Biggest eSports Events for the Rest of the Year

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The eSports calendar still has some major events left to go down this year. In this article, we will be running down the biggest and best events still to come this year from the world of eSports.

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Biggest eSports Events Still to Come in 2023

Dota 2

The International is the culmination of the Dota Pro Circuit. 12 teams have already directly qualified and 8 more teams will join them from the qualifiers. The group stage will begin on October 12 and until October 15. The Main Event will start on October 20 until October 29 where the winner will be crowned.

The event will go back to Seattle, the coveted home of The International.

There are no announcements for the community event just yet, there are confirmations about not having a battle pass this year but I’m sure Valve will come up with something to compensate for that. The battle pass is a major factor for the prize pool, last year’s T.I prize pool was $18,930,775 all thanks to community effort.

The fans will be electric as usual and the plays from the pro players will be hype. We might see another Cinderella run from unlikely teams or we might crown a repeat champion. The International is the biggest tournament in Dota 2 so the players will be “try hards” to get that bag and glory.


The VALORANT Champions is currently underway and the Playoffs will start very soon. From 16 teams only 8 remain. Who will take home the prize this time?

The Playoffs will be held at the Shrine Expo Hall and the top 4 matches will be at the Kia Forum in the City of Los Angeles.

The prize pool for this event is $2,200,000. The Champion will take a whopping $1,000,000, the 2nd place will take $400,000 and the rest will be divided accordingly.

The competition has been fierce as expected. There are already a lot of exchanges of words from teams and we’re all in for it. Expect more one taps, light speed Operator flicks and unbelievable spray transfers from the best of the best in Valorant.


This storied franchise is already in its twilight year. Counter-Strike 2 is confirmed to be released this year and all the events next year will be on CS2.

The Intel Extreme Masters Cologne just finished and G2 Esports was crowned as the champions. The event was a great sendoff to the historic game from the Cathedral of Counter-Strike.

The next event will be the Gamers8 tournament in Riyadh. It has a $1,000,000 prize pool and the top team will be attending. The event will start on August 16 and the champion will be crowned on August 20.

The next one will be in Poland. The Hussar Cup will take place on August 30 until September 3. Not much information is available about the teams aside from the fact that ENCE and 9ine will attend the event.

ESL Pro League Season 18 will be the last one for CS:GO before moving into CS2. It will be held in Malta and as usual, the top teams will be in attendance. The event will last from August 30 until October 1.

The last Intel Extreme Masters will be held in Sydney. The tournament will run from October 16 until October 22.

The Roobet Cup will start on October 26 until November 5 and it will be held online on EU servers. Not much information is available at the moment.

The Thunderpick World Championship is another big online tournament held in Europe. The prize pool is $500,000 and some big names are already confirmed to attend.

The last big tournaments will be from BLAST Premier. The Fall Final will start on November 22 until the 26th in Copenhagen and the World Final will be from December 13 until the 17th. This is the one most fans will be eager to watch. The final tournament for CS:GO, the players want to end on a high note before going into CS2. Expect to see them go all out on the server for the last time.

League of Legends

The most popular esports title in the world. The World Championship is the biggest tournament this franchise has to offer. The event will take place in South Korea. The Play-ins will be held in LOL Park. The Swiss Stage will be held in the KBS Stadium. The Quarterfinals and Semifinals will be in the Sajik Arena and the Grand Finals will be at the Gocheok Sky Dome where thousands of fans will be cheering for their team. The event will take place from October 10 up until November 19.

The best LoL teams will be in attendance and everyone is excited to see them play. We might see storylines unfold and dreams realized and shattered.

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