Weekly esports guide (16 - 23 September): Mobile Legends Professional League, Omen Challenger Series

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The Mobile Legends Professional League MY/SG Season 4 is back again this weekend, but we’re also looking forward to a host of exciting as September continues on!

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

One Esports One Tekken Tokyo Invitational/Community Tournament

Date: 5 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 (15, 21, 29 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

GameStart 2019 (Singapore)

(Photo: GameStart Asia)

Date: 12 - 13 October

Venue: Suntec Convenction Centre

Tickets: https://event.gamestart.asia/shop/

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)

SEA Major Singapore 2019 (Photo: GameStart Asia)

Date: 12 - 13 October

Venue: Suntec Convenction Centre

Tickets: https://event.gamestart.asia/shop/

Registration: https://beastapac.com/seam2019/

The largest fighting tournament in SEA is back in Singapore at GameStart 2019. This year's SEA Major will host two major events - the Regional Finals for the Capcom World Tour and the finals of the SOULCALIBUR Asia League.

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

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

Date: 14 - 29 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.

OMEN Challenger Series 2019 CS:GO Malaysia Open Qualifiers (Malaysia)

OMEN Challenger Series 2019 CS:GO Malaysia Open Qualifiers (Malaysia)

Date: 21 - 22 September

Venue: Online

Website: https://omengaming.co/omen_cs/

The HP OMEN Challenger series is making its return this year, with the grand finals happening in Jakarta, Indonesia later this year. 12 teams from the Asia Pacific region will compete to get the lion’s share of the US$50,000 prize pool; this Malaysian tournament will determine the country’s representing team.

PVP Esports @ Great Eastern (Singapore)

PVP Esports @ Great Eastern (Singapore)

Date: 26 - 27 September

Time: 6pm - 10pm

Venue: Great Eastern Centre, 1 Pickering Street, Singapore 048659

The Great Eastern Centre will play host to two evenings of League of Legends action. Spectators can also pit their skills against PVP ambassadors RZR Xian, Asterisk* and Resurgence in Street Fighter V, League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics for the chance to win limited edition prizes.

Kejohanan E-Sukan Kampus Semester 2 (Malaysia)

Kejohanan E-Sukan Kampus Semester 2 (Malaysia)

Date: 27 - 28 September

Venue: TBA

Website: https://www.mygameon.my/xpax-kek

This is a campus-level esports tournament in Malaysia hosted by MyGameOn. Featuiring games such as PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends, it also has a prize pool of RM200,000. This is the southern Malaysian division of the tournament, with more zone tournaments happening and leading up to the grand finals on 23-24 November.

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 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