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The Female Esports League’s League of Legends and Arena of Valor regionals are over, but we’ll have to wait for the Elite phase due to the COVID-19 situation. For those who are keen on a career in esports outside of playing the game, sign-ups have opened for *SCAPE’s Commentary and Events Mentorship programme in March.
Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing because of COVID-19.
League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (Asia)
The inaugural Pacific Championship Series (PCS) will kick off in February! A merger of the League of Legends Master Series and the League of Legends Southeast Asia Tour, the PCS will see some of the best teams in Asia facing off. Get ready for some premier League of Legends action!
Alpha Esports (Taipei)
G-Rex Gaming (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Attitude (Hong Kong)
J Team (Taipei)
Liyab Esports (Manila)
Nova Esports (Bangkok)
Talon (Hong Kong)
Esports Events and Commentary Mentorship (Singapore)
Dates: 14 and 15 March (Commentary), 21 and 22 March (Events), 9am to 6pm
Venue: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre
Interested in being an esports commentator? Or maybe esports events are more your thing? *SCAPE Esports is working with SIN Productions to mentor interested applicants.
Featuring experienced esports shoutcaster Xyclopz (Treephob Tiangtrong), Singapore's own HungryCast (Daryl Lim) and Abstract (Eugene Eu) on the commentary side, and Kimberlyn See (FSL), Ong Sau Wai (eGG) and Wanda Hu (Armaggeddon) for the events mentorship, this could be the start of an eventful career in esports for those willing to take the leap.
China Dota 2 Professional League Season 1 (China)
Date: 27 February - 1 March
China’s finest Dota 2 teams will be fighting among themselves in this first major China league of 2020. The prize pool is US$216,242, which is a big deal for the 10 teams to fight over.
The teams in the competition are:
EHOME (feat. Malaysian player NothingToSay)
Invictus Gaming (feat. Malaysian player JT- and Oli)
PSG.LGD (feat. Malaysian player xNova)
Royal Never Give Up
Team Aster (feat. Malaysian player ChYuan)
Typhoon E-Sports Club (feat. Malaysian player Deska)
Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 (The Philippines)
Date: June or July
Venue: SM Mall of Asia Arena
The Acer Predator League pits all of Asia Pacific’s finest Dota and PUBG teams against each other for the lion’s share of the US$200,000 prize pool. The grand finals of the tournament features the following teams, with more on the way:
Flower Gaming (Malaysia)
Neon Esports (The Philippines)
Lowkey Esports (The Philippines)
Reality Rift (Singapore)
Unfortunately, due to the current developing situation with the Wuhan virus, the Predator League has been postponed to a later date in June or July. Watch this space for updates!
Blue Flame Cup (Asia)
Date: 18 - 29 February
The Chinese Dota 2 scene will be seeing some online action later this week until the end of the month in this upcoming tournament. This tournament features a prize pool of US$14,312 and a slew of teams:
You Know Who
Fairy Tale Team
Heartbeat @ Bedok Esports (Singapore)
Date: 13 - 15 March
Venue: 11 Bedok North Street 1
A Call of Duty Mobile Singapore qualifiers will be held in this location, organised by SCOGA. The event aims to bring the mobile gaming community together with this tournament as well as other activities.
Konami PES 2020 Southeast Asian Cup (Singapore)
The top Southeast players in Konami’s premiere football game will compete in this May tournament to determine the best PES players in the region. The event was originally planned for March, but was postponed due to the situation with the coronavirus
Hearthstone Masters Tour 2020 Indonesia (Indonesia)
Date: 20 - 22 March
Venue: Nusa Dua, Bali
Blizzard’s Masters Hearthstone tour will take place all over the world, including Indonesia. The offline tournament features a US$250,000 prize pool using the Conquest format.
ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Jakarta (Indonesia)
Date: 17 - 19 April 2020
Venue: Indonesia Convention Exhibition
ONE Esports partners with PGL to bring fans of DOTA 2 a new series of US$500,000 tournaments in Southeast Asia. This particular Indonesian tournament will have 12 of the world’s best teams clash next April.
Call of Duty Mobile Garena Invitational (Thailand)
Date: January - March
It was bound to happen - the mobile version of Call of Duty will be getting its own tournament series courtesy of Garena.
Teams from all over Southeast Asia and Taiwan will be competing in various qualifier tournaments for a spot at the invitationals. With a prize pool of US$65,000 and more, we’ll be seeing a lot of people tuning into this.
Check out the invitational tournament schedules below. The first online qualifiers for the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore will be on 8 February for the first two countries and 13 March for the latter.
The winners of each qualifiers will win a huge share of up to SG$13,000.
Free Fire India Championship (India)
Date: 31 Jan - 29 March
Venue: India (TBC)
Garena’s flagship battle royale title is getting a major tournament held in India.
Free Fire India Championship will feature teams fighting it out online to secure the top 24 spots.
The winner of the tournament in the offline portion will win up to US$21,000 from a prize pool of US$50,000.
PUBG Mobile Thailand Pro League 2020 - Spring League (Thailand)
Date: 14 Feb - 22 March
Venue: True Digital Park, Bangkok
This PUBG tournament is held by the PUBG Mobile Thailand pro league and features the top battle royale teams in the country.
This leg of the tournament will culminate at the PUBG Mobile World League 2020 Spring which will take place in mid-2020.
Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV Counter-Strike (Katowice)
Date: 25 February - 1 March
Venue: International Congress Centre, Katowice
Intel’s Counter-Strike: GO tournament series is now in its 14th season, featuring a US$500,000 prize pool. Notable Asian teams include ViCi Gaming which features Malaysian pro player Kaze among China players ZhokiNg, AumaN, Advent, JamYoung, and GRiFFIN.
Konistra University of Malaya Esports Tournament (Malaysia)
Date: 29 February - 1 March
Venue: Kolej Kediaman Tun Syed Zahiruddin, University Malaya
Malaysians who want to test their Tekken 7, PUBG, Dota 2, Mobile Legends, and FIFA 20 mettle will want to check out this grassroots tournament this February. Prize pools here are worth RM1,500++; all you need is RM25 per person to sign up.
AESF e-Masters Invitational Tournament (China)
Date: 22 February - 3 March
Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre
This upcoming tournament series is hosted by the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia. The games that will be used for the tournament include Arena of Valor, Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, and WarCraft 3: The Frozen Throne.
The countries that are eligible include:
Notable teams who will be in the tournament include:
Hong Kong Attitude
Hainan Master Invitational (China)
Date: 15 Jan - 7 Feb (online qualifiers), 3 - 8 March (Offline)
Venue: Haikou (TBA)
An upcoming China Dota 2 tournament that will feature qualifier tournaments all across the world. This tournament features a US$200,000 prize pool. In any case, expect the top Chinese Dota 2 players to duke it out in the March offline finals.
Arena of Valor Star League Season 4
Date: March - May
Venue: Online, Jakarta (Playoffs, Finals)
Garena’s yearly Arena of Valor tournament will be starting next month, with the world’s finest teams fighting for mobile MOBA domination. The tournament will feature a US$73,000+ prize pool and seed points to AWC 2020. The following teams are confirmed so far:
The remaining players will be confirmed in the ASL Qualifiers.
Overwatch League 2020 (International)
Date: February - August 2020
Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/overwatchleague
The best Overwatch teams in Asia will be fighting against competition from America and Europe in next year’s big Overwatch tournament. The teams are divided into both the Atlantic and Pacific conference for this massive league tournament.
The Wuhan virus situation has already made four Chinese teams make the decision to relocate, the latest being the Shanghai Dragons moving to South Korea temporarily, but the moves hope to allow the teams to continue training with little disruption ahead of the start of the league.
New York Excelsior
Los Angeles Gladiators
Los Angeles Valiant
San Francisco Shock