The eSports scene is alive in Poland. It’s the final weekend of the Intel Extreme Masters. Team Astralis is looking to be the best in Counter-Strike. Also, the best teams in both Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II are beginning to face off. Highlights on all of the games being played at the Intern Extreme Masters can be read below.
COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE
Astralis are the top dogs in Counter-Strike. However, they fell to European rival FaZe Clan in overtime during the group stage. They can now revenge their loss in the best-of-five grand finals. The grand finals will be played on March 5 at 12:30 pm EST. You can watch the grand finals of Counter-Strike on Twitch. The winner will receive $100,000 from the prize pool.
HEROES OF THE STORM
The Western Clash in Heroes of the Storm is a tournament featuring eight teams in a double-elimination bracket. Europe’s Misfits finished the regular season with a 7-0 record and have reached the third round of the winner’s bracket. The grand finals for Heroes of the Storm will commence on March 5 at 1 pm EST. You can watch the grand finals for Heroes of the Storm here. The winner also receives $100,000 from the prize pool.
The IEM Season XI World Championship for StarCraft II is also being played in Poland. The quarterfinals consist of almost only South Korean teams; the only non-South Korean team remaining is Finland’s Serral. The winner of the IEM Season XI Would Championship will win $250,000 and a spot in the global championships at Blizzcon later this year.
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
After Flash Wolves took down G2 Esports at the IEM league finals, the spring season is currently underway in both Europe, North America, Korea and China. You can watch the season on each region’s respective channel (North America, Europe, Korea, China).
STREET FIGHTER V
Multiple fighting games are currently being played at Canada East Championships 4, including games like Street Fighter V and Marvel vs. Capcom 3, among others.
You can currently stream the gameplay on Twitch.
SMASH BROS. MELEE
Frostbite 2017 is behind us and now play has begun for the Spring Summit. Those matches can be seen here.
Smite is currently heading to Smite Masters 2017. Rounding out this week’s play are matches at 1 pm EST March 4 and March 5. The match of March 4 is over. You can watch the final match here.
The last week of open qualifiers for the Rocket League Championship Series concludes this week. You can watch the action here.