Esports tournaments: gaming events – from League of Legends to Call of Duty

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Esports tournaments are becoming increasingly popular. We have summarized the most important gaming events and happenings from League of Legends to Call of Duty for you.

Hamburg – Esports tournaments are becoming more and more popular. The term eSports describes sports competition with computer games. In most cases, this is done via the multiplayer mode of the corresponding games. E-sports can be played on standard computers or on game consoles such as PlayStation. Depending on the game, competitions are conducted as individual sports or team sports. The following game titles are often played in esports tournaments:

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league of legends Riot Games
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive valves
starcraft 2 Blizzard
FIFA (series) EA games
Missile League Psyonix

Although there is a large selection of games out there now, only a few are suitable for a tournament. However, the big esports leagues have now managed to establish themselves in the esports sector. Popular events are the League of Legends World Championship or the League of Legends Mid-Season Promoted Esports Championship.

Esports tournaments: League of Legends is very popular in events and gatherings

League of Legends in particular, abbreviated as LoL, has been very popular in the esports sector for quite some time. The free game belongs to the type of so-called multiplayer online battle arena and as such it is a real-time strategy game in which two teams compete against each other on a map designed as an arena. The goal of the game is to be able to capture the opponent’s base. The game usually takes 15 to 60 minutes. The game was first released in 2009 for the Windows operating system. The game is now played by more than 115 million players worldwide. Meanwhile, League of Legends is one of the most popular esports events.

League of Legends is played by Riot Games and celebrated in many esports tournaments.

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League of Legends World Championship – Huge Esports Championship

The League of Legends World Championship was created by game developer Riot Games and is now held annually. League of Legends is a computer game in which two teams, each consisting of five players, compete against each other. This event was held for the first time in 2011. At that time, eight teams from three different continents participated. Already at the first tournament, which was held in Jönköping, Sweden, more than $ 100,000 in prize money was paid out.

In 2015, the League of Legends esports tournament was held for the first time in various European cities, including Paris, London, Brussels and Berlin. While the initial group stage was held in Paris on 1 October 2015, the subsequent knockout rounds were held in London and Brussels. The highlight of the championship was the final, which was held at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in the German capital, Berlin. In contrast to the first tournament, the field of participants in the World League of Legends Championship has grown to more than 16 teams, including three teams from Europe.

China Esports Championship: Bang and Faker in the 2017 World League of Legends

© Riot Games / David Lee

In 2019, the tournament was again held in Europe. The places this time were Berlin, Madrid and Paris. In the ninth competition of this kind now, the field of participants has grown to a total of 24 teams. LoL Worlds 2020 was held in Shanghai, China. Damwon Gaming (DWG) won the final.

The League of Legends EU Masters – European Esports Championship

League of Legends EU Masters is another important esports tournament, but it is always played with European teams on the European continent. In the upcoming League of Legends EU Masters eSports event, 10 different teams will fight for the League of Legends EU Masters title. In the run-up to the upcoming tournament, it was surprisingly announced that FC Schalke e-sports had sold its tournament venue to Swiss team BDS, meaning that the FC Schalke e-sports division was unable to participate in the tournament. the classroom.

League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational Esports Championship

League of Legends’ mid-season esports tournament also goes back to Riot Games, and it was first held in 2015. The PC game League of Legends is set in the multiplayer online battle arena mode also known as a real-time strategy game. This is a subcategory of real-time strategy games. The International Esports Championship mid-season competition in League of Legends pits two teams of five players against each other. In 2018, it was held on the European continent for the first time. While the preliminary round of the tournament was held at the LCS Studio in Berlin, the final took place in Paris, France.

Previous Mid-Season Advocacy Esports tournament venues in League of Legends

League of Legends Mid-Season Invitationals esports tournaments were held in the following cities:

  • 2015 Tallahassee, the capital of the US state of Florida (USA)
  • 2016 Shanghai, China
  • 2017 Sao Paulo / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2018 Berlin, Germany and Paris, France
  • 2019 Ho Chi Minh City / Hanoi, Vietnam and Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2021 Reykjavik, Iceland

Esports tournaments, events and organizers from German-speaking countries

One of the most popular course providers in Germany is ESL (Electronic Sports League). The Cologne-based esports company currently has leagues and leagues in up to 50 different disciplines in its portfolio. Among them is ESL One, which is also held on German soil. This event takes place every year at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne and captivates over 15,000 e-sports enthusiasts.

Esports also has an ever-growing fan base in neighboring Austria. E-Sports Association Austria has been the umbrella organization for the Austrian esports scene since 2007. At the same time, the E-Sports Association Austria is the contact point for politicians, media and interested parties. The so-called eBundesliga, a sports competition founded by the Austrian Bundesliga, has also been active in Austria since 2017. eBundesliga organizes virtual events in the form of individual and group competitions.

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