Weekly esports guide (30 September - 7 October): FSL Dota 2, ONE Esports Tokyo Invitational

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It’s October, which means we’re in the final quarter of 2019, but we’ve still got a lot of Dota action to go with the FSL Dota 2, ESL Clash of Nations and the upcoming ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitationals in Singapore! For the FGC fans, there’s also the ONE Esports ONE Tekken Tournament and the SEA Major.

Female Esports League Dota 2

FSL Dota 2

Date: 28 September - 27 October (Group stage and playoffs), 16 and 17 November (Elite)

Venue: Online

Stream: sg.yahoo.com

The Female Esports League is back for its Dota 2 circuit, featuring the best female teams from around the region.

It’s four weekends of group stage action, followed by the playoffs end of October, before the best of the best will meet offline for the FSL Elite.

Remember to catch all the action live on Yahoo TV!

ONE Esports One Tekken Tokyo Invitational/Community Tournament (Japan)

One Esports One Tekken Tokyo Invitational/Community Tournament

Date: 5 October

Venue: Bella Salle Shibuya Garden, Shibuya City, Tokyo

Registration Link: https://oneesports.gg/maff-tekken (closes on 27th September)

Tekken 7 fans; if you wish to pool your fighting efforts to win the big one, there’s no better than with this 3v3 One Tekken Tokyo Invitational tournament. The attending pro players are:

Team Korea

Team Japan

  • Shoji “Double” Takakubo

  • Kachi “Pekos” Yota

  • Genki “Gen” Kumisaka

Team All-Stars

Players who wish to participate must form their own teams and register here. Spectators who wish to attend can get their tickets here.

GameStart 2019 (Singapore)

(Photo: GameStart Asia)

Date: 12 - 13 October

Venue: Suntec Convenction Centre

Tickets: https://event.gamestart.asia/shop/

Singapore's largest gaming convention returns for the sixth time in October. With a theme of "Asian Mythology", there's surely a lot to look forward to, including hands-on demos of upcoming games, a themed escape room called "The Castle" and much more.

There are also several esports events happening within GameStart, including the SEA Major.

SEA Major Singapore 2019 (Singapore)

SEA Major Singapore 2019 (Photo: GameStart Asia)

Date: 12 - 13 October

Venue: Suntec Convenction Centre

Tickets: https://event.gamestart.asia/shop/

Registration: https://beastapac.com/seam2019/

The largest fighting tournament in SEA is back in Singapore at GameStart 2019. This year's SEA Major will host two major events - the Regional Finals for the Capcom World Tour and the finals of the SOULCALIBUR Asia League.

Mobile Legends World Championship 2019 (Malaysia)

Mobile Legends World Championship 2019 (Photo: eGG network)

Date: 15 - 17 November

Venue: Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur

Stream: YouTube Gaming

For the first time ever, mobile MOBA Mobile Legends: Bang Bang will have its own world championship tournament. Also dubbed as M1, this major level tournament will pit Asia’s finest against each other and the rest of the world including North America, South America, and Europe.

With a prize pool of US$250,000, fans will be seeing the top 16 professional teams who will take home the lion’s share this November.

Brawl Stars World Championship Qualifiers (Asia Pacific)

Brawl Stars World Championship Qualifiers

Date: 28 September, 19 - 20 October

Venue: The Pantheon, Kuala Lumpur (Finals in October)

Website: https://play.eslgaming.com/brawlstars/global/brawlstars/challenger/world-championship-sea

Get your arcade shooting 3v3 esports fight on with this Supercell-sanctioned Brawl Star tournament featuring Asia’s finest.

The offline regional finals will take place at The Pantheon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 19 and 20 October.

League of Legends 10-Year Anniversary Livestream

League of Legends 10-Year Anniversary Livestream

Date: 16 October

Venue: Online

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/leagueoflegends

Riot Games will be celebrating its MOBA’s anniversary later in October. The company will be sharing news of its next major update, preseason changes, and also some tidbits of its spin-off Teamfight Tactics.

ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitationals (Singapore)

ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitationals (Photo: ONE Esports)

Date: 17 - 22 December

Venue: Singapore

The ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational will see 12 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams fight it out in Singapore. Catch some of your favourite teams as they vie for the US$500,000 prize pool, with some big names already announced.

Here are the teams that are coming as of this article:

  • EG

  • Team Secret

  • LGD

  • Virtus.pro

League of Legends 2019 World Championship (Worldwide)

League of Legends 2019 World Championship

Date: 2 October – 10 November

Venue: Berlin, Madrid, Paris

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/riotgames

The biggest League of Legends tournament will be starting early next month. After the many major qualifiers happening worldwide and in Southeast Asia, these are your teams competing for gold and glory, with their respective matches & brackets:

Main Event

Group A

  • Cloud9

  • G2 Esports

  • Griffin

  • Winner of Play-Ins Group A

Group B

  • FunPlus Phoenix

  • GAM Esports

  • J Team

  • Winner of Play-Ins Group B

Group C

  • Fnatic

  • Royal Never Give Up

  • SK Telecom T1

  • Winner of Play-Ins Group C

Group D

  • ahq e-Sports Club

  • Invictus Gaming

  • Team Liquid

  • Winner of Play-Ins Group D

Play-In Groups

Group A

  • Clutch Gaming

  • MAMMOTH

  • Unicorns of Love

Group B

  • DetonatioN FocusMe

  • Isurus Gaming

  • Splyce

Group C

  • Hong Kong Attitude

  • Lowkey Esports

  • MEGA

Group D

  • DAMWON Gaming

  • Flamengo eSports

  • Royal Youth

Lenovo & Intel Legion of Champions Series IV

Lenovo & Intel Legion of Champions Series IV

Date: 26 - 27 October, 13 -15 December

Venue: Pantip Mall, Bangkok, Thailand (Grand Finals in December)

Website: https://legion.lenovo.com/

Lenovo’s flagship Asia Pacific esports competition is now in its fourth series and will showcase games such as PUBG, Counter-Strike: GO, and many more.

Furthermore, this will be the first time the tournament will be hosting a Legion of Valkyries all-female tournament circuit

ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019 (Thailand)

ESL Clash of Nations

Date: 25 -27 October

Venue: Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Thailand (part of Thailand Game Show 2019)

Stream: https://www.youtube.com/eslasia

ESL will be bringing its Dota 2 Clash of Nations series to an end. Once the five ESL country-specific championships have their teams, they will compete in Bangkok for the lion’s share of the US$50,000 prize pool and the ESL Clash of Nations Dota 2 trophy in Asia.

Overwatch World Cup 2019 (USA)

Overwatch World Cup 2019

Date: November

Venue: Anaheim, California, USA

The fourth Overwatch World Cup tournament will happen during November. However, the format of competing has now changed. Instead of having country-specific qualifiers to determine the final few teams to fight at BlizzCon, the entire tournament will happen during the week leading up to the company game expo.

Here is the list of recently-announced committee members for each selected Southeast Asian countries.

Singapore

General Manager: Chun Chieh "TCC" Teo
Community Manager: Nicholas "Caldoran" Tay
Coach: Seetoh "JohnGalt" Jian Qing

Players:

Figo Chua (Azalea)
Mohammed Asri (Sachokk)
Muhammad Syafiq (Xenofly)
Timotheus Yeo (Bubblekitty)
Jasper Yue (yuris)
Alston How (Jervyz)
Hao Haiyang (ZeonFlux).

The Philippines

General Manager: Mika "nilavariel" Fabella
Community Manager: Camie "Yumie" Tafalla
Coach: Dathan Allan Keanu "Daks" Rosales

Thailand

General Manager: Areeya "aumimchun" Manamunchaiyaporn
Community Manager: Aunya "Klarion" Wettayawong
Coach: จิรวัฒน์ "HeadHawk" กะลัมพะนันทน์

Malaysia

General Manager: Kenn "Beagull" Leandre
Community Manager: Sun "megikari" San
Coach: Jack "RagonSEA" Teoh