By Pavo Jurkic
November 8, 2019
October is all done. In fact, it’s been done for over a week. Yes, we know we’re a bit late with our esports events in November 2019 piece, but luckily, the biggest events have just started, so we haven’t missed much!
This time around, we’ve covered the seven most prominent esports events in November 2019. Seven events that are featuring a total of five esports. They’re all pretty important in their own spheres, so let’s dive right on into the first one!
IEM XIV Beijing started yesterday and already served several surprises. The most notable is definitely the elimination of Evil Geniuses, a team dubbed as one of the primary favorites coming into this event. FaZe Clan defeated EG twice, ensuring they’re the ones going up against Astralis in the semifinals.
Thus far, the event has been nothing short of spectacular. There are still two more days to go with four teams still remaining in the competition. $250,000 is on the line, $125,000 for the winning team, as well as a ticket for IEM WC Katowice, so these four participants have a lot to play for in Beijing.
Perhaps not as huge and popular like IEM of ECS; Asia Championships still attract great teams and splendid viewership. The upcoming iteration, Asia Championship 2019, is set to start on 21st November and features an astonishing $500,000 in prize money.
The venue of choice is Jing’an Sports Center in Shanghai, and it will feature all eight participating teams. The most notable ones are Evil Geniuses, ENCE, and MIBR, although other ones aren’t too far behind either.
The pinnacle of CSGO esports events in November 2019 is the Esports Championship Series Season 8 Finals. Yep, a pretty hefty name, so we’ll call it ECS S8 Finals from now on. We’re talking about a well-established event with a long history. It created many rivalries, even the most notorious one between NA and EU teams.
Unfortunately, recent changes in the qualification process pushed it back a bit. Many top-tier teams failed to qualify, resulting in surprising Finals without the biggest guns.
Luckily, the same can’t be said about the upcoming ECS S8 Finals. Astralis, Team Liquid, and EG are all here, as well as AVANGAR and the Swedish duo (NiP, Fnatic), ready to spice things up in later stages.
The 2019’s iteration of PUBG Global Championship starts today and brings forth 32 of the best FPP PUBG teams in the world. The likes of FaZe, Gen.G, and SunSister will all be participating for the most significant share of the $2,000,000 in prize pool money, and the biggest share equals to exactly $1M. Yep, there’s a ton of money involved in PUBG right now, so the money will definitely be a huge motivator for these teams.
The group stage and semifinals will be held in Los Angeles, OGN Super Arena, a mesmerizing venue ready to accommodate a heap of electric esports fans. The grand finals, however, have been moved to Oakland, Oakland Arena, with everything suggesting a proper spectacle on the last day of the event, 24th November.
If you’re an avid Rocket League esports fan, your favorite esports events in November 2019 ought to be EU and NA RLCS. Yep, the popular Rocket League Championship Series started last month and are going strong for another week or so.
The situation is drumming up a ton of thrillers, so make sure you tune in to the action and not miss a thing!
Rainbow Six Siege is back in action tomorrow with the Pro League Season 10 Finals. The two-day event will feature a total of seven Bo3 matches nicely poised in a single-elimination bracket. The quarterfinals matchups have been announced and there’s quite a few thrillers right off the bat.
Even though R6S Pro League S10 Finals is quite a short event (just two days) it’s still a prominent name in the R6S scene. Lucrative too – R6S Pro League S10 Finals features $626,000 in prize money, and roughly half of that is expected to go to the winning team. Yep, this event is the true test for all R6S teams, and I’m sure plenty of fans are at the edge of their seats waiting for the Tokoname action to start.
Lastly, the next season of Dota Pro Circuit is coming right up. The LA-bound Minor is already in full flow with the first Major (MDL Chengdu Major) starting on the 16th November. Fifteen competing teams are known, with the last one being the winner of Dota Summit 11 Minor in LA.
The new Dota Pro Circuit season means all teams start on equal footing, and we could see them try extra hard to do themselves justice right off the bat. The transfer season has been a hectic one, and I’m sure several new rosters will make a proper stance in Chengdu.
Yep, esports events in November 2019 really do mean business. There’s a ton of CSGO on display, with three notable events, one of which is already underway. The new DPC season starts too, as well as the notorious battle royale spectacle, PUBG Global Championship.
However, just because November 2019 packs quite a few top-notch esports events, it doesn’t mean December will be a drought. Not by a long shot! December has several jewels of its own, with the likes of RLCS Season 8 Finals, ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, and the highly anticipated BLAST Pro Series Global Finals.
There’s a ton of top-notch events to look forward to, meaning we’ll get that esports fix in a timely fashion!