eSports Events Calendar: June-to-August 2018
Here at World of Duels, we want to give everyone a chance to be a competitive gamer, regardless of sponsorships, rankings and budgets for traveling to tournaments.
However, major events do provide a chance to watch and learn tricks and techniques from the world's most renowned players
2018 eSports Events Calendar
So we've compiled this calendar of the eSports tournaments, contents and gatherings – as well as related events – coming up over the next few months. At this time of year Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in particular dominates; nevertheless, there's still plenty going on if you favor another eSports icon.
Be sure to check back regularly, as we'll be posting additional stories to cover later dates as they draw near.
eSports Events in June 2018
June 1st-3rd, DreamHack Austin, Austin, Texas, US
The series of DreamHack Open events each focus predominantly on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and the Austin, Texas gathering is one of the most popular.
eSports Championship Series
June 8th-10th, Esports Championship Series Season 5, London, UK
One of the biggest ongoing eSports contests in the world makes its latest stopover in the UK capital. And, again, CS:GO is the star game.
June 8th-10th, RLCS Season 5 Finals, London, UK
At the exact same time the ECS series takes place in London, the Rocket League championship brings automotive field sports to the UK capital.
June 12th-14th, E3 2018, Los Angeles, California, US
While not an eSports-specific event, E3 remains the world's most important games industry conference, and is home to some of the biggest announcements from game publishers and hardware companies. Expect plenty of big competitive gaming news this time around: especially as eSports events will take place within E3 this year. Electronic Sporting League will be hosting a devoted eSports arena for three-days of the show, while Nintendo will stage the first ever Splatoon 2 world championships.
ESL One Belo Horizonte
June 15th-17th, ESL One Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Serving Brazil's booming eSports scene with a giant CS:GO competition, ESL One makes its debut in the country, with $200,000 of prize money on offer.
Women in Sport Summit
June 20th, Women in Sports Summit, London, UK
This event actually focuses on traditional sports, but an expert panel will gather to explore the important issue of diversity in eSports.
Blast Pro Series
June 24th, Blast Pro Series, Istanbul, Turkey
Five Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams are set to battle it out in what promises to be Turkey's biggest eSports event ever. $250,000 is up for grabs.
eSports in July 2018
ESL One Cologne
July 6th-8th, ESL One Cologne, Germany
The fifth annual Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament welcomes 16 teams and 15,000 fans, with $300,000 in prize money on offer.
July 12th-14th, DreamHack Valencia, Valencia, Spain
The Spanish iteration of this year's eight-event international pro-am Counter-Strike: Global Offensive from DreamHack.
July 14th-15th, Albion 3, London, UK
The community-driven gathering from DAT Team returns, with an emphasis on Super Smash Bros melees. Tekken 7 and Dragonball FighterZ are also set to star; expect close fought clashes across the game rostrum.
July 20th-22nd, VSFighting 2018, Birmingham, UK
Some of the most skilled fighter players in the world will go head-to-head in an event that also serves as the UK leg of the Capcom Pro Series. Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle lead an eclectic and lengthy list of games covered.
Eleaegue CS:GO Premier
July 21st-29th, ELeague CS:GO Premier, Atlanta, USA
One of the biggest non-major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitions returns, with everything building up to the finals on July 29th. While the teams, casters and prize pools are yet to be revealed, you can expect more information very soon.
eSports Events in August 2018
August 3rd-5th, EVO 2018, Las Vegas, USA
In what is perhaps the biggest eSports event where you're unlikely to see players using a mouse and keyboard, EVO 2018 returns for its 20th annual gathering. It brings together the very best fighting game players there are, for infamously dramatic arcade gaming clashes.
Call of Duty WLC
August 15th-19th, Call of Duty World League Championship, Columbus, United States
Arguably the biggest Call of Duty contest there is, this year the World League Championship is offering a remarkable $4.2 million in prize money. As such, you can expect many of the planet's best players to make the journey to Columbus, Ohio to compete.
The Intl. Dota 2 Championships
August 20th-25th, The International Dota 2 Championships, Vancouver, Canada
As the game that still makes the fortunes of the highest earning eSports players, Dota 2 continues to attract some of the most impressive teams there are. And now the international finals are heading to Canada for the first time.
August 21st-25th, Gamescom, Cologne, Germany
Every year Gamescom grows a little bigger and becomes an increasingly worthy contender for E3's crown as the most significant gaming expo there is. Expect lots of news, announcements and updates, including plenty around eSports titles and teams.
ZOTAC Cup Master 2018
August 24th-26th, ZOTAC Cup Master 2018, Hong Kong
As one of Asia's most significant CS:GO events, this year's ZOTAC Cup Master 2018 is the largest yet, and has an open door policy that should see a considerable variety of teams face off in Hong Kong.
DreamHack Masters Stockholm
August 29th-2nd, September DreamHack Masters Stockholm, Sweden Scandinavia has been home to competitive gaming events since long before eSports, starting with 'demo parties' in the 1980s. And now it hosts one of the most promising CS:GO clashes on the global calendar.