The Weekend In Esports: Fakest Of Them All

The Weekend In Esports: Fakest Of Them All

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion,” wrote David Thoreau in Walden. This weekend is kind of similar. There might be a lull before BlizzCon 2016, and less action than usual in the fighting game community, but the final act of Worlds 2016 is just about to be written.

Find out where and when to watch everything from League of Legends to Rocket League below.

League of Legends

On the weekend, upstarts ROX Tigers fell to veterans SK Telecom T1 in a valiant 3-2 nail-biter of a series, proving once again that the throne of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is no so easily usurped.

The League of Legends World Championship continues with the conclusion of the semifinals as Europe’s H2K takes on Samsung Galaxy. The winner will go on to face two time champions SKT in the Grand Finals at approximately 7:30PM EDT next Saturday, October 29.

You can watch the best-of-five series as well as rebroadcasts of previous matches here.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

ELEAGUE Season 2 continues in with Immortals.cs up against FaZe Clan. You can watch that game here.

The Epicentre 2016 tournament also took place in Europe, with the semi-finals between and SK Gaming. The finals will follow, worth a total of $US250,000 ($329,235) to the winner. You can find all that action right here.

The Weekend In Esports: Fakest Of Them All

Street Fighter V

This weekend things settle down a little with two ranking events. The first is the FV Cup in Malaysia, followed by an online tournament for Asia-Oceania. Matches continue late today starting at 11:00PM EDT and running through the night. The Grand Finals should begin around 3:00AM EDT Sunday morning. Top players in attendance include Ryan Heart, Ryota “Kazunoko” Inoue, and Kun Xian Ho.

You can watch those matches here here.

Dota 2

Qualifiers for the Dota Pit League Season 5 continue this weekend with Team Liquid going up against FlipSid3. at 11:00AM EDT today followed by Team Secret playing at 2:00PM EDT. You can watch those games here.

Rocket League

Regular league play for the Rocket League Championship Series Season 2 continued with North American teams playing, followed by European matches the day after. You can watch them below.


The European Challenger Cup continued culminating in the finals to see who will get a shot at the next SMITE World Championship. Watch those games here.


The Americas WESG finals kicked off with 12 players gunning for a piece of the $US27,000 ($35,557) prize pool and, more importantly, qualification for the WESG Grand Finals and its prize pool of $US300,000 ($395,081). You can find those games, right here.


The Carbon Masters event also continued. Teams like Immortals and FaZe OW will compete over a prize pool of $US7,500 ($9,877). Matches can be streamed live here.