Well into the second week of October, there is no shortage of eSports Events to watch for all enthusiasts out there. Here’s a short summary of what everyone can expect from some of the games out there!
OGN APEX Season 4
Today, October 10th, we firstly had the pleasure to see the first semi-final of the OGN Overwatch APEX’s fourth season, where GC Busan, took on Cloud9 KongDoo in a head to head best of seven, to see who will go through to the final and who will drop to the bronze match for a mere third place. GC Busan showed up big time sweeping the series 4-0, meaning GC Busan are officially season 4 finalists, and Cloud9 KongDoo drop into the Bronze final.
The next semi-final will take place on Friday, which features Season 2 finalists RunAway, taking on NC Foxes for their chance to make it to the finals a 2nd time where they will find a strong GC Busan squad waiting.
Additionally, coming to the game today is the Overwatch Halloween Event, bringing new in-game content to the live servers, including skins, sprays and more!
League of Legends is currently underway with their annual World Championships, and the tension is rising as it is heading into the second week of groups. With European teams slightly underperforming and risking elimination, and North American teams doing their best to stay in the game. All the western teams need to show up big time unless they want to see a full Asian final stage.
Amongst the group teams, Fnatic has been severely underperforming, along with G2 eSports, whilst Misfits keep the European dream alive as they’re caught in a three-way tie with Team Solomid and World Elite. Of course, Korean teams across the groups have asserted their dominance, with SK Telecom and Longzhu taking first place in their group with a 3-0 score, setting them comfortably in the lead and looking to pass through to the next stage. So, tune in as the action starts Thursday, October 12th at 06:00 CEST with Immortals taking on the Gigabyte Marines. Which teams will rise, and which will fall? Find out as the action kicks in!
As for the Counter Strike scene, the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premiere is finally onto its final stages as the Playoffs stage kicks off today with Cloud9 taking on G2 eSports and Astralis taking on Fnatic. Games will then resume tomorrow, as FaZe Clan takes on Team EnVyUs and North takes on Heroic. Winners will then proceed in a single elimination best of three format to see who will raise the cup and take home half a million dollars as the grand prize!
The action doesn’t end there for Counter Strike fans, as the ESL Pro League is still heavily under way, with back to back matches being brought day in and day out.
Also, the EPICENTER 2017 is still ongoing with its closed qualifiers and later today, October 10th, we will be having Na’Vi taking on Vega Squadron for a chance to make it to the double elimination final of the qualifier.
That being said, tune in to all the action on their respective channels and make sure not to miss any of it! We will keep you posted as the action happens, and will also return next week for yet another eSports weekly update!