What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Super Smash Bros., And Gears Of War
As Spring finally begins to give way to Summer (as far as the temperature is concerned), we should probably start figuring out our plans to stay inside for as long as possible to avoid the heat. Esports tournaments, as it turns out, are a pretty good way to do that.
The ESL Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive wraps up this weekend, as the four remaining teams (G2 Esports, SK Gaming, North, and Team Liquid) face off in a single-elimination format for a shot at $225,000. (Stream and Schedule)
The League of Legends Summer Splits have begun around the world, kicking off the next season of competitive play for the game. While other regions will kick off next week, you can watch Europe and North American go at it this weekend. (NA Stream / NA Schedule / EU Stream / EU Schedule)
A Duo of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. For Wii U tournaments should keep fans of the series happy for a while. Smash'N'Splash 3 features big-name players like Armada, Hungrybox, Mang0, and Leffen, (Streams / Schedule), while UBC's Battle of BC 2 will have other notable players like Mew2King, ChuDat, and HugS (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Stream 3 / Stream 4)
Gears of War 4 heads to Las Vegas this weekend as part of its series of Pro Circuit tournaments, which should promise lots of intense late-night action that will surely test the limits of your faith in people's ability to be human to each other. Oh, and a Gears of War tournament. (Stream / Schedule)
Tomorrow Dota 2's Epicenter tournament will bring household names like Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, and OG together once again, this time in Moscow, for a chance at a $250,000 price. (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Schedule)
Rocket League's RLCS concludes this weekend at the World Championship, which will have teams vying for a $150,000 prize pool. Matches begin at 1pm Central today and tomorrow. (Stream)
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.