“What’s on this week?” is 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 picks a selection of events and provides a brief overview of what’s going down, where it’s taking place and how you can watch it.
It’s going to be another busy week in esports, kicking off with the PUBG Europe League Kick-off Cup, in Berlin. Then we head to London for the third CWL Major of the year. Finally, we head back to the Nexus as we check in on the Heroes Lounge as it heads into its final week before the mid-season break.
PUBG Europe League – Kick-off Cup
Thirty-two teams will be split into two groups of 16, including all PEL Phase 1 sides and the top 16 sides from the PEL Contenders Phase 1. The event will run from April 30th until May 5th, with the group stage ending on May 2nd before the final 16 teams head into the finals between May 2nd -5th.
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Notable teams competing include ENCE, Team Liquid, NiP, Winstrike Team and G2 who currently make up the top 5 in the PEL. On the Contenders side of the team with top-five sides AVANGAR, Desperado, UNITY, Xoekt enn Naam and Tornado Energy Battle. Teams will battle out in Berlin for a 125,000 (£95,000) prize pool.
Stream: PEL_esports – Location: Berlin, Germany – Date: 30/4 – 5/5 – Sponsors: N/A – Organiser: StarLadder PUBG Corporation – Prize pool: $125,000 (£95,000)
CWL London 2019
The Call of Duty World League heads to London for the third Major of the year. Four groups of four will face off in a round robin, the top two sides from each pool will be placed in the Championship bracket with the bottom two sides heading to the losers bracket. Once in the Championship rounds, games move to double elimination.
Several notable teams will be in attendance in London, with the likes of 100 Thieves, Denial Esports, eUnited, FaZe Clan, Splyce, OpTic, Gen.G and Midnight Esports. The event will span three days with $325,000 (£250,000) prize pool and over 60,000 Pro Points up for grabs.
Stream: Call of Duty – Location: London, UK – Date: – Sponsors: ASUS, Scuf Gaming, ASTRO Gaming, Mountain Dew– Organiser: Activision, Treyarch, Gfinity – Prize pool: $325,000 (£250,000)
Heroes Lounge Season 1 Europe
Heroes of the Storm has had, to put it lightly, a pretty rough 2019. Not only did Blizzard announce plans to reduce development on the game but plans to cull the entire esports scene. However, the community has done its part to fill the void left behind. Today, we highlight one such effort in the Heroes Lounge.
The European portion features Granit Gaming, Nothing Left, Team Russia, Wind and Rain, Washed Up, Go Next and Divine Vendetta. Week seven will see the league conclude its first phase, so a more significant number of games will be played over the next week.
Stream: Heroes Lounge– Location: Europe, Online – Date: 3/4 – Sponsors: N/A– Organiser: Heroes Lounge – Prize pool: £6,000
That’s a wrap on this week’s picks, be sure to check back next week for another edition of the ESI weekly picks.
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