The Weekend In Esports: League Summer Finals And More

The Weekend In Esports: League Summer Finals And More

It’s Labour Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer, which means it’s also time for the League summer season to draw to a close.

Immortals will be making the organisation’s first-ever appearence in LCS finals where they will have the tough task of taking on veterans Team Solo Mid. It will be up to the newcomers to prevent some of TSM’s all-star players from completely dominating the series and potentially make history. But there’s plenty going on beyond the LCS finals in North America and Europe, however, with a CS:GO DreamHack tournament and several big fighting game events scattered out across the globe.

Below you’ll find where and when you can catch all the weekend’s biggest events in competitive gaming. Let us know what you’ll be watching in the comments or if you think there’s something we might have missed.

League of Legends

The final week of the summer begins wrapping up this weekend starting with Europe’s third-place match between Fnatic and H2K at 11:00AM EDT. Then the final for that region kicks off on Sunday at 11:00AM. Then in North America it’s Team Dignitas vs. Counter Logic Gaming at 3:00PM EDT today, followed on Sunday by the final between Team Solo Mid and Immortals.

A schedule for all of the weekends LCS matches can be found here with all of the matches streaming live on each region’s respective channel (NA, EU).

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017 is ongoing with the quarterfinals wrapping up today. North play Immortals at 1:30PM EDT following the earlier matches, with the semifinals set to begin on Sunday at 5:00AM. The grand finals for the $US250,000 ($313,784) tournament, meanwhile, is scheduled for later that day at 12:00PM. You can catch all of the matches streaming here.

There’s also the Gfinity Elite Series season 1 playoffs in which Prophecy will take on Epsilon Esports at 1:00PM EDT today. You can watch that game here.


Season 1 of Overwatch Contenders continues this weekend today at 1:00PM EDT with 123 vs. eUnited. Matches will then go into the evening before picking back up on Sunday at 12:30PM EDT with Team Singularity vs. Misfits. You can watch those matches live in the stream below.

Street Fighter

You can catch some of the best SFV players facing off this weekend in the East Coast Throwdown in New Jersey beginning around noon. Top 32 is scheduled to start later in the evening around 7:00PM EDT while top 8 will kick off Sunday around 5:30PM. That tournament will be streaming here.

Across the pond in Dublin there’s the Celtic Throwdown featuring Infiltration among others with top 16 beginning at 12:00PM today, followed by a 2v2 team tournament early Sunday morning and then top 8 at 1:00PM. Those bouts can be viewed here.


The East Coast Throwdown will also feature Tekken 7 with pools going all day followed by top 32 at 7:00PM EDT. Then on Sunday at 3:00PM the remaining top 8 will battle it out. Those matches will be streamed here.

Tokyo Tekken Masters will meanwhile feature the game’s current top-ranked player, Saint, with top 16 finishing up early today. You can re-watch that tournament here.

Finally the Tekken World Tour takes to Germany in the Dreamolition Derby with matches throughout today and top 16 set to begin on Sunday at 9:00AM EDT. You can watch second-ranked JDCR take on the competition here.


Of course Injustice 2 also has a spot at East Coast. Pools are ongoing throughout the day with top 32 taking place tonight at 7:00PM EDT followed by top 8 on Sunday at 8:00PM. You can stay on top of those proceedings here.

Smash Bros.

An already packed weekend for fighting game events will also see top talent face-off at the Red Bull Smash Gods in California. Bracket play in Melee begins today at 2:00PM EDT with finals slated for 10:00PM Sunday night. You can watch that tournament here.

Meanwhile for Smash 4, First Attack will take players to Puerto Rico for matches that began earlier today set to conclude on Sunday at 4:00PM EDT. You can stream that event here.

Heroes of the Storm

Zealots take on Team Expert today at 12:00PM EDT followed by Team Good Guys vs. Playing Ducks at 2:00PM in Europe with additional matches at the same times on Sunday. In north America Even in Death take on Superstars at 5:00PM today followed by Lag Force vs. Team Freedom. Then Sunday it’s SpaceStation Gaming kicking things off against Tempo Storm.

You can find the complete schedule and current standings here, with the matches streaming live here.


The 2017 HCT Europe Summer playoffs will move ahead this weekend with play on both days starting at 4:00AM EDT. You can watch all of the action in the $US250,000 ($313,784) card game event right here.

Rocket League

The top 128 play-in event for Rocket League will also get down to business this weekend. Teams will be competing for spots in the Championship Series and the Rival Series with the brackets getting underway today at 1:00PM EDT. You can stream the matches here.