The Weekend In Esports: Duty Calls In Texas 

The Weekend In Esports: Duty Calls In Texas 

Call of Duty pro team Faze Clan at the Dallas Open. Image credit: MLG

Call of Duty returned in a big way over the weekend with the World League Open for Infinite Warfare in Dallas.

The last chance for teams to earn a spot in stage 1 of the Global Pro League, competitive Call of Duty’s big spring event, all eyes were on Northern Texas to see who can scrape out some last minute points. Below you’ll find where and when you can catch up with the weekend’s biggest events in competitive gaming.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

The Dallas Open for the Call of Duty World League kicked off with a $US200,000 ($259,840) prize pool and over one hundred teams competing. A full list of the brackets and results can be found here.

You can rewatch all the action in the stream embedded below, with a second stream available here.

League of Legends

Regular play in League of Legends continued today with the conclusion of the spring season’s eighth week. Giants vs. ROCCAT kicked off proceedings, followed by Origen looking to snap their ten-game losing streak against Splyce.

Cloud9 and Immortals played after that in North America alongside Team Envy and Team Dignitas. Meanwhile, Team Liquid, with Adrian in support of Doublelift for the second week since signing earlier this month, looked to begin eking its way out of the relegation zone with a tough match against Phoenix1.

South Koreans also got to enjoy games featuring Samsung Galaxy and ROX Tigers, while in China, Game Talents played I May and NewBee squared off against OMG.

You can find all of the matches streaming live on each region’s respective channel (NA, EU, China, Korea).

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The StarSeries Season 3 returned this weekend with the North American and European playoffs. G2 Esports played Team EnVyUs while the Australians in Renegades squared off against Counter Logic Gaming.

You can rewatch those matches here.


Hearthstone’s Trinity Series concluded earlier this morning, with $US75,000 ($97,440) going to the winner. You can watch the final matches here, or catch up in our recap below.

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Street Fighter V

Hosted at SXSW, the Fighters Underground wrapped up starting from the Top 8 bracket. You can stream the tournament live here, and you can also catch up on a surprisingly tense bout from the invitational match below.

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Season 1 of the GG Overwatch LEague began with mid-tier teams from across Europe facing off in the group stage this weekend. Meanwhile, the Overwatch Premier Series in China will continue. You can watch those games here.

Smash Bros.

The Frame Perfect Series returned this weekend with big names like Armada, Mango0, and Hungrybox for Melee, while Smash 4 will see ZeRo, Tsu, and MkLeo face some of Japan’s best players. The event will also be hosting a Smash 64 tournament.

Matches can be streamed here. There’s a list of alternative streams here too.

Rocket League

The spring season for the Rocket League Championship Series began, starting with North America. Selfless Gaming and Genesis kicked off the action, with the European league following the day after. Those games can all be streamed here.

Heroes of the Storm

The Eastern Clash continued with L5 vs. MVPB. You can watch the conclusion of the tournament here.


Smite is back. After a week’s break, things kick off with LGE vs. NRG and Noble vs. EGR. You can watch those matches here.


On the second week of its spring season, Vainglory teams Mouse Esports and SK Gaming faced off. Echo Fox vs. Immortals was the other headline match, with three more games to follow after. A full schedule for the entire season is available here. You can watch all of the games live right here.