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There’s Valorant action this weekend in the Female Esports League, while the senior teams take to the field in the Meta.us Philippines Dota Leagues! Meanwhile, if you need a break from regular esports titles and are looking into Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, but don’t know where to start, Wolfsbanee is here to help you out!
Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing because of the coronavirus.
League of Legends World Championship 2020 (Worldwide)
Date: 25 September - 31 October
Venue: Pudong Football Stadium, Shanghai, China
The biggest League of Legends tournament of 2020 will start later this September and will pit the best LoL players from all over the world against each other.
The qualified teams so far are:
Unicorns of Love
Female Esports League Valorant Open III
Date: 19 and 20 September
Time: 12pm (GMT +8)
Stream: Watch it live on Yahoo TV
Riot Games’ latest hit is getting another FSL Open tournament, featuring some of the best female teams within Southeast Asia. It’s sure to be a fun-packed weekend as the teams fight it out to prove their skills!
Game Changer: Communities
Date: 24 September
Time: 8pm (+8 GMT)
Stream: Watch live on Yahoo TV
Host Deborah “Wolfsbanee” Sim will be back on Yahoo TV with her next guest for Game Changer: Communities!
Don’t forget to check out the previous episode with community figure Donald Yeo!
Meta.us Philippines Dota 2 Leagues
Date: Every Thursday and Friday, August 2020 to January 2021
Time: 8pm (GMT +8)
Filipino Dota 2 players of all skills levels, there's a special league just for you! JBL has teamed up with esports platform meta.us to create a weekly Dota 2 league running for a grand total of 6 months all the way to January 2021.
Players can register weekly for their Open series to play in a 32-team single elimination competition happening every Thursday and Friday at 8pm (GMT +8).
This league features a ranking system which will promote teams that place high consistently in the Opens into Junior and later Senior series. Not playing but want to catch the newest Filipino Dota 2 teams in action? Tune in at www.facebook.com/metamaster during competition time to watch the livestream casted by Lupon WxC!
PVP Esports Campus Championship Season 2 (Singapore)
Date: August - December
The second season of PVP Esports Community Championships will be taking place starting this month until December, this time with the addition of Riot Games’ latest team-based shooter Valorant.
In addition, there will be an all-new Open Championship category alongside the Campus Championship, where gamers from all backgrounds and varying skill levels can participate.
Apart from Valorant, the games featured in this upcoming season include Mobile Legends.
China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 1
Date: 17 - 28 September
This China-based tournament will feature the best Dota 2 teams fighting it out for their share of the US$80,000 prize pool. The following teams will be competing:
Royal Never Give Up
Sparking Arrow Gaming
ESL Pro League Season 12: Asia
Date: 21 September - 6 October
ESL is hosting a Counter-Strike: GO tournament for Asian teams featuring a US$25,000 prize pool together with sponsors like Intel and MSI.
The following teams will be competing:
International Esports Federation Philippine Qualifiers
Date: 18 - 27 September
The Philippine Esports Organization (PESO) is organising its national qualifiers of the IESF with the esports world championship happening in Eilat, Israel.
These are the following esport titles and their respective dates:
Dota 2: Qualifiers on 19 - 20 September, Playoffs on 24 September.
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020: Qualifiers on 19 - 20 September, Playoffs on 24 September
Tekken 7: Qualifiers on 18 - 19 September, Playoffs on 25 September.
The winner of each qualifier will represent the Philippines at the Southeast Asia regional tournament.
Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble (Singapore)
Date: 27 August - January 2021
Supercell and ESL will be teaming up to launch the Brawl Stars Singapore Community Rumble, where the country’s Brawl Star players will be competing for a total prize pool of S$14,000 over a period of 6 months. After 3 weekly cups per month where 8 top teams are determined, a monthly finals will be held. The top team will win up to S$1,000 from the prize pool.
PUBG Mobile Club Open - Fall Split 2020: SEA Wildcard
Date: 12 - 20 September
The best Southeast Asian teams from 15 regions will battle their way through this Fall Splits season. The following PUBG tournaments below will be including the winning teams to this Wild Card tournament.
MLBB Professional League MY/SG Season 6
Date: 11 September - 4 October
Season 6 of the MPL has started. Here are the list of teams who are currently qualified for the regular season:
Team SMG (MY)
Bella Ciao (MY)
Divinity Esports (SG)
Team Bosskurr (MY)
Geek Fam (MY)
Orange Louvre (MY)
EVOS SG (SG)
Overwatch ACE 2020 Championship
Date: 22 August - 4 October
Activision Blizzard Esports is teaming up with AKG Games to bring Overwatch ACE 2020 Championship, which is open exclusively to players from Southeast Asia as well as Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, and Taiwan. The tournament features a US$100,000 prize pool.
The Overwatch ACE 2020 Championship will be a tournament to profile emerging Overwatch teams from Asia. It is part of Blizzard’s commitment to enhance Overwatch esports communities in the Pacific region.
The Asian countries eligible are:
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
AMD Streamer Challenge: Triple Threat & Domination (Southeast Asia)
Date: September - December
AMD will be bringing its streamer-led gaming series online and feature popular online personalities from East Asia and Southeast Asia.
There will be two tournaments: the Triple Threat which will involve Japanese and South Korean streamers in a Valorant tournament, and Domination, where streamer teams and their fans form teams in round robin fights involving Valorant and Fall Guys.
In addition, Fnatic will be making an appearance and Dota 2 fans will be able to sign up to play with or against them.
Overwatch League 2020 - Asia Playoffs
Date: 4 - 13 September
This Asian team-focused Overwatch tournament features a US$325,000 prize pool. The confirmed teams are:
New York Excelsior
Overwatch Contenders 2020 Season 2: Korea
Date: 20 August - 22 October
Venue: Online/Offline at Hot6 Afreeca Colosseum
The best and brightest Korean Overwatch teams will be duking it out for a chance at the US$175,000 prize pool. The confirmed teams are:
World Game Star Phoenix
GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020
Toyota Motor Asia Pacific and PlayStation are teaming up to host its regional Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) e-Motorsport event for 2020. The event format is a series of competitive stages leading to a knockout tournament involving countries like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, The Philippines, and India.