The Madden NFL 19 Bowl is also this weekend. It’s the biggest Madden tournament of the year, with 16 of the game’s best players vying for a $200,000 pot. That includes players like 18-year old Pavan “Pavan” Lakhat, the youngest winner of a Madden Championship, Michael “Skimbo” Skimbo, who has three titles from three different years to his name, and Shay “Young Kiv” Kivlen, the defending champion.


Those play-offs run today until 8:00 p.m. ET and then resume on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The finals will get underway at 7:00 p.m. that day and will be streamed on the Madden NFL Twitch channel as well as ESPN2.

Meanwhile, the 2019 Pokémon Europe International Championships just started in Germany. Feeding into the World Championships, which are set to take place in Washington, DC this August, the European finals will see the continent’s best Ultra Sun/Moon, Pokkén, and Pokémon Trading Card Game players face off across both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 3:00 a.m. ET each day. The tournaments will be streamed on the Pokémon, Pokkén, and TCG Twitch channels respectively.

And finally, the Gears of War Pro Circuit goes to New England this weekend for the Boston Open. The $300,000 event features pool play for established teams and a sprawling bracket for newcomers to test their mettle and try to earn a spot in the elimination stage.

OpTic Gaming’s Gears team will be the one to beat; they’re looking to pick up their 13th trophy. Competitive Gears hasn’t been around for that long—the Pro Circuit began in 2016—yet Optic has managed to win almost every major tournament during that time. Play in the open bracket resumes Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET and again at the same time on Sunday. It will stream live on the Gears of War Twitch channel.