Everyone in the general gaming world may be playing/talking about Red Dead in some way or another, but esports chugs along unabated. Check out some major events for mainstays and newcomers alike this weekend.
As part of this year’s Twitchcon, Games Done Quick is hosting a shorter speedrunning marathon called GDQ Express, featuring two more days of fun speedrunning action. Check out runs for Titanfall 2, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and more. (Stream / Schedule)
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Epicenter major concludes this weekend, with the group stage over and only a handful of teams left in the playoffs. (Stream / Schedule)
The League of Legends Worlds tournament is down the four teams, and it’ll soon be three; G2 and iG face off today, while Fnatic face Cloud9 to determine who will make it into the grand finals of the tournament. (Stream / Schedule)
With no sign of patch 7.20 in sight, competitive teams are going to have keep toughing 7.19d of Dota 2 for a little while longer. But that only makes the meta more stable, right? In the lead-up to the Kuala Lumpur major next month, ESL One Hamburg is the best chance to see major teams duke it out. (Stream / Schedule)
Canada Cup brings the many disparate FGCs together for one weekend in the North, which means the event has the likes of Street Fighter V, Soulcalibur VI, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Super Smash Bros., and more under one roof. (Streams and Schedule)
Blizzard’s about to have a real storm of tournaments, but it’s spreading them a little bit. This weekend, it’s having the finals for its StarCraft II WCS in the lead-up to Blizzcon, during which it’ll have tournaments for a bunch of its other games. (Stream / Schedule)
If you’re enjoying Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, you might want to check out a small tournament using its battle royale mode, Blackout. The Doritos (yeah, the chip) Bowl pits four major CoD teams against each other in the mode, so if you want to see what non-sick, high-level gameplay looks like, come on through. (Stream)
As part of PAX Australia, the Rainbow Six Siege Masters tournament promises to have some of the best Siege competition of the year, so get ready to screw up your sleep schedule to watch times in the appropriate timezone (or just watch the archives). (Stream / Schedule)
That’s it for this weekend! Let us know if we missed an event, or if there’s a scene you’d like us to cover, in the comments.