It’s the weekend, and while you’re enjoying the spring weather outside, make sure to keep a screen nearby to watch all the esports action happening over the next few days.
The 2017 Mid-Season Invitational begins Friday, April 28th and continues through May 21st. Thirteen teams will head to Brazil to face off for a minimum $1,000,000 prize pool and the chance to crown both their team and their region as the best in the world.
— lolesports (@lolesports) April 28, 2017
Stream: League of Legends Esports
Info and Preview: MSI 2017 Survival Guide
DOTA2: Kiev Major
Three million dollars is up for grabs at the 2017 Kiev Major, a Dota2 event hosted by PGL. Sixteen teams will compete for the massive million dollar first place purse.
Dates: April 27th – April 30th, 2017
Invited Teams: Team Random, Newbee, Team VG.J, OG, Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Thunderbirds, mousesports
Qualified Teams: IG.Vitality, Invictus Gaming, Team Faceless, TNC Pro Team, Team Secret, Virtus.pro, Digital Chaos, SG e-sports
CS:GO, StarCraft II, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Hearthstone, Street Fighter V: DreamHack Austin
DreamHack returns to the USA with an incredible esports lineup for the weekend.
The DreamHack Astro Open features 8 top teams competing for $100,000.
DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix
The first of seven DreamHack Hearthstone GP events in 2017, DreamHack Austin has a $25,000 prize pool with over 200 competitors.
Schedule: Official Site
DreamHack Smash Championship
Austin is one of the stops on the Championship circuit this year. There will be a total of six events with $100,000 in prizes throughout 2017. Well known names like Armada, Hungrybox, Mang0, Mew2King, Leffen, and more will be playing in the Singles matches starting at 10am on Saturday.
More Info: Smash.gg
The next stop on the World Championship Series Circuit is Austin, and the 16 players from the WCS Challenger will join 64 Open Bracket players to compete for $100,000 and a seed in the WCS Global Finals.
The top 16 players from the Open Bracket will move on to the Group Stage where they will face the 16 pro players, and then eventually to a Playoff Bracket.
|1st||$25,000 USD, 3,000 WCS Points, & Seed to WCS Global Finals|
|2nd||$10,000 USD & 1,400 WCS Points|
|3rd-4th||$6,500 USD & 900 WCS Points|
|5th-8th||$4,000 USD & 600 WCS Points|
|9th-16th||$2,500 USD & 300 WCS Points|
Call of Duty Global Pro League: Group Blue
The second week of the inaugural season of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s Global Pro LAN league begins this week at MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The 16 team Global Pro League (GPL) run by Activision, MLG, and developer Infinity Ward features weekly matches culminating in a post-stage Playoffs period. The Group Stage runs every weekend through May 14th.
This week, Group Blue gets underway, as FaZe Clan, Rise Nation, Fnatic, and Evil Geniuses face off in a double round robin of best of five matches.