This week we talk about all that is eSports Events in Overwatch, Counter Strike: Global Offensive as well as other minor titles!
Overwatch – Heroes Born
With the Overwatch League approaching fast and no other major titles in sight, Blizzard Entertainment has taken to addressing the initial subject that had been greatly boasted on during the first ever showcase of the League.
The first feature, in fact, revolved greatly around a name, but not just any name. It had to be a name built from the ground up, one that endured throughout tireless nights to get to the point it’s at. The current name being discussed is ‘iddqd’, otherwise known as André Dahlström.
Iddqd goes on to speak about his vision of a player at the League’s level. The primary requirement being raw skill. The League would take nothing but the best.
Many players in history have said that players need to keep their feet on the ground, and stay humble as well as respect their opponents. Iddqd’s perspective doesn’t completely fall in line with this. He views a player’s attitude should be one of humility as well as respect, but one thing is for sure for him, unless you think you’re the best, you’ll never be the best.
As fans and players striving forward alike take such words to heart, the Overwatch League preseason will launch December 6th with Florida Mayhem taking on Philadelphia Fusion on the opening match.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
With IEM Oakland at our backs, and Ninjas in Pyjamas having triumphed there over FaZe Clan closely in a 3-2 series. The next thing to look forward to is the progress of the Esports Championship Series (ECS).
As we go into week four of November, the ECS hits its final week, week eight. This will thus bring an end to the regular group play, and move into the final eight, until only four remain to contest the title.
The current secured teams are FaZe Clan, Fnatic and Cloud9. For North America, the remaining spots are in close contention between OpTic Gaming, SK Gaming, Luminosity Gaming, as well as Team Liquid and NRG Esports. Whilst in Europe, it is basically still open season as many more games are left to play, and teams will surely give their all until the last spot is confirmed.
Mobile Games: Arena of Valor
With four on five regular split weeks having passed, the Non-Pro tournament of Arena of Valor will hit the last offline game-day in Katowice and thus bring teams nearer to a final top four as two teams will thus drop from the final stage.
This will see the top four moving on to the finals which will be held at Dreamhack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden.
Here the remaining four teams will clash in an all-out final to see whom will be crowned the champion and take home their share of a $100,000!
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