Dec 2nd – Dec 8th: 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 have beaten Team Liquid in a grand final series once again, adding fuel to the fire on what is definitely the greatest CS GO rivalry since 2018. This EU vs USA rivalry erupted in sparks yesterday as Astralis and Team Liquid delivered yet another great series for any fan of the game in the ECS season 8 final. Astralis will take home the top prize and their share of the $500,000 USD prize-pool.
In the latest esports news, PUBG Corp. revealed this week that the mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Mobile, has been downloaded a whopping 600 million times across the globe. This figure should come as no surprise though, due to the game’s popularity, especially in India and Asia.
PUBG Mobile hit a whopping 600 million downloads this week. PUBG Corp. announced these unbelievable statistics, may of these downloads coming from both India and other parts of Asia. It also helps that the mobile title is entirely free to play unlike the PC version, so anyone can download and try it out without having to spend a dime.
The PUBG World Cup, or PUBG Mobile Star Challenge World Cup 2019, is taking place in Saudi Arabia later this month, so here’s everything you need to know. With $300,000 USD up for grabs, 32 of the world’s best PUBG Mobile teams will try to become World Champions at the 2019 PMSC World Cup.
The PUBG World Cup or PMSC World Cup will be held at the Riyadh Front in Saudi Arabia from December 12th to 14th. The tournament was only confirmed more than a month ago, but details are now starting to arrive.
Gladiators Legion confirmed earlier today in a public announcement that they will not take part in the 2020 season of Overwatch Contenders North America. The Los Angeles Gladiators’ academy team is not the first organisation to bow out of the second tier of professional Overwatch competition.
Ninjas in Pyjamas have failed to qualify for DreamLeague Season 13 despite having switched from one of the toughest regions in the world to one of the weakest. Thanks to a sudden shift in power it seems to have been a risk that didn’t quite pay off.
Peter “ppd” Dager’s return to the North American region was spoiled, thanks to a sudden boost in strength among North American Dota 2 teams. His team, Ninjas in Pyjamas, The International 2019 participants, failed to qualify for the DreamLeague Season 13 Major after their recent switch from the EU region to the NA region.
Fnatic have successfully eliminated Na’Vi from the ESL Pro League Season 10 and will advance to the grand finals. With this latest win, Fnatic have now won five Bo3 series in a row. Fnatic took down Natus Vincere 2 – 1 today at the CS:GO ESL Pro League season 10 finals booking themselves a spot in today’s grand finals.
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