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You’d be forgiven for thinking that Starcraft 2, once the pinnacle of eSports, has since vanished from the scene. You’d be terribly mistaken, as the the Starcraft 2 World Championship Series Circuit heads to Mexico for the Copa International. 10 players will compete in the tournament over two days, with Australia’s own Ethan “Iaguz” Zugai in the mix as the Oceania qualifier against top ranked players Tobias ‘ShoWTimE’ Sieber of Germany and Alex “Neeb” Sunderhaft of the US among many other high quality opponents.
Single elimination matches across four rounds will determine the winner in a best of 5 format, with the final two players fighting for the crown in a best of 7. The prize on offer is $50,000 USD and world championship series points, which go towards a player’s current ranking on the circuit. So plenty to play for, and maybe a little pride at the same time. You can follow it all on the official Starcraft Twitch channel.
The Lenovo Cup European League Overwatch tournament continues, with two groups of four teams vying for a share of the $8000 prize pool. Teams are currently locked into the grouped, round robin stage with a number of matches schedule over the coming days. Considering this weekend is also a free to play Overwatch weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, you’d be wise to check out the stream and maybe pick up a few tips and tricks along the way. Check out Gosu Gamers for a rundown and links to the streams.
There’s also plenty of action for CS:Go and Smite fans this weekend, with continued coverage of season 3 of the Smite Pro League and the CS:GO SL i-league StarSeries XV. As always be sure to keep an eye on Twitch for highlights and live coverage.
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Mark Isaacson is the editor of PN2. Go say hi @Mark_D_Isaacson