Weekly esports guide (25 May - 1 June): PUBG Mobile action in the FSL this weekend!

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Battle Royale fans will be pleased to know the FSL is taking its maiden steps in the genre, with this weekend’s PUBG M Solos bringing together players from different SEA countries for what should be a thrilling affair! Meanwhile, if you want to support Singaporean charities, there’s also a #PlayApartTogether this weekend.

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

FSL PUBG Mobile Solos

FSL PUBG Mobile Solos

Date: 30 May

Venue: Online

Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV

The FSL is hosting a PUBG Mobile solos tournament next weekend, pitting players from the following regions against each other:

  • Singapore

  • Malaysia

  • Indonesia

  • The Philippines

  • Vietnam

  • Myanmar

The tournament will use 4 maps: Erangel, Miramar, Vikendi, Sanhok. Points will be given for placing and killing. The first place prize is worth S$100.

FSL Dota 2 Open

Date: 6 - 7 June

Venue: Online

Registration: Individual (https://bit.ly/2Lj2qbi  ) , Team (https://bit.ly/2Wn3ykl  )

Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV

Female Dota 2 players will be thrilled to find out that the FSL Dota 2 Open tournament is up again for 2020. The one-off competition will consist of 16 teams with a format of Bo1 Double Elimination and a Bo3 Finals.

Prize pools range from S$50 for 3rd place to S$300 for 1st place.

ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League

ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League

Date: June 4 (Qualifiers), June 18 (Main League), July 15 - 19 (Playoffs)

Venue: Online

ONE Esports, together with IO Esports, will be hosting the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League starting June.

The tournament will conclude with playoffs taking place from July 15 - 19 to crown the best in Southeast Asia, with US$100,000 to be split among the teams who rank from 1st to 10th.

China Dota 2 Professional League Season 2 (China)

China Dota 2 Professional League Season 2 (China)

Date: April - June

Venue: Online

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

Some of the best Dota 2 teams from China and Asia will go head to head in the next season of China’s Dota 2 Professional League, organised by ImbaTV.

Here are the teams in this tournament, with some of them featuring Malaysian players:

  • Ehome

  • Invictus Gaming

  • Keen Gaming

  • Newbee

  • PSG.LGD

  • Royal Never Give Up

  • Team Aster

  • Vici Gaming

  • Sparking Arrow Gaming

  • CDEC Gaming

#PlayApartTogether Singapore Gaming Livestream

PlayApartTogether Singapore Gaming Livestream

Date: 30 - 31 May

Venue: Online

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

Organised by Zenway Productions, Singapore’s best esports teams and personalities will be showcasing their gaming aptitude to charities like the Home Nursing Foundation, Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics, and Community Chest.

Esports participants include Team Flash, professional football players from Singapore team Young Lions, Twilights, Flynn, and LuckyElie.

League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2020

League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2020

Date: 17 June

Venue: Offline, LoL Park, 33 Jong-ro, Cheongjin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lck1 

The best Korean League of Legends team will contend once again in this official South Korean league for a big portion of the estimated US$81,980 prize pool. The teams who will be competing are:

  • Afreeca Freecs

  • APK Prince

  • DAMWON Gaming

  • DragonX

  • Gen.G

  • Hanwha Life Esports

  • KT Rolster

  • T1

  • SANDBOX Gaming

  • Team Dynamics

Razer SEA Invitational 2020

Razer SEA Invitational 2020

Date: 22 June - 5 July

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOsLfEqAwim8MFOhPddwwFw 

Held entirely online, this SEA-focused tournament will pit the best players across the region in three games: Dota 2, Mobile Legends, and PUBG Mobile. This tournament will be hosted in partnership with Tier One Entertainment. The countries involved are:

  • Malaysia

  • Philippines

  • Myanmar

  • Brunei

  • Cambodia

  • Indonesia

  • Laos

  • Vietnam

  • Thailand

  • Singapore

Yoodo Flash Vision Major 2020 Qualifier #1 (Malaysia)

Date: 30 - 31 May

Venue: Online

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyqw_3_80lrFeokLDwYj87DsUVeZNSIFVNG2fsy9coXZYuMg/viewform

Fighting game fans in Malaysia can now prove their mettle in a series of online and offline tournaments organised by Yoodo and Flash Vision.

Five tournaments, including this one, will lead towards this year’s FV Major 2020 tournament later this year, be it for Tekken 7 or Street Fighter V.

This tournament’s registration fees will be donated to the National Zoo of Malaysia.  

The champion of this online tournament will get direct entry to the FV Major Finals on 19 - 20 September. Whoever wins that tournament will represent team Yoodo FV for the EVO tournament in 2021.

Rainbow Six Asia Pacific League North Division

Rainbow Six Asia Pacific League North Division

Date: TBA

Venue: Online

Stream: http://youtube.com/UbisoftSEA 

Ubisoft’s major APAC Rainbow Six Siege league tournament will be happening later this year. So far the confirmed teams for the North Division will be:

  • Team Notorious (Taiwan)

  • Xavier Esports (Thailand)

  • Qconfirm (Thailand)

Stay tuned to 27th May for the actual Asia-Pacific League reveal.


PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 1 (Singapore)

Date: 25 April - 31 May

Venue: Online

Registration: https://www.pvpesports.gg/ 

PVP Esports is at it again with its community tournaments. The Campus Championship will feature Mobile Legends for would-be competitors who want to represent their campus. The tournament will feature over SG$100,000 worth of prizes to be won.

The countries involved for the Corporate Championship include Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand. The finalists will compete in Singapore at PVP Esports Community Championship Season 1 Finals.

PVP Esports Corporate Championship Season 1 (Singapore)

Date: 18 April - 31 May

Venue: Online

Registration: https://www.pvpesports.gg/ 

PVP Esports will host a Corporate Championship where teams of 5 go head-to-head against each other in PUBG, Mobile Legends, and Dota 2 to represent their company.  The tournament will feature over SG$100,000 worth of prizes to be won.

The finalists will compete in Singapore at PVP Esports Community Championship Season 1 Finals.

Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 (The Philippines)

Acer Predator League

Date: TBC

Venue: SM Mall of Asia Arena

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

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)

  • Veteran (Myanmar)

Unfortunately, due to the current developing situation with the coronavirus, the Predator League has been postponed to a later date in June or July. Watch this space for updates!

Konami PES 2020 Southeast Asian Cup (Singapore)

eFootball PES2020

Date: May

Venue: TBA

Website: https://www.facebook.com/264740356974580/posts/2638427636272495/?d=n

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

Granblue Fantasy: Versus AMG-Chan Grand Tournament (Malaysia)

(Photo: GBVS AMG-Chan tournament page)

Date: TBC

Venue: Quill City Mall

Registration: https://smash.gg/tournament/gbvs-amg-chan-grand-tournament/?fbclid=IwAR3jjd7SmMtqut33ykv6BrBZECX3tHqj07EBYuEa4o8zWl-Yn4HnqzgehkA

Malaysia’s fighting game community will continue supporting Granblue Fantasy: Versus with a tournament held during Animangaki’s mini-event AMG-Chan. The tournament’s entry fee is RM15 and features an RM350 Top 8 payout.

Apart from testing your skills against the top players within the region, this is also a great opportunity to mingle with the country’s fighting game community.

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

DPL-CDA Professional League Season 1 (China)

DPL-CDA Professional League Season 1

Date: 27 April - 24 May

Venue: Online

Stream: TBC

China’s Dota 2 scene is seeing yet another major tournament organised by Mars Media and the China Dota 2 Professional Association. The tournament comes with a prize pool of US$70,000. The teams are:

  • Vici Gaming

  • Invictus Gaming

  • Team Aster

  • Royal Never Give Up

  • EHOME

  • PSG.LGD

  • Keen Gaming

  • Newbee

  • Sparking Arrow Gaming

EVO Online 2020

EVO Online 2020

Date: July 4 - 2 August

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/evo

The world’s biggest fighting game tournament is going online. Held over the course of 5 weekends, the tournament will feature the best fighters in the following games:

  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ

  • Samurai Shodown

  • Granblue Fantasy Versus

  • SoulCalibur 6

  • Tekken 7

  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

  • Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath (open tournament)

  • Killer Instinct (open tournament)

  • Them’s Fightin’ herds (open tournament)

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore (open tournament)

Free Fire Champions Cup (Indonesia)

Free Fire Champions Cup

Date: TBA (formerly 19 April)

Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

The battle royale tournament event for this mobile game was supposed to be on 19 April in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to the evolving global situation regarding COVID-19, the event will be postponed to a later date. Stay tuned here for more updates.

Arena of Valor Star League Season 4

Arena of Valor Star League Season 4

Date: March - May

Venue: Online, Jakarta (Playoffs, Finals)

Stream: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFaFM_YTvfGP8B78ligvnrA 

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:

  • EVOS Esports

  • Dunia Games

  • Boom ID

The remaining players will be confirmed in the ASL Qualifiers.

Overwatch Contenders 2020: Pacific

Overwatch Contenders 2020: Pacific

Date: May - June

Venue: Online

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

The best Overwatch teams from the Pacific region will be fighting for the top prize of US$14,000. Right now, the top 8 teams with the most points by the end of the regular season will face off in the playoffs.

The Asian teams and their current rankings are as follows:

  1. Talon Esports - 250 points

  2. Far East Society - 140 points

  3. BAYABA - 120 points

  4. Electric Gaming - 90 points

  5. Green Leaves - 65 points

  6. Lord of Dragon Esports - 65 points

  7. UND - 60 points

  8. Team For Revenge - 35 points

Hearthstone Masters Tour Online 2020 Asia Pacific

Hearthstone Masters Tour Online 2020 Asia Pacific


Date: 17 - 19 July

Venue: Online

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

Blizzard will still be keeping Hearthstone’s esports scene alive with the upcoming Masters tour for Asia Pacific players. The tournament will be offering a US$500,000 prize pool.

To participate, you may need to visit Battlefy for more information.

Overwatch League 2020 (International)

Overwatch League

Date: February - August 2020

Venue: TBA

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.

Atlantic Conference

1. Philadelphia Fusion (6-1)

2. New York Excelsior (5-1)

3. Atlanta Reign (3-1)

4. Paris Eternal (5-2)

5. London Spitfire (3-2)

6. Toronto Defiant (3-4)

7. Florida Mayhem (2-4)

8. Washington Justice (2-6)

9. Houston Outlaws (2-6)

10. Boston Uprising (1-5)

Pacific Conference

1. Seoul Dynasty (2-0)

2. Vancouver Titans (2-0)

3. Shanghai Dragons (2-1)

4. Guangzhou Charge (2-1)

5. Los Angeles Gladiators (2-2)

6. San Francisco Shock (2-2)

7. Los Angeles Valiant (2-3)

8. Chengdu Hunters (1-2)

9. Hangzhou Spark (1-2)

10. Dallas Fuel (0-3)

Do note that the South Korea legs of the league in weeks 5, 6, and 7 have been cancelled due to recent Coronavirus cases.This also includes the home event for Seoul Dynasty. More updates and news will be shared at a later date.

FV Major 2020 (Malaysia)

Date: 19 - 20 September

Venue: TBC

Registration: Link

One of Malaysia’s biggest fighting game tournaments will be opening its registration link for Malaysians this week under an early bird price.

The games that will be in the tournament include:

  • Tekken 7 (Tekken World Tour Challenger)

  • Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition (Capcom Pro Tour Ranking)

  • The King of Fighters XIV

  • Samurai Shodown

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Under Night In-Birth