Oct 21st – Oct 27th: Welcome to this week’s 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 DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019 took place last weekend which saw 8 pro CS:GO teams battle it out for their share of the $100,000 USD prize-pool. The competition kicked off with the group stages on Friday last and finished up with the Grand Final on yesterday in which CR4ZY defeated Heroic 2 – 1.
CR4ZY have taken the DreamHack Open Rotterdam title for 2019 after beating Heroic in a closely fought match yesterday at the Rotterdam Ahoy. CR4ZY made the finals after defeating AVANGAR in the semifinals also with a 2 – 1 scoreline. Heroic defeated forZe by the same score in the other semifinal. CR4ZY finished 2nd place in their group, just behind an undefeated forZe team, finishing with a 2 & 1 record. AVANGAR topped the other group, with Heroic finishing runners up.
The Blizzard sensation StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS) is returning for the WCS Global Finals 2019 this November 2019 in Anaheim, California. One of the first major series to be transformed in an eSports sensation, StarCraft II is continuing the successes established by its forebear.
PUBG Mobile has recently been taking India by storm, thriving in the subcontinent and giving birth to an entirely new ecosystem of content creators, event organisers, players, teams and talent. As an esport in the region, PUBG Mobile is king; titles such as Dota 2 and CS:GO (which are popular globally), taking a back seat. This boom has not gone unnoticed by esports stakeholders, and the future for the mobile PUBG title is looking bright.
Psyonix has revealed new details around the Rocket League Winter Roadmap including more features, new updates and S12 ranking rewards. Rocket League is approaching its fifth anniversary and Psyonix has revealed a few surprises up its sleeves regarding the end of season 12 of competitive, free DLC.
Team Spirit are back in Dota 2 after signing the entire Positive Guys roster this week. Team Spirit has been a constant in Dota 2 since 2016 until dropping their entire roster back in August. This week marks their long awaited return, and they are ready to rock Dota 2 with their brand new squad.
Here is everything you need to know to watch the 2019 League of Legends World Championship playoffs which takes place on the 25-27th of October and the 2-3rd of November. The Grand Finale will take place on November 10th at 13:00 CET, in the AccorHotels Arena, in Paris, France. The winner will take home a top prize worth 37.5% of the prize pool; to give perspective, last years prize-pool totaled a whopping $6,450,000 USD.
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