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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)
Date: 25 September - 31 October
Venue: Pudong Football Stadium, Shanghai, China
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
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
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!
The Gym Singapore Valorant 5v5 Invitational (Singapore)
Date: 3 October - 1 November
Venue: The Gym, 316, Jalan Besar, Singapore 208974
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:
Valorant First Strike Tournament (Southeast Asia)
Date: November - December
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.
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)
Date: 31 October - 4 November
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)
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 Community Clash - Valorant (Southeast Asia)
Date: 10 October - 22 November
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)
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.
ZOTAC CUP Overwatch Community Tournament 2020 - Asia
Date: 20 November, 18 December
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)
Date: 27 - 29 October
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
Date: 29 September - 31 October
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)
Date: 25 September - 8 November
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
Date: 1 - 31 October
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:
The New Top
Perfect World Dota 2 League (Asia)
Date: 28 October onward
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
CDA-FDC Professional Championship (China)
Date: 22 October - 1 November
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:
Royal Never Give Up
AMD Streamer Challenge: Triple Threat & Domination (Southeast Asia)
Date: September - December
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.