eSports Weekend Calendar: May 1 – 3, 2015

I don’t know about you but I was glued to Heroes of the Dorm last weekend. While I’m a fan of the shorter (15 to 25 minute) matches, it would seem that they work for TV even better. Unless broadcasters and publishers would compromise on split-screen ads or live reads or big ad banners during matches, HOTS may dominate the TV eSports scene in North America just through sheer sponsor-friendliness. That and because the matches were awesome.

I think I’ve mentioned it before but I had a provisional offer to be a League of Legends caster for a friend of a friend but that fell through when the organizers weren’t actually willing to put any money into their league (no money for prize pool, graphics, music or casters made it a failed venture before it launched). I think it worked out for the best because I’d much rather get in on the ground floor with HOTS eSports than League even if it’s at its peak. How does one become a MOBA caster anyway?

Anyway, there isn’t much HOTS this weekend. League has the LCK Spring Grand Final. Elsewhere, CS:GO and Hearthstone have some big championships being decided this weekend. More Dota 2 leagues work through the group stages. And Gfinity has some big names competing for a $10,000 prize pool and 1,800 WCS points at their Spring Masters II.

League of Legends

AlphaDraft Challenger League: Round Robin – Friday, May 1 at 7:00 PM EDT – twitch.tv/wellplayed

LCK Spring: Grand Final – Saturday, May 2 at 4:00 AM EDT – lolesports.com

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

FaceIt League LAN: Group Stage – Friday, May 1 at 4:00 AM EDT – twitch.tv/faceittv
FaceIt League LAN: Group Stage – Saturday, May 2 at 4:00 AM EDT – twitch.tv/faceittv
FaceIt League LAN: Playoffs – Sunday, May 3 at 7:00 AM EDT – twitch.tv/faceittv

Hearthstone

OGN Masters Korea: Final – Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 AM EDT – azubu.tv/OGNHearthStoneEN

Dota 2

i-League Season 3: Group Stage – Friday, May 1 at 7:00 AM EDT – twitch.tv/beyondthesummit
i-League Season 3: Group Stage – Saturday, May 2 4:00 AM EDT – twitch.tv/beyondthesummit
i-League Season 3: Group Stage – Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 AM EDT – twitch.tv/beyondthesummit

ASUS ROG Dream League S3: Qualifier – Friday, May 1 at 11:30 AM EDT – twitch.tv/dreamleague

Canada Cup Season 4: Playoffs – Friday, May 1 at 6:45 PM EDT – twitch.tv/dota2canadacup
Canada Cup Season 4: Playoffs – Saturday, May 2 at 5:00 PM EDT – twitch.tv/dota2canadacup
Canada Cup Season 4: Playoffs – Sunday, May 3 at 7:00 PM EDT – twitch.tv/dota2canadacup

StarCraft II

GSL Season 2: Group C – Friday, May 1 at 5:30 AM EDT – twitch.tv/gsl

Gfinity Spring Masters 2: Group Stage – Friday, May 1 at 2:00 PM EDT – twitch.tv/gfinitysc2
Gfinity Spring Masters 2: Group Stage – Saturday, May 2 at 6:00 AM EDT – twitch.tv/gfinitysc2
Gfinity Spring Masters 2: Playoffs – Sunday, May 3 at 6:00 AM EDT – twitch.tv/gfinitysc2

Shoutcraft Clan Wars: Season 2 – Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 PM EDT – mlg.tv/shoutcraft

Heroes of the Storm

Enter the Storm: Qualifier – Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 AM EDT – heroes.gosucup.com
Enter the Storm: Qualifier – Sunday, May 3 at 10:00 AM EDT – heroes.gosucup.com

Are you running an upcoming eSports tournament and want to add it to our calendar? Email us at etgeekera [at] gmail [dot] com.

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About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

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