eSports Weekly 02/13/17

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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 

NA LCS Recap and Standings

The 2017 Spring Split of the NA LCS has officially begun! Some teams are new this year, like FlyQuest eSports. Others are completely changed up, like Immortals, Team Dignitas, and Team Liquid. Others are the same, like Counter Logic Gaming. Nevertheless, the Spring Split is sure to be exciting with the introduction of the 10 ban system and the influx of talented Korean players.

This week, the much anticipated match between Cloud9 and Cloud9's former challenger team, FlyQuest eSports, took place as the last match. The match lived up to the hype and Cloud9 was victorious in the end.

Week 4 Results:

Week 4 Standings:

EU LCS Recap and Standings

The EU LCS 2017 Spring Split has begun! The EU LCS is similar to the LPL in that it has 10 teams divided into two groups of five. There is a double round robin for Weeks 1-3 and 8-10, and a single round robin against teams from the other group for Weeks 4-7. All matches are best of three and the top team from each group advance to the Playoffs.

Week 4 Results:

Week 4 Standings:

LCK Recap and Standings

The 2017 LoL Champions Korea Spring Split has begun. It's an exciting time for the LCK in that many Koreans have come back from China, forming super teams that made the most competitive region even more competitive. The LCK is organized as a Double Round Robin with each game being a best of three. The top five teams will qualify for the Playoffs.

This week, the mighty SKT fell to Afreeca Freecs, an unlikely victor. As a result, KT is first place in the league. In other news, SKT and namely Faker have started to stream on Twitch.tv resulting in the biggest single viewership from a single streamer.

Week 4 Results:

Week 4 Standings:

LPL Recap and Standings

The LPL 2017 Spring Split has begun! The LPL features twelve teams divided into two groups. The teams play in a double round robin for ten weeks in a best of three. The top four teams in each group are seeded for the Playoffs.

Week 2 Results:

Week 2 Standings:

Akaadian KhaZix Quadrakill

Bjergsen - "I guess this is my moment"

TSM vs FOX American Sniper

C9-TL Baron Steal

SKT Peanut with his inner bronze

Huni level 1 1v5

Varus is ridiculous

TL vs C9 Piglet is being left

The StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 is a premier tournament taking place in Europe, America, and China that culminates in the main tournament from April 4-9 for $300,000 USD. Each individual regional tournament is from February 2-28 (NA goes until March 18th) and features 24 different teams. The main tournament has eight different invited teams, three teams from EU and CN, and two teams from NA.

Here are the results: (so far only EU has played)

Europe:

jdm 4k with noscope VAC vs Misfits

FURLAN Insane 4k

Ska clutches 1v3

niko with ridiculous clutch against NiP

Snax One Tap

Just f0rest things

Dota 2

DOTA Pit League Season 5

The DOTA Pit League Season 5 was the fifth tournament by DOTA Pit. Eight teams competed for $139,860 USD from January 20-22.

Here are the results:

Another look-Biver's Rubick vs Vega Squadron

NiP.Dota2 syndreN

Bristleback Op

Overwatch

OGN Overwatch APEX Season 2

Overwatch APEX Season 2 is a tournament where 16 teams will play from January 17 to April 8 for ₩ 200,000,000 KRW (≃ $178,000 USD). The format is a round robin group stage and a single elimination Playoffs.

Here are the results so far:

Taimou Flick

LiNkzr teach us how to Widowmaker

 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.