What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Street Fighter V, And Gears of War 4
Every Genre under the sun is having a tournament this weekend, which is a good thing if you like having to toggle among multiple streams at once (am I the only one?). From shooters to fighters to MOBAs to sports, everyone should have something they can sit down and watch instead of going outside (I hear it's nice outside this weekend!).
The League Of Legends Mid-Season Invitational brings together seminal teams from around the world who've proven themselves in their region's qualifiers for a huge event early in the year. This week's match will determine whether SuperMassive Esports or Gigabyte Marines will have the last open spot in the tournament. (Stream / Schedule)
The Dreamhack Tours open tournament is this weekend's marquee Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, and will have eight teams fighting for the $50,000 first-place prize. (Stream / Schedule) You can also catch the Intel Extreme Masters XII, featuring the world's top talent fighting for a $100,000 first place prize in Sydney, Australia. (Stream / Schedule)
Also at the Intel Extreme Masters Event will be Smite, which will have its own tournament down under. (Stream)
Hearthstone is having a extended tournament between players from Europe and China. The winner could take home a Ferrari. (Stream)
If you want to catch some fighting game action this weekend, you can watch the Texas Showdown, which will feature tournaments for Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Killer Instinct, and more, including several retro games. (Stream / Schedule) Italy will also host a Street Fighter V event , The Colosseum happening as part of the Capcom Pro Tour. (Stream) And for another dose of Super Smash Bros. Check out Glitch 3, too! (Stream / Schedule)
The Gears of War 4 Paris Open will have some of the best Gears players fighting for their shot at a $100,000 prize pool. (Stream and Schedule)
The Dota 2 Dreamleauge European Division will determine which teams from the region will attend the Main Event in July. (Stream / Schedule)
The FIFA 17 Ultimate Team European Regional Finals are this weekend, which will narrow down a competitive field to see who will make it to the Finals later this month. (Stream)
In other EA Sports events, the Madden 17 Championship series continues this weekend. This weekend will act as the prelude to the final round of matches, which will be broadcast both online and the NFL Network. (Stream / Schedule)
The Rocket League Regional Championships will offer players a chance to compete in the World Championship later this year, as well as guaranteed spots for the next season of the RLCS. (Stream / Schedule)
That's it for this weekend! Let us know if we missed anything in the comments below, or if there's a scene you'd like us to cover.