What to watch this weekend in esports

Brian BencomoNews & Events

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Don’t know what to watch this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of some of the most intriguing games and tournaments happening this weekend.

VALORANT

Four teams have already qualified for next month’s Master’s tournament, but there is still another round of qualifiers to determine the other four participants. The VALORANT Champions Tour continues this weekend with the third open qualifier of NA Challengers, organized by Nerd Street Gamers.

This qualifier will determine the four teams joining 100 Thieves, Luminosity Gaming, FaZe Clan and Gen.G in next weekend’s closed qualifier. TSM is the main team to watch. If they lose early, they won’t make it to Masters, which would be a big surprise given how highly regarded they are. Andbox and NRG are also two teams to watch. Earlier this week, Bradley “ANDROID” Fodor parted ways with Andbox and less than an hour later was with NRG.

Streams on https://www.twitch.tv/nerdstgamers

  • Thursday: Starts at 6 p.m. ET
  • Friday: Starts at 6 p.m. ET
  • Saturday: Starts at 6 p.m. ET
  • Sunday: Starts at 6 p.m. ET

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League of Legends

The second round robin of the LCS Spring Split kicks off Friday with Cloud9 facing Golden Guardians. That game will be followed by Team Liquid facing TSM. 100 Thieves take on Cloud9 on Sunday in what might be a battle for first place.

Streams on https://www.twitch.tv/lcs

  • Friday: Starts at 6 p.m. ET
  • Saturday: Starts at 4 p.m. ET
  • Sunday: Starts at 4 p.m. ET

Read more: 100 Thieves rise to top of LCS with cohesion, camaraderie

Call of Duty League 

Week 3 of Stage 1 of the Call of Duty League wraps up this weekend. James “Clayster” Eubanks faces his old team on Friday when the New York Subliners face the Dallas Empire. Stage 1 of the Call of Duty League concludes Sunday with a marquee matchup between the Empire and Los Angeles Thieves. These two teams are currently at the top of Group A, so their series might determine who finishes first in the group.

Streams on https://www.youtube.com/CODLeague

  • Thursday: Starts at 3 p.m. ET
  • Friday: Starts at 3 p.m. ET
  • Saturday: Starts at 3 p.m. ET
  • Sunday: Starts at 3 p.m. ET

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The IEM Season XV World Championship concludes this weekend. Team Spirit and Team Liquid are both into the semifinals, which take place Saturday. On Friday, Natus Vincere face Gambit Esports and Astralis take on Virtus.pro to determine the other two semifinalists. A $400,000 prize will be on the line in the grand final on Sunday.

Streams on https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo

  • Thursday: Starts at 9 a.m. ET
  • Friday: Starts at 9 a.m. ET         
  • Saturday: Starts at 9 a.m. ET
  • Sunday: Starts at 9 a.m. ET