eSports Weekend Calendar: July 18 – 21, 2014
There’s all sorts of eSports action again this weekend. The eight-team playoffs for The International starts on Friday with the grand final on Monday for the near $5 million winner’s prize. The runner-up will end up with just shy of $1.5 million. That’s not a bad payday but it’ll be heartbreaking to come so far and land just short of becoming a millionaire.
StarCraft 2 also has two major events at the same time this weekend. In Europe, Dreamhack holds their third event of 2014 in Valencia as the stars of SC2 do battle in a 96-player, two-day competition for $25,000 and 4,000 WCS points. Over in China, ESL holds the first event of IEM Season 9 in Shenzhen, China, headlined by their 28-player SC2 competition.
The International 2014 (Dota 2)
Main Event: Winner’s Bracket – Friday, July 18 at 12:00 PM EDT – dota2.com
Main Event: Loser’s Bracket and All-Star Game – Saturday, July 19 at 12:00 PM EDT – dota2.com
Main Event: Loser’s Bracket – Sunday, July 20 at 12:00 PM EDT – dota2.com
Main Event: Grand Final – Monday, July 21 at 12:00 PM EDT – dota2.com
IEM Shenzhen: Group Play – Thursday, July 17 at 9:00 PM EDT – twitch.tv/esltv_sc2
IEM Shenzhen: Quarterfinals – Friday, July 18 at 10:00 PM EDT – twitch.tv/esltv_sc2
IEM Shenzhen: Semi-Finals and Finals – Saturday, July 19 at 9:00 PM EDT – twitch.tv/esltv_sc2
GSL Season 3 Code A: Group Stages – Friday, July 18 at Midnight EDT – twitch.tv/gsl
IEM Shenzhen – Friday, July 18 at 1:30 AM EDT – twitch.tv/esltv_hearthstone
League of Legends
IEM Shenzhen – Sunday, July 20 – twitch.tv/esltv_lol
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