eSports Weekly 12/19/16


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 

Intel Extreme Masters Season XI - Gyeonggi

As the third event of IEM Season XI, eight teams played for a prize pool of $100,000 USD from December 14-18th. The teams were divided into two groups that played in a double elimination bracket where the two winning teams from the winner's and loser's brackets qualify for the Playoffs. The Playoffs was a single elimination bracket.

Here are the results:


The favorites of the tournament, World's Finalists Samsung Galaxy, came out as the victor as they readily dismantled Team Liquid and Kongdoo Monster. With this win, Samsung Galaxy wins $50,000 USD and qualifies for IEM Season XI Katowice.

Mic Check: 2016 All-Star Edition

When You Get The Flay

Even when Reignover loses, he wins

Piglet 1v2

Dardoch with the twinkle toes

MATTlife Thresh

Flaxxish's Poppy

Caster Curse Strikes Dardoch

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

ELEAGUE Major 2017 - Qualifier

The ELEAGUE Major is a Premier Tournament featuring sixteen teams and a $1,000,000 USD prize pool. This week the offline qualifiers have 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:

Unbelievable F0rest clutch

Bug gives away Shox's position

tarik mvp

JW Funny VAC

Autimatic cheeky defuse

Dota 2

Dota2 Professional League Season 2

The Dota2 Professional League is China's first large-scale individual eSports league. There are two leagues: the Top League and Secondary League, with ten teams in each. Each team plays in a best-of-two Round Robin. With a prize pool of $900,000 USD, the tournament runs from September 19th to December 31st.

Here are the standings for the Top League:

Here are the standings for the Secondary League:

Perfect armlet toggling for a clutch escape ft. Basskip

Boston Montage

EGM - What a god


Major League Gaming Vegas 2016

The Major League Gaming Vegas 2016 tournament took place in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, from December 16-18th. Eight teams competed for a sweet $100,000 USD prizepool in a Group Stage and single elimination Playoff.

Here are the results:

Team EnVyUs was able to be victorious once again having a perfect tournament and winning $40,000 USD.

Intel Extreme Masters Season XI Gyeonggi

The Intel Extreme Masters Season XI Gyeonggi is part of a chain of tournaments leading up to the annual world championship in Katowice. The tournament took place in Gyeonggi, South Korea From December 16-18. Six teams competed for a $100,000 USD prizepool. Here are the results:


AZK's 360 no scoping

The Surprise Ult

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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.