The biggest Esport-Events of the second half of the year

Esport events now delight thousands of fans worldwide. The KeyArena in Seattle can accommodate up to 17,000 spectators. They can watch the world’s best video players compete against each other in different games. Due to the Corona Pandemic, many events have been cancelled, but there are still some very exciting and highly endowed tournaments taking place until the end of the year.

Esport-Events inspire thousands of fans worldwide by now. The KeyArena in Seattle can accommodate up to 17,000 spectators. They can watch the world’s best video players compete in different games. Due to the Corona Pandemic, many events have been cancelled, but there are still some very exciting and highly endowed tournaments taking place until the end of the year.

Esport-Events inspire thousands of fans worldwide by now. The KeyArena in Seattle can accommodate up to 17,000 spectators. They can watch the world’s best video players compete in different games. Due to the Corona Pandemic, many events have been cancelled, but there are still some very exciting and highly endowed tournaments taking place until the end of the year.

League of Legends World Cup 2020

Meanwhile many tournaments have a long tradition and there are many regular esport events taking place. Since 2011, Riot Games will host the League of Legends World Championship every year. Last year the tournament took place in Europe for the third time. The venues last year were Berlin, Madrid and Paris. First place went to the FunPlus Phoenix team, which collected prize money of over 800,000 US dollars.

Due to the difficult travel conditions, the 2020 tournament will only take place at one location. It will be played in Shanghai from 25 September to 31 October. The final will take place at the Pudong Football Stadium. In addition to last year’s winner, the teams Gen.G from South Korea, as well as Invictus Gaming and G2 Esports are considered the favorites. They will probably split the prize money of more than 2.2 million dollars between them.

The exact schedule for the tournament looks like this:

  • Play-In Round 1: September 25 to 28
  • Play-In Round 2: September 29 to 30
  • Group Stage: October 03 to 06 and October 08 to 11
  • Playoffs at Pudong Football Stadium: October 15 to 18, October 24, 25 and 31

Rocket League Championship 2020

The Rocket League Championship (RLCS) is currently in its tenth season. This time the event is completely different due to Covid-19. The tournament is played in three phases, all of which are held in Europe. While the first two events have already been completed, the third and last tournament will take place from September 24th to 27th. There will be 32 teams competing in two preliminary rounds. After the first preliminary round, only 16 teams will be left, in the second preliminary round the eight participants for the playoffs will be determined.

The total prize money involved is 100,000 dollars. None of the teams will go away empty-handed. Even for the last place there is still 300 dollars. Compared to the 30,000 dollars for the winner, however, this is a rather modest amount. At the last tournament in spring 2020, Team Dignitas secured the victory.

European Masters 2020

Since August 22nd, the best League of Legends teams from Europe who are not in Shanghai have been competing against each other. The tournament will run until September 20. A total of 16 teams will be competing, initially divided into four groups. The two best teams will advance to the Single Elimination Playoffs. Until the finals, the teams will play best-of-three and the winner will be determined in a best-of-five.

The tournament is very popular with Esports fans, because many big teams compete here with their B-teams, among them are even less known but emerging talents. Also the winner of the spring tournament LDLC OL and the second placed team K1CK Neosurf are back in the starting field. The prize money for this tournament this year is 150,000 dollars. The winner will receive 40,000 dollars of this amount, while the runner-up will still receive 25,000 dollars.

ESL Pro League Season 12

The ESL Pro League is already in its 12th edition. Due to the exceptional situation, the tournament will be played separately in five different regions:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia
  • South America
  • Oceania

In Europe a total of 16 teams make up the title among themselves. The prize money involved is 450,000 US dollars. But not only that: The ESL is part of the Intel Grand Slam, where there is an additional prize money of one million US dollars to be won. The participants will initially be divided into two groups of eight teams each. The best four teams in each group qualify for the double elimination playoffs. The event will run until October 4, 2020, when Team Fnatic won against mousesports in the final of Season 11 in Europe. The teams of Astralis and Natus Vincere followed in third and fourth place.

The worlds are merging visibly

Real sport and esport are increasingly merging. The newly developed Hyrace racing series, for example, is designed to combine real car racing with e-sports. In the Hyrace League, a team should consist of two drivers. While one of them drives the car on the real race track, the second team member drives virtually in a simulator. Both results count equally for the overall ranking. The development is still under intensive development. However, the first prototypes should be available as early as 2022. A European racing series is planned for the following year.

Similar developments can be expected in many areas in the coming years. In the FIFA eWorld Cup in particular, a large number of players compete against each other who would also have had the talent to make a career in a real soccer club. A well-known example is the O’Doherty brothers from Australia. While one of the three successfully kicks in the A-League, the other two became well-known E-League professionals.

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