Esports Events to Watch This Week (Sept 16-22)
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#5 Smite Pro League eUnited Vs Pittsburgh Knights
Time: Thursday September 19th, 11:00 AM Eastern Time / 8:00 AM Pacific Time
The Smite Pro League is nearing its conclusion and this week two of the teams sitting near the top of the standings will go at it in the opening match. The Pittsburgh Knights and eUnited both have 9-4 records this season sitting in a three way tie for third place. Both teams will want to emerge with the victory in this bout so they can stay near the very top while simultaneously climbing above one of their rivals .
Pittsburgh was able to come out on top when these two teams squared off in the first phase of action this year but plenty of time has passed since then. eUnited will definitely be looking for vengeance making this an entertaining match in more ways than one. As one of the few esports that has yet to move into their final playoffs of the year the SPL is a league any esports fan should consider familiarizing themselves with as the year comes to a close.
#4 Beyond the Summit Mainstage
Time: Friday – Sunday, September 20th – 22nd, 2:00 PM Eastern Time / 11:00 AM Pacific Time
The Super Smash Bros Ultimate community is converging on California this weekend to battle for 6 slots available in the Ultimate Summit qualifier . Beyond the Summit puts on fantastic events across a multitude of games and its smash events are no exception.
There are $5000 on the line in both Melee and Ultimate competition for Singles. Doubles competition will also be taking place making it so both individual players and duos will be able to get a taste of the competition. If you’re a fan of Super Smash Bros this will certainly be an event you won’t want to miss.
#3 Hearthstone Grand Masters – Monsanto Vs Frozen
Time: Sunday, September 22nd, 6:00 PM Eastern Time / 3:00 PM Pacific Time
The Hearthstone Grand Masters Tour is getting close to its conclusion for the season entering the fifth week of seven in the regular season. The match we’ve highlighted this week is the final game of the entire weekend and comes from the Americas region.
Frozen is currently sitting in second place Division B while Monsanto is sitting slightly behind him in fourth. Both are currently sitting in a playoff position but Division B is close enough that both players will need to bring their best performances to maintain that standing. Frozen has more safety than Monsanto making this matchup especially important for Monsanto to win as he only has a slight lead on fifth place.
#2 NPL Week 3
Time: Saturday – Sunday, September 21st – 22nd, 5:00 PM Eastern Time / 2:00 PM Pacific Time
The National PUBG League has two weeks of competition remaining before the Global Championship making these last matches incredibly exciting. This weekend is two full days of action that will solidify the teams who are heading to the Global Championship and the teams that are up for relegation.
eUnited, Lazarus and Tempo Storm are leading the current standings and look to lock in their trips to the Global Championship this year with big performances this week. Zenith, Ghost and Spacestation are all currently sitting in relegation spots but are on the verge of safety. These teams are ones to watch as well this weekend as they fight for their potential futures and attempt to avoid the uncertainty and pressure that comes with relegation matches.
#1 Fortnite Champion Series Finals
Time: Friday – Sunday, September 20th – 22nd
Since the Fortnite World Cup earlier this summer the best players in the world have been competing in Trios online for the chance to qualify for the Champion Series Finals. Now the finals are here and the best players in the world will be competing against all the other teams in their respective regions to determine what trio is the best in each region.
There was a total of $10,000,000 on the line throughout the regions over the course of this competition and now the final portion of it will be given to the victors. For people that are fans of competitive Fortnite, this is the biggest event since the World Cup that they absolutely won’t want to miss.
That does it for us this week! We hope you have a fantastic weekend watching esports and don’t forget to check out our event guide so you can stay on top of every event!