Weekly esports guide (30 March - 6 April): Get ready for some FSL Mobile Legends action

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Sporting events across the globe may be in short supply, but the world of online esports is picking up! This week, action in the Female Esports League returns with Mobile Legends in Singapore and Malaysia. On the Dota 2 side, the Southeast Asia qualifiers for ESL One will also be taking place.

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

FSL Mobile Legends SG/MY (Singapore and Malaysia)

FSL Mobile Legends SG/MY (Singapore and Malaysia)

Date: 2 and 3 April

Venue: Online

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

Registration: Individual (http://bit.ly/2IBgeMB), Team (http://bit.ly/2TKrM5w)

The Female Esports League will be hosting one-off online tournaments for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, starting with the SG/MY region. All female teams from both Malaysian and Singapore are eligible, and you can also sign up as a single player!

League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (Asia)

Pacific Championship Series

Date: 4 April onwards (5pm GMT+8)

Venue: Online

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

The League of Legends Pacific Championship Series league is the result of the merger between the LoL Master Series and the LoL SEA Tour. While the prize pool has yet to be announced, the following teams are in the running for the series.

Here are the current results so far:

  • Machi Esports: 13-3

  • ahq e-Sports Club: 11-4

  • Talon Esports: 10-5

  • Berjaya Dragons: 9-8

  • Alpha Esports: 8-9

  • Nova Esports: 7-9

  • Hong Kong Attitude: 6-10

  • J Team: 6-11

  • Liyab Esports: 5-8

  • Resurgence: 4-12

ESL One Los Angeles 2020, Southeast Asia (Online)

ESL One Los Angeles 2020, Southeast Asia (Online)

Date: 28 March - 5 April

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/esl_dota2 

Some of the top Dota 2 teams in Southeast Asia will go head to head for a spot at the ESL One Los Angeles 2020. The tournament features a prize pool of US$40,000and involves the following teams:

  • Fnatic

  • Geek Fam

  • Team Adroit

  • BOOM Esports

Apex Legends Global Series (Online)

Apex Legends Global Series (Online)

Date: 21 - 23 March, 4 and 6 April

Venue: Online

Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/playapex 

Due to the coronavirus, the first-ever Apex Legends Global Series live tournament will be suspended indefinitely. However, the online qualifiers, majors and premiers will still go on as planned. The next fight will be later this March.

Overall, the best teams from Southeast Asia from the top 15 in this battle royale genre tournament are Made in Thailand 1 and Made in Thailand 2, with both teams earning 1,500 and 1,440 ALGS points respectively. The full top 16 list is below:

  1. EXO Clan (Australia)

  2. SCARZ White (Japan)

  3. Aura Esports (South Korea)

  4. Made in Thailand 1 (Thailand)

  5. Hallediciler (Turkey)

  6. INTZ (Brazil)

  7. Team SoloMid (USA)

  8. Kebabrulla (Europe)

  9. Korean Rushers (Australia)

  10. Nora-Rengo (Japan)

  11.  _4K (South Korea)

  12. Made in Thailand 2 (Thailand)

  13. 2nd (Saudi Arabia)

  14. CPTL eSports (South America)

  15. Sniper Abusers (USA)

  16. BDS Esport (France)

Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 (The Philippines)

Acer Predator League

Date: June or July

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 Wuhan virus, 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

ESL Pro League Season 11 CS:GO (Online)

ESL Pro League Season 11 CS:GO (Online)

Date: 16 March - 12 April

Venue: Online

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

The biggest CS:GO pro league tournament will go online from start to finish due to the current pandemic worldwide. The finals will now take place online; previously ESL was going to have it at a studio location in Europe with no live audience.

Notable Asian teams in this tournament include China’s TYLOO. The full team roster is below:

  • Astralis

  • Complexity Gaming

  • ENCE

  • Evil Geniuses

  • FaZe Clan

  • Fnatic

  • G2 Esports

  • mousesports

  • NaVi

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas

  • Team Liquid

  • Team Vitality

  • 100 Thieves

  • TYLOO

  • Sharks Esports

  • North

  • Heroic

  • Renegades

  • forZe

  • BOOM Esports

  • FURIA Esports

  • GODSENT

  • OG

  • Virtus.pro

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.

Call of Duty Mobile Garena Invitational (Thailand)

Call of Duty Mobile Garena Invitational (Photo: Garena)


Date: January - March

Venue: Thailand

Updates: https://www.facebook.com/codm

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.

Invitational tournament schedules (Photo: Garena)

LPL Spring 2020 (Online)

LPL Spring 2020 (Online)

Date: March - April

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/lpl 

China’s premiere League of Legends regional tournament is underway, with the best teams fighting for the ¥ 1,500,000 1st prize reward and a good chunk of LoL Mid-Season Invitational seeding points. Here are the teams participating in this tournament for the ages, alongside their current ranking.

  1. Invictus Gaming

  2. eStar Gaming

  3. FunPlus Phoenix

  4. JD Gaming

  5. Oh My God

  6. LNG Esports

  7. EDward Gaming

  8. Royal Never Give Up

  9. Suning

  10. Team WE

  11. Top Esports

  12. Rogue Warriors

  13. Vici Gaming

  14. Bilibili Gaming

  15. LGD Gaming

  16. Dominus Esports

  17. Victory Five

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.

VCS Spring 2020 (Vietnam)

VCS Spring 2020 (Vietnam)

Date: May

Venue: GG Stadium Crescent Mall

Stream: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHKuLpFy9q8XDp0i9WNHkDw 

Vietnam’s major League of Legends championship series boast a number of top teams in the Asia circuit. With about US$51,000 on the line, League of Legends fans will be sure to see at least a few of these teams seed for the upcoming Mid-Season Invitational.

Here are the teams and their current rankings during the past 5 weeks of tournament play.

  • GAM Esports

  • Team Flash

  • Team Secret

  • CERBERUS Esports

  • EVOS Esports

  • Dashing Buffalo

  • FTV Esports

  • V Gaming Adonis

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.

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.

Atlantic Conference

  • Boston Uprising

  • London Spitfire

  • New York Excelsior

  • Paris Eternal

  • Toronto Defiant

  • Atlanta Reign

  • Florida Mayhem

  • Houston Outlaws

  • Philadelphia Fusion

  • Washington Justice

Pacific Conference

  • Chengdu Hunters’

  • Guangzhou Charge

  • Hangzhou Spark

  • Seoul Dynasty

  • Shanghai Dragons

  • Dallas Fuel

  • Los Angeles Gladiators

  • Los Angeles Valiant

  • San Francisco Shock

  • Vancouver Titans

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