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2018 eSports tournament schedule

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eSports will continue to go from strength to strength in 2018, with the Overwatch League arguably making the biggest attempt to achieve mainstream recognition for an eSports event ever, alongside a host of other usual tournaments around the globe.

Australia gets its first ever domestic eSports competition in March with the Gfinity Elite Series, while the Oceanic Pro League will be of interest too with both Adelaide and Essendon having teams.

Here is a calendar of all the eSports events to look out for this year.

2018 eSports tournament schedule

Event Start End Games Broadcaster
Overwatch League Jan. 11 Jul. 23 OW twitch.tv, Blizzard
China Legends Pro League (Spring) Jan. 15 Mar. 4 LoL twitch.tv
Heroes Global Championship Jan. 16 May. 1 HotS twitch.tv, Blizzard
Legends Champions Korea (Spring) Jan. 16 Mar. 25 LoL twitch.tv
Europe League Championship Series (Spring) Jan. 20 Mar. 17 LoL twitch.tv
Oceanic Pro League Jan. 20 Mar. 18 LoL twitch.tv
North America League Championship Series (Spring) Jan. 21 Mar. 18 LoL twitch.tv
EVO Japan Jan. 26 Jan. 27 SFV, T7, GGXR, S4, BB, KoF, ARMS twitch.tv
Dreamhack Leipzig Jan. 27 Jan. 29 Pokémon, LoL, SCII, RL, HS twitch.tv
ESL One (Genting) Jan. 27 Jan. 28 DotA twitch.tv
WoW Arena Championship (Europe) Feb. 1 Mar. 5 WoW twitch.tv, Blizzard
WoW Arena Championship (North America) Feb. 8 Mar. 12 WoW twitch.tv, Blizzard
Hearthstone Championship Tour (Germany) Feb. 11 Feb. 12 HS twitch.tv, Blizzard
Hearthstone Championship Tour (Sydney) Feb. 24 Feb. 25 HS twitch.tv, Blizzard
ESL One (Katowice) Feb. 25 Feb. 26 DotA twitch.tv
Gfinity Elite Series March June CS:GO, RL, SFV twitch.tv
IEM Katowice Mar. 3 Mar. 5 DotA twitch.tv
Hearthstone Championship Tour (Bangkok) Mar. 16 Mar. 18 HS twitch.tv, Blizzard
Dreamhack Masters Marseille Apr. 19 Apr. 23 CS:GO twitch.tv
Dreamhack Tours May. 20 May. 22 LoL twitch.tv
Dreamhack Austin Jun. 2 Jun. 4 SCII twitch.tv
Dreamhack Summer Jun. 17 Jun. 20 CS:GO twitch.tv
Dreamhack Valencia Jul. 13 Jul. 15 SCII twitch.tv
EVO USA Aug. 4 Aug. 6 SFV, T7, GGXRD, S4, BB, KoF, ARMS twitch.tv
Dreamhack Masters Stockholm Aug. 30 Sep. 3 CS:GO twitch.tv
The International Finals Aug. 18 Aug. 26 DotA twitch.tv
Universal Open Aug. 25 Aug. 27 RL twitch.tv
Melbourne Esports Open Sep. 1 Sep. 2 LoL, OW, Pokemon, Fortnite twitch.tv
Overwatch Worlds Group Stage Sep. 7 Sep. 23 OW twitch.tv
LCK Finals (Summer) Sep. 8 Sep. 8 LoL twitch.tv
ESL One (Cologne) Sep. 7 Sep. 9 DotA twitch.tv
Dreamhack Montréal Sep. 8 Sep. 10 CS:GO, SFV, SCII, Melee, S4, DBFZ, Siege twitch.tv
NA LCS Finals (Summer) Sep. 9 Sep. 10 LoL twitch.tv
EU LCS Finals (Summer) Sep. 9 Sep. 10 LoL twitch.tv
LPL Finals (Summer) Sep. 15 Sep. 15 LoL twitch.tv
ESL One (New York) Sep. 30 Oct. 1 CS:GO twitch.tv
League of Legends World Championship Oct. 1 Nov. 3 LoL twitch.tv
The Big House 8 Oct. 6 Oct. 8 S4, Melee twitch.tv
CS Summit 3 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 CS:GO twitch.tv
South East Asia Major Oct. 13 Oct. 14 SFV, DBFZ, T7, GGXRD, MVCI, BB twitch.tv
ESL One (Hamburg) Oct. 24 Oct. 29 DotA twitch.tv
HGC Finals Phase 2 Oct. 26 Nov. 5 HotS twitch.tv
Overwatch Worlds Nov. 3 Nov. 4 OW twitch.tv
IEM Chicago Nov. 10 Nov. 11 CS:GO twitch.tv
Dreamhack Atlanta Nov. 17 Nov. 19 CS:GO, HS, Smite, Paladins, Halo twitch.tv
Dreamhack Winter Dec. 1 Dec. 4 CS:GO, HS, Siege, S4, Melee twitch.tv
The Summit 10 Dec. 13 Dec. 17 DotA twitch.tv
Dreamhack Sevilla Dec. 15 Dec. 18 TBC twitch.tv
Capcom Cup Dec. TBC Dec. TBC SFV twitch.tv

2019 eSports tournament schedule

Event Start End Games Broadcaster
Genesis 6 Feb. 2 Feb. 4 S4, Melee twitch.tv
EVO Japan Feb. 15 Feb. 17 TBC twitch.tv
MDL 2019 Feb. 20 Feb. 24 DotA twitch.tv
IEM Katowice Feb. 28 Mar. 3 CS:GO twitch.tv

Note: This table will be updated as soon as more information about prize pools and dates comes to hand. Check the official websites of the leagues for ticketing and other official information. If there is a tournament you would like included on this list, get in contact with us here.

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Games Key

BB: BlazBlue: Central Fiction
CS:GO: Counter Strike: Global Offensive
DotA: Defense of the Ancients 2
GGXRD: Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
HotS: Heroes of the Storm
HS: Hearthstone
KoF: King of Fighters
LoL: League of Legends
Melee: Super Smash Bros. Melee
OW: Overwatch
PUBG: PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds
RL: Rocket League
SCII: Starcraft 2
S4: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
WoW: World of Warcraft Arena
SFV: Street Fighter V
T7: Tekken 7
Siege: Rainbow 6 Siege
MVCI: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
DBFZ: Dragonball FighterZ