Weekly esports guide (14 - 21 December): Dota 2 and Valorant don't stop for Christmas

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Christmas is already just around the corner, but esports isn’t keen on taking the holidays off as there is more Dota 2 and Valorant action coming our way.

Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing because of the coronavirus.

Mobile Legends M2 World Championship

M2 World Championship (Photo: Moonton)
M2 World Championship (Photo: Moonton)

Date: 18 - 24 January

Venue: Singapore

The second Mobile Legends highlight event will be taking place in Singapore behind closed-doors at the Shangri-La Singapore! With teams from across the globe competing, it will be the first major esports event of the year in the country. A prize pool of US$300,000 and the bragging rights for being the best MLBB team in the world await the team that reaches the top.

Teams will be drawn into tournament brackets online on 12 December.

BTS Pro Series Season 4: Southeast Asia

BTS Pro Series Season 4. (Photo: Beyond the Summit)
BTS Pro Series Season 4. (Photo: Beyond the Summit)

Date: 8 - 20 December

Venue: Online

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

The fourth season of Beyond the Summit’s Pro Series of tournaments features divisions for the Americas, Europe and the CIS, and Southeast Asia. The marquee Southeast Asian division will feature a US$50,000 prize pool to be fought over by eight teams, some of which include regional heavyweights Fnatic and TNC Predator.

With the return of the Dota Pro Circuit in January next year, this event should serve as a good preview on what the Southeast Asian Regional League will look like by then.

Huya Dota 2 Winter Invitational

Huya Dota 2 Winter Invitational (Photo: Huya Weibo)
Huya Dota 2 Winter Invitational (Photo: Huya Weibo)

Date: 13 - 27 December

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.huya.com/dota2cda

Huya and the Chinese Dota 2 Professional Association partnered to host the Huya Dota 2 Winter Invitational, which features 12 teams from China and Southeast Asia competing for a cut of the CN¥600,000 (just over US$91,000) prize pool.

China will be represented by the likes of Royal Never Give Up, Invictus Gaming, Team Aster, and Sparking Arrow Gaming in this tournament, while Neon Esports, Execration, and Team IO will bat for SEA.

The event’s playoffs will begin on 22 December, so this event can make for great viewing if you have nothing to watch over Christmas break.

WCAA Winter Challenge Cup 2020

WCAA Winter Challenge Cup 2020 (Photo: WCAA Weibo)
WCAA Winter Challenge Cup 2020 (Photo: WCAA Weibo)

Date: 10 - 31 December

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.huya.com/22310647

The WCAA Winter Challenge Cup features ten teams from the tier two and three scenes in China and Southeast Asia competing for a CN¥150,000 (just under US$23,000) prize pool and serves as a change for them to make their marks and climb the competitive ladder.

Invictus Gaming and Team Aster will have their development squads competing here, while Malaysian squads Rising Knight and Void will be looking to make a splash.

SEA Fire Championship 2020

SEA Fire Championship 2020 (Photo: eFire League Facebook)
SEA Fire Championship 2020 (Photo: eFire League Facebook)

Date: 15 December 2020 - 14 January 2021

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/=eFireLeague

The first-ever SEA Fire Championship for Valorant features 16 of the best teams in the region competing for a US$5,000 prize pool, with an additional US$500 set aside for the top-performing players of the tournament.

The tournament’s group stage will run until 28 December, after which the participating teams will have a short break before the week-long playoffs begin on 7-14 January next year.

There’s a good mix of squads from most countries in the region competing in the tournament; with Bren Esports representing the Philippines, Team SMG and Team nxl for Singapore, as well as Attack All Around and MiTH.Attitude for Thailand, among others. India and South Korea each have their own representatives here too, so it’ll be a good chance to see how those countries stack up against the best SEA has to offer.

2020 League of Legends All-Star Run The Rift 2020

2020 League of Legends All-Star Run The Rift 2020
2020 League of Legends All-Star Run The Rift 2020

Date: 18 - 20 December

Venue: Online

Stream: https://lolesports.com/

All-Star is a celebration of our sport’s most-loved personalities duking it out in League of Legends. With All-Star going online, pros and influencers will be playing from their home or regional studio.

The tournament is divided into two stages: Underdog Uprising and Superstar Showdown. It will also involve teams from the LCK, LPL, LCS, and LEC in the Superstar Showdown bout.

Capcom Cup 2020 (Worldwide)

Capcom Cup 2020
Capcom Cup 2020

Date: December

Venue: TBA

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

The biggest Street Fighter 5 tournament from Capcom will be happening soon, after many qualifier tournaments. Features a US$200,000 prize pool.

The most notable Southeast Asian and Asian players who are in the running for this Street Fighter 5 tournament are:

  • Xian (Singapore)

  • SKZ (Singapore)

  • Daigo (Japan)

  • Gachikun (Japan)

  • Jiewa (China)

Meta.us Philippines Dota 2 Leagues

Meta.us Philippines Dota 2 Leagues
Meta.us Philippines Dota 2 Leagues

Date: Every Thursday and Friday, August 2020 to January 2021

Time: 8pm (GMT +8)

Stream: www.facebook.com/metamaster

Filipino Dota 2 players of all skills levels, there's a special league just for you! JBL has teamed up with esports platform meta.us to create a weekly Dota 2 league running for a grand total of 6 months all the way to January 2021.

Players can register weekly for their Open series to play in a 32-team single elimination competition happening every Thursday and Friday at 8pm (GMT +8).

This league features a ranking system which will promote teams that place high consistently in the Opens into Junior and later Senior series. Not playing but want to catch the newest Filipino Dota 2 teams in action? Tune in at www.facebook.com/metamaster during competition time to watch the livestream casted by Lupon WxC!

e-Delta League FIFA 21 2v2 (Singapore)

e-Delta League FIFA 21 2v2 (Singapore)
e-Delta League FIFA 21 2v2 (Singapore)

Date: 19 December (Finals)

Venue: Online

Registration: https://go.gov.sg/edl2020

Delta League SG will be hosting a 2v2 FIFA 21 tournament to cap off the end of 2020. The tournament features a Boys Open and Girls Open category, and is meant for 13 to 17-year olds.

PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 (Worldwide)

PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 (Worldwide)
PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 (Worldwide)

Date: 24 November - January

Venue: Online and offline

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

The PUBG Corporation and Tencent Games are hosting the yearly global championships featuring the best teams from all over the world. It also features a prize pool of US$2 million.

The Southeast Asian teams who are qualified include:

  • Aerowolf LIMAX

  • Secret JIN

  • RRQ Athena

  • POWER888 KPS

  • Team Secret

MLBB 2020 Singapore Charity Showmatch

MLBB 2020 Charity Showmatch
MLBB 2020 Charity Showmatch

Date: 19 Dec

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

Gaming and online personalities from Singapore will be joining forces with chosen participants from the public in this event aimed at raising money for charity. Join in the fun from 4pm to 9.30pm on 19 Dec and catch personalities like Aiman Haikal from Night Owl Cinematics, MLBB streamer Sky Wee and Jian Hao Tan taking to the filed in the name of charity!

PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 2 (Singapore)

PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 2 (Singapore)
PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 2 (Singapore)

Date: August - December

Venue: Online

Registration: pvpesports.gg

The second season of PVP Esports Community Championships will be taking place starting this month until December, this time with the addition of Riot Games’ latest team-based shooter Valorant.

In addition, there will be an all-new Open Championship category alongside the Campus Championship, where gamers from all backgrounds and varying skill levels can participate.

Apart from Valorant, the games featured in this upcoming season include Mobile Legends.

Check out esports videos from Yahoo TV:

Artisan Dota League

Artisan Dota League
Artisan Dota League

Date: 13 November - 20 December

Venue: Online

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

A Dota 2 tournament organized by Thunder Media, featuring players from Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong fighting each other for the top prize pool worth US$45,000. Teams participating in this tournament include:

  • Neon Esports

  • The Prime

  • Void

  • Galaxy Racer

  • Execration

  • Vice Esports

  • Cignal Ultra

  • Zerothreetwo Dota

  • TEAM STAR

  • Team Sirius

  • Jungle

  • FTD club C

  • Forest

  • Phoenix Gaming

  • iG Vitality

  • Sparking Arrow Gaming

  • Team MagMa

  • Aster.Aries

  • Access

Onslaught League Season 5 - December (Southeast Asia)

Onslaught League Season 5 - December
Onslaught League Season 5 - December

Date: 1 - 23 December

Venue: Online

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

The best PUBG teams from Southeast Asia and Oceania territories will duke it out in this upcoming Onslaught League tournament for a US$2,000 prize pool. The teams are:

  • 24K Gaming

  • Angel Alliance

  • ArkAngel Predator

  • Attack All Around

  • Bahamut Gaming

  • CERBERUS Esports

  • DK Esports

  • FFG.KXS

  • From the Future

  • HASHIRA

  • LG Divine

  • Revive Team

  • SEAGM.WULF

  • Sedna Esports

  • Team Executive

  • Victim Rise

PUBG Mobile Campus Championship Indonesia 2020

Date: 5 November - December

Venue: Online

Stream/Registration: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PUBGMOBILE.ID.OFFICIAL

An officially-sanctioned PUBG campus tournament series in Indonesia. The winning team will get the lion’s share of the US$13,653 prize pool.

Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble (Singapore)

Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble (Singapore)
Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble (Singapore)

Date: 27 August - January 2021

Venue: Online

Registration: https://play.eslgaming.com/brawlstars/challenger/community-rumble-2020-singapore

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

Supercell and ESL will be teaming up to launch the Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble, where the country’s Brawl Star players will be competing for a total prize pool of S$14,000 over a period of 6 months. After 3 weekly cups per month where 8 top teams are determined, a monthly finals will be held. The top team will win up to S$1,000 from the prize pool.

ZOTAC CUP Overwatch Community Tournament 2020 - Asia

ZOTAC CUP Overwatch Community Tournament 2020 - Asia
ZOTAC CUP Overwatch Community Tournament 2020 - Asia

Date: 20 November, 18 December

Venue: Online

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

ZOTAC will be hosting its annual Asia community tournament for up-and-coming Overwatch teams all across Asia. The tournament’s prize pool is US$420, with the lion’s share going to the winning team for both November and December’s bout.

PUBG Mobile Campus Championship Indonesia 2020

Date: 5 November - December

Venue: Online

Stream/Registration: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PUBGMOBILE.ID.OFFICIAL

An officially-sanctioned PUBG campus tournament series in Indonesia. The winning team will get the lion’s share of the US$13,653 prize pool.

AMD Streamer Challenge: Triple Threat & Domination (Southeast Asia)

AMD Streamer Challenge
AMD Streamer Challenge

Date: September - December

Venue: Online

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

AMD will be bringing its streamer-led gaming series online and feature popular online personalities from East Asia and Southeast Asia.

There will be two tournaments: the Triple Threat which will involve Japanese and South Korean streamers in a Valorant tournament, and Domination, where streamer teams and their fans form teams in round robin fights involving Valorant and Fall Guys.

In addition, Fnatic will be making an appearance and Dota 2 fans will be able to sign up to play with or against them.