What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros., Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare, And The Demoscene
Playoffs, Pro Tours, and live programming and art round out an absolutely packed weekend of competitive gaming. If you're into a big competitive scene, there's a big event for it this weekend. Let's dive in.
The Revision demoscene event turns creativity into a competition by having skilled programmers create digital art on the spot. If that sounds up your alley, it's worth checking out. (Stream / Schedule)
The League Of Legends LCS Playoffs head into Semifinals this week, and we're going to see giants fall as the team count continues to dwindle. (NA Stream / EU Stream / Schedules)
The Street Fighter V Capcom Pro Tour continues at full steam this week, with two premier events. First, there's the Northern California Regionals, which, in addition to SFV, will have a number of other fighting games, Including The King Of Fighters XIV, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and Tekken 7. (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Schedule) In addition, DreamHack Austin, which will also feature Pokkén Tournament and Super Smash Bros. Melee. (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Schedule)
There's also a more Smash-oriented event this weekend in CEO Dreamland, which will feature Melee, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Super Smash Bros., Rivals of Aether, and Brawlhalla. (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Stream 3 / Stream 4 / Schedule)
Red Bull is hosting its own Hearthstone tournament today as part of a three-part season which will run from now until November. (Stream / Event begins at 2pm central)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Esports Championship Series kicked off yesterday and will continue through June. Whoever comes out on top in both North America and Europe will move on the Season 3 finals, where first place will walk away with $250,000. (Stream / Schedule). We also have the Cophenhagen Games, which offers even more European CS:GO action. (Stream 1 / Stream 2 / Schedule)
Smite's Spring Gauntlet tournament has begun, and while it won't be played on the latest version of the game, version 4.5 is now slouch when it comes to producing highlight moments. (Stream / Schedule)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's CWL event takes place in Birmingham, England this weekend, and will feature all the wall-running, robot-transforming, and ball-throwing action the game's become known for in recent years. (Stream)
We also have the Rocket League Championship Series' third season, which will teams facing off in the rocket-powered remote-controlled car soccer game until June. (Stream / Schedule)
That's it for this weekend! Let us know if we missed an event, or if there's a scene you'd like us to cover, in the comments.