“What’s on this week?”, ESI’s weekly feature letting you know just what’s going on in the wonderful world of esports in the next seven days. Each week, ESI will pick three events and provide a brief overview of what’s going down, where it’s taking place and how you can watch it.
We’ve focused a lot on the MOBA genre of late, so this week we’re shaking it up and having a look at the FPS genre once more. CS:GO and Overwatch, what could be better than some high octane FPS action to brighten your week? We’ve gone truly worldwide this week with action from every corner of the globe. Let’s have a look at just what’s on this week.
ECS Season 6 Finals
It’s probably time we showed CS:GO some love in this series – MOBAs have had a lot of attention so now it’s time to focus back on an esports staple. The ECS Season 6 Finals are drawing to a close and Arlington is the destination, but who will be our Champion?
Astralis, North, mouseports and Ninjas in Pyjama will be representing Europe, with NRG, MIBR, Team Liquid and Cloud9 representing North America. Split into two groups, the double-elimination format will see sides play each other in a best-of-one the first time around, with a second match played in a best-of-three, Playoffs will follow the same Bo3 format.
Stream: FACEIT – Location: Arlington, USA – Date: 22/11 – 25/11 – Sponsors: YouTube – Organiser: FACEIT – Prize pool: $600,000 ( £470,000)
Overwatch Contenders Season 3
Since the Overwatch League formed there has been a lot of hype about the scene. A lot of people ignore the Contenders series, however, with series played in Australia, China, Europe, Korea, North America, Pacific and South America. The Overwatch Contenders series really does have a global talent reach.
This week we will highlight a selection of matches being played out over the Contenders regular season. Australia will see matches played on the 19th, 20th and 26th, China will get down to action over the weekend from the 24th to 25th, Europe will take their shift on the 19th, 25th and 26th, Korea will follow China, playing games over the weekend from the 24th to 26th, Pacific will get busy on the 22nd and 23rd with South America playing from the 22nd until the 25th. North America is the only region not to play this week.
Gfinity Elite Series Australia Week 4
Gfinity has been growing in the past few years, from hosting their popular Elite Series in the UK to being the home of many esports in their London studio. The series expanded into Australia at the start of 2018. Now in season 2, the series is growing and the CS:GO series is our focus this week.
Week four will see Melbourne ORDER face Melbourne Avant, Perth Ground Zero v Brisbane Deceptros and Sydney Roar v Sydney Chiefs. Right now, Avant leads the way with 3 victories with Deceptors failing to pick up a win. Week Four could seal Avant as group winners before week five even starts, with their entry into the Semifinals all but guaranteed already.