Weekly esports guide (6 - 13 July): Singapore Premier League goes virtual, Valorant SEA Invitational

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Singapore football fans will have something to cheer this weekend with the inaugural eSPL tournament featuring teams from the Singapore Premier League! Meanwhile, the Valorant SEA Invitational will provide FPS fans with their dose of Riot Games’ latest shooter.

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)

Pacific Championship Series
Pacific Championship Series

Date: 20 June to 6 September

Venue: Online

Stream: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYfC038eP_cm9WNo5Cv-tBg

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

  • Alpha Esports

  • Berjaya Dragons

  • Hong Kong Attitude

  • Taipei J Team

  • Liyab Esports

  • Machi Esports

  • Nova Esports

  • Resurgence

  • Talon Esports

Valorant Pacific Open (Asia)

Valorant Pacific Open (Image: Riot Games)
Valorant Pacific Open (Image: Riot Games)

Date: 3 July - August

Venue: Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/CGAHK/

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.

Singapore Premier League eSPL tournament (Singapore)

Singapore Premier League eSPL tournament (Singapore)
Singapore Premier League eSPL tournament (Singapore)

Date: 11 July to 19 July

Stream: SPL Facebook page

The Football Association of Singapore is bringing the beautiful game to the esports arena with the Singapore Premier League's eSPL tournament.

Featuring eight Singapore-based teams from the SPL, two players from each club with faceoff in eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020. Using the game's built-in editing mode, expect to see the virtual avatars dressed in their actual team jerseys and with players and officials represented accodingly.

There will also be matches featuring the women's national team, as well as a celebrity match.

The teams are group below:

Group A

  • Lion City Sailors

  • Young Lions

  • Balestier Khalsa

  • Albirex Nigata (S)

Group B

  • Geylang International

  • Tampines Rovers

  • Tanjong Pagar United

  • Hougang United

Red Bull Mobile Esports Open Tournament (Singapore)

Red Bull Mobile Esports Open Tournament (Singapore)
Red Bull Mobile Esports Open Tournament (Singapore)

Date: 18 - 19 July, 25 July (Finals)

Venue: Online

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

Registration: http://win.gs/meosgQ1 , http://win.gs/meosgQ2

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.

Campus Legends Season 2 (Singapore)

Campus Legends Season 2 (Singapore)
Campus Legends Season 2 (Singapore)

Date: 3 July - 9 August

Venue: Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/campusgamefest

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)

Valorant SEA Invitational (Asia)
Valorant SEA Invitational (Asia)

Date: 11 July

Venue: Online

Website: https://www.valorantseainvitational.com/

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)

Stay Home Circuit Breaker (Singapore)
Stay Home Circuit Breaker (Singapore)

Date: 6 June - 26 July

Venue: Online

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

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

ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League
ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League

Date: June 4 (Qualifiers), June 18 (Main League), July 15 - 19 (Playoffs)

Venue: Online

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:

  • Team Adroit

  • BOOM Esports

  • Fnatic

  • Geek Fam

  • Reality Rift

  • T1

  • TNC Predator

China Dota 2 Professional League Season 2 (China)

China Dota 2 Professional League Season 2 (China)
China Dota 2 Professional League Season 2 (China)

Date: April - June

Venue: Online

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

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:

  • Ehome

  • Invictus Gaming

  • Keen Gaming

  • Newbee


  • Royal Never Give Up

  • Team Aster

  • Vici Gaming

  • Sparking Arrow Gaming

  • CDEC Gaming

League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2020

League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2020
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

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lck1

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:

  • Afreeca Freecs

  • APK Prince

  • DAMWON Gaming

  • DragonX

  • Gen.G

  • Hanwha Life Esports

  • KT Rolster

  • T1

  • SANDBOX Gaming

  • Team Dynamics

Razer SEA Invitational 2020

Razer SEA Invitational 2020
Razer SEA Invitational 2020

Date: 22 June - 12 July

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOsLfEqAwim8MFOhPddwwFw

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.

Here is the schedule.

10 July

Mobile Legends Upper Bracket Final - 4pm
Mobile Legends Lower Bracket Rd 1 - 6pm
Dota 2 Upper Bracket Finals - 8pm

11 July

Mobile Legends Lower Bracket - 3pm
Dota 2 Lower Bracket Round 1 - 5pm
Dota 2 Lower Bracket FInal - 8pm

12th July

Dota 2 Finals - 1pm onwards
Mobile Legends Finals - 6pm onwards

Here are the countries’ current standings:

1. Thailand

2. Indonesia

3. The Philippines

4. Vietnam

5. Myanmar

6. Singapore

7. Brunei

8. Laos

9. Malaysia

10. Cambodia

PUBG Mobile World League 2020 - Season 0: East (Asia)

PUBG Mobile World League 2020 - Season 0: East (Asia)
PUBG Mobile World League 2020 - Season 0: East (Asia)

Date: 10 July - 9 August

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=908555025972310

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 the teams who will be fighting in this tournament.

  • Valdus Esports

  • Bigetron RA

  • BOX Gaming

  • Team Secret

  • Yoodo Gank

  • King of Gamers Club

  • RRQ Athena

  • Morph Team

  • GXR Celtz

  • MegaStars

  • TeamIND

  • Orange Rock

  • TSM Entity

  • Nova GodLike

  • SynerGE

  • U Level Up

  • T1

  • REJECT Scarlet

  • Free Style

  • NoChanceTeam

Rainbow Six Asia Pacific League North Division

Rainbow Six Asia Pacific League North Division
Rainbow Six Asia Pacific League North Division

Date: TBA

Venue: Online

Stream: http://youtube.com/UbisoftSEA

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)

  • Qconfirm (Thailand)

Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 (The Philippines)

Acer Predator League
Acer Predator League

Date: TBC

Venue: SM Mall of Asia Arena

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

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)

  • Veteran (Myanmar)

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)

eFootball PES2020
eFootball PES2020

Date: May

Venue: TBA

Website: https://www.facebook.com/264740356974580/posts/2638427636272495/?d=n

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)

Moon Studio Asian League (Asia)
Moon Studio Asian League (Asia)

Date: 29 July - 9 August

Venue: Online

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

An online Asian league pitting up-and-coming Dota 2 teams against one another for US$1,500 and more. The teams are:

  • Neon Esports

  • 496 Gaming

  • Cignal Ultra

  • Execration

  • CR

  • PG.Barracx

  • Team Veteran

  • Reckoning Esports

PUBG Mobile Indonesia National Championship 2020

Date: 17 - 19 July

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkB_AwGXxPAKdahxGHpeC4Q

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

  • Siren Esports

  • Ion

  • Kong

  • Nero Purca

  • OH.id LVL1

  • EVOS Esports

  • Capital 9 esports

  • 007

  • DG Esports

  • NARA Esports

  • TSC 2K

Free Fire Champions Cup (Indonesia)

Free Fire Champions Cup
Free Fire Champions Cup

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

Stream: http://www.youtube.com/VETV7%20ESPORTS

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:

  • Cerberus Esports

  • Dashing Buffalo

  • EVOS Esports

  • GAM Esports

  • Team Flash

  • Team Secret

  • OverPower

  • Percent Esports

Overwatch Contenders 2020: Pacific

Overwatch Contenders 2020: Pacific
Overwatch Contenders 2020: Pacific

Date: May - June

Venue: Online

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

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:

  1. Talon Esports - 250 points

  2. Far East Society - 140 points

  3. BAYABA - 120 points

  4. Electric Gaming - 90 points

  5. Green Leaves - 65 points

  6. Lord of Dragon Esports - 65 points

  7. UND - 60 points

  8. Team For Revenge - 35 points

Hearthstone Masters Tour Online 2020 Asia Pacific

Hearthstone Masters Tour Online 2020 Asia Pacific
Hearthstone Masters Tour Online 2020 Asia Pacific

Date: 17 - 19 July

Venue: Online

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

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)

Overwatch League
Overwatch League

Date: February - August 2020

Venue: TBA

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

Venue: TBC

Registration: Link

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

  • Samurai Shodown

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Under Night In-Birth