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The ESL One: New York 2019 is taking place this week in Esports and will see 8 pro CS:GO teams battle it out for their share of the total prize pool of $200,000 USD. Astralis will be favourites coming into the competition after their recent performance at the StarLadder Berlin where they beat AVANGAR 2 – 0 in the Grand Final.
The group stages of the ESL One: New York will take place between the 26th and 27th in the Barclays Center in New York. There will be two groups of four and the group stages will be double elimination format, all matches will be Bo3. The top two teams will advance to the playoff rounds that will be taking place between the 28th and 29th; the semi finals will also be Bo3, while the grand final will be Bo5.
The equivalent of the World Cup of video games is set to begin once again as the League of Legends World Championship approaches. The month-long marathon heads to Europe this year, and will see 13 different regions from across the globe compete for the illustrious Summoner’s Cup, during which a total of 24 squads will be cut down to the final 2, and the champion crowned on November 10th at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris.
This year’s League of Legends World Championship may very well go down as one of the most wide-open worlds in history. Last year’s event saw the five-year reign of South Korean teams winning the tournament end despite having hosted the event. The grand finale saw China’s Invictus Gaming upend Europe’s Fnatic with a dominant 3 – 0 sweep.
This week in Esports, the League of Legends World Championship soon approaches, after a grueling season including two splits, a Mid-Season Invitational, and hundreds of games all around the world, the group stages have finally been confirmed. The event will be a month-long marathon and is heading to Europe this year, featuring teams from 13 different regions all ready to compete for the illustrious Summoner’s Cup.
Malta is set to host the first ever Malta Playcon, the inaugural edition of the game development and Esports expo. The event will take place in Malta’s MFCC between the 3rd and 6th of October, the initiative originally launched by GMR Entertainment and supported by GamingMalta and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have added a Pittsburgh Knights gaming zone to Heinz Field. A brand new Gaming Zone has been added to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ stadium and will be available to all fans on game day. The Knights recently teamed-up with Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa and have been developing ties with the Pittsburgh Steelers in recent months also.
The Pittsburgh Knights gaming zone will be available to all Steelers fans and game attendees, and feature Xbox One consoles with Madden NFL 20. Back in December 2018 the Pittsburgh Steelers invested in their Esport counterparts the Knights, and have furthered this collaboration by building this gaming zone to Heinz Field.
The San Francisco Shock will take on the Vancouver Titans in the Overwatch League Grand Final at 21:00 CEST on Sunday the 29th of September. The winners will be crowned the Overwatch League Champions, taking home the trophy and their share of the $3,500,000 USD prize pool. Who will win the Overwatch League Final? Watch the final here to find out.
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