eSports Weekend Calendar: March 3 – 6, 2016

Big, big weekend in eSports this week. It’s an IEM weekend which is usually a big deal but this weekend is the annual IEM World Championships from Katowice, Poland. It’s the one eSports event that I would strongly consider hopping on a plane for. Well, mostly because I’ve never been to Eastern Europe and I understand Poland is a lovely part of the world.

Anyway, the annual IEM World Championship features League of Legends and CS:GO events along with supporting mini-tournaments for Hearthstone and HOTS. They’ve also partnered with Blizzard to bring the WCS Winter Championship to Katowice which marks the first major stop on the road to BlizzCon.

If none of that strikes your fancy, the second Dota 2 Major Championship, the Shanghai Major, is currently going through its playoffs with the grand final on Sunday. I would assume that the winner of this tournament will spent July in Seattle for The International so there’s more than the $1.1 million winner’s purse on the line.

Dota 2

Shanghai Major: Playoffs – Thursday, March 3 at 12:30 AM EST – twitch.tv/DotaMajor
Shanghai Major: Playoffs – Friday, March 4 at 12:30 AM EST – twitch.tv/DotaMajor
Shanghai Major: Final Four – Saturday, March 5 at 12:30 AM EST – twitch.tv/DotaMajor
Shanghai Major: Grand Final – Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/DotaMajor

League of Legends

IEM World Championship: Group A – Friday, March 4 at 6:30 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_LOL
IEM World Championship: Group B – Saturday, March 5 at 6:30 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_LOL
IEM World Championship: Playoffs – Sunday, March 6 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_LOL

LCK Spring: Week 8 – Thursday, March 3 at 3:00 AM EST – lolesports.com
LCK Spring: Week 8 – Friday, March 4 at 3:00 AM EST – lolesports.com

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

IEM World Championship: Group B – Thursday, March 3 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_CSGO
IEM World Championship: Playoffs – Friday, March 4 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_CSGO
IEM World Championship: Final – Saturday, March 5 at 12:00 PM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_CSGO

Intel Challenge Katowice: Playoffs – Sunday, March 6 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_CSGO

StarCraft II

WCS Winter Championship: Rounds of 32 & 16 – Thu., Mar. 3 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_SC2
WCS Winter Championship: Rounds of 16 & 8 – Fri., March 4 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_SC2
WCS Winter Championship: Semis and Final – Sat., March 5 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_SC2

SSL Season 1: Losers’ Bracket  – Thursday, March 3 at 4:00 AM EST – dingit.tv/ssl_EN

GSL Season 1 Code S: Group F – Friday, March 4 at 4:30 AM EST – twitch.tv/GSL

Hearthstone

Legendary Series Katowice: Playoffs – Sat., March 5 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/ESL_Hearthstone

Heroes of the Storm

HGC Spring EU Regional: Group Stage – Sat., March 5 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/BlizzHeroes
HGC Spring EU Regional: Playoffs – Sunday, March 6 at 6:00 AM EST – twitch.tv/BlizzHeroes

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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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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