TOUGH TO FOLLOW UP LAST WEEK
Last week saw the largest esports event in history take place in the form of The International 2019 – after 10 days of gameplay, a final victor was crowned. This weekend, it’ll be tough for other events to follow up, which might explain why there aren’t many to keep track of. Regardless, there’s still something to watch – read on to learn more.
Starladder berlin major 2019 – new legends stage
Although the Dota 2 season has just ended, CS:GO fans are more ready than ever to kick off from a mid-summer break with the StarLadder Berlin Major. Offering a whopping $1,000,0000 overall, the event spans across two weeks – having started on the 23rd of August and ending on the 8th of September. The 24 involved teams include named ‘Legends’ and ‘Challengers’ – StarLadder’s first attempt at hosting a Valve tournament sees them taking a turn for the dramatic.
Currently ongoing, this weekend the New Legends Stage will be concluded on the 1st of September- where a 16 Team Swiss System Format looks to cut the pack in half. The entire CS:GO community is currently gazing at Team Liquid – are they still the best team in the game following the break? Have the other teams in the scene prepared adequately to finally beat them?
Available on Twitch, the StarLadder Berlin Major is the headlining event of the weekend.
PUBG Europe league 2019 phase 3
The final stage of the three-part PUBG Europe League will also be gracing the weekend. Also hosted by StarLadder, $350,000 is now on the line for the 16 PUBG squads – all to be claimed once the month-long action is over, starting on the 30th of this month and ending on the 6th of October. Although it’s quite a long event, this weekend will kick things off in a grand fashion. Apart from the prize pool, rosters are competing to retain their spots by qualified for next year’s confirmed PUBG Europe League 2020.
The Top 5 teams will also qualify for the PUBG Global Championship 2019, to be held later on this year! The main broadcast will be available on stream, though every single team will also have its own broadcast and dedicated caster too.
Those are definitely the two events to look out for this weekend. Summer lasting one month for the majority, it would be ideal to make the most of weekends before the season expires!