eSports Weekly 01/09/17


This week’s hottest eSports news and highlights for League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota 2, and Overwatch. Expect spoilers! Brackets from TeamLiquid.

Contents (Click to Jump to Section)

  1. League of Legends

    1. NA LCS
    2. EU LCS
    3. LCK
    4. LPL
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  3. Dota 2
  4. Overwatch

League of Legends 


The different leagues around the world are currently on break until the third week of January with the LCK starting on January 17th and the NA and EU LCS starting that weekend.

Faker Ekko vs BDD Zed

Faker bodying those fools

Level 1 Pentakill

Liquid LoL The Return

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

ELEAGUE Major 2017 - Qualifier

The ELEAGUE Major is a Premier Tournament featuring 16 teams and a $1,000,000 USD prize pool. Last week the offline qualifiers finished where 16 teams competed for eight spots in a swiss tournament.

To qualify for the main tournament, the eight teams with positive scores (3-2 or better) will advance. Here are the results:

The main tournament is from January 22-29th in Atlanta, Georgia. With a $1,000,000 USD prize pool on the line, sixteen teams will be playing in this first Major of the year.

DreamHack Leipzig 2017

Part of the DreamHack ZOWIE Open, the DreamHack Leipzig 2017 is a Premier tournament featuring eight teams competing for a $100,000 USD prize pool. Going from January 13-15th, the tournament takes place in Leipzig, Germany, and features a Group Stage in a double elimination group format and a single elimination Playoffs. The participants have yet to be announced.

Unbelievable F0rest clutch

Bug gives away Shox's position

tarik mvp

JW Funny VAC

Autimatic cheeky defuse

Dota 2

ESL One Genting 2017

ESL One Genting 2017 is the first Dota 2 ESL One Tournament of 2017 at Genting Highlands, Malaysia. With a $250,000 USD prize pool, eight teams competed from January 6-8th.

Here are the results:

Digital Chaos took their group and was able to beat 2-0 to make it to the finals. In the finals, Digital Chaos and Newbee went to the full five games with Digitas Chaos winning the decisive game and taking home $125,000 USD.

DC Pudge and Omni - The Great Escape

"Let's not fuck up"

Wings Gaming PogChamp Riki Body Blocking


Overwatch Winter Premiere

The Overwatch Winter Premier is a Blizzard tournament that features eight teams. These eight teams will play for a $100,000 USD prize pool from January 3-31. After a round robin, the top six teams advance to play another round robin where the top four of these teams will go to the offline finals.

Here are the results so far:

Immortals vs Liquid

 Liquipedia Bracket Images used under CC-BY-SA

My first MMOs included Ragnarok Online, Gunbound, Diablo II, and World of Warcraft. Nowadays, my wife (also a writer on MMOs) and I play League of Legends and any other MMOs we can get our hands on. I also love following eSports and attending eSports events.