What To Watch This Weekend: Hearthstone, League of Legends, and Gwent

by Suriel Vazquez on May 13, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Big tournaments! Invitationals! Qualifiers! Danger Rooms! Championships! Summits! Everything you could want in competitive gaming and more! This weekend, on esports!

The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational continues this week, as the group stage closes out before the top four teams proceed to the knockout stage. (Stream / Schedule)

We have two notable Hearthstone tournaments this week: The Europe Vs. China invitational, (Stream), as well as the qualifiers for the third season of the Starladder i-League. (Stream)

Dota 2 has another double-whammy of tournaments this weekend: The Dream League tournament's seventh season (Stream / Schedule) and the qualifiers the next round of the Summit, a tournament with a more casual atmosphere. (Stream)

Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. For Wii U are both at Royal Flush this weekend, with a total of $10,000 up for grabs across both games. (Stream / Schedule)

Before Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite releases in September, the Curleh Circuit hopes to send its predecessor, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, off in style. After a series of qualifying tournaments, the Danger Room will see the game's best players face off in an extended tournament format to determine whose mustache is the curliest. (Stream / Schedule (thanks to Twitter user AceKingofSuit))

In general fighting game event news, Battle Arena Melbourne will serve up some Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat XL, Guilty Gear Xrd, Tekken 7, and Super Street Fighter II: Turbo action. (Streams / Schedule)

The Halo 5: Guardians Championship Series is in Daytona this weekend, so you can watch people not catching the sun while you're not catching the sun either. (Stream / Schedule)

We also have a pair of Brawlhalla championships, in Europe and the US, each with its own $10,000 prize pool. (Stream)

If you're curious about the upcoming card game based on the Witcher, Gwent, there's a big ol' sponsored tournament this weekend that should give you some insight into what the game is like at a high level. (Stream)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is have a two-versus-two invitational tournament hosted by HTC, which should make for an interesting time, both because of the new format and for the VR ads on the page! (Stream and Schedule)

The Madden NFL 17 Championship aims to bring the game's best players and $500,000 together. Who will get how much? Tune in to find out! (Stream / Schedule)

That's it for this weekend! Let us know if we missed anything, or if there's a scene you'd like us to cover, in the comments below.