Cybersport is nowadays among the most watched activities online. Allegedly, some time soon people will visit esports tournaments and alike events more often than those of traditional sports. For some these may seem shocking enough, however with the change of generations and a quicker pace of digitalization in the world this should not come as surprise. In this article we will look at the main esports events taking place in September 2018.
To start with, eSports generally stand for game competitions where teams or separate players compete with each other for some kind of reward. On the global level, these rewards may add up to millions of dollars. For instance, this year Dota 2 competition distributes more than $25 million as rewards. There is a variety of esports events about which you may read at egamersworld.com but the most important ones for September 2018 we will discuss in detail below.
Autumn Season Of Cybersports Tournaments
The peak of esports championship activities is undoubtedly in August with large esports events taking place all over the world. After such an active month of more than 7 worldwide competitions, comes September with only a few global events. Though these ones may be even more appealing to you as they include both educational and gaming events.
Let us look at the four main events taking place in September 2018:
- ESI London, September 18th-20th at Olympia London Stadium: a three-day conference on esports which aims at building of bridges between expertise and interest. This event takes place right before the largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament so you are more than encouraged to visit these two events.
- FACEIT CS:GO Major, September 20th-23rd at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley: is known to be one of the largest counter-strike tournaments in the world. This very year it is held by FACEIT. As usually, 24 teams will compete for a prize pool of $1 million.
- SportsPro TBC, September 26th-27th at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London: will be a third major cybersport event in London. This one is rather a marketing conference where speakers will elaborate topics of sports marketing and sponsorship in the field.
- Blast Pro Series, September 29th at Ülker Sports Arena in Istanbul: is another counter-strike tournament which will be the biggest esports event in Turkey. Winner will take home large portion of the $250,000 prize pool.
To wrap it up, the beginning of autumn can easily be called a period of conferences and counter-strike tournaments. Three out of four events will take place in London, UK. While the last one will be the breakthrough esports contest for Turkey with relatively large prize pool and venue.