Weekly esports guide (25 November - 2 December): The lull before the SEA games

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The Southeast Asia region waits with anticipation for the SEA Games to begin for esports, but there’s still a lot happening before then!

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.

The three day event will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and will feature top global esports athletes. The official list of teams competing include Alliance, Evil Geniuses, Gambit, J.Storm, Natus Vincere, PSG.LGD, Team Aster, Team Liquid, Team Secret, TNC Predator, Virtus.pro and Vici Gaming.

Select teams will also participate in one-hour meet-and-greet sessions with fans across all three days of the event, with priority lines for VIP and Cat 1 ticket holders.

In addition, the event will feature a host of Dota 2 talents, including Jorien 'Sheever' van der Heijden, TobiWan, BSJ, ODPixel, and Fogged, as well as Dota 2 analysts, Black^, Trent and Capitalist.

ONE Esports DOTA 2 World  Pro Invitational Jakarta (Indonesia)

Date: 17 - 19 April 2020

Venue: Indonesia  Convention  Exhibition

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

ONE Esports partners with PGL to bring fans of DOTA 2  a new series of US$500,000 tournaments in Southeast Asia. This particular Indonesian tournament will have 12  of the world’s best teams clash next April.

PVP Corporate League & Campus League Grand Finals (Singapore)

(Photo: PVP Esports)

Date: 7 and 8 December

Venue: Singapore Comic Con, Marina Bay Sands Convention, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

Stream: https://twitch.tv/pvpesportsgg 

Esports will be one of the major highlights in this year’s Singapore Comic Con this coming December.

On 7 Dec, the regional PVP Corporate League finalists will go head-to-head in Mobile Legends and Dota 2.  The winner will win from a total prize pool of  S$5,000  in cash and S$20,000 that will be donated to a charity of their choice.

  • Realpage Esports (Philippines) vs Xavier (Indonesia) - 10.45am

  • Team GTR (Malaysia)  vs Teletubbies (Thailand) - 4.30pm

On the 8th, the PVP Campus League Grand Finals for Mobile Legends will take place.

  • Holy (ITE Central) vs Serpentine (ITE Central) - 12.45pm

  • Unstable Network (SIM) vs Winner  of the lower bracket - 4.45pm

Apart from those esports competitions, there are also  a few other  programmes worth checking out  if you’re an esports fan:

7 December

  • Meet OG offlaner Ceb -  1pm to 2pm (PVP Esports Main Stage)

  • Chilling with eGG  Live x Ceb - 7.15pm

  • PVP Corporate League Finals  DOta 2 MVP Prize Presentation  -  7.45pm (PVP Esports Main Stage)

8  December

Dota 2 1v1 with Ceb - 10.30am to 11.30am (PVP Esports Main Stage)

PUBG Mobile  Club Open - Fall Split  Global  Finals (Malaysia)

PUBG Mobile Club Open

Date: 23 November - 1  December

Venue: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Website: https://www.pubgmobile.com/esports 

Teams from 10 regions will be fighting for glory in this mobile battle royale title.  

Here is the current list:

Direct Qualified

  • TOP Esports

  • RRQ Athena

  • ILLUMINATE

  • Entity Gaming

  • Team SouL

  • Cloud9

  • Team Unique

  • Kurdistan Esports

  • Team Queso

  • EGC KR Black

  • ARG  Wistaria

  • UNicornGaming

  • Yoodo Gank

Prelims

  • Bigetron RA

  • Orange Esports.CG

  • MEGA Conqueror

  • SynerGE

  • Team Insidious

  • TeamIND

  • Tempo  Storm

  • OMEN  Elite

  • Asterion Myth

  • Futbolist

  • Victory Five

  • SWAT69

Esports Shanghai  Masters - Overwatch Shanghai Masters Invitational 2019 (China)

Overwatch Shanghai Masters Invitational 2019 (China)

Date: 1st December

Venue: New Jing’an Sports Center

Website: http://weibo.com/7316869159 

This Overwatch tournament is part of the Esports Shanghai Masters 2019.  The teams that are confirmed so far are as follows:

  • Hangzhou Spark

  • Shanghai Dragons

  • Chengdu Hunters

  • Guangzhou Charge

Lenovo & Intel Legion of Champions Series IV

Lenovo & Intel Legion of Champions Series IV

Date: 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

Esports At The 2019 Southeast Asian Games (Philippines)

SEA Games Esports schedule

Date: 1 – 6 December

Venue: Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan, Metro Manila

The very first esports tournament in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games will be happening soon. The titles that will be used in this prestigious world tournament are Dota 2, Starcraft II, Tekken 7, Arena of Valor, and Mobile Legends.

Singapore has confirmed their representatives for the tournament below:

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

EVOS Esports:

1. Akihiro “JPL” Furusawa

2. Andrew “Potato” Lim

3. Boon “OhDeerBambi” Wei Xing Robert

4. Chong “Soul” Ru Chyi

5. Tan “Ace” Zheng Wei

Arena of Valor

Resurgence:

6. Bjorn “Zeys” Ong

7. Dabbie “813” Lim Chin Hong

8. Ng “Elespresso” Ye Lun Renfred

9. Ong “Yueyah” Jing Song

10. Lee “Marclaren” Cheng Hiang Marcus

Dota 2

Team X:

11. Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih

12. Lukman “Luk” Yusoff Bin Nooraznan

13. Teo “Tudi” Yao Wen

14. Wilson “Poloson” Koh Chin Wei

15. Joel “Chibix” Chan Jian Yong

StarCraft II:

16. Toh “Lobo” Wei Liang Alvin

17. Thomas “Blysk” Kopankiewicz

TEKKEN 7:

18. Ruslan “LAN94” Bin Abd Rahman

Hearthstone:

19. Chew “Khaius” Khai Kiat

20. Benjamin “SGAhIce” Isa Roberts

AESF e-Masters Invitational Tournament (China)

AESF e-Masters Invitational Tournament

Date: February - March  2020

Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre

Website: https://www.facebook.com/asian.esports/

This upcoming tournament series is hosted by the Asian Electronic Sports Federation.

The games that will be used for the tournament include Arena of Valor, Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, and WarCraft 3: The Frozen Throne.

Capcom Cup 2019

(Photo: Capcom)

Date: 13-15 December

Venue: The Novo, Los Angeles, CA

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

The biggest Street Fighter V tournament league will be ending its 2019 iteration with a 32-player fight for the ages. The tournament will feature last year’s winner, the top 26 players from the Global Ranking Point leaderboard, the four regional qualifier winners, and the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier which will be determined closer to the tournament date.

The 35 players who will be duking it out are:

  • Gachikun

  • kichipa-mu

  • Luffy

  • Zenith

  • Smug

  • Punk

  • Bonchan

  • Tokido

  • Fuudo

  • HotDog29

  • Fujimura

  • Big Bird

  • Problem X

  • Momochi

  • Phenom

  • NuckleDu

  • Oil King

  • Xian

  • Mago

  • Machabo

  • AngryBird

  • Nemo

  • Infexious

  • Dogura

  • John Takeuchi

  • Sako

  • NL

  • Daigo

  • 801 Strider

  • iDom

  • JB