Taking a break from CS:GO and Call of Duty, this weekend belongs to Rainbow Six Siege, a tactical shooter still looking for its place in the world of competitive gaming that will get a big boost from this weekend’s Invitational in Canada.
You can read about all of the teams competing here, but all eyes are sure to be on Continuum, the game’s Pro League season 3 champions and also the youngest group in competitive Rainbow Six. But if doors, bombs, and tactical cams aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of other stuff going on in the world of esports.
Below you’ll find where and when you can catch all the weekend’s biggest events in competitive gaming. Let me know what you’ll be watching in the comments and if you think there’s something I missed.
The Rainbow Six Invitational, featuring a $200,000 prize pool, will see the game’s best teams compete in Montreal across a three-day tournament that crown champions in both the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. The semifinals began earlier today, with play going until the last match beginning at 6:45PM EST.
Games will then resume tomorrow with the grand finals for Xbox One at 10:45AM EST followed by the PC grand finals at 2:45PM EST. Each series is a best-of-three with every match consisting of eight rounds all on Siege’s bomb game mode.
You can watch all of the matches in the stream below.
The third week of the North American and European LCS Spring Splits wraps up this weekend beginning in Europe with Fnatic and ROCCAT facing off at 1:00PM EST today followed later by North America’s Team Solomid vs. Counter Logic Gaming and FlyQuest eSports vs. Team Dignitas both at 3:00PM EST. Both Echo Fox vs. Team Liquid and Cloud9 vs. Team EnVyUs will occur this evening at 6:00PM EST with matches resuming again on Sunday at 3:00PM. You can find the complete schedule and standings here, and stream the matches live here.
You can also catch some action from the South Korean spring league tomorrow when ROX Tigers take on Samsung Galaxy at 3:00AM EST, followed by MVP LoL vs. SK Telecom T1 at 6:00AM EST. Those matches will be available here.
The HGC Pro League continues today as Misfits look to take on Synergy at 12:00PM EST, followed by Team Dignitas going up against Team Expert at 2:30PM EST. North America is up after that at 6:00PM EST, with the Korean league following tomorrow at 4:00AM EST.
One match not to be missed is today’s 7:30PM EST beat-down between Tempo Storm and and Team 8. Both are currently at the top of the North American standings on three-game win streaks at the moment, but only one of them will be able to make it through this weekend with that record intact. You can find a full schedule for every game here, with all of the matches available to watch live right here.
Qualifiers for Dota 2's Asia Championships 2017 are this weekend beginning at 12:00PM EST when Natus Vincere will look to face down a Team Secret side who’s seen better days. Play in each region’s group will continue through the rest of the day and into tomorrow. Only the top team from each group will be invited to compete in the Championship tournament in April.
You can watch all the action live right here.
A handful of matches for the IEM Season XI World Championship closed qualifiers will take place this weekend starting with Fnatic vs. Mouseesports.CS in Europe at 12:00AM EST today followed by NA teams Misfits, Immortals, Counter Logic Gaming and Liquid at 3:00PM EST.
You can find those games here.
The Oceanic Summer Series kicked off yesterday and will resume tonight at 8:ooPM EST. Play will progress throughout the month until the Finals on the weekend of February 26.
You can stream all of the matches right here.
The Kinguin for Charity event continues throughout the weekend. Play begins in Group C today. You can stream all of the matches, beginning at 12:00PM EST right here.
The Europe Regional Final in Paris is this weekend, part of the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series featuring a prize pool over $1.3 million. You can watch the tournament live here or find the replays here.