The opening season of Overwatch League comes to an end this weekend. It was a long, winding and sometimes downright funny road to the finals, where two underdog teams are fighting for money and fame.
I was not a believer. I enjoy Overwatch but I'm not one of his biggest fans, and I thought Blizzard's attempt to launch a competitive scene was doomed to failure. Sure, I was wrong. Or at least premature in my predictions. The OWL's first season was a success, especially for the unlikely teams that are now a best-of-three series, away from the Champions, Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire. The weekend's eSports schedule is also battle royale heavy, with major tournaments both in PUBG and Fortnite .
Below is where and when you can watch all major game contests
Overwatch League Championship
Both OWL finalists had inconsistent seasons, but did well under the recent DPS heavy meta-modeling, leaving no one can guess who is coming to the top and who takes home the $ 1 million-placed prize. Perhaps the merger will channel the Eagles and continue to bring their second trophy of the year to New York's outermost municipal district. Or maybe they'll be at the seams like the Sixers.
Philadelphia Fusion vs. London Spitfire kicks off tonight at 19:00 EST, followed by Game Two on Saturday, July 28 at 4:00 pm and Game Three, if necessary, at 6:00 pm. The event will be streamed on Twitch and air on ESPN tonight at 19:00. Meanwhile, Saturday at 3:00 pm, there will be a repeat of the Saturday talks with ABC. You can also catch everything in the embedded feed below.
The Global Invitational PUBG of 2018 with a prize pool of $ 2 million launched on Wednesday in Berlin with the third-person perspective portion of the tournament. The first-person serving will commence on Saturday morning, July 28th at 9:00 pm EST and will continue until noon on Sunday, July 29th for the same period with an award ceremony beginning at 12:15 pm. The entire Invitational will be streamed on Twitch and re-sent during the closing time.
Fortnite Summer Skirmish
Epic Games' push in Esports has its heights as well as many downs-bad server connections, scams Besides the talent shown this weekend, it will be interesting to see whether the studio will iron out some of the kinks in its Summer Skirmish series. The latest event starts today at 17:00 and runs through the night with duos played on custom servers. There will be a second event on Saturday, July 28th at 1pm. The first team to earn 13 points will be crowned the winner, while the team with the most points throughout the weekend will receive an additional $ 6,500. Everything is streamed here.
League of Legends Championship Series
The summer 2018 split is currently led by four teams: Echo Fox, FlyQuest, Team Liquid and 100 Thieves, with everyone else not far behind. The games will begin on Saturday, July 28 at 17:00 EST with Team SoloMid Vs. Cloud9 and on Sunday, July 29th at 3:00 pm with Team SoloMid Vs. FlyQuest. Particularly noteworthy is FlyQuest Vs. Echo Fox on Saturday at 19:00, where both teams have the opportunity to beat the other from the top four. All games are streamed on Twitch.
Counter-Strike ELEAGUE Premier
The $ 1 million tournament will end in Atlanta this weekend at the Arena Arena, where the remaining teams Astralis, Mousesports, Natus Vincere and Team Liquid will be in a single elimination -Bracket face best-of-three series. Denmark's Astralis will try to improve on their grim performance at the former Major of ELEAGUE earlier this year, while European rival Natus Vincere will not let the FaZe clan get in the way after not surviving the group stage last week.
The first semi-final between the winners of Group A Astralis and Mousesports will be on Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 pm EST, followed by Natus Vincere vs. Team Liquid at 5:00 pm. The winners will then meet on Sunday, July 29, at 2 pm in the grand finale. Everything can be streamed on Twitch.
Kumite in Texas
Street Fighter V and just about every other A fighting game you can think of will get players into the Lone Star status for the final big event before Evo 2018 this weekend , There is a useful schedule for the event here, but Action starts today at 15:00 EST and goes through the rest of the weekend with finals for each of the big games starting on Sunday, July 29th at 11:30. SFV starts at 19:00, while Dragon Ball FighterZ ends the tournament at 21:30. Everything will be streamed on Twitch at PandaxGaming.
Low Tier 6
Top player in Smash Bros. Melee Wii U 64 and Project M will meanwhile fight at a separate event. Pools start today at 15:00 EST in each game, and the top 64 will start on Saturday, July 28 at 19:00. Top 8 for Smash 64 will be held at 11:00 on Sunday, July 29, followed by Wii U and Project M Top 8 both at 14:00 : 00 o'clock, followed by Melee at 17:00 o'clock.