Förra veckans främsta e-sportevenemang: IEM Cologne, DPC 2021/2022 finaler och återupptagandet av konkurrenskraftiga League of LegendsLord Matus
Several interesting events took place in the world of eSports last week. This affected all disciplines, shooter CS:GO, Dota 2, unusual football races Rocket League, PUBG battle royale and even the hurricane dynamic shooter Call of Duty. We will talk about all this in our today's material.
Unexpected news came from G2 Esports and team captain Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen. It turns out that the club's management decided to stop cooperation with the Finnish e-sportsman. The latter announced the search for a new organization in which to continue his career as a professional CS:GO player. Together with G2, Aleksib was able to successfully perform at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2022 and take second place there. For such merits, the team received a reward of $180,000. Before that, he took 3rd-4th place at BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2022 and in 2022 also showed unsatisfactory results in the series of championships in which he took part.
Many Natus Vincere fans expected their favorites to win at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2022, but this time they were disappointed. Twistzz and his teammates were able to win this tournament, beating “Born to Win” in the final with a score of 3-2. FaZe Clan took the main cash reward of $400,000, and NAVI, in turn, became the owner of a prize of $180,000.
The $1,000,000 tournament took place from July 5th to 17th at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany.
On July 20, a major Dota 2 tournament, Riyadh Masters 2022, which was previously known as Gamers Without Borders 2022 or Gamers8 2022, will take place. It attracts special attention due to its prize pool, which stands out from other events. The teams will share a large prize pool of $4,000,000 among each other! The winner will take $1,500,000 while the silver medalist will receive $750,000. The tournament will take place in a country that can hardly be called a stronghold of the eSports industry, the United Arab Emirates. Riyadh will be the place where teams will come to compete for a huge prize, and teams such as PSG.LGD, Team Secret, Team Spirit, OG, Tundra Esports, Nigma Galaxy, TSM, Team Liquid, Royal will compete in the competition Never Give Up and Deboosters. The last three advanced to the tournament through the regional championships in which they took part. The remaining seven teams received direct invitations from the organizers. It is also noteworthy that several substitutions will be made in the event due to the inability of some players to come to the championship.
Finally, all the replay matches of PGL Arlington Major 2022 have ended and the list of participants in the upcoming Dota 2 Major championship has been formed. The tournament will be held from August 4 to 14, and its total prize pool will be $500,000. 18 participants will compete for the main prize of $200,000.
Today marks the start of the open qualifiers for ESL One Malaysia 2022, a $400,000 tournament. At the moment we know six participants of the championship. The direct owners of invites were OG, Fnatic, Alliance, Team Liquid, Team Secret and Nigma Galaxy. The seventh invitation has not yet been issued by the organizers. The rest of the slots will go to the teams that perform best in the qualifiers. Only one invite will be allocated for Europe and the CIS, and a joint qualifying round will take place there. In the other four major divisions, namely China, Southeast Asia, North America and South America, ESL followed the old pattern and left them one invitation per region.
FURIA Esports won one of the biggest Rocket League championships, Gamers8 Esports. Its prize pool was $2,000,000 and the main reward was $500,000.
call of duty
The final stage of the Call of Duty tournament for $2,550,000, CDL Championships 2022, will start very soon. The eight participants were formed from the best teams that showed an excellent performance in the Call of Duty league. The list of the strongest includes Atlanta FaZe, New York Subliners, London Royal Ravens, Seattle Surge, OpTic Texas, Toronto Ultra, Los Angeles Thieves and Boston Breach. The main reward of the Call of Duty League Season 2022 Playoffs will be $1,200,000, while the vice-champion and bronze medalist will take home $650,000 and $320,000 respectively.
Now PUBG Corp have introduced some innovations for their title. The game has a new map and some new mechanics. PUBG introduced the Deston map, which differs from the rest of the maps in that it has mechanics that are not available on Miramar and other battlefields. For example, there are jumars, devices by which you can climb tall buildings and other relief heights, as well as communication towers, key cards, special rooms for robots and a gas station. In addition, Deston has a unique airboat transport.