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If you’re looking for some Valorant esports action, you’re in luck this weekend with the start of the Valorant Pacific Open. Meanwhile, cheer on your home country at the final weekend of Razer’s SEA Invitational 2020!
Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing because of the coronavirus.
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.
These are your teams in the tournament:
ahq e-Sports Club
Hong Kong Attitude
Taipei J Team
Valorant Pacific Open (Asia)
Date: 3 July - August
Riot Games and Cyber Games Arena are joining forces to host an Asian-based regional Valorant tournament starting this early July.
10 teams from Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore will battle it out for their share of the US$20,000 prize pool.
Red Bull Mobile Esports Open Tournament (Singapore)
Date: 18 - 19 July, 25 July (Finals)
Hosted by Red Bull, this Singapore-based mobile gaming tournament will have Singapore’s best players competing in PUBG Mobile. The winner will represent Singapore in the upcoming World Finals in Turkey in 2021.
MLBB Professional League Invitational 4 Nation Cup
Date: 26 - 28 June (group stage qualifiers), 3 July (three-day Playoffs)
The region’s best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang teams will be competing for the title of best Southeast Asia team in this upcoming league. Teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Myanmar will be fighting for the lion’s share of the US$100,000 prize pool.
These are the teams who will be competing in the tournament:
Alter Ego Esports
Campus Legends Season 2 (Singapore)
Date: 3 July - 9 August
SCOGA is once again hosting its Campus Legends grassroots esports tournament for students and amateur players. With support from various institutes of higher learning, the National Youth Council, and more, the tournament will use League of Legends and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Catch the playoffs and the grand finals live on Yahoo TV!
Valorant SEA Invitational (Asia)
Date: 11 July
This upcoming Valorant tournament will feature six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. This tournament will also have Riot Games Southeast Asia donating US$10,000 to GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Notable players include:
Luthfi Halimawan and Watchout Gaming from Indonesia
Soloz and MasterRamen from Malaysia
GlocoGaming and Ashley Gosiengfiao from the Philippines
Sombrero and Afiz from Singapore
Xargon and Hehe from Taiwan
Xcrosz and Badness Gamer from Thailand
Stay Home Challenge Breaker (Singapore)
Date: 6 June - 26 July
Singapore’s National Youth Council are teaming up with Redd+E (Reddentes Sports’ esports arm) to arrange a series of community esports tournaments. The games involved with the event are FIFA 20 and Valorant, with livestreams scheduled from 6 June to 26 July.
Here is the schedule breakdown:
23 - 26 July: Valorant/ League of Legends
ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League
Date: June 4 (Qualifiers), June 18 (Main League), July 15 - 19 (Playoffs)
ONE Esports, together with IO Esports, will be hosting the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League starting June.
The tournament will conclude with playoffs taking place from July 15 - 19 to crown the best in Southeast Asia, with US$100,000 to be split among the teams who rank from 1st to 10th.
Teams who will be playing in this tournament are:
Asia Summer Championship
Date: 15 - 30 June
This Southeast Asian Dota 2 tournament will have teams around the region competing for the top prize of US$6,000. The teams are:
China Dota 2 Professional League Season 2 (China)
Date: April - June
Some of the best Dota 2 teams from China and Asia will go head to head in the next season of China’s Dota 2 Professional League, organised by ImbaTV.
Here are the teams in this tournament, with some of them featuring Malaysian players:
Royal Never Give Up
Sparking Arrow Gaming
League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2020
Date: 17 June - 23 August
Venue: Offline, LoL Park, 33 Jong-ro, Cheongjin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The best Korean League of Legends team will contend once again in this official South Korean league for a big portion of the estimated US$81,980 prize pool. The teams who will be competing are:
Hanwha Life Esports
Razer SEA Invitational 2020
Date: 22 June - 5 July
Held entirely online, this SEA-focused tournament will pit the best players across the region in three games: Dota 2, Mobile Legends, and PUBG Mobile. This tournament will be hosted in partnership with Tier One Entertainment. The countries involved are:
Valorant Malaysia/Singapore Community Scrimmage
Date: 27 - 28 June
With Valorant being the new team-based shooter on the block, the esports community are finding new avenues to practice their skills and co-op play. This grassroots tournament is one such tournament: to have a friendly group match between Malaysian and Singaporean players.
Beyond Epic: China
Date: 21 - 28 June
Epic Esports Events, RuHub, and Beyond The Summit are teaming up to bring Dota 2 fans the Beyond Epic tournament series. In this special tournament, the best teams in China and EU/CIS will be competing for a prize pool of US$250,000.
The teams who will be playing are:
Royal Never Give Up
Sparking Arrow Gaming
Rainbow Six Asia Pacific League North Division
Ubisoft’s major APAC Rainbow Six Siege league tournament will be happening later this year. The tournament will be divided into two divisions: north (Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia) and south (Oceania, South Asia). The winners of each division will face off at a later date, where the victor of that tournament will represent Asia-Pacific at the upcoming Six Major.
Team Notorious (Taiwan)
Xavier Esports (Thailand)
Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 (The Philippines)
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 coronavirus, the Predator League has been postponed to a later date in June or July. Watch this space for updates!
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
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.
PUBG Mobile Indonesia National Championship 2020
Date: 17 - 19 July
Indonesia’s PUBG championship series will be the highlight for all esports fans in the country. This series is a part of the PMPL-Fall Indonesia League and features a prize pool of US$39,235.
Here are the teams who will be fighting:
Island of Gods
Capital 9 esports
EVO Online 2020
Date: July 4 - 2 August
The world’s biggest fighting game tournament is going online. Held over the course of 5 weekends, the tournament will feature the best fighters in the following games:
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Granblue Fantasy Versus
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath (open tournament)
Killer Instinct (open tournament)
Them’s Fightin’ herds (open tournament)
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (open tournament)
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.
VCS Summer 2020 (Vietnam)
Date: 19 June - September
Venue: Online, GG Stadium at Ho Chi Minh City
The best Vietnamese teams in League of Legends will be fighting for the top spot once again in this Riot Games and Garena Vietnam-sanctioned tournament. The teams who will be competing are:
Overwatch Contenders 2020: Pacific
Date: May - June
The best Overwatch teams from the Pacific region will be fighting for the top prize of US$14,000. Right now, the top 8 teams with the most points by the end of the regular season will face off in the playoffs.
The Asian teams and their current rankings are as follows:
Talon Esports - 250 points
Far East Society - 140 points
BAYABA - 120 points
Electric Gaming - 90 points
Green Leaves - 65 points
Lord of Dragon Esports - 65 points
UND - 60 points
Team For Revenge - 35 points
Hearthstone Masters Tour Online 2020 Asia Pacific
Date: 17 - 19 July
Blizzard will still be keeping Hearthstone’s esports scene alive with the upcoming Masters tour for Asia Pacific players. The tournament will be offering a US$500,000 prize pool.
To participate, you may need to visit Battlefy for more information.
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.
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