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After much anticipation, the League of Legends World Championship 2020 will finally be kicking off this week! Who will emerge the victor and claim the title of LoL World Champions? Meanwhile, in Southeast Asia, Top Clans returns to eGG Network with a whole host of games! And if you’re looking for more information about League of Legends: Wild Rift, which just entered closed beta, here’s some snippets from our round table!
Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing because of the coronavirus.
League of Legends World Championship 2020 (Worldwide)
Date: 25 September - 31 October
Venue: Pudong Football Stadium, Shanghai, China
The biggest League of Legends tournament of 2020 will start later this September and will pit the best LoL players from all over the world against each other.
The qualified teams so far are:
Unicorns of Love
Game Changer: Communities
Date: 24 September
Time: 8pm (+8 GMT)
Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV
Host Deborah “Wolfsbanee” Sim will be back on Yahoo TV with her next guest, SEA Games Hearthstone Champion Dr Yew Weng Kean from Malaysia for Game Changer: Communities!
Don’t forget to check out the previous episode with community figure Donald Yeo!
Meta.us Philippines Dota 2 Leagues
Date: Every Thursday and Friday, August 2020 to January 2021
Time: 8pm (GMT +8)
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!
The Gym Singapore Valorant 5v5 Invitational (Singapore)
Date: 3 October - 1 November
Venue: The Gym, 316, Jalan Besar, Singapore 208974
Singapore esports co-sharing space and production house The Gym will host the city state’s first Valorant 5v5 league, featuring four of the nation’s best Valorant teams in head-to-head combat. The top prize is S$10,000.
The following teams will be participating in this tournament:
PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 2 (Singapore)
Date: August - December
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.
China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 1
Date: 17 - 28 September
This China-based tournament will feature the best Dota 2 teams fighting it out for their share of the US$80,000 prize pool. The following teams will be competing:
Royal Never Give Up
Sparking Arrow Gaming
ESL Pro League Season 12: Asia
Date: 21 September - 6 October
ESL is hosting a Counter-Strike: GO tournament for Asian teams featuring a US$25,000 prize pool together with sponsors like Intel and MSI.
The following teams will be competing:
ESL Community Clash - Valorant (Southeast Asia)
Date: 10 October - 22 November
Presented by Intel, this Southeast Asia region community tournament will feature a total prize pool of US$10,000. The tournament will feature two monthly finals which culminates in the ESL Community Clash Grand Finals on the 27 - 29 November.
International Esports Federation Philippine Qualifiers
Date: 18 - 27 September
The Philippine Esports Organization (PESO) is organising its national qualifiers of the IESF with the esports world championship happening in Eilat, Israel.
These are the following esport titles and their respective dates:
Dota 2: Qualifiers on 19 - 20 September, Playoffs on 24 September.
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020: Qualifiers on 19 - 20 September, Playoffs on 24 September
Tekken 7: Qualifiers on 18 - 19 September, Playoffs on 25 September.
The winner of each qualifier will represent the Philippines at the Southeast Asia regional tournament.
Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble (Singapore)
Date: 27 August - January 2021
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.
MLBB Professional League MY/SG Season 6
Date: 11 September - 4 October
Season 6 of the MPL has started. Here are the list of teams who are currently qualified for the regular season:
Team SMG (MY)
Bella Ciao (MY)
Divinity Esports (SG)
Team Bosskurr (MY)
Geek Fam (MY)
Orange Louvre (MY)
EVOS SG (SG)
eGG Network’s Top Clans 2020 (Southeast Asia)
Date: 25 September - 8 November
eGG Network’s Top Clans tournament will allow thousands of Southeast Asian gamers to show their passion by competing in various competitive titles. These include Rules of Survival, Dota 2, Tekken 7, MARVEL Super War, and Tom and Jerry: Chase. The tournament will feature a prize pool of US$85,000.
Here is the schedule:
Opening Day: 25 September
Group Stages/Knockout Stages: 26 September to 18 October, 24 – 26 October
Semi-Finals: 20 – 23 October, 27 – 29 October
Grand Finals: 30 October – 1 November, 6 – 8 November
Registration details and stream channels will be announced soon.
Overwatch ACE 2020 Championship
Date: 22 August - 4 October
Activision Blizzard Esports is teaming up with AKG Games to bring Overwatch ACE 2020 Championship, which is open exclusively to players from Southeast Asia as well as Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, and Taiwan. The tournament features a US$100,000 prize pool.
The Overwatch ACE 2020 Championship will be a tournament to profile emerging Overwatch teams from Asia. It is part of Blizzard’s commitment to enhance Overwatch esports communities in the Pacific region.
The Asian countries eligible are:
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
AMD Streamer Challenge: Triple Threat & Domination (Southeast Asia)
Date: September - December
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.
Overwatch Contenders 2020 Season 2: Korea
Date: 20 August - 22 October
Venue: Online/Offline at Hot6 Afreeca Colosseum
The best and brightest Korean Overwatch teams will be duking it out for a chance at the US$175,000 prize pool. The confirmed teams are:
World Game Star Phoenix
GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020
Toyota Motor Asia Pacific and PlayStation are teaming up to host its regional Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) e-Motorsport event for 2020. The event format is a series of competitive stages leading to a knockout tournament involving countries like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, The Philippines, and India.