Summer is almost over, but 2021 still got its share of esports events coming up. Here are the 4 best esports events happening in Fall 2021 to put on your radar.
Overwatch League 2021 Grand Finals
The Overwatch League 2021 comes to a conclusion this September, with the Playoffs and Grand Finals. Four teams already qualified for the 2021 Playoffs: Shanghai Dragons, Los Angeles Gladiators, Dallas Fuel, and Chengdu Hunters.
Starting September 4, the remaining teams will face off in online single-elimination regional play-ins. The Playoffs and Grand Finals will see the best team fight for the championship trophy and its $1,500,000 cash prize.
The Overwatch League 2021 Grand Finals was supposed to be a live in-person event, but the rise of the Delta variant hindered this project. The teams will battle in Hawaii, and you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your home. The regional play-ins of the Overwatch League 2021 will begin on September 4, leading to the Grand Finals on September 25.
Hearthstone 2021 Masters Tour Stormwind & Undercity
The Hearthstone 2021 Masters Tour is a competition gathering the best Hearthstone players from all around the world. Each tournament brings around 300 competitors, fighting for a share of a $3,000,000 prize pool year-round.
This Fall, there are two remaining Hearthstone 2021 Masters Tour tournaments to watch: Stormwind and Undercity. The Hearthstone Masters Tour Stormwind will take place on October 22-25 for European players. The Undercity edition will gather the best Korean players on November 20-22.
This competition opens the doors to Hearthstone’s biggest competition, the Grandmasters. As the Hearthstone 2021 Masters Tour is an invitation-only event, you can be sure to witness some of the finest Hearthstone games of the year.
PGL Major Stockholm 2021
The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is one of the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports events of the year. From October 23 to November 7, 24 teams will fight for the title and share the $2,000,000 prize pool - twice more than the previous Major.
This event will be the first in-person Major tournament of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive since the pandemic. The Avicii Arena in Stockholm will welcome back CS:GO fans, even if the total number of seats available is not yet announced.
PGL Major Stockholm is set to be a great time for esports lovers, whether you just want to watch the games or try your luck through esports betting.
If you can’t go to Sweden and experience the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 live, you can still follow your favorite team and players through streaming. For the first time, the tournament will be broadcasted in 4K to ensure a smooth viewing experience.
League of Legends 2021 World Championship
The League of Legends 2021 World Championship crowns the best League of Legends team of the year. This competition ends the regular season and will see 24 teams fight for the Summoner’s Cup.
The Worlds is always a major event for League of Legends fans. This year, the competition was supposed to be a multi-city event, with events in Shanghai, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu, and Shenzhen.
However, due to the rise of the Delta variant and visa issues for non-Chinese players, Riot Games decided to move the Worlds to Europe this year. The exact country and location of the final stages of the Worlds are still unknown to this date, but you can already start cheering for your favorite team.
After a hectic year led by the pandemic, 2021 brings back esports to the front stage. With live events coming up and improved broadcasting techniques, esports events are back stronger than ever before.