The key dates for the Esports events calendar for 2020 indicate a highly competitive and busy season for professional gamers.
2019 was a busy year for Esports fans and many of the major tournaments have returned this year. The lineup is enhanced by the arrival of new competitions, while only a few events were retired. Action has started fast and furious in January and concludes in late December with all the milestones listed below:
Dota 2 has enjoyed preferential treatment in the first month of 2020, with the WePlay! Bukovel Minor and DreamLeague Season 13 unfolding in quick succession. Late January belongs to the Call of Duty League and the LEC and LCS Spring Splits, who open a new season on consecutive weekends.
Counter-Strike Global Offensive is the dominant esport in February, with the BLAST Premier Spring starting on the first day of the month. First-person shooter fans can also bet on the ICE Challenge 2020 and spice things up with the Call of Duty League stops, before the DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020.
Starcraft II fans have plenty to look forward to in March, when the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice crowns its winners. In addition to the ongoing Call of Duty League, punters can also bet every weekend on the Overwatch League. Midweek, the ESL One Los Angeles brings Dota 2 action in California.
The Global Series: Berlin is the biggest PUBG event of the year and it marks the beginning of spring. The Call of Duty League and Overwatch League continue unabated, while the ESL Pro Tour Masters is the most anticipated CS:GO event of the month.
In anticipation of theDreamHack Dallas 2020 in late May, Call of Duty League and Overwatch League will keep punters at the edge of the seats. There’s a single Dota 2 event scheduled in April, but the sheer magnitude of the EPICENTER Major makes up for the absences of minor tournaments.
Mid-June marks the begging of the DreamHack Masters Jönköping 2020 and in the final week of the month, the ONE Esports Singapore Major will electrify Dota fans. June ends with the ESL Pro Tour Masters, the highlight of the month for CS:GO punters.
Call of Duty League and Overwatch League provide much of the action in July, but two events steal the show this summer. DreamHack Valencia 2020 starts in the first week of the month, followed closely by the ESL One Cologne, hosting the prominent CS:GO competition.
The International 2020 Main Event is by far the most important tournament of August, the culmination of the Dota 2 season. It brings together the best teams and has the potential of setting another esports record.
Autumn and Winter Events
The precise dates are only known for DreamHack Montreal 2020 and DreamHack Rotterdam 2020, which start on September and October 16. At the beginning of November, DreamHack Hyderabad 2020 brings esports back into the spotlight followed by DreamHack Atlanta 2020, two weeks later.
The League of Legends World Championship will also crown its winners sometime in November, but the dates are yet to be revealed. CS:GO fans will have their hands full with the Winter 2020 Major, the DreamHack Open Winter 2020 and DreamHack Sevilla 2020 in mid-December.