Sep 29th – Oct 6th: Welcome to the 10th ever edition of ‘Too Long, Didn’t Read’. Check in at Esportsnow every Sunday and find the most up to date, to-the-minute Esports news, a summary of everything that has been happening over the last week in Esports. Missed out on last weeks? No problem. Catch up on last week’s edition of Too Long, Didn’t Read by clicking here. So what’s been happening this week in Esports?
This week in Esports, the San Francisco Shock have beaten the Vancouver Titans in the Overwatch League Grand Final with their 5th straight 4 – 0 victory in the Overwatch League playoff rounds. The Shock were crowned the Overwatch League Champions for 2019, and took home the trophy and the top prize of $1,100,000 USD, after defeating a resolute Titans team in the Overwatch League Final.
Having finished just behind the Atlanta Reign in the stage 4 table of the Overwatch League with just a one point difference, it shouldn’t come as a major shock to anyone that the San Francisco Shock are Overwatch League champions for 2019. They were to face off against the Vancouver Titans in the Overwatch League Final which took place last night, and came into the final match-up having won every previous round of the playoffs stages (since their 4 – 3 defeat by the Atlanta Reign in the quarter finals), 4 – 0.
The Evil Geniuses have won the ESL One New York 2019 after defeating Astralis 3 – 1 in the grand final. EG will take home the top prize of $100,000 USD with Astralis receiving the runners up prize of $40,000. This year’s ESL One New York saw 8 pro CS:GO teams battle it out for the right to be called champions and to take home the ESL One trophy.
This year’s ESL One New York saw the Evil Geniuses battle their way to the grand final for a match up against what is a very strong Astralis team. Astralis were the favourites coming into this competition after their excellent performance at this year’s StarLadder Berlin, being crowned champions after defeating AVANGAR 2 – 0.
The DreamHack Masters Malmö is taking place right now, featuring 16 of the best CS:GO teams out there and a total prize pool of $250,000 USD. The latest CS:GO event since the ESL One: New York last weekend, where Evil Geniuses took home the trophy, here is an update on everything that is happening in Malmö at the time of writing.
The DreamHack Masters Malmö will be split into the initial group stages and a playoff stage for the top 6 teams who advance from the group stages. The initial group stages will be in a double elimination format, each group made up of 8 teams, initial matches will be Bo1, with all subsequent matches in the group stages being Bo3. The top three teams from each group will advance to the playoff rounds, which will take place over the weekend, the grand final being held on October 6th at 17:00 CEST.
ELEAGUE have announced today that they will be producing and broadcasting a Rocket League mini-series which will be aired on TBS next year. The mini-series will cover the Rocket League Championship Series 7 and 8 and is set to air late in 2019.
Turner Sports Esports brand ELEAGUE have announced today their intention to produce and air a Rocket League mini-series, continue its pairing with Rocket League developer Psyonix. It is their intention to produce and broadcast a mini-series that will cover the Rocket League Championship Series 7 and 8 and it is their hope that the series will be set to air in late 2019.
The playoff round of the DreamHack Masters Malmö is taking place this weekend, the top 6 teams from the group stages advancing to the single elimination bracket playoffs, which kick off later today. 16 of the best CS:GO teams out there qualified for the competition with a total prize pool of $250,000 USD – who is left and still in with a chance to win the top prize and be crowned champions of Malmö? Keep reading to find out.
EA Sports have confirmed that the ePremier League (ePL) will be returning for a second season at the ePL Finals, taking place in March 2020. After strong viewership figures in its debut season, it should come as no surprise that EA and the Premier League have endorsed a second season of the ePL, looking to build on the successes of last season.
The ePremier League (ePL) is set to return for a second season next year, in partnership with FIFA developer, EA Sports. The second iteration of the ePL will offer pro FIFA players, based in the UK, a chance to kit up and represent a Premier League football club as they compete against others at the ePL Finals, taking place in March 2020.
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