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Esports just keeps on getting bigger.
Even if you’re not a massive fan of esports yourself, it’s hard to ignore the impact it has on the games industry. From games being made with esports in mind, to popularity of games soaring because of their esports following; it’s kind of a big deal. Here are the big esports events coming up in 2020 for you to keep your eyes peeled for.
1Fortnite World Cup
Fortnite World Cup, hosted by Epic Games will be entirely a merit-based event to qualify. The official date is yet to be announced, but since its last edition was watched by over 2.3 million viewers and winners got a total of $100 million, we are sure everyone’s keeping an eye on this year’s event.
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2The International DOTA 2 Championship
Since this is becoming more and more popular with every passing year, we have to place DOTA International Championship by Valve Corporation in second place in our video game competitions top ten list. Last year’s event gave a prize of $34 million. Official dates are yet to be released.
3League of Legends World Championship
Surely we are all very excited for this 2020’s League of Legends World Championship. This year’s event, hosted by Riot Games, will take place in China with 24 top teams from 14 different countries. The prize will be $1 million USD! Unfortunately, the event’s dates are yet to be announced, but we will hear about qualification rounds for League of Legends tournaments soon enough.
4Rocket League Championship
The Rocket League World Championship hosted by Psyonix includes gamers from all around the world. During the final, players compete live and in front of an audience! Stay alert for this year’s dates on the Rocket League homepage.
BlizzCon is more than just a tournament; it’s an entire gaming convention based around Blizzard’s franchises. But tournaments are a huge part of it, and have been since 2005. With more than 40,000 expected gamers, during this event you can actually play several games like Overwatch, Starcraft, and more. Attend this event on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2020.
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6Overwatch World Cup
The Overwatch World Cup is a major annual esports event organised by Blizzard Entertainment. Overwatch World Cup allows any player from around the globe to participate and qualify for the major event. Only five teams get to the final stage. Follow the Overwatch League Twitch channel for more news on dates and happenings.
In this case, the Capcom Cup is a live esports event with a history from 2013. It is very exclusive with only 16 to 32 players for qualifiers and one big final. You can watch this event on July 4th and 5th 2020, hosted in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
8International Esports Federation World Championships
The major Olympics event for esports is here to dazzle everyone again! Each team represents a country, and games may vary from year to year. The place and date for this year’s edition are yet to be announced.
This Evolution Championship is the best for fans of fighting games like Super Smash Bros, Dragonball FighterS, Street Fighter and more. The tournament will take place from July 31 to August 2, 2020, in Nevada, U.S.A.
10Intel Extreme Masters
As its names say it, this is an Intel-sponsored event. It includes lots of games like Starcraft II, League of Legends, Hearthstone, and more! You have to participate to qualify, there is no paying your way through this! Tournaments will take place in February and March 2020.