL One Thailand 2020
Date: 20 August - 6 September
ESL, Intel, Sports Authority of Thailand, and Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports are hosting a tier 2 Dota 2 tournament featuring a US$135,000 prize pool. Notable teams in the region will get an invite alongside ESL Thailand Champ 2020 finalists to duke it out later this August.
Overwatch ACE 2020 Championship
Date: 22 August - 4 October
Activision Blizzard Esports is teaming up with AKG Games to bring Overwatch ACE 2020 Championship, which is open exclusively to players from Southeast Asia as well as Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, and Taiwan. The tournament features a US$100,000 prize pool.
The Overwatch ACE 2020 Championship will be a tournament to profile emerging Overwatch teams from Asia. It is part of Blizzard’s commitment to enhance Overwatch esports communities in the Pacific region.
The Asian countries eligible are:
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
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.
Overwatch Contenders 2020 Season 2: Korea
Date: 20 August - 22 October
Venue: Online/Offline at Hot6 Afreeca Colosseum
The best and brightest Korean Overwatch teams will be duking it out for a chance at the US$175,000 prize pool. The confirmed teams are:
World Game Star Phoenix
Adobo Esports Season 1: Mobile Legends (Philippines)
Date: 6 August - 1 September
Adobo Magazine and E-Project are hosting a Mobile Legends esports tournament featuring teams from the Philippine advertising industry. The teams and advertising companies who will be fighting are:
Ace Saatchi & Saatchi (https://lnkd.in/gBZPKk4)
BBDO Guerrero (https://lnkd.in/gBbyp-J)
DDB Philippines (https://ddb.com.ph)
Dentsu Jayme Syfu (https://lnkd.in/gRrckFw)
IPG Mediabrands (https://lnkd.in/gFR3Hdi)
MullenLowe Philippines (https://lnkd.in/g6Shc4f)
NuWorks Interactive Labs (https://www.nuworks.ph)
Ogilvy Philippines (https://www.ogilvy.com)
Propel Manila (https://lnkd.in/gf4RgZS)
Publicis JimenezBasic (https://lnkd.in/g3wnFP9)
TBWA \ Santiago Mangada Puno (https://www.tbwa-smp.com)
Wunderman Thompson Philippines (https://lnkd.in/gPsM3gZ)
Yoodo FV Major 2020 Online For Tekken 7 & Street Fighter V (Malaysia)
Date: 12 -13 September
Stream/Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/801931387213789/
Yoodo and Flash Vision are hosting an online last qualifier tournament for their fighting game major series this year. The top 2 players will gain direct entry to the Grand Finals, while each qualifier top 3 will win Galax gaming peripherals.