Five highly-anticipated eSports events in 2019Posted on: Jan 07, 2019 By smartlaunch in News and trends,
Major esports events are returning in 2019 and many have the opportunity to reach new heights. Here are some of the most highly-anticipated esports events coming in 2019.
1) League of Legends World Championship
This year, Worlds returns to Europe and will be hosted in Paris. Looking ahead, there’s no doubt League of Legends will have continued success in 2019 as one of the biggest esports in the world.
2) The International
The tournament will take place in Shanghai in 2019. Valve hasn’t released much information about The International 9 yet. The International will most likely break its record-setting 2018 prize pool, which nearly reached USD 25 million.
3) IEM Katowice
The first CS:GO Major Championship of 2019 is the first CS:GO event of the year offering USD 1 million, and it’s also the first Major in Katowice, Poland, in four years. Many are looking forward to the first Major tournament of 2019.
4) Overwatch League Championship
This season, teams will compete for USD 5 million, a significant boost from the USD 3,5 million prize pool from last year. And teams will compete for a USD 1,1 million grand prize in the championship. Last year, Overwatch League was the fourth most-watched channel on Twitch.
5) Call of Duty World League Championship
With veteran teams like OpTic Gaming and Splyce performing well in the first CWL event, as well as the addition of 100 Thieves, the competitive scene has a strong start. These teams are competing for the highest prize pool ever offered through the CWL as well. This year, the CWL announced a USD 6 million purse, the largest Call of Duty players have ever competed for.
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