Weekly esports guide (19 - 25 August): The International 2019, PUBG Series

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The Yahoo Esports team may be on the ground for The International in Shanghai, but there are still many other esports events happening this week in the region. And if you’re looking to catch TI9 with a crowd but couldn’t make it to China, we’ve also got some of the pubstomps happening around the SEA region for you to have your fix.

The International 2019 (China)

The International Dota 2 Championships

Date: 15 - 25 August

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/dota2

The final word in Dota 2 tournaments is approaching. The International 2019 will pit the best Dota 2 teams against each other for honour and glory, this being the concluding tournament of the Dota Pro Circuit.

With a total prize pool of US$33 million (the largest prize pool ever), the top teams will have to eliminate each other for the lion’s share. These are the Asian teams to keep an eye out for:

  • TNC Predator

  • Fnatic

  • Royal Never Give Up, featuring Malaysian player ah fu

  • Mineski

Yahoo TV and Yahoo Esports will be at the event, bringing you the latest updates and daily summaries, as well as interacting with fans and personalities alike. Keep track of what’s going on on the Yahoo Esports page!

Upper Bracket

  • LGD vs VP

  • Vici vs TNC

  • OG vs Newbee

  • EG vs Secret

Lower Bracket

  • Alliance vs RNG

  • Fnatic vs Liquid

  • INF vs Keen

  • Mineski vs Na’Vi

Undergrounds: Pubstomp 2019 (Singapore)

Undergrounds Pubstomp 2019

Date: 24 and 25 August

Time: 10.30am onwards

Venue: *SCAPE Underground, Level one


Looking for a place to watch the biggest Dota 2 event of the year? You can catch The International 2019 at *SCAPE's esports party, which will also feature games and Dota 2 cosplayers. Entry starts from $7.

Asterisk* x Logitech G TI9 Pubstomp at Cathay Cineplexes (Singapore)

Asterisk* x Logitech G TI9 Pubstomp at Cathay Cineplexes (Singapore)

Date: 24 and 25 August

Venue: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695

Registration/Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260648767453500/

If you live closer to the city area of Singapore, this Cathay Cineplex pubstomp is perfect for you to catch some high-level Dota 2 International action. Sponsored by Logitech and supported by PvP Esports, Aftershock PC, Omnidesk, Prism+, and Woosa Sleep, this two-day public gathering-slash-stream will also feature lucky draws.

The International 2019 Pubstomp (Singapore)

The International 2019 Pubstomp

Date: 24 and 25 August (10:30am – 9pm)

Venue: Bountie Esports Arena, 1 Fusionopolis Way

Registration: https://mysafra.safra.sg

The International will also be streamed live at the Bountie Esports Arena. You can also win prizes if you participate in the arena’s activities, which will surely be Dota 2-related.

Battle Arena “Acolyte of the Lost Arts” TI9 Pubstomp (Malaysia)

Battle Arena “Acolyte of the Lost Arts” TI9 Pubstomp (Malaysia)

Date: 24 and 25 August

Venue: Battle Arena Malaysia, Lot 5-08, Jaya Shopping Centre, 26A, Jalan 14/17, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/2274442545943118

One of Malaysia’s prestigious cybercafés will be hosting The International 2019 streaming later this month in conjunction with TWT Dota.

The event will feature fun activities and high-value prizes to be won, along with freeflow popcorn, lucky draws, a small Dota Underlords SG/MY tournament, and game stations.

Female Esports League Circuit League of Legends (Southeast Asia)

Female Esports League Circuit League of Legends

Date: 3 - 4 August (Philippines), 10 - 11 August (Thailand), 17 - 18 August (Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia), 7-8 September (Elite)

Venue: Online, COMEX for LoL Elite

RegistrationIndividual, Team


The Female Esports League's League of Legends circuit kicks off this weekend! Featuring teams from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, plus an invited team from Taiwan. Catch all the action live on Yahoo TV!

Female Esports League Circuit Arena of Valor (Southeast Asia)

Female Esports League AoV

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

Venue: Online, COMEX for AOV Elite

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


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 a spot at the AOV Elite finals culminating in Singapore this September, you’ll be sure to witness the best female esports talents in Southeast Asia. Remember to catch all the action, live on Yahoo TV!

PUBG Singapore Series (Singapore)

Date: 24 August – 1 September

Venue: N/A

Stream: Live on Yahoo TV

PUBG fans and contestants in Singapore can check out the upcoming PUBG Singapore Series sponsored by KaneX. The winning team will get the lion’s share of the SG$6,000 prize pool and a slot in the PUBG SEA Championship happening this October. You can catch all the action live on Yahoo TV!

PUBG Malaysia Series (Malaysia)

Date: 19 August – 1 September

Venue: Battle Arena Malaysia

Website: https://www.facebook.com/BattleArenaMY

The best PUBG teams in Malaysia will be fighting against each other in this tournament series set in Battle Arena Malaysia. The winning team will get RM8,000 and a spot in the PUBG SEA Championship happening this October. Notable teams include Gaventure, Quacker, GeekFAM, and Circle Guardians.

PUBG Philippine Series 2019 (The Philippines)

Date: 19 August – 1 September

Venue: TBA

Website: https://www.facebook.com/GameOnL1ve

The finest PUBG players in The Philippines will be competing in this local series leading up to the PUBG SEA Championship this October. The tournament features a prize pool of US$576 and sponsors like Acer Predator, Unipin, and LIG Clothing. Notable teams include Nirvana, Tarsier Gaming, Bren Esports, and ArkAngel.

PUBG Thailand Series (Thailand)

Date: 19 August – 1 September

Venue: TBA

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

Sponsored by Lenovo and Omen by HP, the best PUBG teams in Thailand will be duking it out for the top seeding points and lion’s share of the US$3,212 prize pool. Top teams include Daytrade BEAR, Daytrade BULL, and Xavier Esports.

PUBG Vietnam Series (Vietnam)

Date: 24 – 29 August

Venue: TBA

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/500brospubg

The top four teams of this Vietnamese PUBG tournament will get seeding points for the upcoming SEA Championship Predator League Vietnam Finals. Notable teams in this tournament include Divine Esports, CERBERUS Esports, and Sky Gaming Daklak.

FV Cup X Tekken World Tour 2019 (Malaysia)

FV Cup X Tekken World Tour 2019 (Malaysia)

Date: 24 - 25 August

Venue: Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur

Registration: https://forms.gle/1kVGcFxD5Z93xPQe6

Malaysia’s prominent fighting game tournament is back for its 2019 iteration. The two-day tournament will feature titles like Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, KOF XIV and KOF ’98, Tekken 7, and Samurai Shodown.

The tournament is also the next stop for the ongoing Tekken World Tour 2019. International pros who will be attending include Talon Book from Thailand (Tekken 7) and Bren Maru from The Philippines (Tekken 7). Stay tuned to the event page for more information.

Registration fee is only RM50, and you can participate in many games as you like.

Asia Champions League (Singapore)

Asia Champions League

Date: 21 July - 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?

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.

ESL Indonesia Championship Season 2 Group Stage (Indonesia)

ESL Indonesia Championship Season 2 Group Stage (Indonesia)

Date: 2 July – 4 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

30 July

Barracx vs Prime
PG.Orca vs ANT

31 July

HPG vs AlterEgo

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 Vietnam Championship Season 2 (Vietnam)

ESL Vietnam Championship

Date: 29th July – 21st September

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1oXrZgDDEmjMeVORU3ma0A

This Vietnamese Dota 2 tournament will determine the country’s representative in the upcoming Clash of Nations tournament this October. The following teams will be fighting for that coveted spot.

  • 496 Gaming

  • Breakers

  • Super Saiyan God

  • SleepyAsh

  • Soul Hunters

  • Immortal

  • Rising Stars

  • Hero

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.

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.


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