ESL One LA - Online: EU & CIS
The Major was cancelled, but the tournament somehow still takes place online. The organiser decided to change the system into regional leagues. Only one region is left to crown their champion and it's the strongest one: the EU and CIS teams are battling in the group stage up until April 16 - and they're not taking a single day off over the holidays.
We'll get the chance to see the 'El Clásico' of Dota 2 one more time as Alliance and Natus Vincere are battling for important points on April 13 at 5pm CEST. On top of that, we'll see the reigning TI champions face two more opponents.
First of all they'll take on Cyber Legacy, a CIS squad that is always up for a surprise in small online tournaments and after that they play against Virtus.pro. The CIS legends will try to keep their positive streak in Group A.
China Dota2 Professional League
If you're more into Chinese Dota, the China Dota2 Pro League Season 2 is perfect for you! Every Chinese top team is competing in the online competition for more than $200,000. We're already in week 2 of the competition and will see Vici Gaming facing Royal Never Give Up.
On top of that, Zhang 'Eurus' Chengjun' team will fight another strong Chinese competitor: Team Aster won the last official DPC tournament. Song 'Sccc' Chun and his team-mates finally pushed the organisation into the contender position in China before the shutdown. So far they're unbeaten like Vici Gaming - this could be the fight for the Number One slot in China.
... and many more tournaments
Also, Beyond The Summit's tournament series for the Americas and Southeast Asia is about to start. But as of now, we don't know the schedule. Teams such as Fnatic, TNC Predator and T1 compete in South-East Asia, while in Americas we'll see beastcoast, Cloud9, Evil Geniuses and more.
More online Dota events, you say? 👀— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) April 7, 2020
Introducing... BTS Pro Series!
An online event featuring tournaments for both SEA and America.
You can catch all the matches beginning April 10 for both regions on our channel! ✨
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Of course this break from offline tournaments gave many small organisers the chance to start their own event. For example, the Hot Price League Season 3 including Vikin.gg's squad, Aggressive Mode and Chicken Fighters. Or the LPL Pro 2020 Season 1 featuring six Australian teams.
Who knows, maybe we'll see the next Anathan 'ana' Pham advancing from this tournament, but one thing is for sure: there's enough Dota action for the holidays you can enjoy.
What will you do over the holidays? Watch & play Dota or enjoy time with your family/ friends?
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