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An Electrifying Year for eSports

There are no indications that the eSports community will cease expanding. On the contrary, as audiences increase and gaming becomes a lucrative revenue source, the playing field for competitive video gaming is growing. The number of eSports fans is expected to reach 577.8 million by 2024. Regional contests and leagues take place year-round in preparation for the decisive championships. Professional teams try to win and please their supporters because prestigious titles and substantial prize pools are on the line. In this piece, we will look at some of the most anticipated events that will take place in 2023.

Some of the best ever eSports games, including Super Smash Bros., Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), League of Legends, VALORANT, and everything in between, have all had fantastic esports competitions this year, and there will be more. A list of some of the most major esports competitions scheduled for 2023 can be seen below.

BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023

There is nothing quite like a Major for CS: GO esports lovers. The most recent one to take place this year is the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 will pit the top global teams against one another for a big prize fund. On May 8, 2023, the BLAST Paris Major 2023 gets underway. The competition will continue until May 21, 2023, when a winner will be announced. The Accor Arena in Paris, France, will be the next major’s location. There will be 24 teams competing for their portion of the $1,250,000 prize pool (having qualified via the RMR tournaments). On the official Twitch channel of the tournament’s organizer, you can watch all the fantastic BLAST Premier events.

Fortnite Champion Series

The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) route map for the 2023 season has been revealed by Epic Games, the company behind the popular battle royale game Fortnite. Introducing FNCS Majors, brand-new, massive Fortnite competitive events will mark the most significant change to the Fortnite Champion Series in 2023. Later in the year, a new iteration of the Global Championship will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. After a protracted hiatus owing to the pandemic, competitive Fortnite players will resume LAN play this year. The Gamers8 in Saudi Arabia and the FNCS Invitational 2022 were the only sizable LAN competitions in 2022. The 75 top Fortnite teams from the season will compete in the Global Championship, which will take place in Denmark at the end of 2023.

League of Legends World Championship

The most significant occasion on the League of Legends calendar is the World Championship. The top teams worldwide participate in this yearly competition to take home a piece of the enormous prize fund. The competition will be broadcast in 2023 on all significant online networks and platforms, including Twitch and YouTube. Riot Games, the creator of League of Legends, and their sponsors are likely to publicize the competition heavily. From September to November, this festival takes place.

VALORANT Masters 2023

The only VALORANT Masters competition in 2023 will be this June in Tokyo; the precise dates will be determined shortly. With this competition, Japan is holding an international VCT tournament for the first time. The Masters marks the conclusion of several international competitive tournaments in the VCT America, EMEA, and Pacific regions. The top three teams in each Valorant league, together with the winners of the LOCK//IN event in February, will be eligible.

International Dota 2 Championship

One of the world’s oldest and most crucial eSports competitions is the International Dota 2 Championship. The top Dota 2 teams from around the globe compete, and the prize pool is frequently among the largest in the business. The event started in 2011 and has since taken place across the world. The prize pool for the 2023 Dota 2 Championship is anticipated to be $5 million, a considerable increase over the prize pool from the previous year. The top Dota 2 players will showcase some of their most fierce and thrilling gameplay for the fans.

PUBG Global Championship

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), the ultimate battle royale game, lets you experience the rush of survival. PUBG has established itself as a mainstay, luring top teams worldwide with its high-stakes battles and extreme action. The PUBG Global Championship (PGC) is the ultimate competition for PUBG. The leading players gather to demonstrate their prowess and compete for a piece of the enormous prize pool. With a massive $2,000,000 prize fund and over 185,793 concurrent viewers to watch the final team stand, the 2022 tournament was hosted in Dubai. In November 2023, the PUBG Global Championship is expected to take place. However, the tournament’s specifics, such as the venue and prize pool, are still to be revealed.