What to watch this weekend in esports

by Brian Bencomo

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.


The VALORANT Champions Tour continues this weekend with the open qualifier for the second round of NA Challengers, organized by Nerd Street Gamers. This weekend we’ll find out which four teams are going to join XSET, Sentinels, Luminosity Gaming and Immortals in the second closed qualifier. 

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

  • Friday: Starts at 5 p.m. ET
  • Saturday: Starts at 5 p.m. ET
  • Sunday: Starts at 5 p.m. ET

Learn more about the VALORANT Champions Tour open qualifiers

League of Legends

Week 2 of the LCS Spring Split starts Friday. 100 Thieves face FlyQuest to kick off Week 2. 100 Thieves will also face Lock-In finalists Cloud9 and Team Liquid this weekend. C9 and 100 Thieves are the only two remaining undefeated teams in the LCS this split.

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

Read more: Golden Guardians’ Niles showing North American collegiate talent can shine in LCS

Call of Duty League 

The new Call of Duty League season kicks off today. 100 Thieves return to competitive Call of Duty with the debut of the Los Angeles Thieves. The LA Thieves take on the new-look New York Subliners on Saturday. The Atlanta FaZe face OpTic Chicago on Sunday in the marquee matchup of the weekend.

Streams on https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialMLGCoD

  • Friday: Starts at 3 p.m. ET
  • Saturday: Starts at 3 p.m. ET
  • Sunday: Starts at 3 p.m. ET

Read more: Call of Duty League 2021 preview, Part I | Call of Duty League 2021 preview, Part II

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

BLAST Premier: Spring Groups concludes this weekend with Group C play among Natus Vincere, MIBR, FaZe Clan and Team Liquid. This is the last major CS:GO competition before the IEM XV World Championship later this month.

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

  • Friday: Starts at 10:30 a.m. ET         
  • Saturday: Starts at 10:30 a.m. ET
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