News and notes for the major esports events this week:
This week: DreamHack Anaheim 2020, Feb. 21-23 Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif. Prize Pool: $100,000 USD Teams: 8
Format: The double-elimination group stage features teams divided into two groups of four. Opening and Winners’ group stage matches are best-of-one, while Elimination and Decider matches are best-of-three. The top two teams from each group advance to playoffs, which is a single elimination, best-of-three bracket. The winning team gets $50,000 and an invitation to DreamHack Masters Jonkoping 2020.
Field: ENCE, FURIA Esports, MIBR, North, forZe, Complexity Gaming, Gen.G Esports, Endpoint
Prize Pool: 1st: $50,000, 2nd, $20,000, 3-4th: $10,000; 5-6th: $3,000, 7-8th: $2,000
ITS NEARLY HERE! 😱 DreamHack Anaheim begins this Friday. SO.MUCH.HYPE. #DHANA20 — DreamHack (@DreamHack) February 19, 2020
ITS NEARLY HERE! 😱
DreamHack Anaheim begins this Friday.
— DreamHack (@DreamHack) February 19, 2020
This week: Atlanta Faze Home Series, Feb. 22-23
Teams: Minnesota Rokkr, Paris Legion, London Royal Ravens, Florida Mutineers, Chicago Huntsmen, Toronto Ultra, Atlanta FaZe, Optic Gaming L.A.
Schedule (All times ET): Feb. 22: Minnesota Rokkr vs. Paris Legion (10 a.m.), London Royal Ravens vs. Florida Mutineers (11:30 a.m.), Chicago Huntsmen vs. Toronto Ultra (1 p.m.), Atlanta FaZe vs. Optic Gaming L.A. (3 p.m.) Feb. 22: Group B Round 1 Winner vs. Group B Round 1 Winner (4:30 p.m.), Group B Round 1 Loser vs. Group B Round 1 Loser (6 p.m.), Group A Round 1 Winner vs. Group A Round 1 Winner (7:30 p.m.), Group A Round 1 Loser vs. Group A Round 1 Loser (9 p.m.)
Feb. 23 – Semifinals: TBD vs. TBD (11 a.m.), TBD vs. TBD (12:30 p.m.) Feb. 23 – Finals: TBD vs. TBD (2 p.m.), TBD vs. TBD (3:30 p.m.), TBD vs. TBD (5 p.m.)
Next major international event: ESL One Los Angeles, March 15-22
This Week: Week 5 of the North American LCS
LCS Spring Split Standings through February 18: 1. Cloud9 (8-0) 2. Immortals (5-3) 3. FlyQuest (5-3) 4. TSM (4-4) 5. Dignitas (4-4) 6. Golden Guardians (4-4) 7. Evil Geniuses (3-5) 8. Team Liquid (3-5) 9. 100 Thieves (3-5) 10. Counter Logic Gaming (1-7)
Week 5 begins on Saturday with four matches: 100 Thieves vs TSM Cloud9 vs Counter Logic Gaming Dignitas vs Immortals FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians
This Week: Week 3 of the Overwatch League Location: The Anthem, Washington D.C.
Schedule (All Times ET) Saturday: New York Excelsior vs Philadelphia Fusion (3 p.m.) Saturday: Boston Uprising vs Houston Outlaws (5 p.m.) Saturday: Paris Eternal vs Washington Justice (7 p.m.) Sunday: New York Excelsior vs Houston Outlaws (3 p.m.) Sunday: Toronto Defiant vs Philadelphia Fusion (5 p.m.) Sunday: London Spitfire vs Washington Justice (7 p.m.)
See you in Atlanta in four days @CODLeague.#EZAF pic.twitter.com/8QY1O7v18O — Atlanta FaZe (@ATLFaZe) February 18, 2020
See you in Atlanta in four days @CODLeague.#EZAF pic.twitter.com/8QY1O7v18O
— Atlanta FaZe (@ATLFaZe) February 18, 2020
–Noah Waltzer (@pairodicegg), Field Level Media
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