It’s the ultimate challenge: to watch a world-class esports competition live, and to do so without a TV set, mobile phone or laptop.
Here are the best e-Sports events that are happening around the world this year.
The World Championship in China: October 5, 2019, Shanghai, China.
It’s a chance to see the biggest names in e-Sport compete for a prize pool of $200,000.
The International StarCraft II Championship: November 10, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.
This is the biggest eSports event in the world.
The League of Legends World Championship: January 15, 2020, Beijing, China, the world capital.
The biggest League of Legend tournament ever held.
The Intel Extreme Masters: March 15, 2021, Katowice, Poland, the biggest esports event of the year.
World Cyber Games: May 23, 2021 in Montreal, Canada, the top eSports event of 2018.
The Major League Gaming World Championship 2018: September 25, 2021 at BlizzCon in Anaheim, California, the best eSports event ever.
Major League Baseball: April 29, 2022, San Diego, California.
The best baseball tournament of 2018, and the last one before the 2019 World Series.
World of Tanks: June 2, 2022 at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
This big, open-world tank game is one of the biggest and most popular online gaming events in the United States.
The ESL Major League Soccer Season 5: July 2, 2021 through June 5, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
This massive esports event has sold out, but fans still flock to watch it online.
The ELEAGUE Major League Series: September 10, 2021 – November 15, 2022 (in the United Kingdom) in London, England.
This major esports event is the world premiere in esports, and it’s the first time since the Overwatch League that there’s a World Championship.
The Overwatch League World Championship Series: November 23, 2022 – December 2, 2023 (in Germany) in Berlin, Germany, the second Overwatch league after the Overwatch World Championship that has sold over 50,000 tickets.
The Dota 2 International Championship: February 17, 2024, Singapore, South East Asia.
This World of Warcraft tournament is the most competitive and popular in the genre.
The Hearthstone Championship Tour: July 3, 2025, Cologne, Europe.
The first Hearthstone tournament of 20 years.
Esports fans have waited more than five years to see a World of WarCraft World Championship and they’re still waiting for a rematch.
Major Esports League: November 27, 2024, Shanghai.
This North American League of legends tournament is a huge success, and there’s no doubt that the players are better than the fans.
It has over 5 million registered players and an attendance of over 13,000,000 people.
ESL E-League: February 18, 2025, Barcelona, Spain.
This world championship of competitive gaming is the main event of this year’s ESPY Awards.
World Esports Championship: March 1, 2025 in Tokyo, Japan, the most prestigious eSports event since the ESPYs in 2016.
The Esports World Cup: June 10, 2025 – June 24, 2025 (in Brazil) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This tournament will crown the best players in the entire world.
ESL Pro League: June 22, 2025 through July 2 in Stockholm, Sweden.
This international league is the best in the scene, and they have a lot of players.
Esports players have been trying to get their feet wet for years.
The StarCraft II World Championship Finals: October 27, 2025 at the Intel Extreme Studios in Atlanta.
The big game has finally arrived in North America and it has a lot going for it.
There are no doubt some big names in the StarCraft II scene.
This will be the most successful eSports tournament in esports history.