Weekly esports guide (30 November - 7 December): Who will emerge victorious in the MPLI?

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December is here, and with it are some big events in the esports calendar, including the culmination of the ONE Esports Mobile Legends Pro League Invitational!

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

Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational

ONE Esports Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational
ONE Esports Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational

Date: 26 November - 6 December

Venue: Online

Stream: http://oneesports.gg/MPLI

This weekend, the regional champions from the regular MPL season are entering the fray against the invited teams that made it through the previous weekend’s qualifiers. With some epic battles like Bren Esports taking on Aura PH, who will make through and claim the title? Check out our predictions here!

Mobile Legends M2 World Championship

M2 World Championship (Photo: Moonton)
M2 World Championship (Photo: Moonton)

Date: January

Venue: Singapore

The second Mobile Legends highlight event will be taking place in Singapore behind closed-doors at the Shangri-La Singapore! With teams from across the globe competing, it will be the first major esports event of the year in the country. A prize pool of US$300,000 and the bragging rights for being the best MLBB team in the world await the team that reaches the top.

2020 League of Legends All-Star Run The Rift 2020

2020 League of Legends All-Star Run The Rift 2020
2020 League of Legends All-Star Run The Rift 2020

Date: 18 - 20 December

Venue: Online

Stream: https://lolesports.com/

All-Star is a celebration of our sport’s most-loved personalities duking it out in League of Legends. With All-Star going online, pros and influencers will be playing from their home or regional studio.

The tournament is divided into two stages: Underdog Uprising and Superstar Showdown. It will also involve teams from the LCK, LPL, LCS, and LEC in the Superstar Showdown bout.

Hearthstone World Championship 2020

Hearthstone World Championship 2020
Hearthstone World Championship 2020

Date: 12 - 13 December

Venue: Online

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

This Grandmasters-only tournament is the new Premier League courtesy of Blizzard that features a US$500,000 prize pool. Notable participants include:

  • glory (Asia-Pacific Season 1 winner)

  • Bankyugi (Asia-Pacific Season 2 winner)

  • Syf (China Season 1 winner)

  • XiaoT (China Season 2 winner)

Capcom Cup 2020 (Worldwide)

Capcom Cup 2020
Capcom Cup 2020

Date: December

Venue: TBA

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

The biggest Street Fighter 5 tournament from Capcom will be happening soon, after many qualifier tournaments. Features a US$200,000 prize pool.

The most notable Southeast Asian and Asian players who are in the running for this Street Fighter 5 tournament are:

  • Xian (Singapore)

  • SKZ (Singapore)

  • Daigo (Japan)

  • Gachikun (Japan)

  • Jiewa (China)

Tekken Online Challenge: Philippines

Tekken Online Challenge: Philippines
Tekken Online Challenge: Philippines

Date: 12 December

Venue: Online

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

An upcoming Tekken 7 tournament for the Philippines fighting game community. Notable entrants in the tournament include:

  • Maru

  • AK

  • Mawts

  • Coffee_Prinz!

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!

Valorant First Strike Tournament (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.

The following Asian countries will host their tournaments on the following dates:

  • First Strike Japan - 3 to 6 December

  • First Strike Korea - 3 to 6 December

  • First Strike HK/TW - 3 to 6 December

  • First Strike MY/SG - 3 to 6 December

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

e-Delta League FIFA 21 2v2 (Singapore)

e-Delta League FIFA 21 2v2 (Singapore)
e-Delta League FIFA 21 2v2 (Singapore)

Date: 19 December (Finals)

Venue: Online

Registration: https://go.gov.sg/edl2020

Delta League SG will be hosting a 2v2 FIFA 21 tournament to cap off the end of 2020. The tournament features a Boys Open and Girls Open category, and is meant for 13 to 17-year olds.

PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 (Worldwide)

PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 (Worldwide)
PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 (Worldwide)

Date: 24 November - January

Venue: Online and offline

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

The PUBG Corporation and Tencent Games are hosting the yearly global championships featuring the best teams from all over the world. It also features a prize pool of US$2 million.

The Southeast Asian teams who are qualified include:

  • Aerowolf LIMAX

  • Secret JIN

  • RRQ Athena

  • POWER888 KPS

  • Team Secret

MLBB 2020 Singapore Charity Showmatch

MLBB 2020 Charity Showmatch
MLBB 2020 Charity Showmatch

Date: 19 Dec

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

Gaming and online personalities from Singapore will be joining forces with chosen participants from the public in this event aimed at raising money for charity. Join in the fun from 4pm to 9.30pm on 19 Dec and catch personalities like Aiman Haikal from Night Owl Cinematics, MLBB streamer Sky Wee and Jian Hao Tan taking to the filed in the name of charity!

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.

Check out esports videos from Yahoo TV:

Mineski VxV (Philippines)

Mineski VxV (Philippines)
Mineski VxV (Philippines)

Date: 21 November - 6 December

Venue: Online

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

A Valorant tournament organised by Riot Games and Mineski, and also part of the First Strike series. The confirmed teams so far are:

  • NXP.Aether

  • Subversive

  • ATLAS Esports

  • Bestial Esports

  • AG.Nefarious

  • KADILIMAN

  • DFT Revitalize

  • ANBU Elite Gaming

NIMO TV SEA ARENA 2020 Thailand Qualifier

NIMO TV SEA ARENA 2020
NIMO TV SEA ARENA 2020

Date: 4 -12 December

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/c/NimoTVstreaming

A big PUBG Mobile tournament organized by NIMO TV, Tencent Games, and the PUBG Corporation. The winners of this tournament will be playing in the Grand Finals alongside the winners of the Vietnam and Indonesia qualifiers starting 26 December.

Artisan Dota League

Artisan Dota League
Artisan Dota League

Date: 13 November - 20 December

Venue: Online

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

A Dota 2 tournament organized by Thunder Media, featuring players from Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong fighting each other for the top prize pool worth US$45,000. Teams participating in this tournament include:

  • Neon Esports

  • The Prime

  • Void

  • Galaxy Racer

  • Execration

  • Vice Esports

  • Cignal Ultra

  • Zerothreetwo Dota

  • TEAM STAR

  • Team Sirius

  • Jungle

  • FTD club C

  • Forest

  • Phoenix Gaming

  • iG Vitality

  • Sparking Arrow Gaming

  • Team MagMa

  • Aster.Aries

  • Access

Onslaught League Season 5 - December (Southeast Asia)

Onslaught League Season 5 - December
Onslaught League Season 5 - December

Date: 1 - 23 December

Venue: Online

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

The best PUBG teams from Southeast Asia and Oceania territories will duke it out in this upcoming Onslaught League tournament for a US$2,000 prize pool. The teams are:

  • 24K Gaming

  • Angel Alliance

  • ArkAngel Predator

  • Attack All Around

  • Bahamut Gaming

  • CERBERUS Esports

  • DK Esports

  • FFG.KXS

  • From the Future

  • HASHIRA

  • LG Divine

  • Revive Team

  • SEAGM.WULF

  • Sedna Esports

  • Team Executive

  • Victim Rise

PUBG Mobile Campus Championship Indonesia 2020

Date: 5 November - December

Venue: Online

Stream/Registration: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PUBGMOBILE.ID.OFFICIAL

An officially-sanctioned PUBG campus tournament series in Indonesia. The winning team will get the lion’s share of the US$13,653 prize pool.

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.

ESL Thailand Championship 2020

ESL Thailand Championship 2020
ESL Thailand Championship 2020

Date: 3 - 6 December

Venue: Online

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

A Valorant tournament hosted by ESL Thailand, and part of the First Strike series. This tournament comes with a US$4,972 prize pool. So far the confirmed teams are:

  • Attack All Around

  • Sharper Esport

  • MiTH.Attitude

  • Overtime Esports

  • Daytrade Gaming

  • QConfirm

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.

PUBG Mobile Campus Championship Indonesia 2020

Date: 5 November - December

Venue: Online

Stream/Registration: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PUBGMOBILE.ID.OFFICIAL

An officially-sanctioned PUBG campus tournament series in Indonesia. The winning team will get the lion’s share of the US$13,653 prize pool.

AOC Masters Tournament 2020

AOC Masters Tournament 2020
AOC Masters Tournament 2020

Date: 19 November - 13 December

Venue: Online

Website: https://aoc.com/home.html

A Southeast Asian Valorant tournament hosted by AOC Gaming and Mineski Global. Features a US$11,000 prize pool. The teams who will be participating are:

  • ahq e-Sports Club

  • Superdomineering

  • Only One Word

  • LEGENDs

  • Attack All Around

  • Overtime Esports

  • MiTH.Attitude

  • NongWaen

  • Team SMG

  • Team 600

  • Alter Ego

  • Frostwolf

  • TODAK

  • Kingsmen

  • Bren Esports

  • TMT Esports

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

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.