What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Overwatch, And Hearthstone

You’d think that by early March the snow would be showing signs of abating, but not this year. But neither are competitive tournaments, so it’s a give-and-take. Anyway, on to the events!

No more Swiss rounds – we’re in the playoffs of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive IEM tournament now. Four teams remain to see which will reign supreme in Katowice and walk away with the $500,000 prize. (Stream / Schedule)

Well, the Shanghai Dragons finally won a game, so I can’t jab ’em for not having won a game anymore. But that doesn’t mean you should stop watching; we’ve officially entered underdog territory, right? Right? (Stream / Schedule)

The Hearthstone Winter Championships are upon us, which means more card-slinging action and big plays are likely to follow, too. (Stream / Schedule)

The League of Legends NA LCS continues, which means more matches today and tomorrow. (Stream / Schedule)

The National PUBG League, or NPL (which is reaching AIM-esque levels of abbreviations within abbreviations) is going strong this weekend, with four matches of methodical (or spicy?) action going on today. (Stream / Schedule)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s North American Open tournament sees its second round of online finals today, starting at 2pm central. The winners of this event qualify for the third round of online matches to compete for a shot at entering the main event at PAX East later this month. There is also a similar event going with Splatoon 2, starting at 11am central. (Stream)

That’s it for this weekend! Let us know if we missed an event, or if there’s a scene you’d like us to cover, in the comments below.

Source: Gameinformer