What to watch for this weekend in esports

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Don’t know what to watch this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of some of the most intriguing games and tournaments happening this weekend.

League of Legends

The inaugural edition of the LCS Lock In tournament continues this weekend, with group play on Friday and the quarterfinals Saturday and Sunday. Evil Geniuses have already punched their ticket to the bracket stage, with Friday’s results determining the seven teams joining them. The LEC returns this weekend with the start of the spring split. G2 vs. MAD Lions will kick off Week 1.

LCS streams on https://www.twitch.tv/lcs

Friday: Starts at 6 p.m. ET

Saturday: Starts at 4 p.m. ET

Sunday: Starts at 4 p.m. ET

LEC streams on https://www.twitch.tv/lec

Friday: Starts at 12 p.m. ET

Saturday: Starts at 11 a.m. ET

Sunday: Starts at 11 a.m. ET

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 continues this weekend, with the upper bracket final between Astralis and Team Vitality taking place Saturday and the lower bracket final and grand final happening Sunday. Eight of the best CS:GO teams in the world are competing for a share of a $1 million prize pool.

Streams on https://www.twitch.tv/blastpremier

Friday: starts at 10:30 a.m. ET

Saturday: starts at 10:30 a.m. ET

Sunday: starts at 10:30 a.m. ET

Rocket League

The third regional event in North America’s winter stage kicks off Saturday. Fittingly, with this being RLCS Season X, Psyonix has teamed up with the X Games for this regional, and the winners of the event will receive X Games medals.

Streams on https://www.twitch.tv/rocketleague

Saturday: Starting time TBD

Sunday: Starting time TBD

Call of Duty League

The Call of Duty League returns this weekend … sort of. League play doesn’t officially start until next month, but a series of exhibition matches known as the Kickoff Classic are happening Saturday and Sunday. The highlight of Saturday’s slate is James “Clayster” Eubanks and the New York Subliners facing off against his old team, the Dallas Empire. The weekend action wraps up Sunday with the newly branded OpTic Chicago taking on the Los Angeles Thieves in 100 Thieves’ return to Call of Duty.

Streams on https://www.youtube.com/codleague

Saturday: Starting at 3 p.m. ET

Sunday: Starting at 3 p.m. ET

Apex Legends

The Winter Championships continue this weekend with the Nerd Street Gamers Invitational for Apex Legends on Saturday. Twenty teams will compete over 10 rounds to win a share of a $10,000 prize pool.

Streams on https://www.twitch.tv/nerdstgamers

Saturday: Starting at 7 p.m. ET

Starcraft II

In Starcraft II, Nerd Street will be hosting the Cheeseadelphia Winter Championship 2021 on Saturday and Sunday. The prize pool for this tournament is also $10,000.

Streams on https://www.twitch.tv/cheeseadelphia

Saturday: Starting at 11 a.m. ET

Sunday: Starting at 11 a.m. ET

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