Fans of eSports are in for a treat over the next few months, with a host of big events set to take place around the world.
While other activities have experienced difficulties this year, eSports has continued to flourish and remains on course to generate revenues of more than $1 billion by the end of 2020.
New leagues and competitions continue to be added into the mix, helping to attract growing interest from major broadcasters and sponsors alike.
Read on as we take a closer look at some of the best eSports events to watch out for between now and the end of the year.
Dota 2 Invitational Jakarta
ONE Esports and PGL have teamed up to stage what will be the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year in Jakarta from November 23 to 29.
The event will have a total prize pool of $500,000 and will feature 12 of the best teams in the world battling to claim the biggest share of the pot.
The previous invitational event staged by ONE Esports in Singapore last December attracted 88 million global views.
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Overwatch League Play-Offs
The 2020 Overwatch League Play-Offs get underway on September 3, with 20 teams dreaming of grabbing a share of the $4m prize pool.
There will be two weeks of online matches split into regional brackets, with the top two from North America and Asia advancing to the Grand Finals.
The teams qualifying from the North American bracket will be flown to South Korea to ensure that the Finals are played on the same server.
San Francisco Shock are the reigning champions and will fancy their chances of retaining title after compiling an impressive record during the current campaign.
League of Legends World Championship
League of Legends developer Riot Games is currently in talks to stage its 2020 world championships in Shanghai towards the end of the year.
They are hoping to replicate the ‘bubble format’ adopted by the likes of the NBA and MLS to ensure that the tournament can take place.
The original plan was the 24 teams to play across six cities for the tenth anniversary of the championships, but that idea has been shelved.
China is also expected to stage the 2021 edition of the tournament, with North America having its hosting duties pushed back to the following year.
ESL One Rio Major 2020
The ESL One Rio Major 2020 is scheduled to be the 16th edition of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Major Championship.
It will be held in Rio de Janeiro from November 9-22, with 24 teams from across the world battling for a share of the $2m prize pool.
There are six regional qualifiers – North America, South America, Europe, CIS, Asia, and Oceania – with each receiving a pre-determined number of places in the event.
Danish team Astralis have won the last three Majors, but may find it difficult to retain the title after losing a couple of key players due to health issues.
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