People around the world would always find a way to experience fun and entertaining activities through gaming. One of the most popular gaming entertainment would be eSports, and many are joining major events held throughout the year. Some gamers would play casual games, and some would join competitions and play to earn money.
If you want to participate in these events, you need to play at a professional level because you will face great players in the tournaments. Therefore, it would be best to start at a starter level and work your way up to become a professional gamer. To get you motivated, here are the top eSports tournaments for this year.
One of the most famous online tournament games is the FIFAe World Cup, organized by EA and FIFA, which also features representatives of football clubs. All the best organizations and clubs of the world will meet at the FIFAe Club World Cup after they finish their online qualification.
Another exciting eSports tournament this year is the 2021 Valorant Champions Tour (VCT). The tournament has three competition levels, the Challengers, Masters, and Champions. The Challengers level is the first level to qualify for the Masters' competition. Players in different regions must win the Challengers level.
The developer of RLCS Season X, Rocket League Esports, features various competitions that will happen in Fall, Winter, and Summer. These seasonal events feature regional events that will lead to an international main competition. Twelve teams will play in a Double Elimination Bracket as part of the Group Stage in the Winter tournament. The losing teams in their brackets will have to reset opponents from the winners' bracket in the Grand Finals.
The VCT Masters 1 Stage 1 presents the best teams from different regions, who came out winners of the Challengers events. All the teams will compete in qualifying for the Champions event.
FIFA has a tournament that happens daily called the Liga Pro. The tournament begins with a round-robin stage until they reach a single-elimination bracket. The Electronic Leagues are responsible for organizing the Liga Pro eFootball.
China's premier Kings of Glory tournament showcases the best teams in the region to play the King Pro League. Before the official start of the season, there will be a single round-robin in best-of-one for all teams participating. The top six teams of the pre-season will have a place in Group S, and the other 6 teams will go to Group A, then the bottom teams will go to Group B. Each group stage has three rounds, then the playoffs between the best teams.
Organized by Let’s Play Live (LPL), there are three seasons every year of professional Australia / New Zealand / Oceania Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) events. The tournament showcases best-of-three playoffs, then to the best-of-five grand finals.
The Dota 2 EPIC League Season 3 showcases CIS teams and 16 European teams that compete for the prize pool of $100,000. The tournament has 16 invited teams that are already playing in a group stage. The top eight teams will proceed to Division 1, and the last eight teams will go to Division 2. There will be a double-elimination bracket on every division’s playoffs, and it will feature best-of-three matches, then a best-of-five finals match.
Organized by WardiTV, the Winter Championship is actually a Starcraft2 tournament that features famous players from around the world. It comes with a preliminary stage consisting of a group stage, followed by the playoffs stage. After the preliminaries, teams will play a double-elimination bracket in best-of-five matches in the main tournament.
The Operation League hosts four Asian countries where Ubisoft and MET Event orchestrates the tournament. The Operation League events happen in different countries in different seasons, which features two groups with four teams each playing round-robin games. The top teams will compete in a best-of-five match in the finals.
Organized by dust2.dk and Elisa Sports, the 2021 Elisa Nordic Championship is an online tournament for Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Players can participate in the group stage in January and February, followed by the playoffs in March.
An offline event organized by Grupo Globo and V3A, the WESG Latin America Brazil Finals features Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. It is a best-of-three single-elimination event.
ESL’s premier league for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2021 is the 13th season of the ESL Pro League. This European tournament features four single round-robin scenes for a group stage. The winners of the group stage will progress to the Play-in, then proceed to the semifinals. Finally, a best-of-five series will be waiting for the top winners in the grand finals.
Another online tournament that occurs every month, the Dreamhack Open 44, showcases Counter-Strike matches organized by DreamHack. All games are entirely online, where all participating players will compete in their own homes. This tournament is a segment of the ESL Pro Tour, where there are also versions for North and South America.
One of the prestigious tournaments in the world where it gathers top Hearthstone players to compete and triumph for the illustrious title of Masters Tour champion and their share of the major prize. Using a 4-deck, best-of-five conquest format, all players will participate online.
The 2021 Japan League for Rainbow Six players begins with three round-robin matches. Organized by NNT Docomo and Ubisoft, participating players come from various Japanese regions to meet the country’s best Rainbow Six players.
Composed of two FIFA21 tournaments in South America, eLibertadores is available for Xbox and PlayStation players. Organized by CONMEBOL and EA, this event also begins with a group stage, the playoffs, and the grand finals.
The 2021 Valorant Oceania Tour showcases eight teams competing for the prize pool. This event is among those eSports tournaments sponsored by Riot Games and LPL, where they feature in Australia.
The Spring Playoffs of the previous years is replaced by the LCS 2021 Mid-Season Cup, offered for League of Legends players. In addition, the winner will automatically qualify for the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational.
The best Free Fire players in Thailand will have the chance to join the 2021 Free Fire Pro League Season 4 at Montri Studio.
Twelve competing teams of Free Fire from India will join in the 2021 Free Fire India Championship.
One of the popular DOTA2 eSports tournaments offers a great prize and a prestigious title. Watch out for the best DOTA 2 teams from all over the world to face off in this tournament, organized by PGL and One ESports.
Twenty-four teams will compete for a chance to enter the PUBG Global Invitation S2 2021. In addition, one team must come out victorious in the professional league PUBG Weekly Series: East Asia, from Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. This PUBG event is one of the most active eSports tournaments to date.
One of the series of events for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players, the Blast Premier Spring Showdown is a popular event for all eSports players in the world. This event is among the eSports tournaments that occur in different seasons, where players must go through group stages and all the way up to the finals.
The Garena Indonesia organizes a tournament that showcases six teams to compete for the Arena of Valor champions. The AOV Star League Spring brings the top players from different regions in Indonesia.
Another Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, the Dreamhack Masters' Spring, features sixteen teams in regions of Europe to compete and show the world who is the best. Indeed this one of the eSports tournaments to look forward to.
The Philippines will host the third season of the Asia Pacific Predator League. The event will have eleven teams coming from ten different countries in the APAC region. As qualifiers, each country will have their matches before the main event to determine who will represent them.
The organizers from EA came up with the 2021 eChampions League, a FIFA21 tournament as part of the FIFA21 Global Series. There will be eight teams to compete for the bulk prize of money, and the top three competitors will qualify for the FIFA21 Global Series European Regional PlayStation 4 playoffs.
The LCS 2021 Summer season is North America’s professional League of Legends event. Ten teams are competing to have a spot for the LCS 2021 Championship.
One Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational is a tournament for professional players in Jakarta, Indonesia, to show their skills in LAN DOTA 2.
Hosted by Valve, the developer of DOTA 2, The International is the biggest eSports tournament of the year. It consists of 18 teams from around the world, where the prize pool is crowdfunded from the battle pass system in the game.
ESports tournaments for 2021 are every players’ opportunity to bounce back from the 2020 break. Tournaments promote skills, self-development, and camaraderie among players, which also pays good prizes for entertaining people.
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