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What To Watch This Weekend: League Of Legends, WESG, And Super Smash Bros.

by Suriel Vazquez on Oct 08, 2016 at 05:33 AM

It's, Fall, which means we're getting hit with a deluge of blockbuster and indie releases. It also means tournament seasons are picking back up again. We'll have to wait a bit more until we see several Blizzard games have their big finals at Blizzcon in November, but between all the tournaments going on this week, you should more than enough to watch this weekend.

League of Legends' Worlds Championship continues all month, but some of the event's best matches happened this week. If you're a League fan, be sure to tune in throughout the month as teams like SoloMid, ROX Tigers, and Cloud 9 compete to take this year's title. (Stream / Schedule)

Meanwhile, the World Electronic Sports Games (yeah, it's a bit of a mouthful) tournaments kick off this weekend, using an Olympic-style format to pit teams from different nations against each other. The finals won't be for a while, but these early stages are your chance to root for your country of origin while you can. The league will feature Hearthstone (Stream), StarCraft II (Stream), Dota 2 (Stream), and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Stream). For schedules, make sure to check out the description in each game's Twitch channel, which will be updated each day with an image of the day's matches.

If you need more Counter-Strike, you can watch The World Championships 2016, which has national teams from France, Argentina, Tunisia, and more competing for a $100,000 prize pool. (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Schedule)

This week we also have a double-header of fighting game events; first, the South East Asia Major will feature some of the most fierce talent from around the world fighting for one of the last guaranteed spots at December's Capcom Cup. The Major's got several other tournaments as well, so be sure to watch those on the second stream (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Schedule).

Second, The Fall Classic will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina and will feature an absurd number of fighting games across three streams. If you're looking for an event on a more local time, this is your best bet. (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Stream 3 / Schedule).

In other fighting game events, we have The Big House 6, a Super Smash Bros. Melee / Wii U tournament which will feature some of the games' most prominent players, like Hungrybox, Armada, Mew2King, and more. (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Stream 3 / Schedule)

Those looking for a more traditional, less video-based event can watch the Magic the Gathering Atlanta Grand Prix this weekend. (Stream / Schedule)

Finally, the New York Comic Con is this weekend, and you can watch several of the event's panels live on Twitch. (Stream / Schedule in Twitch channel description)

That's it for this weekend! As always, feel free to post about any tournaments we've missed in the comments below.