Overwatch is celebrating its one year anniversary (Picture: Blizzard)
Have many hours to spare this weekend? Here’s our guide to the unmissable eSports events approaching on the near horizon.
There’s never been an easier time to get into the eSports. With round-the-clock streams on Twitch, huge TV companies like ESPN streaming FIFA tournaments and dedicated channels like Ginx TV – there’s a huge amount of coverage occurring all over the world.
Need a kickstart? Here’s the biggest events happening over the weekend May 19 to the 21.
League Of Legends Mid Season Invitational knockouts
The Mid-Season Invitational comes to a close this weekend (Picture: League Of Legends)
The second biggest international League Of Legends event after Worlds, the Mid-Season Invitational first stages come to a close this weekend as four teams are left standing; Europe’s G2, China’s WE, the Taiwanese Flash Wolves and three-time World Champions, Korea’s SK Telecom T1.
The knockout stages take place across the weekend (check out the schedule here ) with the final set to occur on Sunday May 21.
You can stream all the action via Riot Games official Twitch channel here .
Vainglory Spring Live Championships 2017
Starting today (May 19) at London’s O2 Arena and continuing throughout the weekend, the Spring Championships for mobile MOBA Vainglory will see European and North American teams clash heads for the first time.
The game itself is slowly growing in popularity on the eSports stage, and while it hasn’t quite reached the heights of fellow MOBA sensations League Of Legends or Dota 2, it’s definitely worth checking out for an alternative spin on the tried and true.
You can stream Vainglory Spring Championships on Ginx TV in the UK (Sky Channel 470 and Virgin Media channel 290).
Overwatch Pacific Championships 2017
Overwatch is growing its eSports presence (Picture: Blizzard)
Fancy celebrating Overwatch’s one year anniversary without having to twiddle a finger yourself? You can catch Blizzard’s Pacific Championship for the gaming sensation based in Taipei.
Eight pro teams are competing for a prize of NTD $8.3 million (£211,000 roughly), and you can stream the action with authentic Taiwan commentary here .
If you fancy a stream with English commentary, check out FullCircle on Twitch .
Keep an eye out for.. Injustice 2
Will Injustice 2 make a big splash on the eSports world? (Picture: NetherRealm)
With critics praising the vast improvements in NetherRealm’s sequel, you can bet a whole heaps of streams will be happening over the weekend to show off exactly what’s capable with those bombastic super moves.
The first official tournaments kick off next weekend with the Injustice 2 ProSeries, but if you’re looking for street-level scraps – the community is sure to be thriving over the weekend on Twitch .