Stay inside, turn on the heater, and watch gamers pwn one another to your heart’s content over the weekend, because there are a crap ton of high profile esports tournaments going on.
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With the Overwatch League’s inaugural season firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to move on to the fighting game world. This weekend’s Evo is the biggest tournament of the year, starring street fighters, smash brothers (and sisters), and a crap ton of Gokus.
The inaugural season of the Overwatch League comes to a close this weekend. It’s been a long, winding, and at times downright weird road to the finals which now see two underdog teams face off for cash and glory.
The last Intel Extreme Masters event of the year took place this weekend in Gyeonggi, Korea, featuring a host of tournaments ranging StarCraft II, Overwatch and League. But that wasn't the only event on show, with the ELEAGUE for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and something for a little mobile game called Clash Royale.
It's almost as if the gods of competitive gaming knew we'd all be sitting around, so they made sure it was jam packed with tournaments to check out. DreamHack Winter 2016 kicked off in Sweden, with competitions for almost every game under the sun. There's also a big Heroes of the Storm event going on in Europe as well. But I want to start this weekend by highlighting the action going on in the world of competitive Gears of War 4.
After a slight lull, almost every big game you can imagine returned this weekend today with tournaments and matches playing in cities near and far. While the Counter-Strike and League of Legends headline the action with Intel Extreme Masters tournaments, Smash Bros., Dota 2, and few others returned as well.