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The Weekend In Esports: Tecmo Super Bowl Returns

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Tecmo Super Bowl is back! Re-live the glory of the most beloved sports game of all time by watching its top players face-off this weekend in the game’s annual Madison Bowl.

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.

Tecmo Super Bowl

This weekend also marks the thirteenth annual Madison Bowl in Wisconsin where the best Tecmo Super Bowl players show-off everything they know about a decades old sports game. Matches begin around 12:00PM EDT and will run all day at the High Noon Saloon. Last year’s tournament was expected to be the last as the event’s founders looked to take a step back from their creation, but fan interest has swelled making XIII the game’s biggest competitive event to-date.


You can watch the tournament live in the stream below.

League of Legends

The League of Legends spring play-offs get underway this weekend with the quarterfinals. First in Europe there’s Splyce vs. Misfits at 11:00AM EDT followed by H2K vs. Fnatic at the same time on Sunday.


Today in North America Phoneix1 play Team Dignitas at 3:00PM EDT, followed by Counter Logic Gaming vs. FlyQuest at the same time on Sunday.

Over night in China, matches start with OMG vs. Royal Never Give Up at 1:00AM EDT. You can find all of the matches streaming live on each region’s respective channel (NA, EU, China, Korea).


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The StarLadder i-LEAGUE StarSeries Season 3 Finals are coming to a close in Kiev, Ukraine after a week of teames fighting for a spot in the play-offs. The $300,000 prize pool event continued today with Na’Vi vs. Fnatic playing earlier today, followed by Counter Logic Gaming vs. Astralis at 2:45PM EDT. The grand finals for the event will be held tomorrow at 12:00PM EDT.

The games will be streamed live on Twitch here.

Smash Bros.

This weekend features lots of action on the Smash Bros. front with Smash Rivalries by Yahoo Esports pitting Melee pros from the East and West (of the United States) against one another. Matches start today at 12:00PM EDT with the singles bracket kicking off tomorrow at 2:30PM EDT. You can stream them here.


Meanwhile, there’s also the Midwest Mayhem 8: North America Tour for Smash 4 that will also feature side-tournaments in a number of other fighting games. Play is already underway in doubles with top 8 scheduled for tomorrow at 7:00PM EDT, streaming here.


Street Fighter V

Capcom’s fighting game takes to Paris this weekend for the first European Pro Tour tournament of 2017. Over 500 players will compete for $15,000 and their standing in the world league. The event is already underway with top 8 play likely to take place later this afternoon.

You can stream that tournament live here.

Rocket League

Teams are taking a break from the spring Rocket League Championship Series this weekend for the mid-season Mayhem using the game’s new Dropshot mode. Fans can vote to select maps and mutators for the teams to contend with. Things kick off in North America today at 3:00PM EDT while in Europe matches will get underway tomorrow at 12:00PM EDT.


Those games will all be streamed live here.


Matches for the Challenger series to see who will make it into the next spring split for Vainglory start today at 12:00PM EDT. The top three seeds of Challenger will compete against the 6th, 7th and 8th seeded teams from the regular league.


You can watch all of the games live right here.