Here are news and notes for the major esports events happening this week.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019
Dates: Sept. 13-14
Location: VTB Arena, Moscow
Prize Pool: $250,000
Teams: Vitality, ENCE, Natus Vincere, MIBR, NiP, AVANGAR/forZe
Format: Two teams will advance from the round-robin stage to face off in the best-of-three grand final.
Friday (Round 1): forZe vs. AVANGAR; ENCE vs. Vitality; NiP vs. TBD; Natus Vincere vs MIBR
Friday (Round 2): NiP vs. MIBR; Vitality vs. TBD; Natus Vincere vs. ENCE
Saturday (Round 3): Natus Vincere vs. TBD; ENCE vs. MIBR; Vitality vs. NiP
Saturday (Round 4): Natus Vincere vs. Vitality; MIBR vs. TBD; NiP vs. ENCE
Saturday (Round 5): Vitality vs. MIBR; ENCE vs. TBD; Natus Vincere vs. NiP
Saturday: BLAST Pro Series Stand-off
Saturday: Grand final
Notes: forZe will play AVANGAR in the play-in match. ... The champion will also earn 10 points toward the BLAST Pro Series season ranking.
Call of Duty
No major international tournaments this week.
Next major international tournament: ESL One Hamburg, Oct. 25-27
League of Legends
LEC regional finals, Sept. 13-15
Next major international event: 2019 world championships play-ins, Oct. 2-8
Stage 4 playoffs
Location: Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California.
Prize pool: $5 million (Winner: $1.5 million)
Teams: 12 (6 remain)
Thursday (elimination matches): Atlanta Reign vs. Hangzhou Spark, 7 p.m. ET; L.A. Gladiators vs. San Francisco Shock, 10 p.m. ET
Friday (Winners' bracket): New York Excelsior vs. Vancouver Titans, 7 p.m. ET
Saturday: Matchup between winners of Thursday elimination matches, 3 p.m. ET
Sunday: Saturday winner vs. Friday loser, 3 p.m. ET
Season champion: $1.5 million
Seventh-eighth: $200,000 (London Spitfire, Seoul Dynasty)
Notes: The final two teams will advance to the grand final, a first-to-four map series on Sept. 29. ... All three of the expansion teams that reached the playoffs -- Vancouver, Hangzhou and Atlanta -- are among the final six teams alive. ... The San Francisco Shock, who are in the playoffs for the first time, eliminated the defending-champion London Spitfire with a 4-0 win on Saturday.
--Field Level Media