Mark your calendars! Upcoming Major Esport Events

Mark your calendars! Upcoming Major Esport Events
Mark your calendars! Upcoming Major Esport Events
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PSA: If you haven’t already, set these dates on your calendar so you won’t miss any action from these awaited events!



Dota 2

Dota 2 Upcoming Major Events
Dota 2 Upcoming Major Events

Kiev Major

Just last week, Valve released more details of the coming Kiev Major, including information about the LAN main event that will be held at the National Palace of Arts from April 27 to 30.

Invites are yet to be handed out, but the qualifiers are set to begin on March 6 (Open Qualifiers) and March 10 (Regional Qualifiers).

Three-time Major winner OG will possibly be invited, along with TI6 winner Wings, Dota Pit League Season 5 winner Evil Geniuses and hometown favorite Natus Vincere.


Manila Masters

International Dota will be back to Manila with The Manila Masters, an event organized by ESL and the local Mineski-Events team.

It will be held at the SM MOA Arena, where ESL One Manila and The Manila Major got held. The Manila Masters will start on May 26 and end on the 28th.

As of writing, only Evil Geniuses has been invited, and no details of any qualifiers have been released.


Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017

Twelve teams collide in Shanghai, China for a chance to win the Dota Asia Championships 2017 this April 1 to 4.

The teams will first have an offline league play on March 28 to 30, to determine who goes to the winners and losers bracket once the LAN double-elimination playoff unfolds.

The eventual winner of DAC 2017 will take home $200,000 in prize money, or 40% of the pool.



League of Legends

LoL Upcoming Major Events
LoL Upcoming Major Events

IEM Katowice

Eight teams are set to battle it out at the IEM Season XI World Championship at the Spodek Arena in Katowice this February 22 to 26.

2016 Worlds winner SKT dropped out of the competition, along with Samsung, Cloud9 and EDWard Gaming. G2 Esports, Kongdoo Monster, ROX Tigers and Hong Kong Esports are their replacement.

The eight teams will fight for the biggest share in the $150,000 prize pool, $70,000 of which will go to the champion at Spodek Arena.



Mid-Season Invitational

The 2017 Mid-Season Invitational, which will be held on April 28 to May 21, offers twists from its predecessors.

Firstly, it will be held on two Brazilian cities – Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and will see 13 representatives from each of LoL’s professional leagues.

Because of the larger number of teams involved, a new seeding based on the last two MSIs and Worlds will be used.


Worlds Championship

The 2017 LoL World Championship will be held in China from September 23 to November 4.

All 13 LoL pro leagues will be represented in the Play-in phase of this year’s World Championship, with the Korean representatives getting a bye to the Group Stage because of the league’s outstanding performance in the past international events.

SKT is of course, the favorite in this year’s World Championship as it won the last two Worlds and is still led by Faker.




CS:GO Upcoming Major Events
CS:GO Upcoming Major Events

IEM Katowice

IEM Katowice CS:GO Season XI World Championship goes underway at Spodek Arena in Poland this March 1 to 5.

DreamHack Las Vegas winner Virtus.Pro is a fave to win in Katowice, along with Astralis and Ninjas in Pyjamas.

The prize pool is set at $250,000 with 40% going to the champion.


StarLadder Season 3              

StarSeries Season 3 will be held at the National Palace of Arts in Kiev, Ukraine this coming April 4 to 9.

Only four teams have been invited to the event, including DreamHack Las Vegas winner Virtus.Pro and ELEAGUE Major winner Astralis.

There are still four invited teams to be named, and three more qualifying sides from each of the qualifiers in China and Europe, and two more from America.


ESL Pro League Season 5

The ESL Pro League Season 5 final will take place at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, Texas, USA this June 3 to 4.

With the regional league play still on going, it’s hard to predict who will make it to the LAN playoffs. But as of writing, SK Gaming and OpTic Gaming lead North America with four wins and no losses apiece, while mouseports, Team Kinguin, Team EnVyUs and FaZe Clan are in a four-way tie on the top of the Europe table.

The prize pool in the Dallas main event will be at $750,000, with $225,000 going to the champion and $100,000 to the runner-up.