What to watch? April 16-21
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Dozens of matches are played in many different esports disciplines every day. It’s very easy to get lost in the mad turmoil of the competitions, that's why we started a heading “What to watch?”
We will choose five tournaments every week, which we think should be watched. Today we will talk about the matches that will be played from April 16 to 21. Ready, steady, go!
Forge of Masters. WePlay! League
Dates: April 8 - May 5
Prize pool: $50.000
Stream: WePlay! Esports
The final day of the Forge of Masters group stage will answer the question: who will join AVANGAR, HellRaisers and Vega Squadron at the LAN-finals in Kiev.
In the face-to-face meeting, the remaining fourth slot will be played between DreamEaters and Winstrike Team. Each team has its strengths and weaknesses, and we expect the most stubborn struggle to the last point of health.
We also recall that the LAN-finals will be held from May 3 to 5 in Kiev, Ukraine at VDNG, and you can still get tickets to join us there.
ESL One Mumbai 2019
Discipline: Dota 2
Dates: April 16 - 21
Prize pool: $300.000
Even though five teams refused to participate in ESL One Mumbai at the last moment (players physically didn’t have time to fly from India to Croatia to the beginning of OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019), the tournament from ESL is still worthy of your attention. By the way, the struggle will be severe: almost every participant (with the possible exception of the Indian Qualifiers winner - Signify) can take first place and substantially replenish their bank account.
The first matches will also be exciting: we will highlight the meetings of The Pango - Mineski, Natus Vincere - Team Team and CompLexity - TNC Predator. It is a pity that the last two confrontations will go simultaneously.
Viewing the tournament from ESL is strongly recommended for quality Dota lovers.
ESL Pro League Season 9
Dates: April 12 - June 23
Prize pool: $750.000
The matches of two groups at once will be played in the studio ESL this week. We are more concerned about, of course, the quartet C, in which Fnatic, G2 Esports, Windigo Gaming and Natus Vincere will meet.
According to the tournament format, only the winner of this group immediately guarantees itself a place in the final tournament of the Pro League ninth season. The teams that take second and third places will continue to fight, while the outsider of the group will leave the tournament.
However, any team can go out from group C, but the main favourites are, perhaps, “born to win”. After winning the Shanghai StarSeries i-League CS:GO Season 7, the yellow-blacks are on the rise and will undoubtedly try to play in full force.
DreamHack Open Rio de Janeiro 2019
Dates: April 19 - 21
Prize pool: $100 000
CS:GO party continues! The next tournament of DreamHack Open series will host this weekend in Brazil. There are two reasons why we singled out this tournament: first, this is an international LAN tournament with a good list of participants. Secondly, it will be attended by AVANGAR, a leader in Forge of Masters. WePlay! League and is perhaps the main favourite to win. The first match of the team from Kazakhstan will hold against eUnited.
The format of the tournament is straightforward: two GSL groups, after which four teams will enter the playoffs by a simple Olympic system, where they will determine the champion. This scheme was proven over the years.
FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic
Dates: April 16 - 21
Prize pool: $400.000
Twenty-four top teams from all over the world came to London to determine the strongest team in the first phase of the PUBG Esports League.
The tournament format is unusual: first, 24 teams will play against each other in 12 matches, after which the eight best teams will immediately reach the final, while the rest will play till the elimination. The champion will be determined by the results of the last 12 maps. The winner of the tournament will get $150.000. Moreover, 25% of the unique in-game items sales equally split to the teams.
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