Sep 9th – Sep 15th: 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 Astralis are the 2019 StarLadder Berlin champions after beating AVANGAR in the Grand Finale 2 – 0. Sunday saw the final game in the StarLadder Berlin 2019 playoffs take place, teams battling it out for their share of the $1,000,000 USD prize pool. After finishing 3rd in New Legends Stage, Astralis certainly weren’t favourites going into the playoff rounds, however convincing victories against Team Liquid and NRG Esports, Astralis were able to take down AVANGAR in the final and the take home the top prize of $500,000.
G2 Esports defeated Fnatic in a 3 – 2 thriller at the League of Legends European Championship LEC summer finals held in Athens, Greece on Sunday. By doing so, G2 secured their third consecutive trophy of 2019 and achieved several player milestones at the LEC Finals 2019.
After winning the LEC Finals 2019, G2 Esports remain on pace to win the ‘Golden Road’ – winning all regional and international events in the same season. Beyond this, bot laner Luka “Perkz” Perkovic and jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski secured their 1,000th kills in a Game 2 victory. Their victory has also secured G2 the top LEC seed at the upcoming League of Legends World Championships.
It is day 7 of the Overwatch League Playoffs and there has been some surprising results since kick off last Thursday. Day 1 of the playoff rounds last Thursday saw two mouth-watering match-ups. The Vancouver Titans took on the Seoul Dynasty, and the Los Angeles Gladiators faced the Hangzhou Spark. Both games were tightly fought affairs and ultimately, the Titans and Gladiators came out on top.
The latest Counter Strike: Global Offensive major of 2019 is happening this weekend in Moscow. The BLAST Pro Series: Moscow 2019. Only six teams have made it to the exclusive CS:GO event that will feature a group stage, a Grand Final and the BLAST Pro Standoff, a bonus showmatch with five 1v1 aim duels. The winner of the BLAST Pro Series will walk away with $125,000 USD and receive 10 BPS points as well.
In just two weeks, over 500 delegates will flock to Twickenham Stadium to attend ESI London 2019 – the international esports conference and exhibition. Spanning across two-days, there will be plenty for attendees to get their teeth into with over 30 panels, debates, and brand showcases set to take place.
Let’s take a look at exactly what’s on offer at ESI London 2019! ESI London will provide industry-leading content and opportunities throughout. Their panels and debates are tailor-made to help not only educate, but spark creativity and debate among those in attendance.
AVANGAR have won the Blast Pro Series Moscow 2019 2 – 1 against forZe Esports and taken home top prize of $125,000 USD. Following on their good form from the StarLadder Berlin where they achieve a 2nd placed finish, coming into this Counter Strike:Global Offensive event AVANGAR were clear favourites. Finishing 3-0-2 in the group stage, AVANGAR showed more good form beating forZe in the Grand Final after a hard-fought game.
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