This Weekend in Esports

Call of Duty World League Pro League

The Final group stage games will take place this weekend in the Pro League as Group Green finally has the chance to go at it.

Optic Gaming, Red Reserve EU, Enigma Six Group, and Elevate EU will battle it out to see who goes through, and who goes home. Optic Gaming head in as the favourites to top the group, though they could face a challenge from the UK representatives at the event in the form of Elevate EU and Red Reserve EU.

Team EnvyUs, Splyce, Evil Geniuses, FaZe Clan, eUnited, and Lumunosity Gaming have already secured their spots in the play-offs. Mindfreak, Rise Nation, and Epsilon Esports have settled for lower bracket qualification.

$500,000 is on the line, with the winners of the entire league pocketing a massive $212,500. Things will start heating up when the tournament enters the play-off stage, as teams begin to battle it out for the big bucks.

ESEA Season 24 Global Challenge

In one of the stranger events on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive calendar, three U.S, three European, an Australian, and a Brazilian side will face off in Leicester this weekend, for a prize pool of $50,000.

The tournament features teams from the ESL ESEA Premier League, one down from professional, though that certainly hasn’t stopped some large names from rocking up.

Representing home turf is Godsent, BIG, and PENTA Sports. They’ll be challenged by Splyce, Enigma Six Group, and Ghost Gaming from North America. Dark Sided have flown in from Australia, while Pain Gaming made the trip from Brazil.

Based on current form, you’d be hard pressed to say that any team other than Godsent or BIG will win the tournament, but that’s the fun thing about seeing these wildcard teams in action, you really never know how much heat they’re going to bring. Expect the unexpected this weekend at the Global Challenge.

League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational

League of Legends boasts the largest tournament of the weekend, with one of their rare displays of international competition.

The group stages of MSI will be wrapping up this weekend, and we’ll get to see which four teams head through to the play-offs, and if any of them look capable of challenging the might of South Korean SK Telecom T1.

The classic North America vs Europe rivalry will continue on Sunday, along with G2 Esports getting a chance to right their wrongs when they face SKT T1 again.

Thus far it’s been a poor showing from North American representatives TSM, however they will have plenty of games to get themselves back into the fold, however they must even the scoring against Gigabyte Marines on Saturday, and look to take victories over G2 Esports and World Elite.

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