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North America

IEM New York 2020 Kicks Off Third Day Of Group Stage

With the Intel Extreme Masters New York 2020 pro gaming tour underway, the NA division enters its third group stage day. Morning matchups include Fnatic vs. Complexity and Faze Clan vs. Big.

After lunch, Evil Geniuses will face off against Furia Esports, while Triumph dukes it out with Imperium Esports. Late afternoon, Team Liquid will face Chaos Esports, while Rebirth Esports is up against the New England Whalers.

Two more days of grueling group stage matches await the teams. Playoffs will start on October 15. Bookmakers expect a surge of activity as North American CS:GO IEM New York 2020 esports betting picks up speed.

Asia

LoL Worlds 2020: Asian Teams Dominate As Group B Concludes

The thrills continue over at the League of Legends Worlds 2020 Championship. Group B has finally concluded play after a series of exciting matches. One thing is becoming increasingly clear: the dominance of the Asian teams in the competition.

After Group A finished, Suning took first place from the European G2, while the American Team Liquid scrubbed out. With Group B also coming to a close, two Asian teams have qualified for the playoffs. South Korea’s DAMWON Gaming finished in first place, followed by China’s JD Gaming. It’s unclear if LGD Gaming, Gen G, Top Esports, and DRX will be able to repeat these feats. The latter two teams are currently dominating Group D, but LGD Gaming is third in Group C at the moment.

Africa

CharlieWolfGaming Hosts MK11 South Africa v Zambia Tournament

The fighting esports scene in Africa continues to heat up, particularly after the release of Mortal Kombat 11. As bookmaker betting markets show, South Africa and Zambia lead the region when it comes to MK11 players and audience numbers.

The tournament will be dubbed “Kollision Kourse.” It’ll feature a 3 vs. 3 structure, as well as the finest MK11 players from both countries. Atrocity, Xray92, and Pandabarre will be representing South Africa, while KillJoy, Cortex, and Mr 5000 will represent Zambia.

You can catch the livestream through CharlieWolfGaming’s official YouTube page. The first match of the tournament was on October 8; follow-up matches are scheduled for October 14, 22, and 29.

Europe

CS:GO: IEM NY 2020 Europe Playoffs

The European Intel Extreme Masters 2020 tournament is almost ready to head into the playoffs. In Group A, France’s Team Vitality dominated the opening matches. In second place, the Swedish Fnatic team prevailed over both G2 and Complexity Gaming.

In Group B, Red Bull-sponsored OG (one of only two teams not directly invited to the event) slayed the competition. OG will go on to face Fnatic in the playoffs. Meanwhile, second place was determined by a Decider Match between FaZe and BIG. In the end, FaZe prevailed with a 2-0 win and will face Team Vitality in the semifinal.

South America

Budding Latin American Esports Leagues Continue To Organize

Without much in the way of official subsidies and support, esports leagues are hard to organize and maintain. Regardless, avid interest from players and audiences continues to coalesce into new competitive structures.

The LSC (South American Clans League) is in its fourth phase now. The season has showcased top Call of Duty talent from across the continent, and new matches are livestreamed every day. Team Z1 Revolution recently crowned itself champion of the Main League, advancing to the Second Division.

Oceania

Rocket League Championship Series X Kicks Off

Rocket League regionals have come and gone. Teams have qualified, rankings are up, and everything is set up for the Fall Majors to start. However, rather than a splashy event, the RLCS will take place online this year, due to the pandemic.

Each region will have its own online event, with plenty of livestreams through all the major esports bookmakers. Oceania is the first region in the lineup, with its online Major starting October 10.

The finest sixteen Rocket League teams across Oceania will face off for a share of $25,000 in prizes. More importantly, the winner will accrue valuable points to boost their standing ahead of World Championship qualifications. Two teams from the region will make it to the largest Rocket League event of the year.

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