2017 has been the biggest year in eSports history, as it’s been stacked with incredible tournaments all over the world.

Favorite events, including the League of Legends World Championships, The International and ESL One all returned, on top of a series of Dreamhack and other events. A sportsbook like Bookmaker will offer odds for these events.

Let’s look at the biggest eSports tournaments remaining in 2017. The list includes the name of the event, the dates when they will take place and the prize.   

Tournament Schedule of Upcoming eSports Events

DreamHack Summer    

June 17 to June 20

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm


Eastern Clash, Western Clash   


StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm


ESL One Cologne            

July 7 to July 9

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


DreamHack Valencia     

July 13 to July 16

Starcraft II, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive



July 14 to July 16

Fighting Game Tournaments


DreamHack Atlanta       

July 21 to July 23

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Heroes of the Storm, Dota 2


The International           


Dota 2

To be confirmed

Shine 2017 (Boston)      

August 25 to August 27

Super Smash Bros. Melee

To be confirmed

League of Legends Worlds        

September – October

League of Legends

$5,000,000 (to be confirmed)

DreamHack Montreal   

September 8 to Septemebr 10

StarCraft II


ESL One New York         

September 16 to September 17

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


DreamHack Denver       

October 20 to October 22

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


HGC Finals         


StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm


WCS Global Finals          


StarCraft II


DreamHack Winter (Sweden)  

November 30 to December 2

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

To be confirmed

2GG Championship (Santa Ana)              

December 1 to December 3

Super Smash Bros. 4


Schedule Preview
eSports in 2016 were typified by another year of growth and mammoth prize pools. The biggest on offer were the whopping $20 million available at DOTA 2’s The International and the over $5 million at the League of Legends’ Global Championships. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive also had a big year, with crowded schedules full of majors and premier events.

This year, Blizzard increased the prize money and number of games scheduled for all their real-time strategy titles, including Starcraft II and their successful MOBA game Heroes of the Storm.

One of games to watch this year has been their new team-based first person shooter, Overwatch, which will launch the Overwatch League later in the year and begin in full seasons in 2018.

Blizzard plans to start the process” of assigning teams and franchising soon.

Overwatch teams are expected to be based around cities, much like professional sports leagues like the NBA, NFL or soccer teams do. In fact, Blizzard wants those sports teams to own the Overwatch teams. Still, it might be years before the Overwatch League has a sizable presence in the United States, Europe and Korea, but that’s definitely the endgame. 

DreamHack Summer Rules
This weekend’s event consists of six direct invites, issued to different teams based on merits through ranking and results. The teams qualified online and each event will feature one qualifier for Europe and from North America.

This tournament will last three days and it will have the eight teams split into groups of four, playing double elimination brackets to determine the two that will advance to the playoffs. The initial and winner’s matches are going to be played on a best-of-one map, while the rest of the group stage is going to be played on best-of-three maps. The four teams that will advance to the playoffs will then compete in a single elimination bracket, playing best-of-three maps.

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  1. I’m pretty excited to hear about Overwatch League planning to be launched. Overwatch is one of the most competitive FPS games I’ve played and there are lots of competitions where pro Overwatch teams compete like EnVyUs and Lunatic Hai. I can’t wait to see here my favorite pro Overwatch players like Taimou, IDDQD, and Ryuujehong. Oooh hype is real!!!

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