The Overwatch League continues to expand its territory to cover more areas of supported regions, now totaling a total of 20 teams. And if you're somehow living under an esports rock, you may not know about one of the biggest torunaments set to happen at the end of this month, League of Legends Worlds 2018.
Four new teams join OWL
Activision Blizzard announced four expansion slots were sold for the second season of the Overwatch League (OWL). The two new positions were handed to teams representing Washington, D.C. in the U.S., Vancouver from Canada, and Chengdu and Hangzhou of China, according to reports published by ESPN. The total number of teams participating is now at 20.
Catch the ForzaRC 2018 race in London
The 2018 season of the Forza Racing Championship is heading to London, taking place at the Gfinity Esports Arena on October 20, 21. The pool of potential winners has been drained to leave just 24 drivers. With a prize pool of $100,000 and Forza champion title at stake, there's a lot on the line and you can now purchase tickets to witness the action in person.
If you aren't able to attend in person, the entire event will be streamed on Mixer.
Prepare for Worlds
League of Legends Worlds 2018 is just around the corner, kicking off on October 1. As previously announced, Worlds is heading back to South Korea where the world's 24 top teams will compete for the Summoner's Cup. All games will be played across the nation with numerous locations in Korea set to host competitive matches.
October 1 will see 12 teams compete for the remaining four group slots. After which, October 10 will see the commence of the group stage. Quarterfinals will hit on October 20, semifinals on October 27, and the grand final will take place on November 3. It'll be over before we know it.
For now, we're recovering from the excellent TSM and 100 Thieves third-place match and currently, FC Schalke 04 is attempting to take down EU LCS champions FNATIC. Regardless to which team you follow, it has been one seriously enjoyable weekend of great matches.
Upcoming live events
- League of Legends Worlds 2018 - Starts October 1, watch on Twitch.
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