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Dota 2 fans will be happy to see the return of the Female Esports League’s Dota 2 Solos! Meanwhile, there’s lots of PUBG action happening around the region. And if you’re a PUBG Mobile fan, Yahoo Esports’ latest PWN THEM ALL season has just launched!
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.
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)
Female Esports League Dota 2 Solos V
Date: 9 August
Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV
The Female Esports League’s Dota 2 Solos is back for its fifth round. Watch as some of the best female Dota 2 players in Southeast Asia set their sights on a win. With some players that previously qualified for the FSL Elite tournament in 2019, you can be sure of some exciting plays.
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.
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!
Female Esports League Valorant Open II
Date: 15 and 16 August
Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV
The Female Esports League is also coming back for another round of Valorant action. Interested gamers can sign up either as a team or as individuals. For more information, check out FSL’s FPS page.
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
PUBG Philippine Series Season 1
Date: 26 July - 16 August
The best PUBG teams from the Philippines are fighting for a spot at the upcoming Continental: Series 2 APAC, along with a lion’s share of the US$10,111 prize pool.
The teams are:
PUBG Singapore & Malaysia Series 2020
Date: 4 - 9 August
The best teams from Malaysia and Singapore will be fighting in this PUBG series organised by Geek Events and PUBG Corporation. The winner will qualify for the upcoming Continental: Series 2 APAC tournament.
The teams who will be fighting are:
Battle Arena Elites
PUBG Thailand Open 2020
Date: 6 - 15 August
A minor league tournament that will offer the winners seeding points to the Continental: Series 2 APAC PUBG tournament, as well as the lion’s share of the US$4,810 prize pool. The teams are:
Made in Thailand
Purple Mood E-Sport
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:
Buriram United Esports
X-Stadium Thu Duc
PUBG Mobile World League 2020 - Season 0: East (Asia)
Date: 10 July - 9 August
This major-level PUBG Mobile tournament is sponsored by Tencent Games, VSPN, and PUBG Corporation. It features the best Asian teams competing against each other for a US$425,000 prize pool.
These are overall standings of the team so far:
1. Bigetron RA (367)
2. RRQ Athena (329)
3. BOX Gaming (312)
4. MegaStars (311)
5. GXR Celtz (300)
6. King of Gamers Club (293)
7. Team Secret (283)
8. TSM Entity (259)
9. Valdus Esports (245)
10. SynerGE (241)
11. T1 (239)
12. Orange Rock (233)
13. REJECT Scarlet (187)
14. TeamIND (185)
15. Yoodo Gank (161)
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)
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.
OMEGA League: Asia Divine Division
Date: 1 - 22 August
In this upcoming Dota 2 tournament, Epic Esports Events and WePlay! Esports are joining forces to present the Asian region OMEGA League featuring players from China and Southeast Asia with a total prize pool of US$40,000. The confirmed teams so far are:
AfreecaTV Asia Invitational Summer 2020 (Asia)
Date: 6 - 13 August
Teams from all over Asia will be competing for a huge chunk of the US$5,000 prize pool in this AfreecaTV Valorant tournament. The confirmed teams are:
ahq e-Sports Club
Attack All Around
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
Moon Studio Asian League (Asia)
Date: 29 July - 9 August
An online Asian league pitting up-and-coming Dota 2 teams against one another for US$1,500 and more. The teams are:
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.
Here are the rankings of each team so far:
1. GAM Esports (9-2)
2. Team Flash (8-2)
3. Team Secret (7-3)
4. CERBERUS Esports (7-4)
5. EVOS Esports (4-6)
6. Percent Esports (3-7)
7. Saigon Buffalo (3-8)
8. OverPower (1-10)
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.
Three teams from Overwatch Contenders Pacific Season 1 will be invited to play as group stage seeds, including A-BANG (Taiwan), Far East Society (Singapore), and FortuNa (Japan). Teams can register for the 22 August qualifiers before 17 August.
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