Weekly esports guide (9 - 16 September): LoL goes on SEA summer tour, MY/SG tournament to start

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It’s League of Legends time in Southeast Asia with the League of Legends SEA Tour and Battle Arena’s MY/SG tournament, but fans of Dota 2 in the region also have lots to cheer about with more top tier teams being announced for December’s ONE Esports Singapore World Pro Invitational!

League of Legends SEA Tour Summer 2019 (Southeast Asia)

League of Legends SEA Tour Summer 2019 (Southeast Asia)

Date: 15 September

Venue: Online

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

LoL fans will get to see who the top two players are in the LST Summer 2019 tournament. The final two teams are Axis Empire and MEGA Esports.

The winner will qualify for the upcoming LoL World Championship 2019. Here are the current placements so far:

  • 3rd- 4th: WIN Esports, Liyab Esports

  • 5th – 6th: DeToNator, Steelwolves Gaia

  • 7th: Armored Project

  • 8th: Insurgent

One Esports One Tekken Tokyo Invitational/Community Tournament (Japan)

One Esports One Tekken Tokyo Invitational/Community Tournament

Date: 5th October

Venue: Bella Salle Shibuya Garden, Shibuya City, Tokyo

Registration Link: https://oneesports.gg/maff-tekken (closes on 27th September)

Tekken 7 fans; if you wish to pool your fighting efforts to win the big one, there’s no better than with this 3v3 One Tekken Tokyo Invitational tournament. The attending pro players are:

Team Korea

· Jeong “Rangchu” Hyeon-ho

· Lim “Ulsan” Soo-hoon

· Kang “Chanel” Seong-ho

Team Japan

· Shoji “Double” Takakubo

· Kachi “Pekos” Yota

· Genki “Gen” Kumisaka

Team All-Stars

· Nopparut “Book” Hempamorn (Thailand)

· Hoa “Anakin” Luu (USA)

· Vincent “Super Akouma” Homan (France)

Players who wish to participate must form their own teams and register here. Spectators who wish to attend can get their tickets here.

Mobile Legends Professional League MY/SG Season 4 (Malaysia, Singapore)

Mobile Legends Professional League MY/SG Season 4

Date: 24 August – 29 September

Venue: Rasta, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur (15th, 21st, 29th September)

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

The next Mobile Legends Professional League tournament for the Malaysia/Singapore region has kicked off and will last until the end of September. The regular season of the US$100,000 prize pool tournament will pit the best mobile MOBA players in the region using an improved point system. These are the teams who are competing in the ongoing tournament:

  • Axis Esports Club

  • Geek FAM

  • Shopee Bosskurr

  • Sabah Top Player

  • XPAX X-Assins

  • Todak

  • EVOS Esports SG

  • Resurgence

  • Notorious Villains

  • Louvre Esports

AIS CS:GO Pro League Season 7 (Thailand)

Date: September

Venue: Arena+ FPSThailand Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand

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

Bangkok’s premiere CS:GO tournament is underway with its regular season. The top teams vying for a spot in the Pro League include Beyond Esports, ALPHA Red, and Lucid Dream.

Battle Arena x $Gamers League of Legends MY/SG Tournament (Malaysia, Singapore)

Battle Arena x $Gamers League of Legends MY/SG Tournament

Date: 14th-29th September

Venue: Battle Arena, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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

The fine folks at Battle Arena will be hosting the now-relabelled League of Legends tournament; it was formerly known as the WirForce Esports Invitational League.

Different name, but still the same regional high-level LoL showcase fans know and love; players can form their own groups and register right now to duke it out mid-September.

ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitationals (Singapore)

ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitationals (Photo: ONE Esports)

Date: 17 - 22 December

Venue: Singapore

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:

  • EG

  • Team Secret

  • LGD

  • Virtus.pro

Auto Chess Invitationals - Regional (China)

Date: August - September

Venue: TBA

Website: http://www.facebook.com/sin.esports.official/ (regional premium partners of the tournament)

32 teams from 8 regions, including Southeast Asia and Vietnam, will be participating in a series of qualifiers to determine the finalists for the upcoming main event from 25 to 27 October. Stay tuned here for more details on this late August and September.

ESL Thailand Championship Season 2 (Thailand)

ESL Thailand Championship

Date: 29 July – 29 September

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/esl_dota2_th

This Thai Dota 2 tournament will determine the country’s top player’s placement in the upcoming ESL Clash of Nations 2019 in October. It also features a prize pool of US$12,000. Teams that will be participating include:

  • Buriram United

  • 2Be Continued Esports

  • MSCerberus

  • Cipher


  • Improved


  • Dangerous

ESL Vietnam Championship Season 2 (Vietnam)

ESL Vietnam Championship

Date: 29th July – 21st September

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1oXrZgDDEmjMeVORU3ma0A

This Vietnamese Dota 2 tournament will determine the country’s representative in the upcoming Clash of Nations tournament this October. The following teams will be fighting for that coveted spot.

  • 496 Gaming

  • Breakers

  • Super Saiyan God

  • SleepyAsh

  • Soul Hunters

  • Immortal

  • Rising Stars

  • Hero

ESL Malaysia & Singapore Championship Season 2

ESL Malaysia & Singapore Championship

Date: 29th July – 28th September

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/user/eslasiatv

This Malaysia/Singapore Dota 2 tournament will determine the region’s representative in the upcoming Clash of Nations tournament this October. The following are the best teams who will be competing for the coveted slot and lion’s share of the prize pool.

  • Flower Gaming

  • Dota Hero

  • Unicorn

  • Siamang Tunggal

  • Resurgence

  • Reality Rift

  • Void

  • Re:Birth

ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019 (Thailand)

ESL Clash of Nations

Date: 25 -27 October

Venue: Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Thailand (part of Thailand Game Show 2019)

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

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.

ESL Malaysia/Singapore/Philippines Championship AOV (Online)

ESL MSP Championship

Dates: 28 August and 8 September (Group stage), 21 - 22 September (playoffs)

Venue: Online

Livestream: ESL Asia Facebook and Youtube

Supported by Garena and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Yoodo, the ESL MSP Championship will feature eight of the best AOV teams in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.

The teams will compete for a total prize pool of US$10,000 as well as the chance to be the MSP representative at the Arena of Valor International Championship 2019.

Overwatch World Cup 2019 (USA)

Overwatch World Cup 2019

Date: November

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).

The Philippines

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