Weekly esports guide (26 October - 2 November): Worlds 2020 comes to a close in Shanghai

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This weekend, the League of Legends World Championship heads into its grand finals. Who will take the crown? Meanwhile, Wild Rift hits open beta in Southeast Asia this week, and the Gym’s Singapore Invitational comes to a close. Also, with World Esports Day celebrated last weekend, check out what some of the early pioneers of esports in Singapore have to say about their journey.

Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing because of the coronavirus.

League of Legends World Championship 2020 (Worldwide)

Photo: LoL Esports
Photo: LoL Esports

Date: 25 September - 31 October

Venue: Pudong Football Stadium, Shanghai, China

Stream: http://www.youtube.com/LoLChampSeries

After a month of premium action, the biggest League of Legends tournament of 2020 is finally coming to a close. Will the Chinese team Suning Gaming prevail, or will the spoils go to the Korean team Damwon?

SN Gaming vs Damwon - 31 October, 6pm GMT+8

Game Changer: Communities

Game Changer: Communities
Game Changer: Communities

Date: 5 November

Time: 8pm (+8 GMT)

Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV

Host Deborah “Wolfsbanee” Sim will be back on Yahoo TV with her next guest for Game Changer: Communities!

Don’t forget to check out the previous episode with Riot Games’ Community and Channel Lead SEA Matthew Wong-Stewart, aka Fish!

Meta.us Philippines Dota 2 Leagues

Meta.us Philippines Dota 2 Leagues
Meta.us Philippines Dota 2 Leagues

Date: Every Thursday and Friday, August 2020 to January 2021

Time: 8pm (GMT +8)

Stream: www.facebook.com/metamaster

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!

The Gym Singapore Valorant 5v5 Invitational (Singapore)

The Gym Singapore Valorant 5v5 Invitational (Singapore)
The Gym Singapore Valorant 5v5 Invitational (Singapore)

Date: 3 October - 1 November

Venue: The Gym, 316, Jalan Besar, Singapore 208974

Stream: twitch.tv/EsportsCentreOfficial

Singapore esports co-sharing space and production house The Gym will host the city state’s first Valorant 5v5 league, featuring four of the nation’s best Valorant teams in head-to-head combat. The top prize is S$10,000.

The following teams will be participating in this tournament:

  • Team SMG

  • Resurgence

  • Paper Rex

  • Reality Rift

Valorant First Strike Tournament (Southeast Asia)

Valorant First Strike
Valorant First Strike

Date: November - December

Venue: Online

Riot Games Southeast Asia and a number of esports partners like Mineski Philippines and The Gaming Company will be hosting a series of merit-based Southeast Asia country-based qualifiers starting November. You can register on the following links below.

Philippines: http://bit.ly/MineskiVxVReg

Thailand: https://pro.eslgaming.com/thailand/

Indonesia: https://valorant.oneup.co.id/

Singapore & Malaysia: https://valorantmy.com/ , https://valorantsg.com/

Taiwan & Hong Kong: https://www.talon.gg/

In addition, Riot Games Southeast Asia has announced the 2021 esports and collegiate competitive plans for Valorant which will provide opportunities for players across Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to build their esports legacies in the 5v5 shooter.

eSingaCup 2020 (Singapore)

Official Poster of eSingaCup 2020
Official Poster of eSingaCup 2020

Date: 31 October - 4 November

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.facebook.com/SingaCup

This Singapore-based FIFA 21 football tournament will feature the best teams playing online. 480 players from 8 countries will be competing for the top prize. The 5-day tournament will include interviews, panel discussions, and webinars featuring the biggest names in Asian football history.

PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 2 (Singapore)

PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 2 (Singapore)
PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 2 (Singapore)

Date: August - December

Venue: Online

Registration: pvpesports.gg

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 Community Clash - Valorant (Southeast Asia)

ESL Community Clash - Valorant (Southeast Asia)
ESL Community Clash - Valorant (Southeast Asia)

Date: 10 October - 22 November

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/eslasia

Registration: https://play.eslgaming.com/valorant/asia/valorant/challenger/community-clash-intel

Presented by Intel, this Southeast Asia region community tournament will feature a total prize pool of US$10,000. The tournament will feature two monthly finals which culminates in the ESL Community Clash Grand Finals on the 27 - 29 November.

Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble (Singapore)

Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble (Singapore)
Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble (Singapore)

Date: 27 August - January 2021

Venue: Online

Registration: https://play.eslgaming.com/brawlstars/challenger/community-rumble-2020-singapore

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

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.

ZOTAC CUP Overwatch Community Tournament 2020 - Asia

ZOTAC CUP Overwatch Community Tournament 2020 - Asia
ZOTAC CUP Overwatch Community Tournament 2020 - Asia

Date: 20 November, 18 December

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.facebook.com/ZOTACCup

ZOTAC will be hosting its annual Asia community tournament for up-and-coming Overwatch teams all across Asia. The tournament’s prize pool is US$420, with the lion’s share going to the winning team for both November and December’s bout.

Buriram Proving Ground: PUBG Mobile Tournament Season 1 (Thailand)

Buriram Proving Ground: PUBG Mobile Tournament Season 1 (Thailand)
Buriram Proving Ground: PUBG Mobile Tournament Season 1 (Thailand)

Date: 27 - 29 October

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.facebook.com/Buriramproving

Thailand’s up-and-coming PUBG Mobile teams will be fighting in this Buriram United Esports-organised tournament, featuring a US$1,278 prize pool.

Porsche Asia Pacific Forza Cup

Porsche Asia Pacific Forza Cup
Porsche Asia Pacific Forza Cup

Date: 29 September - 31 October

Venue: Online

Site: https://porscheapforzacup.com/

Porsche Asia Pacific and Porsche Cars Australia team up with Xbox and racing game Forza Motorsport 7 to present this upcoming esports tournament. Registrations are available online and will be competing in three Rival Qualifying Races the next few weeks, with the Grand Finals on 31 October.

Prizes will be from the Porsche Driver’s Selection and HUGO BOSS, the official sponsor of the tournament.

eGG Network’s Top Clans 2020 (Southeast Asia)

eGG Network’s Top Clans 2020 (Southeast Asia)
eGG Network’s Top Clans 2020 (Southeast Asia)

Date: 25 September - 8 November

Venue: Online

Stream: TBA

eGG Network’s Top Clans tournament will allow thousands of Southeast Asian gamers to show their passion by competing in various competitive titles. These include Rules of Survival, Dota 2, Tekken 7, MARVEL Super War, and Tom and Jerry: Chase. The tournament will feature a prize pool of US$85,000.

Here is the schedule:

Opening Day: 25 September

Group Stages/Knockout Stages: 26 September to 18 October, 24 – 26 October

Semi-Finals: 20 – 23 October, 27 – 29 October

Grand Finals: 30 October – 1 November, 6 – 8 November

Registration details and stream channels will be announced soon.

Moon Studio Mid-Autumn League

Moon Studio Mid-Autumn League
Moon Studio Mid-Autumn League

Date: 1 - 31 October

Venue: Online

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

Run by Moon Studio, this Asia Dota 2 tournament will pit the best Dota 2 teams from China and Southeast Asia against each other for the majority of the US$55,000 prize pool.

Here are the teams:

  • BOOM Esports

  • Neon Esports

  • 496 Gaming

  • IO Dota2

  • Galaxy Racer

  • Phantasm

  • Cignal Ultra

  • Execration

  • Motivate.Trust Gaming

  • iG Vitality

  • Team Black

  • Aster.Aries

  • Team MagMa

  • Team Sirius

  • Phoenix Gaming

  • LBZS

  • Team Trust

  • DeMonster

  • The New Top

Perfect World Dota 2 League (Asia)

Perfect World Dota 2 League (Asia)
Perfect World Dota 2 League (Asia)

Date: 28 October onward

Venue: Online

Website: https://pwl.pwesports.cn/

The best teams in Asia will be competing in this major Dota 2 league in Asia and features a US$67,000 prize pool. These are the confirmed teams so far:

  • For The Dream

  • Team MagMa

  • Phoenix Gaming

  • IO Dota2

  • Galaxy Racer

CDA-FDC Professional Championship (China)

CDA-FDC Professional Championship (China)
CDA-FDC Professional Championship (China)

Date: 22 October - 1 November

Venue: Online

Stream: TBA

The Chinese Dota 2 Professional Association are getting the best Dota 2 teams in the country to compete for a prize pool of US$89,000. The following teams will be participating:

  • EHOME

  • Team Aster

  • Invictus Gaming

  • PSG.LGD

  • Royal Never Give Up

  • 4AM

AMD Streamer Challenge: Triple Threat & Domination (Southeast Asia)

AMD Streamer Challenge
AMD Streamer Challenge

Date: September - December

Venue: Online

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

AMD will be bringing its streamer-led gaming series online and feature popular online personalities from East Asia and Southeast Asia.

There will be two tournaments: the Triple Threat which will involve Japanese and South Korean streamers in a Valorant tournament, and Domination, where streamer teams and their fans form teams in round robin fights involving Valorant and Fall Guys.

In addition, Fnatic will be making an appearance and Dota 2 fans will be able to sign up to play with or against them.