What To Watch This Weekend: Artifact, Counter-Strike, And Melty Blood
After the cavalcade of major events we had last weekend, it should be no surprise that lots of scenes (especially those revolving Blizzard games) are on cooldown. Valve is more than happy to carry to baton this weekend, however, as it's running tournaments for its three major games. There's also a fun Street Fighter tournament, as well as a grassroots anime fighting game tournament to keep your eye on.
With Artifact hitting later this month, Valve is having a preview tournament for the game today and tomorrow starting at 11am CST (that's right now!) Saturday and Sunday. Featuring top talent from both Dota 2 and other card games, it acts as the last taste of high-level action you'll likely see of the game before the beta hits November 19. (Stream)
Speaking of Dota 2, the first major of the 2018-2019 season, the Kuala Lumpur Major, starts in just a few hours, as over a dozen teams with new rosters test their mettle in the what will be the last tournament before the major 7.20 update upends the meta again. (Stream / Schedule)
The Red Bull Kumite is your big Street Fighter V major for the week. Watch as 16 of the world's best players face off in Paris, France, inside the event's signature cage match setup. (Stream / Schedule)
If you're looking for something a little more low-key and homespun, the Climax of Night tournament is a major community-created tournament for under-the-radar anime games including Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st], Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code, and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition. (Streams and Schedule)
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.