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The Weekend In Esports: League of Legends' Mid-Season Invitational, Greninja Saga, And More

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League of Legends’ Mid-Season Invitational look poised to be dominated once again by the unbeatable boys from South Korea while elsewhere in Smash Bros. Wii U players duke it out to unseat their own unbeatable champion.

Below you’ll find where and when you can catch all the weekend’s biggest events in competitive gaming. Let us know what you’ll be watching in the comments or if you think there’s something we might have missed.


League of Legends

The Mid-Season Invitational comes to a head this weekend as the unstoppable champions from South Korea, SKT, stomp their way to the finals where they’ll be greeted by the winners of today’s semifinal series between Team WE and G2 Esports, set to kick-off at 2:00PM EDT.


The grand finals take place on Sunday at 2:00PM EDT and will be available to stream live in the stream below.

Dota 2

The Starladder Inviational is taking place this weekend, with the semifinals scheduled for later tonight at 10:00PM EDT beginning with Team Liquid vs. Invictus Gaming, followed by TNC Pro Team vs. Newbee. The winners of those best-of-three series will then go on to face one another in the grand finals at 4:00AM EDT Sunday morning. All of the matches will be streaming here.


In addition, week three of Dream League Season 7 is underway with matches in Europe featuring Natus Vincere, Virtus Pro, and others. NaVi play Elements Pro at 4:00PM EDT followed by Team Liquid vs. Virtus Pro at 7:30PM EDT Sunday evening. You can stream those matches here.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Qualifier play-offs for the 2017 ESL One Major in Cologne continue with Heroic taking on BIG Sunday morning at 5:00AM EDT, followed by Team Dignitas vs. tRICKED eSport, Godsent vs. Polaris, and Space Soldiers vs. Team EnVyUs.


You can stream all of those matches right here.

Street Fighter V

It’s packed with Street Fighter action between the Toryuken 6 in Canada, Saigon Cup 2017 in Vietnam, and FFM Rumble 10 in Germany.


You can stream those tournaments here, here, and here, respectively.

Sai, a Japanese tournament in the lead up to the country’s EVO event, is also this weekend, with top 8 across games like Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd, and Smash Bros. Wii U playing out overnight beginning at 9:00PM EDT and going until 6:30AM EDT Sunday morning. You can stream those matches here.


Heroes of the Storm

It’s the first weekend of Heroes of the Storm’s play-offs with B Step vs. Team Freedom going on right now, followed by MVP Black vs. MVP Miracle at 3:00AM EDT Sunday morning.


Those games will be streamed live here.

Smash Bros.

This weekend in Smash world it’s 2GGC: Greninja Saga featuring Smash Wii U greats battling across tournaments in both doubles and singles as well as Runback 2017 for Melee and Project M. The Greninja Saga will go all day todaay with top 8 play scheduled for 7:00AM EDT, while Runback will have top 8 for Project M at 5:00PM EDT today followed by top 8 for Melee on Sunday at 3:00PM EDT.


You can watch Greninja Saga live here, and Runback here.

Mount & Blade

The The Battle of Bucharest evet, the first-ever live Mount & Blade tournament, just wrapped up. But don’t worry, you can catch the top level medieval brawl in its entirety here.



And finally Vainglory returns with its Unified Western championship going on all day today and into tomorrow with the semifinals and grand finals.


You can watch all of the matches right here.