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The second week of October is here, bringing with it more action in the Female Esports League as well as Southeast Asia’s biggest fighting games tournament. Also look out for some MPL action across the Causeway, and some Dota 2 learnings for those keen on making it to the next level.
Female Esports League Dota 2
Date: 28 September - 27 October (Group stage and playoffs), 16 and 17 November (Elite)
The Female Esports League is back for its Dota 2 circuit, featuring the best female teams from around the region.
It’s four weekends of group stage action, followed by the playoffs end of October, before the best of the best will meet offline for the FSL Elite.
Remember to catch all the action live on Yahoo TV!
GameStart 2019 (Singapore)
Date: 12 - 13 October
Venue: Suntec Convenction Centre
Singapore's largest gaming convention returns for the sixth time in October. With a theme of "Asian Mythology", there's surely a lot to look forward to, including hands-on demos of upcoming games, a themed escape room called "The Castle" and much more.
There are also several esports events happening within GameStart, including the SEA Major.
SEA Major Singapore 2019 (Singapore)
Date: 12 - 13 October
Venue: Suntec Convenction Centre
Southeast Asia’s premiere fighting game tournament is back again in its umpteenth iteration. The fighting games that will be showcased here include Street Fighter V, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Blazeblue Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st], Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, SoulCalibur VI, Tekken 7, Samurai Shodown, and Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2.
You might even catch top players like ShenChan, Xiaohai, Snake Eyes, John Takeuchi, and Oil King.
MPL Malaysia/Singapore S4 All-Star Match-Up (Malaysia)
Date: 12 October
Venue: Battle Arena PJ, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The folks at eGG Network are hosting a special meet-and-greet all-star exhibition leading up to the MPL Malaysia/Singapore S4 playoffs. Team Malaysia and Singapore will square off against each other this coming Saturday at noontime.
Malaysia All-Star Team
· Shopee Bosskurr’s Soloz and Logan
· Todak’s Moon
· Geek Fam’s 2ez4jepv and Xorn
Singapore All-Star Team
· EVOS’ Bambi and JPL
· Notorious Villains’ Kolia and Fenrir
· Resurgences’ Aeon
Geek Academy’s Breakdown Bootcamp
Date: 11 October
Venue: Taylor's University
Geek Academy and Geek Fam will be hosting a Breakdown Bootcamp, a first-of-its-kind esports experience that offers players a chance to see how professional Dota 2 players think and work. Guests and pro players include:
· Geek Fam’s Kuku, Raven, DuBu, and Ryoya
· Geek Academy head coach ZergRush and Dota 2 coach ShenGG
Ticket prices are RM180, with early bird discounts up to 50 per cent. The session will last 3 hours from 5pm to 8pm
Mobile Legends World Championship 2019 (Malaysia)
Date: 15 - 17 November
Venue: Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur
Stream: YouTube Gaming
For the first time ever, mobile MOBA Mobile Legends: Bang Bang will have its own world championship tournament. Also dubbed as M1, this major level tournament will pit Asia’s finest against each other and the rest of the world including North America, South America, and Europe.
With a prize pool of US$250,000, fans will be seeing the top 16 professional teams who will take home the lion’s share this November.
Brawl Stars World Championship Qualifiers (Asia Pacific)
Date: 28 September, 19 - 20 October
Venue: The Pantheon, Kuala Lumpur (Finals in October)
Get your arcade shooting 3v3 esports fight on with this Supercell-sanctioned Brawl Star tournament featuring Asia’s finest.
The offline regional finals will take place at The Pantheon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 19 and 20 October.
League of Legends 10-Year Anniversary Livestream
Date: 16 October
Riot Games will be celebrating its MOBA’s anniversary later in October. The company will be sharing news of its next major update, preseason changes, and also some tidbits of its spin-off Teamfight Tactics.
ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitationals (Singapore)
Date: 17 - 22 December
The ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational will see 12 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams fight it out in Singapore. Catch some of your favourite teams as they vie for the US$500,000 prize pool, with some big names already announced.
Here are the teams that are coming as of this article:
League of Legends 2019 World Championship (Worldwide)
Date: 2 October – 10 November
Venue: Berlin, Madrid, Paris
The biggest League of Legends tournament will be starting early next month. After the many major qualifiers happening worldwide and in Southeast Asia, these are your teams competing for gold and glory, with their respective matches & brackets:
Winner of Play-Ins Group A
Winner of Play-Ins Group B
Royal Never Give Up
SK Telecom T1
Winner of Play-Ins Group C
ahq e-Sports Club
Winner of Play-Ins Group D
Unicorns of Love
Hong Kong Attitude
Lenovo & Intel Legion of Champions Series IV
Date: 26 - 27 October, 13 -15 December
Venue: Pantip Mall, Bangkok, Thailand (Grand Finals in December)
Lenovo’s flagship Asia Pacific esports competition is now in its fourth series and will showcase games such as PUBG, Counter-Strike: GO, and many more.
Furthermore, this will be the first time the tournament will be hosting a Legion of Valkyries all-female tournament circuit
ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019 (Thailand)
Date: 25 -27 October
Venue: Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Thailand (part of Thailand Game Show 2019)
ESL will be bringing its Dota 2 Clash of Nations series to an end. Once the five ESL country-specific championships have their teams, they will compete in Bangkok for the lion’s share of the US$50,000 prize pool and the ESL Clash of Nations Dota 2 trophy in Asia.
Overwatch World Cup 2019 (USA)
Venue: Anaheim, California, USA
The fourth Overwatch World Cup tournament will happen during November. However, the format of competing has now changed. Instead of having country-specific qualifiers to determine the final few teams to fight at BlizzCon, the entire tournament will happen during the week leading up to the company game expo.
Here is the list of recently-announced committee members for each selected Southeast Asian countries.
General Manager: Chun Chieh "TCC" Teo
Community Manager: Nicholas "Caldoran" Tay
Coach: Seetoh "JohnGalt" Jian Qing
Figo Chua (Azalea)
Mohammed Asri (Sachokk)
Muhammad Syafiq (Xenofly)
Timotheus Yeo (Bubblekitty)
Jasper Yue (yuris)
Alston How (Jervyz)
Hao Haiyang (ZeonFlux).
General Manager: Mika "nilavariel" Fabella
Community Manager: Camie "Yumie" Tafalla
Coach: Dathan Allan Keanu "Daks" Rosales
General Manager: Areeya "aumimchun" Manamunchaiyaporn
Community Manager: Aunya "Klarion" Wettayawong
Coach: จิรวัฒน์ "HeadHawk" กะลัมพะนันทน์
General Manager: Kenn "Beagull" Leandre
Community Manager: Sun "megikari" San
Coach: Jack "RagonSEA" Teoh