The League of Legends PCS 2021 Summer will conclude this weekend! Who will claim the trophy this time around? Will it be PSG Talon, Beyond Gaming or J Team? Only one way to find out. The English broadcast will be rerun this week on eGG Network TV. All language PCS 2021 Summer streams – including Mandarin and Thai – can be viewed on YouTube, and individual Twitch channels have been set up for English, Mandarin and Thai, with Huya for simplified Chinese.
Date and Time: 27-29 August, 5 PM.
This weekend we get to find out which teams will get to represent Malaysia at the Wild Rift SEA Championship 2021. At the moment, Berjaya Dragons are the closest to reaching the Grand Finals, while SEM9 and Geek Fam have to start all the way from the Lower Bracket. Will we see a repeat of the Summer Series? Or will there be a new champion? You'll have to tune in to find out. More info.
Date and Time: 27 August 6 PM, 28 - 29 August 1 PM
After the exciting weekday start to the PUBG Mobile Professional League MY/SG Season 4, we get to watch the top 16 teams play for real points during the first Super Weekend, 27-29 August at 5.30 PM. Then it's back to 20 teams again next week for the Weekday matches on 31st August - 1st September.
The third week of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 4 (MPL-MY S4) is here, with more exciting matches for you to catch. Can EBLZ earn their first victory? Will Team SMG stay undefeated? Catch the matches live from 27-29 August on Facebook (eGG Network, MPL MY), YouTube, and eGG Network TV.
Date and Time: 27 August 3 PM, 27-29 August 1 PM
A lot of grand finals going on this weekend, including ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition. The group stage of the Dota 2 tournament ended earlier this week and the teams seeded into their respective playoff brackets. Virtus.pro, Tundra Esports, Beastcoast and PSG.LGD begin in the upper bracket, while Team Spirit, T1, Alliance and Team Empire (eliminated at time of writing, RIP) fill up the lower bracket.
Dates: 26-29 August
E1 Championship, the ultimate sim racing league is back, this time on iRacing. Watch some new and returning faces as they race every Wednesday over the next couple months at 9 PM live on eGG Network TV, and Facebook.
Top Clans' 2021 Summer Invitational goes live this weekend with the group stage of the MLBB tournament. Catch the action live on Facebook (28-29 August), YouTube and Twitch or reruns on eGG Network TV.
Date and Time: 28-29 August 1 PM
This weekend we have the Playoffs - what all the teams have been fighting for. If you've been following the NBA 2K League, this is the second most important stage of the tournament to watch (the most important being the Grand Finals, of course!). Definitely not a weekend to be missed as we draw closer to the conclusion of the league.
*All times listed are in GMT +8.
PUBG Mobile fans will be hyped to know that season 4 is just around the corner! Weekday matches will take place at 5:30 PM on 24-25 August, and the first Super Weekend 27-29 August. Many new and familiar faces to look out for on the battlefield, but the same exciting gameplay. We can't wait.
The second week of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 4 (MPL-MY S4) is here, with more exciting matches for you to catch. Can Team Bosskurr, EBLZ and Geek Fam earn their first victory? Will HomeBois, RSG MY and Team SMG stay undefeated? Catch the matches live from 20-21 August on Facebook (eGG Network, MPL MY), YouTube, and eGG Network TV.
The grand finals of the XOX Unity League PUBG Mobile tournament will take place on 21-22 August. Some big names in the crowd, so we get a chance to witness their form before PMPL-MY S4 begins the following week.
The closest you'll get to The International-level Dota 2 tournament until it happens later this year. All the teams that flew into Europe early will be competing in ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition. That's right, we'll get to see teams like T1, Thunder Predator, beastcoast, PSG.LGD, and SG esports along with EU/CIS teams like Alliance, Team Liquid, Team Spirit, Virtus.pro, Tundra Esports, Team Empire and Creepwave duke it out for their cut of the USD 400,000 prize pool. It's going to be hype, especially since 7.30 just dropped!
The League of Legends PCS 2021 Summer tournament is currently running every Friday to Sunday, with the playoffs happening today onwards (20-23 August) at 5 PM. The English broadcast will be rerun this week on eGG Network TV. All language PCS 2021 Summer streams – including Mandarin and Thai – can be found on YouTube, and individual Twitch channels have been set up for English, Mandarin and Thai, with Huya for simplified Chinese.
This weekend we have The Ticket - the last chance for teams from the Eastern and Western conferences who didn't qualify for the playoffs during the regular season. The winning teams from each conference will extend their lifeline this season. If you've been following the NBA 2K League, this is a tournament you won't want to miss!
*All times listed are in GMT +8.
After years of trying, it looks like T1 have finally gained some foothold in the Dota 2 scene with their current roster. In an intense best-of-five series that went all the way this morning, T1 defeated Virtus.pro to become the Champions of ESL One Summer 2021. Even though a number of notable teams were missing from the event, T1 did beat some of the strongest squads in the region to reach the grand finals. In fact, they 2-0'd every opponent except Virtus.pro who were also in dominant form.
T1 defeated Vikin.gg, Quincy Crew, and Alliance at the event, and only lost a series to Virtus.pro in the upper bracket final (1-2). They managed to get their revenge in the grand final by beating them in a close 3-2 series. Here's how it went down.
T1 showed off their team fighting skills and discipline against the strong mid-game lineup of VP, clawing their way back to victory on the shoulders of 23savage - if you need a masterclass on how to play Phantom Assassin, look no further. Xepher's clutch Cold Embraces and Winter's Curse casts also showed us why Winter Wyvern has been first pick material this tournament. Expect a nerf to the hero, and Holy Locket soon.
A massive stomp by VP in this game - T1 never had a chance. Their Juggernaut, Lina and Centaur core lineup was too fast-paced for the SEA squad to handle, T1's greedier cores lost the lanes and the game without ever coming online. T1 tried putting up a worthy defence, but in the end, it didn't even matter.
This game felt like a repeat of the previous one. T1's Spectre and Leshrac duo could do nothing against VP's tanky cores Faceless Void and Death Prophet that ran all over them. T1 looked extremely lost this game, even Nyx Assassin with Aghanim's Scepter wasn't enough to save them. VP lead the series 2-1.
We finally see Winter Wyvern being banned this series, leading to some fresh picks for both teams. VP brought out Disruptor and Abaddon, while T1 grabbed Warlock, Axe and Lifestealer. The game was relatively even until about 30 minutes when Kuku popped off with his Axe, and T1 decimated VP in a huge team fight, leading to gpk 'dying back' on his Lina. It was only a matter of T1 closing out the game after that, turning the series into a 2-2 draw.
While VP got 'brooded' in the draft by T1, it wasn't a huge deal during the game. In fact, VP managed to remain in the lead for most of the first 30 minutes. However, unlike other Broodmother players who usually play by taking up their opponents' resources and forcing rotations, Kuku utilized Broodmother differently by joining his teammates in skirmishes and focusing on VP's squishy supports (Lion and Oracle). This enabled the rest of his team to wreak havoc on the remaining cores. Props to 23savage for his expertly placed Chronospheres that allowed them to win fights in dominant fashion. Props to Xepher's superb 'AFK' performance on his Nyx Assassin with Aghanim's Scepter for controlling VP in team fights like puppets. T1 win their first big tournament and look in good shape for the upcoming International.
From being lost after Geek Fam Dota 2 disbanded (RIP), to reuniting at T1, it's nice to see Kuku, Xepher, Whitemon and Karl doing well in their new home. Since adding 23savage to the roster, they finished 3rd at the AniMajor, qualified for TI, and won this $400k ESL One event. We can't wait to see these guys in action again, they're going to make SEA proud again! Stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates on Dota 2 esports.