Weekly esports guide (24 - 30 June): FSL Dota 2, FSL AoV, Yahoo invitational

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We’re already in the last week of June, and while there’s a Female Esports League Dota 2 tournament happening this week, Arena of Valor isn’t far behind!

Female Esports League Dota 2 (Southeast Asia)

FSL Dota 2 Open

Date: 27 to 30 June

Venue: Online

RegistrationIndividual or Team

Livestreamhttps://sg.yahoo.com

The Female Esports League is headed back to the land of PCs with its Dota 2 Open. With 16 teams competing in a single elimination Best of 1, followed by the top four advancing to the playoffs against four seeded teams, you can be sure it will be pure excitement.

If you're a female Dota 2 gamer but don't have a team, not to worry, you can even join the FSL Discord to connect with other female gamers to form one.

Female Esports League Circuit Arena of Valor (Southeast Asia)

Female Esports League Arena of Valor

Date: 9-11 July, 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 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 bring 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!

There are still some slots left, so be sure to sign up if you’re keen to get in on some PUBG action.

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!

*SCAPE Exposure & Xperience Programme 2019 Summer Camps (Singapore)

*SCAPE EXP 2019

Date: 24-26 June (Fifa), 27-29 June (LoL)

Venue: *SCAPE

Registration: https://www.scape.sg/scapeesports/exp2019-summer-camps/?pageid=3055

Ready to get into Fifa or League of Legends? *SCAPE is conducting 3 day/2 nights summer camps in June to help like-minded individuals meet new friends!

Team Knightley Underlords Community Pro-Am

Date: 6 July

Time: 12pm to 9pm

Venue: Pixel Building, 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649

Team Knightley, the guys behind the Knightley Show, are organising the first Dota Underlords community Pro-Am (professional amateur) event in Singapore.

The event will split attendees into Pro and Amateur categories, allowing them to compete at their own pace.

Campus Legends Esports League - Qualifiers (Singapore)

Campus Legends (Photo: SCOGA)

Date: June

Venue: Various

Registration: https://campuslegends.sg/register/

Brought to you by Omen and SCOGA, this grassroots-level esports event aims to support aspiring esports players and students to develop a career path in the industry, using two titles: League of Legends and FIFA 19. Campuses and universities involved include ITE College West, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang, Republic Polytechnic, and Singapore Polytechnic, all of which will fight for a total prize pool of S$10,000.

Once the qualifiers and matches are done, the final teams will fight in the grand finals in 3 to 4 August at the Singapore Sports Hub. Here are the Phase 1 qualifier dates for the next few weeks:

29 June: National University of Singapore

6 July: Singapore Institute of Technology

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

PUBG Mobile National Championship KL, Penang, Johor,Sarawak (Malaysia)

PUBG Mobile National Championship

Dates: 15 - 29 June

Venue: Sunway Velocity Mall (KL), Hin Bus Station (Penang), Paradigm Mall (Johor), Emart Batu Kawa (Sarawak)

Schedule: http://www.pubgmobile.com/MY/PMNC2019/?fbclid=IwAR1e3sy4Fv22zRqYbG_w-h2SUd2W1nd4Z74u1HBGCo-VV29zQ4OhQmJqn_k

Malaysia’s premiere PUBG Mobile tournament pits the best players in Malaysia against each other for a major chunk of the RM114,000 total prize pool. Organised by Tencent and featuring sponsors like Vivo and Yoodo, this national-scale tournament is a large initiative towards fostering the best PUBG Mobile players in Malaysia.


Battle Arena: Super Series (Malaysia)

(Photo: Battle Arena Malaysia)

Date: 10 - 30 June

Venue: Battle Arena Malaysia

Registration: https://bit.ly/2W0TwG0

Dota 2 players in the Klang Valley can showcase their skills in a casual format in this upcoming tournament series in Battle Arena Malaysia. The Super Series tournament aims to offer the experience of competing on a professional platform and having your tournament journey with friends immortalised in video form.

Registration fee is RM10, and you can sign until the 29 May deadline. Benefits for registration include customised team jerseys, scrimming sessions with guest veterans in the Malaysian Dota 2 scene, and the chance to take your Dota 2 game and teamfights to tournament-standard levels. More info here: https://battle-arena.my/2019/05/11/battlearena-superseries/


EPICENTER Major (Dota 2)

EPICENTER Major

Date: 22-30 June

Venue: CSKA Arena,Moscow

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/team/epicenter

The last Dota 2 major of the 2018/2019 Dota Pro Circuit will cap off the end of June and will feature two major Southeast Asian teams competing for gold and glory: TNC Predator and Fnatic. This will be the last chance for teams to earn DPC points to secure their qualification to this year’s The International 2019 tournament.

So far, TNC Predator are in the upper brackets and will square off against Royal Never Give Up. Fnatic are in the lower brackets and will fight against Forward Gaming. Here’s the full bracket list.

Upper Brackets
Team Secret vs Virtus.pro
Team Liquid vs PSG.LGD
Vici Gaming vs Gambit Esports

Lower Brackets
Fnatic vs Forward Gaming
Evil Geniuses vs OG
Alliance vs Infamous
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs paiN Gaming

eRacing Grand Prix SEA (Southeast Asia)

Date: 22 June

Venue: Sunway Putra, 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 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.