Saturday , November 18 2017

Upcoming eSports Events 2017/2018

Last season, the calendar for all eSports competition was the busiest ever. This season, it is expected that it will be even more crowded with events in all parts of the world. Because of that, in this piece, we will bring you the overview of some of the most important tournaments for the biggest eSports competitions currently. Many organizers of the tournaments for this season have not published the dates when the tournament will be played but based on the previous seasons we can assume when they might take place.

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Dota 2 |

Dota 2 is currently the most popular eSports competition and because of that, this competition caused a lot of attention among the audience. The new Dota 2 season started in October but the first big competition will not be played until the last weekend of October.
ESL One Hamburg (October 26-29, 2017)
ESL One Hamburg will be the first Dota 2 Major of the new season and it will be played from October 26-29, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Considering that Valve has introduced a new system of points that would determine the eight invited teams for the International 8, it is expected that some of the biggest Dota 2 teams in the world will be participating in this tournament. In this tournament, teams will be fighting for $1 million as well as for 1500 points.
DreamLeague Season 8 ( December 1-3, 2017)
November of this year will not feature any bigger Dota 2 tournaments and teams will use that opportunity to take some rest and prepare even further for the next part of the season that will be very demanding. On December 1-3, 2017, Dota 2 teams will be playing at the DreamLeague Season 8. However, organizers have not specified where this tournament will be held but it is expected that they will be announcing the location very soon. Just like it was the case with ESL One Hamburg, DreamLeague Season 8 will feature $1 million prize pool and 1500 points.
EPICENTER (April 27 – May 7, 2018)
Last year, EPICENTER's Dota 2 tournament proved to be one of the most interesting tournaments of the entire season. Because of that, the expectations are very high for this tournament in this season as well. Considering that this will be one of the Major Dota 2 tournaments, the prize pool for this tournament will be $1 million and it will also feature 1500 points. So far, the exact location of this tournament has not been announced but as it is the case with the previous edition, the 2018 EPICENTER will be held in Russia.
The International 8 (August 2018)
Absolutely the biggest Dota 2 tournament this season will be The International 8, just like it was the case with the previous editions of this tournament. So far, there are very little details about the tournament and the only thing that is familiar is that it will be held in August 2018. Prize pool and other features of this tournament will not be familiar until a couple of weeks before the start of the tournament.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive |

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been growing in popularity in the last couple of years. Because of that, more and more CS:GO tournaments are being organized. This year, there will be several very interesting tournaments.
EPICENTER (October 23-29, 2017)
The first big CS:GO tournament of the new season will be played in Saint Petersburg in Russia from October 23-29, 2017. Eight best teams in the world will be fighting for their share of the $500,000 prize pool. Looking at the last year's tournament, this should be a very interesting event.
ESL Pro League Season 6 (December 5-10th)
In December, CS:GO teams will be heading to Odense, Denmark where they will be playing at the ESL Pro League Season 6. Twelve best teams will be fighting for the prize pool of $750,000. In the meantime, teams will have the opportunity to play many minor Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments all over the world.
WESG 2017 World Finals (March 1, 2018)
Besides the big CS:GO Major tournaments whose schedule is not announced yet, the biggest CS:GO event this season will be WESG 2017 World Finals. This tournament will host 32 best CS:GO teams from all over the world and they will be fighting for the prize pool of $1.5 million.

League of Legends |

When it comes to the League of Legends competitions, the new season will start with the matches of the World Championship. After that tournament, LCK competitions in all parts of the world will be starting. There will not be any major League of Legends tournaments before May 2018, when the competition in LCK will take a short break in order for teams to play at the Mid-Season Invitation that was held in Brazil last season.
In July 2018, teams will be playing Rift Rivals which has featured many surprises during the previous season and it is expected that the 2018 edition of the tournament will not be different at all. The 2018 League of Legends season will be ending with the All-Star tournaments that will feature some of the best players of the season.

Overwatch |

This year, all focus in Overwatch competition has been put on Overwatch League. This, long-awaited competition will start on January 10th, 2018. Over the last seven or eight months, this competition has caused a lot of controversy in Overwatch competition as it was not clear whether or not it will actually be organized. Besides Overwatch League, there will be several minor tournaments like OGN Appex and Overwatch World Cup. However, the number of those tournaments will be significantly smaller than during the previous season. 

Call of Duty |

On November 3, 2017, a new title in the Call of Duty franchise will be revealed. The organizers of the Call of Duty tournaments in all parts of the world have said that they will also be making the shift to Call of Duty: WWII and that the new title will be featured in the competition. Considering that the new title is still not available, the new Call of Duty eSports season will be starting in November. So far, none of the tournaments have been announced for the upcoming season as it has been revealed that there will be some changes in the tournament's schedule.
However, as soon as the Call of Duty: WWII gets in stores, it is expected that the schedule for the upcoming tournaments will be announced. Considering that the season has just started in almost all eSports competition, it is very possible that new tournaments will be additionally added to the schedule as the season progresses.

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