What To Watch This Weekend: League Of Legends, Gwent, And PUBG
Wow! There's so many major events this weekend I can't even count them all (there's eight)! Worlds continues, Gwent comes back into the spotlight, and Dota 2 has a new patch! What more could you want, besides more events and money and world peace or whatever?
Worlds continues as League of Legends fans watch the biggest event of their year unfold. This weekend we're smack-dab in the middle of the group stages to determine who winds up where in the playoffs. (Stream / Schedule)
Card game fans! This is your weekend. First up, Hearthstone's big Fall Championship is here, offering the world's best players the chance to take their share of the $250,000 prize pool, as well as a spot in the World Championship. (Stream and Schedule)
Second, if you want to watch some pro-level Gwent before the standalone Thronebreaker expansion releases later this month, now's your chance! CD Projekt Red is having its seventh open tournament for the game, so expect major players from across europe to compete. The action starts at 9am central (that means it's already underway as your read this!) both Saturday and Sunday. (Stream)
Rainbow Six Siege heads to Tokyo, Japan for the finale of its APAC tournament, which will lead into the Siege Pro League finals! (Stream)
Of course, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is having a premier tournament, as the handful of teams left in the bracket square off at the StarSeries i-League tournament for their share of the $300,000 prize pool. (Stream / Schedule)
Not to be left out of the competitive scene, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is in Bucharest for its PGL Invitational tournament, in which 16 teams including the likes of the well-named "Four Angry Men" And "Oh My God" face off for their share of $100,000. (Stream / Schedule)
The FGC is in Singapore this weekend and is bringing with its usual array of competitive games for the SouthEast Asia Major. Catch Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and more. (Streams and Schedule)
Patch 7.19d has hit some of Dota 2's competitive heavy-hitters with nerfs, and this weekend's World Showdown of Esports tournament is the first time we'll get to see those changes in action at a LAN event. Which heroes will take over the meta? I hope it's Techies! (Stream)
That's it for this weekend! Let us know if we missed an event, or if there's a scene you'd like us to cover, in the comments!