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Weekend Esports Roundup: Epicenter, ROG Masters, Worlds, MeSA Invitational, ESL One Hamburg

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Quite a lot of things happening at the tail end of the month makes it hard to follow everything at the same time. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick roundup of all the major tournaments that concluded this weekend.

Mobile Esports Arena Invitational

Three tournaments for three different games were held by the Mobile Esports Arena (MeSA) over the weekend at the E-Sport and Gaming Summit (ESGS) in the SMX Convention Center. There was a tournament for Clash Royale, VainGlory and Hearthstone. For Hearthstone, Staz took home the championship by beating IAMTHETABLE. They were followed closely by Caracute in third place. Staz took home Php30,000 (~$600), while IAMTHETABLE and Caracute took home Php10,000 and Php5,000 respectively.

 

ROG Masters Asia Pacific Finals

Warriors Gaming.Unity and 5Power Club secure the top spots of the ROG Masters APAC Regional Finals and will be on their way to Malaysia this coming December at the Global Finals. They beat our Execration and Grayhound Gaming respectively in the Regional Grand Finals. But since the APAC region has two slots for the Global Finals, Execration and Grayhound Gaming will also be going to Malaysia.

Read our full coverage here.

EPICENTER 2017

An exciting Game 5 Double Overtime concluded one of the biggest CS:GO Tournaments of the year. SK Gaming takes home $250,000 (~Php12,500,000) after beating Virtus.pro in the Grand Finals. G2 Esports and Astralis finish third and fourth place, respectively. This marks SK Gaming’s third championship of the year on a premier tier competition.

 

League of Legends World Championship 2017

For the third year in a row, SK Telecom 1 will be at the Finals of the League of Legends World Championship, after beating Royal Never Give Up and Misfits in the playoffs. This will be the second year that they will be facing Samsung Galaxy in the Finals. We will be finding out soon if SKT have what it takes to win their third championship in a row? Or was their rocky road towards the Finals an indication that the once-invulnerable SKT is losing its hold unto the championship?

 

ESL One Hamburg

Virtus.pro now leads the leaderboards of the Dota Professional Scene after winning the first ever Major of the Season. Team Secret surprised everyone by ending Team Liquid’s LAN winning streak, eliminating them in the first round of the playoffs. Secret and VP now have 500 and 750 points under their names, respectively.

Author: Neutral

Neutral has been playing video games since he was a little kid. He started being competitive when he and his brother would bet favors for each other depending on who wins at the PS2 game Naruto Shippuuden. Recently he has been playing Dota2 and Animal Crossing on his revived 3DS. It is his dream to be part of the formation of the eSports version of UAAP through UP Gaming Guild’s Impetus 2017.



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