Weekly esports guide (6 - 13 April): Registrations open for PVP Esports Campus and Corporate leagues, MPL ID playoffs

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With lockdowns across the region, why not return to your favourite MOBA and see if you can cut it in the competitive world? Sign ups are opened for PVP Esports’s Campus and Corporate leagues. And if you need some help, Yahoo TV’s new PWN THEM ALL series will provide you with some tips to up your game, starting with Dota 2.

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

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: 15-3

  • ahq e-Sports Club: 14-4

  • Talon Esports: 13-5

  • Berjaya Dragons: 10-8

  • Alpha Esports: 8-10

  • Nova Esports: 7-11

  • J Team: 6-12

  • Hong Kong Attitude: 6-12

  • Liyab Esports: 6-12

  • Resurgence: 5-13

MPL ID Season 5 Playoffs (Indonesia)

MPL ID Season 5 Playoffs (Photo: eGG Network)

Date: 10 - 11 April

Venue: Online

Stream: http://www.facebook.com/eggnetwork 

The Mobile Legends Professional League in Indonesia is facing its 5th season this weekend. With the winner taking the lion’s share of the US$300,000 total prize pool, it’s going to be a MOBA fight to remember.

Here is the full team list participating during the weekend:

  • Alter Ego Esports

  • Bigetron Alpha

  • EVOS Legends

  • Genflix Aerowolf

  • ONIC Esports

  • RRQ HOshi

 

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: 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 top 10 teams in the league so far.

1. Invictus Gaming

2. eStart Gaming

3. FunPlus Phoenix

4. Top Esports

5. Royal Never Give Up

6. JD Gaming

7. EDward Gaming

8. Oh My God

9. Team WE

10. Vici Gaming

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.

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