There are no signs that the eSports community will stop growing. As a form of entertainment and social connection due to the severe travel restrictions and lockdowns, many people have taken up gaming as a hobby. Since then, as audiences have expanded and video games have turned into lucrative sources of income, the field for competitive gaming has expanded. By 2024, 577.2 million people are anticipated to be eSports fans. Here is list below 20 Upcoming Esports Tournaments 2022-23
The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022
Venue – Hangzhou, China
Date – 23 September 2022 – 8 October 2023
At the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in 2022, eSports will make a significant debut. Eight video game franchises, including FIFA, Dota 2, League of Legends, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, Hearthstone, Street Fighter V, and Asian versions of PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor, have been added to the lineup, according to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
A gold, silver, and bronze medal will be awarded for each game. In all, 24 medals will be awarded in China in 2022. Robot Masters and VR Sports will also be played during the games as demonstration events in addition to those games.
Venues: Mexico City, Mexico; Madison Square Garden, New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California
Dates: September 29, 2022 – October 4, 2022 (Play-Ins);
October 7-10, 2022, and October 13-16, 2022 (Groups);
October 20-23, 2022 (Quarterfinals);
October 29-30, 2022 (Semifinals);
November 5, 2022 (Finals)
For its 12th edition, the World Championship 2022 will return with tournaments in Mexico City, New York City, Toronto, and San Francisco. Twelve teams from various areas fight for the title of global champion in this competition, which is the pinnacle of League of Legends competition. The month-long competition features 24 teams from Riot Games’ 12 professional leagues.
It takes a year to qualify for the World Championships; athletes participate in 12 international leagues for different teams. The event will include over 800 participants who will advance through the phases from the Play-Ins on September 29, 2022, through the Finals on November 5, 2022.
Venue: Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium
Date: October 1, 2022
The Pro-Am Finals, the concluding event of the Elite Series: League of Legends, will take place at the GameForce in Brussels, Belgium. The Pro-Am Finals will feature a €8,000 prize fund and 16 teams from the Elite Series and Benelux Regional League. The coveted 2022 Pro-Am Champion title will be decided by the last two teams.
Venue: Online and In-Person
Dates: October 8-10, October 15-17, October 22-24, October 29-31, 2022 (Preseason Qualifiers);
November 6, 2022 – onwards (Pro League Split 1);
January 2023 (Pro League Split 2 Qualifiers);
June 2023 (Last Chance Qualifiers)
Electronic Arts (EA) is ramping up preparations for the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) Year 3 with a preseason Split 1 for the remainder of 2022, building on the enormous success of this year’s Apex Legends event.
In 2023, Split 2 and the remaining tournament phases will begin. EA also announces that ALGS Year 3 will use an enhanced pro league for regular season games in addition to the competition schedules. For the most high-level competition and qualification opportunities, each region’s Pro League may field 30 teams.
Additionally, ALGS Year 3 will hold three (3) on-site competitions. Last but not least, the prize fund for the upcoming competition is $5,000,000.
Dates: October 8-12, 2022 (Last Chance Qualifiers);
October 15-18, 2022 (Group Event);
October 20-23, 2022 (Playoffs);
October 29-30, 2022 (Finals)
The year-long Dota 2 Pro Circuit comes to an end with the International 2022. It just so happens to be the tournament’s eleventh (11th) run, earning the nickname “The International 11.”
The phases for this year’s tournament will change slightly from those from prior years; on October 8, 2022, a Last Chance Qualifier Stage will be held to choose an additional two qualifying teams. The International will see the addition of 20 teams, enlarging the group stage that was initially made up of 18 teams.
The game’s creator, Valve, is the event’s host, and it brings together DOTA 2 players from all around the world to participate. Twelve of the best teams compete in the international event. Through a battle pass system within the game, the tournament prize pool is crowdfunded. The prize fund for 2021 exceeded $40 million.2022 prize pool is $18 million. This year’s prize pool had a shorter timeframe than in prior years because battle pass was made available a month before The International 2022’s group stage started.
Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dates: October 31, 2022 – November 13, 2022
With the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) 2022, Counter Strike: Global Offensive debuts in Major for the first time ever in Brazil. In the live competition, fans can support any one of the 24 participating teams.
Challengers, Legends, and Champions are the three event stages that will make up IEM Rio 2022. A fan festival will be hosted during the Champions stage to give the audience a more engaging and thrilling experience.
Dates: November 11-13, 2022
The Asia Pacific Predator League returns in Japan in 2022, powered by Intel, Predator Gaming, and Planet 9. Teams representing 15 nations will demonstrate their Dota 2 and PUBG: Battlegrounds prowess at this year’s event. The total prize money for both competitions is $400,000. Additionally, winners receive gift packages from Acer that include gaming equipment from Predator and the APAC Predator League Shield.
Venue: Espoo Metro Arena, Espoo, Finland
Dates: November 16-20, 2022
The Elisa Masters Espoo 2022 will present the gaming community with its first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Official ESL Pro Tour Affiliate Event. The winner of the competition will have the chance to compete in the IEM Katowice 2023 Play-In Stage, a highly anticipated ESL event in Poland.
The competition will be divided into Group and Playoff stages, with the winner receiving an invitation to IEM Katowice 2023 and prize money totaling $200,000.
Venue: Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: November 18-20, 2022
Atlanta will host two days of contests, expos, and musical events for DreamHack 2022. Bring your own computer and play online games like Magic: The Gathering and StarCraft II Masters with other players. For a variety of video games, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7, and Street Fighter V, players can also register for professional events. DreamHack lets you connect, compete, and win.
Venue: Jönköping, Sweden
Dates: November 24-27, 2022
Dreamhack Winter 2022, which takes place in the same venue as its major summer event, marks the conclusion of Dreamhack’s extensive 2022 program schedule. Esports competitions are common at Dreamhack events. The ESL Pro League Conference will take place at DreamHack Winter this year, similar to the summer event, while other esports competitions will also be held there.
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark
Dates: November 23-27, 2022
In November of this year, BLAST will prepare for the Danish Global Offensive Fall Finals 2022. Eight teams will compete in the Group Stage of the event, with the winners moving on to the Playoffs. The Fall Finals 2022 have a $425,000 prize pool. The victorious team will receive the title of Champion and will go on to compete in the World Finals in December 2022.
Venue: Bali, Indonesia
Dates: December 1-12, 2022
To promote eSports as a legitimate and professional type of sport, the International Esports Federation has been hosting the World Esports Championship since 2009. The annual competition will begin its 14th edition in 2022 with Indonesia serving as the host nation.
The 14th World Esports Championship will include competitions for TEKKEN 7, Dota 2, CS:GO, PUBG Mobile, and eFootball. Each winner receives a portion of the $500,000 prize fund.
Venue: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dates: December 14-18, 2022
The year-long competitions come to a grand conclusion at the BLAST Premier World Finals 2022 in Abu Dhabi. The top 8 teams in the world come together on stage for a final match to determine who will be crowned World Champion amid fierce clashes and taxing obstacles.
Natus Vincere and the winners of the ESL Pro League, IEM Rio 2022, and the Fall Finals are among the teams that have been confirmed to compete on this prestigious stage. On December 14–18, 2022, a massive $1,000,000 prize pool will be awarded to the winners.
Dates: December 14-18, 2022
The Global Esports Federation, a staunch supporter of esports as a cutting-edge way to remove obstacles in sport, organizes the yearly Global Esports Games (GEG) every December. Games like Dota 2, eFootball, PUBG Mobile, and Street Fighter V are included in GEG 2022. The event is scheduled to begin in Istanbul and run concurrently with the GEFestival, a festival honoring the youth culture that has shaped the esports sector. Planning for the event is well under way.
Dates: December 16-19, 2022
At the Hearthstone World Championship, see how the top teams from around the world elevate strategy! 16 players will compete in the Hearthstone 2022 World Championship; eight Masters Tour champions, four Chinese Gold Series champions, and four Grandmasters will all go head-to-head for a piece of the $500,000 prize pool.
The last four players will proceed to single elimination matches, where one winner will emerge to become the Hearthstone 2022 World Champion.
Venues: Berlin, Germany; Seoul, South Korea; Los Angeles, California, USA
Dates: January 2023 – August 2023 (subject to change)
The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) is one of the eSports community’s most eagerly awaited events. Riot Games recently revealed that a brand-new VCT will debut in 2023, and both fans and professional teams can look forward to the new year with excitement.
More leagues, international competitions, and partnerships will be introduced in VCT 2023. To help participants level up and advance to Ascension tournaments, challenger events, for instance, will run concurrently with other tournaments. To top it all off, a brand-new competitive in-game experience will allow casual players to participate in VCT 2023’s competitive experience. This fills the gap between VCT and each player’s in-game advancement, independent of their skill level or preferred playing style.
Venue: Hong Kong
Date: 11 January – 13 January
The Esports community will come together at the Esports Universe Summit in 2023 for educational opportunities and to network with some of the biggest companies, best teams, investors, content producers, and game developers in the globe. The Esports Universe Summit 2023 is a platform for stakeholders to get together and talk about the future of eSports.
Venue: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates: February 4-5, 2023
The grand TEKKEN World Tour Finals will take place in Amsterdam in February 2023. A total of 24 players from 16 different geographical regions will compete for the Championship title and a piece of the $100,000 prize pool. The first 21 players who will take their places in the Global finals will be determined by qualifying matches. The final three spots will be filled by the 3rd-place finishers from the regional competitions in North America, the Western European Union, and Japan.
Venue: Tokyo, Japan
Date: March 31, 2023 – April 2, 2023
This 2023, EVO Japan returns as a physical eSports event, stronger than ever. Street Fighter V, The King of Fighters XV, Guilty Gear Strive, and TEKKEN 8 will all be included at EVO Japan 2023. Fans and athletes can engage in intense rivalry at Tokyo Big Sight, a renowned convention venue. Being held in Japan, the birthplace of competitive fighting games, EVO Japan 2023 is sure to go down in eSports history.
Venue: Paris, France
Date: Major stage: 8th-21st May. Challengers stage: 8th-11th May. Legends stage: 13th-16th May. Champions stage: 18th-21st May
The year 2023 will be crucial for France. With the Blast.tv Major 2023, Paris will host its first-ever Counter Strike Major competition. The Blast.tv Major 2023, one of the biggest esports competitions, comes before other major international gatherings held in France, such the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Paris. Additionally, this will be the first Major competition that the Danish esports media business BLAST has organized.
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