There are a lot of interesting eSports events in 2020 that we just can’t wait to see. From the massive Fortnite World Championship up to competitive CS: GO tournaments, here are 10 promising events that are keeping us up at night.
1. BlizzCon 2020
BlizzCon is one of the most popular gaming conventions in the whole world. Aside from letting you preview new games and attend concerts, BlizzCon also lets you watch intense championships of their most popular games live. This includes a massively successful Overwatch world cup and WoW arena. Additionally, there will also be a Starcraft 2 tournament, and the winner will be considered the best player in the world. Lastly, we also have a Hearthstone event, which is a virtual card game that’s becoming increasingly successful and gives out big tournament prizes.
BlizzCon is held in California and the ticket prices range from $ 200 to $ 750. Alternatively, you can also buy a virtual ticket and stream the entire event in real-time. Even when BlizzCon is over, there are lots of smaller fan-organized events that have interesting events and are completely free.
2. Fortnite World Cup
Last summer’s first world cup exceeded all of our expectations, and we believe that Epic Games might repeat it this year. It successfully became the largest eSports event, with over million viewers on Twitch and 10,000+ biggest fans watching live from New York. In 2020, Epic Games plans to raise its already massive (30 million $) prize pool, and bring the whole event to dizzy new heights. Be sure to check the official Fortnite World Cup site, for any news on the development.
3. Rocket League Cup
Since the day it came out, Psyonix was aware that they had a hit on their hands. It was followed by a big Rocket League tournament in 2016, which has only grown over the years. If you want to qualify for this championship, you will need to win a regular competition in either North America, South America, Europe, or Oceania. Although the prize pool ($ 1 million) is still small in comparison to giants like Fortnite, it is steadily increasing. All info about the tournament will be available here in the coming weeks.
4. FIFA eWorld Cup
FIFA’s virtual world cup will involve millions of competitors from over 60 countries, which is completely insane. The game has actually been introduced in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the largest gaming tournament in the world, but don’t be scared by this. It’s easy to start climbing up the ranks and everyone can participate. The full road to the finals is adequately explained in this video. The locations and dates for 2020 finals are still unknown, but it should be held sometime in August and usually takes place in Europe.
5. League of Legends World Championship
Riot Games decided to go all in and host this year’s LoL championship in China, with finals being in Shanghai. The prize pool is still not confirmed, but it should be over $ 2 million. This tournament will include 24 best teams from 14 different countries, so we will surely see some intense combat situations.
6. The International
After the Fortnite, Dota 2’s international is the most popular gaming event. It is organized by Valve and will have a prize pool of $ 34 million, for which 18 of the most skilled teams will battle. The International will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 18th to 23rd August. You can easily watch it from the comfort of your home by logging in with your game client. Additionally, you can make your predictions and acquire in-game rewards if it turns out you are right! How cool is that?
7. Capcom Cup
If you like old-school fighting games you are in luck, because Capcom Cup is coming back this year. This live tournament features 16-32 best Street Fighter V players, all of which want to cement themselves as the best one. In order to qualify, players must win a few smaller competitive events first, a list of which you can find here. Although the prize pool isn’t that impressive, competition here is fierce and fights are very engaging to watch.
Although BlizzCon has Overwatch tournaments as well, this is by far the more popular one. Every year, 20 best teams are competing for the chunk of the prize pool, which is estimated to be over $5 million id 2020. The competition will span through 19 cities, including Shanghai, Paris, and New York, and the finals will be in Philidelphia. This tournament is open to all Overwatch players, but you’ll have to be able to qualify through the series of smaller tournaments. You can find more information and the official schedule here.
9. Call Of Duty League
Although there were plenty of Call of Duty tournaments till now, none of them were “official”. Activision plans to change this by introducing a franchised league model in 2020. Some details are still blurry, but here is what we do know. Call of Duty League will consist of 12 professional teams battling for the prize of at least $6 million. The players will be traveling from city to city while repeatedly fighting one another. Here are some of the locations that we know of so far: Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Dallas, Florida, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York, London …
10. Blast Premier
Lastly, we have BLAST Premiere – the biggest CS: GO eSports event. With it, RFRSH Entertainment decided to improve on BLAST Pro Series by offering a bigger prize pool ( $ 4, 250, 000). A total of 12 teams will be participating, including Natus Vincerem Team Liquid, Astralis, and Team Vitality, for the top prize of $1 million. BLAST Premier will start on January 31st in London.
Fortnite: the top 5 players in Fortnite Chapter 2
After Season X and the World Cup, players wanted more. The World Cup set high expectations for the best players in the world. In the last update, it came with a complete review of what the players liked most during the ten seasons. That with the changes in the set of withdrawals, map and mechanics, the competitive scenario was well ahead. This was very evident in Fortnite Chapter 2.
Fortnite Chapter 2 saw a number of talents emerge that no one expected to see. Fortnite Chapter 1 provided a squad format, the second had a very similar doubles format. The soils remained a lasting pillar. The brilliance that players demonstrated in Season X was due to the different formats. However, some other popular World Cup highlights have disappeared. Only those who could maintain a level of success in Chapter 2, Season 1 and 2, could be considered one of the best players.
We at Gaming Net highlight some players that stood out last season. This list includes the results of Fortnite Chapter 2 of Season 1, and Season 2. We are based on the three FNCS competitions, offline tournaments and various Cash Cups. Check out the list of the top 5 players from the last half of Competitive Fortnite.
5 – ROCCO “SAF” MORALES
Saf is a former Ghost Gaming player, being one of the elites in Fortnite history. He and his partner Zayt, have achieved many achievements. Regardless of the circumstances, he is always in the finals of the best tournaments. This domain continued after Fortnite transitioned to Chapter 2 and a whole new scenario.
Saf teamed up with Zayt, Commandment and HighSky to form an excellent team for the FNCS competition. Of the four qualifying weeks, they won three. At the end of the first season of Fortnite Chapter 2, they finished in fourth place. After their dominant performance in season 1, Zayt and Saf remained virtually the same in season 2.
At FNCS Duo, from Chapter 2 Season 2, they got together again and it was flawless. In one game, the two of them were sanctioned as one of the best players of all time. Saf continued to play in top-level tournaments, reaching the FNCS Grand Finals Invitational and reaching 31st place. We can say that in the near future, Saf will find even more success in the competitive market.
- 3x FNCS Finalist
- 4th in Chapter 2 Season 1
- 1st in Chapter 2 Season 2
- 31st in FNCS Invitational
- 5x Solo Cash Cup Top XNUMX
- 29th at the Australian Open Summer Smash
4 – WILLIAMS “ZAYT” AUBIN
Zayt’s career can be defined with a lot of hard work and dedication. Just consider your history of success and everyone will know it. Zayt always presents his game at a high level, no matter what the competition is. His game is fluid, this makes him one of the greatest of all time in Fortnite.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 was fun for Zayt. He and Saf together with TSM Commandment and SEN HighSky won three of the four weeks of FNCS. In the Grand Final they took fourth place. The duo Zayt and Saf in the FNCS Duo did what they do best. At the Grand Finals they grabbed the victory and didn’t let it go. Zayt then went to ninth place on the FNCS Invitational. Success is the name of the game and Zayt is one of the best at finding it over and over again.
- 3x FNCS Finalist
- 4th in Chapter 2 Season 1
- 1st in Chapter 2 Season 2
- 9th at FNCS Invitational
- 56th at DreamHack Anaheim
- 24th at the Australian Open Summer Smash
3 – ALEXANDRE “ANDILEX” CHRISTOPHE
Frenchman Andilex consolidated himself in the European Fortnite competition in just a few months. In Fortnite Chapter 2 of the first season, he quickly became one of the best players in Europe. He joined forces with 4zr, Noward and DRG for FNCS. The four of them finished 11th in the finals, achieving two wins in four weeks. But that made Andilex continue to stand out in LAN performance. He first traveled to Sweden for the DreamHack Winter event and almost won the competition. Overall, he came in second and $ 15,000.
Andilex performed very well at DreamHack Anaheim. He finished in sixth place. After that the Frenchman dominated the FNCS of the second season of Chapter 2. He and Nayte won the entire tournament and US$ 35K each in the process. Andilex took seventh place in the Grand Finals at the invitation of FNCS. Andilex’s rise continues regardless of the season or goal.
- 3x FNCS Finalist
- 11th in Chapter 2 Season 1
- 1st in Chapter 2 Season 2
- 7th at FNCS Invitational
- 6th at DreamHack Anaheim
- 2nd at DreamHack Winter
- 1x Solo Cup Cup winner
- 4x Solo Cash Cup Top XNUMX
- 5x Duo Cash Cup Top Ten with Nayte
2 – BENJY “BENJYFISHY” FISH
The competitive world of Fortnite in recent years has seen the emergence of many European talents. Benjyfishy’s rise is one of the most extraordinary in the game. Some players had a comeback in their performances after the World Cup, but that was not the case for Benjy. He continued to make his name alongside other prominent players, mitr0 and Mongraal.
What sets Benjy apart from the rest is his sense of play and fine mechanics. After Season X, Benjyfishy impacted solo competitions. In his solo career, he stood out with several wins in the Solo Cash Cup, in addition to the two consecutive wins in qualifying at the FNCS Invitational, 13th in AO Summer Smash, 11th in DreamHack Winter and 11th in DreamHack Anaheim. In addition, Benjy took second place in the FNCS of the squadrons of Season 1 of Chapter 1, with Mongraal, Wolfiez and Nayte.
At just 16, Benjy has an enviable track record. He maintains the mentality by making the game fluid and easy. It is a very big challenge to stay in the TOP 3, but Benjy can do it. Despite its age, benjyfishy is a household name in competitive Fortnite. It’s only a matter of time before Benjy appears when the spotlight is on him.
- 2x FNCS Finalist
- 2nd in Chapter 2 Season 1
- 56th at FNCS Invitational
- 2x FNCS Invitation Qualifier Winner
- 3x Solo Cup Cup winner
- 9x Solo Cash Cup Top XNUMX
- 1x Winner of the Duo Cash Cup with MrSavage
- 6x Duo Cash Cup Top Ten with Mongraal and MrSavage
- 11th on DreamHack Anaheim
- 11 on DreamHack Winter
- 13th at the Australian Open Summer Smash
1 – MARTIN “MRSAVAGE” FOSS ANDERSEN
Unlike most players, MrSavage has advanced skills in the game. He has remained at the top over the years even outside the European region. After the Fortnite World Cup, MrSavage reached all of the Fortnite Champion Series Grand Finals, except for the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 squads. His consistency is one of the good points that makes him the best.
At just 15 years old, the Norwegian won three Solo Cash Cup victories only in Fortnite Chapter 2. MrSavage won several War Legend tournaments, placed 15th with IDrop in chapter 2 of the 2nd season of FNCS and 15th in FNCS Invitational. At DreamHack Anaheim, he won a Victory Royale in the final match and won the title. He continues to impress, regardless of the format, scoring system or his teammates.
After an impressive performance in LAN, MrSavage joined the organization 100Thieve. He found Benjyfishy, both 15 years old. Regardless of age, he had an enviable competitive mindset. With all of those things added up and the DreamHack Anaheim victory, he reached the top of the Fortnite competition, where he remains today.
- 2x FNCS Finalist
- 12th in Chapter 2 Season 2
- 15th at FNCS Invitational
- 3x Solo Cup Cup winner
- 10x Solo Cash Cup Top XNUMX
- 1x Duo Cash Cup Winner w / benjyfishy
- 2x Duo Cash Cup Top Ten with Endretta and benjyfishy
- 1st at DreamHack Anaheim
- 14 on DreamHack Winter
League of Legends: Lillia, the new Champion of LoL
Lillia will be the next champion to be launched in League of Legends (LoL). The information was confirmed by Riot Games itself on Tuesday (7). The developer released an animated trailer introducing the new champion and launching the newest event, the “Festival do Florescer Espiritual”. His arrival had been speculated for a few weeks. Including leaks of your art and information about the route and more details.
Champion Lillia will be the first craft hunter to be launched at LoL since Kayn’s arrival in 2017. With arrival scheduled for July 22, next to the Festival of Spiritual Blossom with patch 10.15. It is worth mentioning that three champions were expected to be launched in the coming months, being a hunter, which in this case would be Lillia herself, plus a murderer and a sniper.
The new champion has the characteristics of a centaur, a creature present in Greek mythology that is the mixture of a human being with a horse. She is the second character with a similar appearance to arrive at LoL. The first was Hecarim, released in April 2012. In addition, many MOBA fans are making comparisons between Lillia and Neeko because of some similarities. In particular, the color of their hair and the relationship that both champions have with nature.
Lillia is a young woman who lives in a hidden forest in Ionia and has champion Ivern as her great friend. Ivern is another playable character in LoL. This forest, called “garden” by Lillia herself, has a different type of magi. It brings together the dreams of humanity within. The champion’s story has a beginning related to the so-called “Mother Tree”. Who develops a disease caused by the lack of dreams of the human beings around him. She discovers that she can harvest people’s dreams to feed her mother. So, Lillia decides to explore the world beyond her garden to help keep her alive.
In League of Legends, Lillia promises to be a hunter who will have a very large initial learning line. Needing more effort from players to truly master their entire skill kit.
Your skills focus a lot on increasing your movement speed and decreasing your opponent’s. In addition, she can literally put her enemies to sleep. Taking advantage of this to wreak havoc with his staff.
Passive – Lillia’s abilities apply Dust of Dreams, dealing a portion of the target’s maximum health as magic damage for a period.
Q – Lillia swings her branch in the air and deals magic damage to nearby enemies. The attack deals real damage to those at the outer edge of the circle. When she can attack with the ability, Lillia also gains movement speed.
W – Lillia sets up a huge attack with her branch, dealing magic damage to enemies. Enemies at the center of the impact take more damage.
E – Lillia casts a “Swirlseed” overhead, dealing magic damage to enemies and slowing them for a period. If Lillia’s seed fails, it will continue to roll until it hits an enemy or collides with the ground.
R – Lillia performs a lullaby about her enemies and those affected by her Dream Powder get slower and slower before falling asleep for a period of time. When awakened by damage, enemies take additional magic damage.
Hyper Scape: the new Battle Royale from Ubisoft
Ubisoft this week revealed the launch of Hyper Scape, its new free Battle Royale. The game was created by developers of Rainbow Six: Siege, the company’s successful FPS. Still in the testing phase, the title was released to be broadcast by some personalities from Twitch and YouTube. Reaching half a million viewers in less than thirty minutes, the event was a success. In addition, keys to the test were being dropped during Twitch broadcasts.
Based on the futuristic scenario of New Arcadia, Hyper Space is scheduled to launch its open beta on July 12 on PCs. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, no date has been specified yet. – “We know about the hype of gamers by our newly announced Hyper Scape! Rest assured! VERY soon we will have news for all of you to play! STAY CONNECTED!” said the statement.
Built from the ground up as an interactive streaming show, Hyper Scape promises to change the way we watch video games, allowing streamers and content creators to interact with audiences like never before. The company says that every battle and every victory will be unique thanks to the participation of fans around the world.
So far there are two modes available in the testing phase: Crown Rush Squad and Dark Haze Solo. In the first, teams of three members battle for the domain of the Crown that is in the center of the map or for the elimination of all opponents. The solo mode is in the best style, each one for itself. The producer promises two more modes until the beta is released.
Meet the team behind #HyperScape, and discover how we’ve been building a free-to-play battle royale experience that’s built for players, streamers, and viewers alike.
— Hyper Scape (@HyperScapeGame) July 2, 2020
Battle Royale also shows a new approach with players eliminated. After being shot down, it is possible to roam the map in a way that does not allow combat. However, it offers the possibility to feed your team with information until a respawn point is made available.
According to the official website, Contenders (game characters) will be able to use HACKS. It will be a set of lootable skills that create powerful options for different play styles. From the establishment of MINES looking for their enemies, to the use of INVISIBILITY for a stealthy approach. This stealth can be to propel yourself in the air before hitting your opponent with SLAM. Hacks not only change the way you play, they also offer the necessary advantages to win the competition.
At all times, the AI Game Master figure will play cards from global events during the match, affecting gameplay with many bonuses. Meanwhile, the map itself, NEO-ARCADIA, will succumb to DECAY by excluding entire districts.
Minimum and Recommended Requirements
The game is not yet available in all countries, however, Ubisoft has already released the minimum and recommended requirements. On the official battle royale website, the company promises to deliver an optimized game that will run on “various hardware combinations.”
Below, you can check the requirements disclosed by Ubisoft to run Hyper Scape:
Minimum Requirements: (Low settings, 1080p @ 60fps)
Intel Core i3 3220 or AMD FX-4130 with 6 GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 with 2 GB of VRAM
Recommended requirements: (High settings, 1080p @ 60fps)
Intel Core i7 4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X with 8 GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB of VRAM
High performance requirements: (Ultra High settings, up to 4K @ 60fps)
Intel Core i9 7900 X or AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3600 with 16 GB RAM
Nvidia 2080Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT with 11 GB of VRAM
More news about Ubisoft games will be revealed on July 12, the day the Ubisoft Forward presentation will take place. In addition to Hyper Scape, the company is working on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters and Beyond Good and Evil 2.
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