Weekly esports guide (8 - 15 July): FSL AoV updates, Yahoo eSports Invitational returns

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There’s no slowing down in the esports calendar as we head into mid-July. The TI9 qualifiers have been decided but there’s still lots to play for in different games within the Southeast Asia region!

Female Esports League Circuit Arena of Valor (Southeast Asia)

Female Esports League AoV

Date: 16-21 July, 6-8 August, 5-6 September for AOV Elite

Venue: TBA

Registration: http://bit.ly/2FaYbf3

Livestreamhttps://sg.yahoo.com

Female mobile MOBA fans who weren’t into Mobile Legends, now’s your chance to up your game in this upcoming Arena of Valor tournament.

With up to SG$1,900 of cash prizes up for grabs and the AOV Elite finals culminating in Singapore this September, you’ll be sure to check out the best talents in Southeast Asia go wild with AOV.

The qualifiers for Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines have been combined with Indonesia, meaning only one team from these countries will be competing in the Elite round.

The 5th Yahoo eSports Invitational Tournament (Online)

The 5th Yahoo eSports Invitational Tournament

Date: 20 June to 20 July

Venue: Online

Livestream: Watch it live on Yahoo TV

RegistrationFor SEA teams

Tournament rulesMore information here

It’s the 5th Yahoo eSports Invitational, and this time, Yahoo Taiwan is bringing the PUBG game to Yahoo’s own tournament. With teams from all across the Asia-Pacific region competing for a prize of US$15,000, you can be sure of some fast and furious action on the Sanhok map!

If PUBG is not your thing, there will also be Hearthstone action, where SEA’s Hearthstone starts will be in action against the rest of the Asia-Pacific!

Neo Geo World Tour Season 2 Global Finals (Taiwan)

Neo Geo World Tour Season 2 Global Finals (Taiwan)

Date: 11-14 July

Venue: Summer Game Show, Taipei, Taiwan

Stream Link: http://twitch.tv/neogeoworldtour

See the best The King of Fighters XIV and The King of Fighters ‘98 players go head-to-head for the lion’s share of the prize pool

The top players fighting in this grand KOF tournament include Xiaohai, ET, M’, FinalFightX, Kentut Berdahak, and Gore Values.

Star Supa Comic E-Sports Arena (Malaysia)

Star Supa Comic E-Sports Arena

Date: 13-14 July

Venue: Star Supa Comic Expo, Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Mid Valley Megamall

Registration: https://sites.thestar.com.my/supacomic/highlights.aspx

If you’re a Malaysian resident looking to test your skills at MOBA, 2D fighting games, and 3D fightfests, then the Star Supa Comic E-Sports Arena is the grassroots tournament for you. With prize pools up to RM30,000, now’s the time as any to sign up at the last moment and head down to Mid Valley this weekend for competitive gaming glory.

Mad X Gamefest E-Sports Tournament (Malaysia)

Mad X Gamefest E-Sports Tournament

Date: 18-20 July

Venue: Asia Pacific University

Site Link: https://www.facebook.com/gamefestxmadfest2019

A public campus event for gaming fans, this e-sports tournament will feature Mortal Kombat 11, Mobile Legends Bang Bang, and Counter-Strike GO. Prize pools will be announced soon.

Acer Predator League 2019 Singapore qualifiers (Singapore)

Acer Predator League 2019 Singapore qualifiers

Date: 27 July (online qualifiers), 3-4 August (Finals)

Venue: Online (27 July) and Singapore Indoor Stadium (Finals)

Livestreamhttps://sg.yahoo.com (Finals)

RegistrationPUBGDota 2

The Acer Predator League is back for 2019! Who will make it to the finals and represent Singapore in the Philippines next year? Catch the Dota 2 and PUBG action in the finals live on Yahoo TV.

PVP Esports Corporate League Singapore qualifiers (Singapore)

Date: 15-16 August

Time: 6pm to 10pm

Venue: Asia Square

Who says corporate folk don't play games? Catch the showdown in the PVP Esports Corporate League Singapore qualifiers as Asia Square as teams aim for glory in Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

Asia Champions League (Singapore)

Asia Champions League

Date: 21 July to 6 September (Qualifiers), 5-8 September (Finals)

Venue: Online (Qualifiers), Suntec Convention Centre, COMEX 2019 (Finals)

More information: https://aceleague.asia

Looking for competitions for Dota Underlords, Mobile Legends or PUBG Mobile? The Asia Champions League has you covered! With a total prize pool of over $20,000, why not give it a go?

MET Asia Series: PUBG Classic (Thailand)

MET Asia Series: PUBG Classic (Thailand)

Date: 26-28 July

Venue: BITEC Bangna EH100, Bangkok, Thailand

Info Link: http://facebook.com/metevents

This particular PBG tournament is the third Global Event and the final PUBG Classics bout of the 2019 circuit. This battle will feature the best teams from Southeast Asia, China, South Korea, and Japan. Here are the players from the SEA side:

  • Armory Gaming (Thailand)

  • Rex Regum Queon (Indonesia)

  • Tokio Striker (Thailand)

ESL Indonesia Championship Season 2 Group Stage (Indonesia)

ESL Indonesia Championship Season 2 Group Stage (Indonesia)

Date: 2nd July – 4th September

Venue: TBA, Online for now

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFaFM_YTvfGP8B78ligvnrA

Indonesia’s best Dota 2 players will be duking it out for the top four spots in the final portions of this championship tournament. Eight teams will be vying for that honour; these include:

  • Boom ID

  • PG.Barracx

  • The Prime

  • EVOS Esports

  • Antrophy

  • PG.Orca

  • Alter Ego

  • Hans Pro Gaming

Overwatch Contenders Pacific Season 2 (Asia Pacific)

Overwatch Contenders

Date: 20 June – 9 August

Stream: EnglishMandarin

The next season in the Asia Pacific competitive side of Overwatch returns for a second outing. With a collective reward of US$3 million reallocated towards top-performing teams, we will no doubt see rising stars within the region.

These are the competing teams:

  • Cyclone Coupling

  • Global Esports

  • Jupiter

  • NovaMS Esports

  • Talon

  • Xavier Esports

  • Far East Society (NEW)

  • Green Leaves (NEW)

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.

Countries will now have to find and select their players from now onwards until 14 July. The selected players and committee members will travel to the live event and receive complimentary access to BlizzCon by 26 July.

Speaking of which, here is the list of recently-announced committee members for each selected Southeast Asian countries.

Singapore

General Manager: Chun Chieh "TCC" Teo
Community Manager: Nicholas "Caldoran" Tay
Coach: Seetoh "JohnGalt" Jian Qing

The Philippines

General Manager: Mika "nilavariel" Fabella
Community Manager: Camie "Yumie" Tafalla
Coach: Dathan Allan Keanu "Daks" Rosales

Thailand

General Manager: Areeya "aumimchun" Manamunchaiyaporn
Community Manager: Aunya "Klarion" Wettayawong
Coach: จิรวัฒน์ "HeadHawk" กะลัมพะนันทน์

Malaysia

General Manager: Kenn "Beagull" Leandre
Community Manager: Sun "megikari" San
Coach: Jack "RagonSEA" Teoh

eRacing Grand Prix SEA (Southeast Asia)

Date: 13-21 July

Venue: Atria Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Registration: https://ergpsea.com/

Want to be a professional racer by playing racing games? Then the eRacing Grand Prix SEA is for you. Slated for June 2019, this tournament will have players competing in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand in Gran Turismo Sport for PS4.

The eRacing Grand Prix SEA has unfortunately been pushed back from its original June date to July due to unavoidable circumstances. Like stated before, the winner of each stop will be trained to drive a real race car and offered a spot in the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship before heading in the bigger leagues.

World Cyber Games 2019 Xi’an (China)

WCG 2019

Date: 18 -21 July

Venue: Xi’an, China

Link: http://www.wcg.com/

One of Asia’s biggest Dota 2 tournaments is slated for July, for a lion’s share of the US$140,000 prize pool. The teams involved in this battle include Asia Pacific finalists Cignal Ultra and MSCerberus TH, as well as other overseas teams like Thunder Predator, Black Sheep, Hippomaniacs, and KeinBockOderWas.


Sarawak Day FIFA 19 Tournament (Malaysia)

Sarawak Day FIFA 19 Tournament

Date: 20-22 July

Venue: Paragon Street Mall, Bintulu, Sarawak

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeE_Afp86lO1-hPT2ajGa1MTzQIgE1syejh6UqLtq-VhEAJbA/viewform

To celebrate the state of Sarawak’s independence, the Kelab Belia Jalan Bakti and Oblivion Esports will be organising a Sarawak Day Esports Cup featuring FIFA 19 as its main game. The total prize pool for this tournament is RM15,000, with the champion winning RM5,000 from the share. Registration fee is RM30, while the deadline for signing up is 10 July.