Biggest Esports Events To Watch Out For In 2020
Posted 20th February 2020 By: Derpina    91 Views
Esports News – 2019 gave us some of the biggest and most successful events in CS:GO, Overwatch, League of Legends, and Dota 2, so we can surely look forward to more action this year. Organizers’ plans are underway and powerhouse teams are in preparation. Mark your calendars for the most-anticipated esports events of 2020:
The annual global Dota 2 tournament, The International, is set to return this August in Stockholm, Sweden. Year by year, the tournament always brings the biggest prize pool in the history of esports and welcomes the largest number of participants from different regions. After OG Esports cemented its name as a two-time TI champion in The International 9, this year’s event is expected to get bigger and more competitive. Valve, the organizers, aim to accumulate over $30 million prize pool from the Collector’s Cache and to welcome over 17,000 attendees at the Stockholm Globe Arena.
League of Legends World Championship
The World Championship is League of Legend’s biggest international event for all its regional participants. Hosted by Riot Games, this year’s event will set foot in China’s Shanghai Stadium, the headquarters of the Chinese Super League reigning champion. 24 teams from 14 countries will compete for the Summoner’s Cup, the World Championship title, and the lion’s share of the million-dollar prize pool.
American video game developer Blizzard Entertainment will host Blizzcon 2020, one of the most popular gaming conventions in the world. Aside from fan meets and gaming exhibitions, there will be major tournaments for Overwatch, Starcraft II, and the World of Warcraft—Blizzard’s most profitable esports titles. The organizer hasn’t announced the official dates yet, but it might take place in November or October.
International eSports Federation World Championships
South Korean-based organization IESF will host the 2020 edition of its world championship. The tournament follows the same format as the sports Olympics, so it welcomes participants from different regions. This year, Vietnam, Taiwan, Germany, South Korea, and a number of European countries are expected to attend.
Overwatch World Cup
The third season of the Overwatch League is ongoing. After its regular season, Blizzard will host the Overwatch World Cup to settle the global winner of the league. 16 teams from 16 cities compete at the preliminary stage, but only five teams have a chance to compete at the World Cup.
The Intel Extreme Masters
IEM is the longest-running esports tournament series in the world. It features global tournaments in CS:GO, League of Legends, Starcraft II, Quake Live, and Hearthstone. As a serial league, IEM hosts several minor and major tournaments for each game, then crowns the global winner in IEM Katowice 2020 in March.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championships
The Global Finals or The Majors is the most-anticipated CS:GO event of the year. This year’s event will be hosted by ESL at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from May 11 to 24, 2020. The top CS:GO teams who wish to compete for the finals have to undergo several tournament stages from January to April.
DreamHack tournaments are Swedish esports events in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and Fortnite. For 2020, the tournaments are set to take place in Germany, the USA, Sweden, Spain, Canada, Netherlands, India, and Spain. The Leipzig Major 2020 which recently concluded last January was part of Valve’s DPC 2019-20 season.
Dota 2 Asia Championships
Although a regional non-DPC event, Dota 2 Asia Championships feature powerhouse teams from different countries. They gather in Asia to compete in qualifying rounds and selections to settle the winner in the final championship. Organizers haven’t disclosed the 2020 tournament date and schedule yet.